What I Ate Wednesday #18: The Travel Edition

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Happy What I Ate Wednesday! I’m traveling a lot this week—I’m currently in Boston and then headed to Colorado on Friday—so things are a little different. To learn more about the WIAW series and read other bloggers’ posts, visit founder Jenn’s blog, Peas & Crayons.

I decided to shake things up a bit this week and blog about Tuesday’s food—both the at-home and the in-transit. In the early afternoon, I hopped a bus to Boston for the National Poetry Slam.  A lot of old friends are performing and hanging out, so why not come up for a few days to see some old faces and maybe a few poetry slams while I’m at it? 

I’m staying with Chris’ mom not far from where all the events are going on, so it was a cinch getting in touch with a few friends when I rolled into town.

After dinner and drinks, we headed to the Lizard Lounge for the late bout. I used to go to their Sunday night open mic when I lived in the area sometimes, and it’s still one of my favorite venues. If you’re in Cambridge/Somerville and ever want to read your poetry backed by an improv jazz trio, definitely check it out. Here’s an old, old picture of me doing just that.

I wish someone had talked me out this outfit

Haha seems like another life. Anyway…It was fun to watch teams from other parts of the country perform their work. I don’t get to do that too often. I didn’t end up going to any of the after-events because I was really worn out from traveling, but we’ll see about tonight.

The “what I ate” part of this Wednesday Tuesday  was pretty basic but good. When my schedule works out, I like to bring a big salad or something equally filling and nutrient-dense to eat for lunch on the bus. It takes forever to eat and keeps me full for a long time so I’m not cranky and starving when I reach my destination.  Sometimes eating while traveling can be tricky, but a little planning ahead goes a long way.

Breakfast: Yogurt overnight oats with berries, a peach, granola, and a drizzle of sunflower seed butter. 

Lunch eaten on the bus: A giant salad with spinach, tomato, carrots, kidney beans, banana peppers and avocado; bread on the side

Bus snack: a granny smith apple (unpictured)

Dinner: A beer and a veggie burger 

Hope your Wednesday is a great one! What’s on your plate for the day? 

2 thoughts on “What I Ate Wednesday #18: The Travel Edition

    Sam said:
    August 10, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    love all the fruit piled on your breakfast! yum 🙂

    Sam @ fitness food & faith (giveaway today!)

      Jess responded:
      August 11, 2011 at 1:52 pm

      It was so good! I don’t know about you, but I always like to have lots of fruits and veggies when traveling, start off on a good foot or something : )

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