No Sandwich Left Behind

September 25, 2009

At the airport enjoying a leisurely breakfast :mrgreen:

I didn’t sleep that well last night (including a goodbye hug and kiss from my husband at 2:30AM when we left for work!) but I was ready to go at 5AM when my alarm went off. Time to squeeze in a gym trip before the airport.

My visit was quick and efficient: 30 minutes on the ET plus 15 on the Stat bike. I wanted to bike there, but it was pitch black and truthfully I was scared of the spider webs along the sidewalks more than anything else!!

Back at home my schedule fit to a T – shower, make-up, dress, final packing, make Karen coffee, depart. Karen was nice enough to pick me up for yet another early morning flight, so I made her some French press for the ride :)

Got to the airport and through security in about 2 minutes. And then it hit me – I FORGOT MY LUNCH!! And LaraBars and nuts and snacks. They are all still in the fridge :( Since I planned to eat breakfast at the airport (yay Jamba Juice!) I didn’t have a trigger to remind me to get my food bag from the fridge.

My first reaction was panic. I WILL STARVE!! And then I calmed when I remembered that there is food literally everywhere and airports are getting healthier by the minute. The only drawback? $$$$.

So here is the delicious Laughing Cow, Dill and Veggie sandwich I will NOT be enjoying mid-flight

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And the sweet potato fries that I cleverly made in the microwave last night. Not sure how they would have tasted cold the next day, but anything sweet potato is my cup of tea!

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And all the bars that will not lighten my bar stash without me eating them – (I did get the Barney Butter because it was in my “liquids and gels” pack!)

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So I went with my original plan to get a Jamba smoothie.

And would you believe that they have mastered the SIAB!?? Smoothie in a bowl cup complete with banana and what appears to be Nature’s Path granola –  just missing the hazelnut butter. I couldn’t have made it better myself!!

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It even came with a long spoon like I use!! I chose the Mixed Berry made with yogurt and soymilk for protein.

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I was impressed by the fun snack selection at Jamba and picked up a few to last through the weekend. $$$$ = OUCH! Hi Popchips! (I was also impressed by the friendliness of the Jamba employees this morning!)

Never get caught on a 6 hour flight without snacks! (I’m going to add a piece of fresh fruit to this pile)

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Next stop: coffee.

I had my very first ever Pumpkin Spice Latte!!!

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Guys, it’s better than I ever could have imagined. This breakfast left me totally full!

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KERF Cinema

I am super excited to announce that I will be doing a series of videos for! I was especially honored to be asked because of the other cool food bloggers who are GoodBite contributors!

My first video involves….oatmeal! But not in a way you’d imagine.

Good Bite is kicking off a challenge sponsored by Quaker Instant Oatmeal that begins today. The challenge is called “Awaken Your Senses”

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Here’s how it works…

Twelve of us bloggers have come together to share a favorite food memory. Our memories will be translated into a Quaker Instant Oatmeal recipe by David Lawrence (of Good Bite) who will use flavor and topping combos as inspiration to recreate the memory. Every 2 weeks, a new round of videos will be posted where you can vote for your favorite. With each round, semi-finalists will be selected. At the end of eight weeks the blogger’s video with the most votes wins!  And by winning, that means $10,000.00 will be donated to their favorite charity. I will be representing Feeding Americas Hungry Children, and my video will debut in the third round. Once it’s up, you can vote at the Quaker Talk YouTube Channel and hopefully my charity will win :)


I dressed up for my flight – wearing a cotton shirt dress and my fall bright red long jacket. I feel like I’m going to Hollywood because I’m usually in jeans and tennis shoes while traveling!

I have a lunch idea in mind and am going to hunt that down now….

See you on the Left Coast!

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1 shawna September 25, 2009 at 7:45 am

Sorry that you forgot your lunch, but that Jamba Juice SIAC looks TDF!

And I love that you went all “hollywood” for your flight. Too cute!


2 Kamaile September 25, 2009 at 7:47 am

Oh that SIAC does look good! I love that Jamba Juice has healthy snacks. Have a good trip!


3 Paige September 25, 2009 at 7:50 am

Wow that jamba juice SIAB looks great! I just had breakfast, but I’m hungry all over! haha


4 JENNA September 25, 2009 at 7:58 am

aren’t pumpkin spice lattes amazing?????? :) they are my favorite! your smoothie looks so good. I’ve never been to jamba juice! have a safe flight!


