Dinner @ 70mph

April 30, 2008

While traveling down I-26 towards Charleston, here’s what I’ll be dining on…..

A big ol’ turkey and avocado sandwich on Rudi’s Organic Honey Wheat Bread. With jalapeños, pickles, mustard, fresh basil and romaine.

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A bag of mixed veggies with a mashed white bean + yogurt + lemon juice + olive oil dip

Plus a small apple -

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And a meringue + piece of dried mango for desert!

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From above – (I figured this would be easier than taking lap photos in the car)

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The husband’s dinner matches mine – and I wrote our initials on the sandwiches <3

Afternoon Snack

I had my yogurt/mango from lunch around 3:30 and two hours later after my walk to the grocery store and back I started to get hungry. Early birds would have just had dinner, but since I’m not planning to eat until 7:30 or so, I had a Vanilla Macadamia Luna Tea Cake. It was not bad! It reminded me of something else I eat, but I can’t quite put my finger on it. Not sure how well this is going to take away my hunger though!

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Vacation

I’ll be blogging from the beach, most likely only once or twice a day, but I won’t be answer>ing any questions until I return. I’ll be reading all of your comments, though, so comment away!! But please save any specific questions for me until I get home.

Thanks to all!!

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1 Sidi April 30, 2008 at 5:25 pm

Who can tell me if Luna is available in Canada, more presisely, Quebec?

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2 Kelly T April 30, 2008 at 5:33 pm

Have fun! Get nice and tan for me!

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3 hk April 30, 2008 at 5:34 pm

enjoy!! I’ll be thinking you you on the beach, very jealous!!

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4 kathleen April 30, 2008 at 5:41 pm

I’m currently finishing up school, but also working at an almost all night deli (feeding drunk kids!). On Tuesdays and Thursdays I wake up around 8am and am on my feet until 5am!!! Being awake for 21 hours really messes with the metabolism and food intake. On these days I am so unsure of how to eat because of the long hours. Can anyone offer any suggestions?

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5 Kate(the teenager) April 30, 2008 at 5:50 pm

Have fun at the beach Kath! Charleston is GREAT!! But be prepared for a little indulgence(of course, there are ways to eat healthy in Charleston!!)

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6 Julz April 30, 2008 at 6:00 pm

Aww have the greatest time Kath and Husband! I loooove the start of a vacation! It’s such a wonderful and serene feeling… Enjoy every minute of it! Love the meals on the go too! Be safe and have FUN!

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7 Kelsey April 30, 2008 at 6:06 pm

Kathleen-

I am also in college and have many long days of school, work, and homework like you. When I do have extra long days like that, rather than eating the typical 3 larger meals, I eat smaller meals every 3-4 hours. Also on super busy days, I try to keep in mind that I need to eat in order to fuel myself…so quality carbs, protein, fiber, and lots of water are a must!

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8 Nick April 30, 2008 at 6:14 pm

Haha, your meals are such a random eclectic assortment of goodies. A bite of this, a pinch of that.

- The Peanut Butter Boy

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9 Betsy April 30, 2008 at 6:19 pm

HAVE FUN!!!! (jealous….)

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10 VeggieGirl April 30, 2008 at 6:21 pm

Looks like you’re all set with a great meal/snacks, for the road trip – have a FABULOUS beach vacation, Kath!

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11 Justy2003 April 30, 2008 at 6:25 pm

Have fun on your little vacation! Can’t wait to see pictures of you guys on the beach…oh, and all the fun food! :)

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12 Romina April 30, 2008 at 6:31 pm

Ooh, blogging from the beach sounds like a blast!!

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13 bikergurl April 30, 2008 at 6:37 pm

Have a great vacation!

