It was challenging to stick with the Whole30 while traveling. I made sweet potato hash and egg for breakfast, but our room did not have a microwave. The mini-fridge was very cold, and my breakfast was frozen. The hotel had a community microwave, but I don’t think it worked very well because, even after 3 minutes, there were still frozen areas in my breakfast…but I ate it anyways.
I don’t think my breakfast had as much fats as it should, because I started getting hungry about two hours later, so I had some raw cashews to tie me over until lunch.
It was very cold, windy, and rainy, and I decided for lunch I really wanted to eat something warm. We ended up going to Chipotle, and I had a salad with greens, beef, peppers and onions, and avocado. I think the protein and fat did a great job of holding me over for a full 4 1/2 hours. It was a little challenging, since the last time I was in a Chipotle, I had rice and beans, but this meal was still good without the grains and legumes. We needed to get on the road before the weather turned bad, so this was a good place to go to get higher quality food fast.
For dinner, I had cold pumpkin soup in the car. I knew there would not be a place we could stop on the road where I could get a hot meal and stay true to my Whole30 challenge, so cold soup it was. I liked it much better warm, but it wasn’t horrible. We stopped at a Sonic, and I asked for a cup of hot water so that I could make some herbal tea (I always travel with my own tea). It was nice to drink something warm when it was 23 degrees outside, crazy windy, and sleeting. Again, I don’t think the soup had enough fat in it, because I became hungry three hours later. So once home, I had a few slices of green apple and some raw almond butter to tie me over.
Not bad for a day of travel. I ended up eating a few cold leftover meals, but did the best I could under the circumstances. It really makes me appreciate my cast-iron skillet and having warm meals, especially during the cold weather. As a bonus, I did not suffer from any travel constipation!