5 Mara @ What's For Dinner? September 25, 2009 at 7:59 am

LOVE the Jamba smoothies w/granola and fruit! I usually get the mangoey one.


6 Aimee September 25, 2009 at 8:00 am

I just had to share that I enjoyed my first oatmeal in an almost empty nut butter jar complete with my first taste of Chia seeds! Loved it all! You can count on my vote for your video. Great cause. Have a wonderful trip.


7 Sarah September 25, 2009 at 8:00 am

Pumpkin spice lattes rule! I had to talk myself out of one this morning because I’ve already had two since they came back out and I don’t want to overdo it 😉

Have a great trip, sorry about your lunch!


8 Anne [email protected] New Weigh September 25, 2009 at 8:04 am

That’s so cool! I can’t wait to see the video!


9 christie, honoring health September 25, 2009 at 8:05 am

Aw, I am sorry you forgot your lunch and snacks :(

I am glad you enjoyed the pumpkin spice latte, it rocks!


10 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is September 25, 2009 at 8:08 am

Congrats on the videos! And I can’t believe that was your FIRST pumpkin spice latte!!


11 Julia September 25, 2009 at 8:10 am

I had exactly the same thing the other day! I made a nice couscous salad to take with me (and I was really looking forward to eat it) and I left it in the fridge…

Have fun on your trip! I’m curious!

xxx Julia (Taste of Living)


12 Lara (Thinspired) September 25, 2009 at 8:11 am

Your outfit sounds fabulous :) Safe travels!


13 kirsten September 25, 2009 at 8:13 am

I am always paranoid about forgetting my plane food! Looks like you successfully improvised though!


14 Caitlin September 25, 2009 at 8:22 am

okay I looove Jamba but unfortunately the only time I am able to enjoy it is when I go to NYC!

How do you order your PSL? I am not sure if it would be too sweet for me!


15 Food Makes Fun Fuel September 25, 2009 at 8:22 am

Aww you packed such good snacks. Jamba juice parfaits are good, though. I used to have them for lunch when one was in my cafe


16 Maggie September 25, 2009 at 8:24 am

Have a safe flight! I LOVE jamba juice :):)


17 Courtney September 25, 2009 at 8:25 am

So annoying to forget your food and then have to buy some! That would have ticked me off too…especially cuz those sweet potato fries looked so delish!

I love dressing up on the airplane…although still try to wear something comfortable too. It’s like the days when travelling was rare so people got dressed up. Wouldn’t it be fun to see everyone dressed up instead of slobbing it like we all usually do!

Have a great trip!
Adventures in Tri-ing


18 kay (eating machine) September 25, 2009 at 8:34 am

ah that sucks that you forgot your lunch!

our airport here in portland has a location of my fiance’s FAVORITE brewery… i don’t think i could ever talk him into skipping it :-)

so laurelwood pre-flight is our meal…


19 Rebecca September 25, 2009 at 8:36 am

Jamba Juice is awesome!! I love PSLs! Sorry you forgot your food :-/


20 Jenna September 25, 2009 at 8:38 am

well i know exactly what i am going to get next time i go to jamba juice 😉
i hate it when i forget stuff, especially food :/ bummer.
but i am glad you got some nice snackies at JJ.
have a safe trip!


21 Gina September 25, 2009 at 8:40 am

I loooove pumpkin spice lattes! I usually get them only about once a year to keep it special and seasonal and I ALWAYS look forward to it! Your Jamba Juice treat looks amazing!


22 Gina September 25, 2009 at 8:40 am

I loooove pumpkin spice lattes! I usually get them only about once a year to keep it special and seasonal and I ALWAYS look forward to it! Your Jamba Juice treat looks amazing!


23 Cara (Cara Craves...) September 25, 2009 at 8:43 am

Pumpkin Spice Latte = Heaven!
In about a month and a half I will be back in Canada and can enjoy the Pumpkin Spice Latte goodness! Can’t Wait!


24 Runeatrepeat September 25, 2009 at 8:44 am

I am obsessed with Jamba Juice, have been for years!


25 Madeline @ Greens and Jeans September 25, 2009 at 8:46 am

I haven’t had Jamba Juice in a very long time but that makes me want to seek one out! Also, how have you lived your life without a pumpkin spice latte before now?! If you found it to be a little on the sweet side I usually order it with just 2 pumps of the pumpkin spice, which definitely keeps the flavor but cuts down on the sweetness factor.