I also thought I’d add that today I tried a food that I previously thought I didn’t like – smoked salmon! And I liked it! Thanks for helping to inspire me to try new things :D

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14 Tina April 30, 2008 at 6:46 pm

Yay! VACATION! Have a great time! When are you guys visiting Boston? :)

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15 Monica April 30, 2008 at 6:55 pm

How does smoked salmon taste? I love salmon, but have never had it smoked. I imagine it to be fishy…

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16 Ally April 30, 2008 at 7:00 pm

I can’t believe I have never packed food like this on the road! I usually resort to eating Subway!

Enjoy your trip!

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17 Katie April 30, 2008 at 7:16 pm

Looks great. Have a great vacation at the beach and congrats on finishing out the semester!!

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18 babycakes April 30, 2008 at 8:23 pm

Have a wonderful vacation Kath. You deserve it! :)

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19 Nikki April 30, 2008 at 8:47 pm

I second that! have an awesome one!

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20 michelle April 30, 2008 at 9:06 pm

i am not sure if anyone read my comment on the last post, so i will post again. can someone suggest a menu for healthy weight gain?

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21 BethT April 30, 2008 at 9:49 pm

Michelle, my husband is trying to gain weight. A plan laid out for him by a nutritionist suggests eating 6 times a day focusing mainly on lean protein, complex carbs (brown rice, oats and sweet potatoes), healthy fat (mainly nuts, olive oil and avocado) and veggies. This is the healthy way to gain weight. He had to force himself to eat the calories in the beginning, but it is working.

I might suggest you see a nutritionist or RD as well to get a more exact plan, but this is a good start.

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22 Tracy April 30, 2008 at 10:05 pm

michelle-
As a dietitian, I occasionally counsel those who need to gain weight. With what I do in my area of practice, I do not have long periods of time to spend with those that I am counseling. But in that short session of time, I recommend always adding something to whatever it is that you’re eating. Try not to eat anything plain. If you’re having a bagel, add peanut butter; if you’re having frozen yogurt, add granola; if you’re having milk, add some ovaltine. These quick additions to your meals can add up to some quick but healthy calories. I know this is not a menu, but I hope it helps

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23 Jana May 1, 2008 at 12:44 am

Have a wonderful vacation!

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24 Renee Autrey May 1, 2008 at 1:09 am

I have been wondering how those Luna Tea Cakes taste! Let us know if they held off the hunger :) and have fun on the beach!!!!!

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25 Leah May 1, 2008 at 1:15 am

Sidi- I was able to buy a Luna bar in Ontario a few weeks ago. I got it at GNC. Do you have a GNC in Quebec? If so you should be able to find them there!

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26 Jennachica May 1, 2008 at 5:25 am

Kathleen – being awake for 21 hours a day is just not healthy for you. I completely understand where you are coming from as I had to work HARD all through university, but you have to remember that sleep is the most important element for a healthy mind and body! Do you not find that your school work is suffering?
Kath – have a great time on your vacation!

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27 sirenjess May 1, 2008 at 6:06 am

Don’t you just love Rudi’s bread. It’s my favorite.

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28 cindy May 1, 2008 at 8:09 am

You are an inspiration to all of us (young and old alike-I could be your mother/54yrs. old.)

The time and effort you put into your meals is something to be commended. The presentations are beautiful. You are teaching me to pay more attention to myself, my needs and to take the time to prepare a wholesome meal even if it is to be consumed alone. (But are you sure you are not for hire!!)

Enjoy your vacation-a well deserved break, safe travels to you and your husband.

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29 Amanda @ Down Home Dieting May 1, 2008 at 8:44 am

Have a great vacation!

Great looking sandwich! Now i’m craving pickles.

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30 oatmeal May 1, 2008 at 9:05 am

Haha~you had exactly what I’m having for lunch today! Only without the pickles and jalapeno :p

Have fun on your vacation!

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31 Patty May 1, 2008 at 10:08 am

The Rudi’s HWW is fantastic! Have a wonderful time at the beach Kath! I’m heading to Miami tomorrow for some beach time as well, can’t wait!

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32 Melissa May 1, 2008 at 1:59 pm

Cutest picture ever btw! Damn you guys are an attractive couple :)

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