26 Richard September 25, 2009 at 8:47 am

A lot of those airport fast-food places now have bowls of apples right next to the cash registers. I always grab a few of the apples and stick them in my carry-on bag. They’re cheap (maybe $1 apiece) and healthy, even though not organic. And you can always wash them in a rest room.


27 April September 25, 2009 at 8:49 am

Oh no! I hate that but at least you’re finding some good stuff. I know paying for it at an airport is hard though when you KNOW they are just ripping you off.

I can’t wait for Nov 15th…pumpkin spice latte is on my list!


28 Julie @savvyeats September 25, 2009 at 8:53 am

Wow, I’m impressed by all the healthy options you managed to find at the airport!


29 Lizzy September 25, 2009 at 8:55 am

Ah! I hate when i leave my essentials at home :( But you sure did tackle your mishap with open arms. That smoothie with banana on top looks awesome, especially because it was jamba juice, i’ve never tried anything from there before, but now i’m willing to! I can’t believe you found popchips too, thats awesome! Have a safe flight!


30 Katharina September 25, 2009 at 8:58 am

I’d say the only drawback is the $$$, but sometimes those things happen :) Way to go for not freaking out and snapping back to reality lol. And you’re right, the choices at airports are getting better by the minute. At JFK they’ve got Fage yogurt, Larabars and even gourmet vegan sandwiches. Of course it’s all craaazy expensive. I didn’t know Jamba Juice created such awesome smoothies – kudos to them!

Wow! Good luck, Kath. That’s an amazing challenge to be apart of.


31 Shannon (The Daily Balance) September 25, 2009 at 9:00 am

LOVE the Jamba juice siab! I live on those when I’m traveling – so good!


32 maria September 25, 2009 at 9:04 am

That totally stinks about forgetting your food. But try having a 12 hour flight with almost no packed snacks. Definitely stuck with airplane food because I wasn’t about to not eat!


33 megan September 25, 2009 at 9:04 am

oh no! That’s so sad about the food. At least you get the fun of trying new things and searching for snacks. :) Hope you don’t have reason to regret forgetting them!


34 Steph September 25, 2009 at 9:04 am

I hate when I take time to pack food just to forget it in the fridge. I’ve done that too many times! Glad you found some good grub.

Have a safe flight!


35 Julie @ Peanut Butter Fingers September 25, 2009 at 9:05 am

pumpkin spice lattes are the besssssst! try the light pumpkin spice frappuccino – you won’t be disappointed! :)


36 Abby (Abby's VeGaN Eats) September 25, 2009 at 9:06 am

Last time I traveled I packed more food than clothes etc. .its always first priority, so i can image the panic when you realized your had forgotten it!! Luckily the drug stores etc in airports always have something to fall back on! Have fun in CALI :)


37 Dawn September 25, 2009 at 9:13 am

Aww what a bummer that you forgot your lunch! You’re right though, so many more healthy options these days in an airport!

I still need to try that Pumpkin Spice Latte…sounds SO good!

Have a great flight!


38 brandi September 25, 2009 at 9:13 am

that stinks about your lunch, but at least you didn’t leave something else behind!

hope you have a good flight!


39 Morgan (lifeafterbagels) September 25, 2009 at 9:22 am

So sad that you forgot your lunch. So happy that you got a pumpkin latte!


40 WendyF September 25, 2009 at 9:24 am

I know fall has arrived when I see that Pumpkin Latte sign. I have to limit my self to one a week :-) Bad news about your lunch , good news is your going to city with some amazing food ! :-)


41 Leah @ L4L September 25, 2009 at 9:24 am

Oh. My. God.

How have you gone this long w/o a pumpkin spice latte?!?!?!! I am soooooo glad to hear you liked it! They are heaven! Here’s a tip: Order a pumpkin spice misto instead of a latte to save a few calories and almost a dollar! Tastes the same, if not better!



42 K September 25, 2009 at 9:25 am

Oh no!! Sorry you forgot your snack stash :(

I hope you have a safe flight!


43 Michelle September 25, 2009 at 9:31 am

I will definitely be looking forward to watching (and voting for ) your video!! haahha I love that you dressed up for the flight!! I am totally a sneakers and sweatshirt girl when it comes to flying, so I give you major props for dressing up celebrity-style for your trip!!


44 Seth @ Boy Meets Food September 25, 2009 at 9:35 am

With seeing that LARABAR in the pic, I’m going to shamelessly promote my LARABAR giveaway… hope you don’t mind (I think it’s even the same flavor).

I’m giving away 4 LARABARs to 2 winners. Stop by my blog to put in an entry.

Have a safe flight Kath.


45 skinnyrunner September 25, 2009 at 9:44 am

i love how you can improvise in a healthy way… instead of just grabbing junk. now your hubby will have a nice lunch/dinner waiting for him at home! :)
have a great trip!


46 Amanda @ Cakes and Ale September 25, 2009 at 9:45 am

Ooh… I hate when I leave my lunch behind, especially when it was going to be a good one… and anything involving sweet potatoes is a good one!

Have fun this weekend – drink lots of wine and taste lots of delicious food! San Fran is such a marvelous place to do those things!


47 [email protected] September 25, 2009 at 9:50 am

It’s not fall without a Pumpkin Spice Latte! I have yet to have my first one of the season. Your travelling outfit sounds killer. Have a safe trip!


48 Naomi September 25, 2009 at 9:56 am

the SIAB looks soo good! i am sure it hit the spot, has all the major food groups in that little cup! I hate forgetting my food too! i have done that to work too many times!! glad, you found other options

pumpkin spice latte sounds amazing! safe flight!


49 Susan September 25, 2009 at 9:56 am

Nooo….I hate leaving food at home! What a bummer. Looks like you’ve been able to scrounge up some decent stuff though. For whatever reason, sitting still on an airplane for hours makes me so hungry!


50 Cynthia C. September 25, 2009 at 10:07 am

Poor mister sandwich left at home. Hopefully Matt will eat him.

I did the same thing when I flew to South Carolina. I had the best of intentions to bring snacks and a sandwich and it all got left at home. Not a fun relization when I was already at the airport 2 hours away. I spent a pretty penny buying snack there.

But at least you got a lovely jamba and latte. What an awesome combo.


51 Ashley September 25, 2009 at 10:08 am

I’m not the biggest fan of Starbucks coffee, however, the pumpkin spice latte’s….are UH-mazing. I try to avoid Starbucks in the fall as much as possible b/c of the cost of those little suckers…I haven’t broken down for one yet b/c then I know I’ll be wanting to go back for more! Safe travels 😉


52 Heather September 25, 2009 at 10:09 am

How frustrating to leave your lunch at home – I typically do the same thing – pack my meal while traveling. Airport food is so expensive. Looks like you did a great job finding some healthy snacks though – I am so jealous of your trip! Safe travels.


53 Ali September 25, 2009 at 10:14 am

Love those PSL! So good! So fall! Looks like you have got good snacks for the flight!

If you like the PSL you should try the pumpkin pie kashi bars. Really, really good. Promise 😉


54 Hallie (Healthy Twists) September 25, 2009 at 10:15 am

Have fun in San Fran! I love that city so much. I’m sorry you left your food at home, but you’re right that besides the sting of spending a gajillion dollars, it’s really not hard to find healthy food at most airports these days :-)


55 Barbara September 25, 2009 at 10:24 am

Have a fab time girlie!!!!


56 Jessica September 25, 2009 at 10:37 am

I love those lattes too, and pretty much any coffee shop will start to make them since it’s the season. ; ) But for a cozy, at home, DIY pumpkin latte, you’ve gotta try this creamer:

Let me know if you do! And have fun, San Fran is an amazing city (but surprising small, in a good way!).


57 Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries September 25, 2009 at 10:41 am

oatmeal challenge sounds wonderful! can’t wait to see your video!

and i’m not a jamba girl (it always tastes gritty to me), but yours looks SO GOOD! perhaps i’ll give Jamb another shot…


58 Sally September 25, 2009 at 10:42 am

Thanks Kath, I found the post about your new camera! A.M.A.Z.I.N.G! A good camera really does make all the difference… you have inspired me to start saving!!! :)


59 kathie September 25, 2009 at 11:02 am

hi kath! i just made my first pumpkin spice latte at home this morning. super good…made with roasted organic pumpkin! super easy, you control the fat content and very much cheaper! have a great trip to CA!


60 Mom September 25, 2009 at 11:11 am

Have fun. Go say hi to the seals on Pier 39 if you go out for a run. Love, Mom


61 Stephanie September 25, 2009 at 11:28 am

Great snack stash – way to plan ahead!!


62 Beth @ DiningAndDishing September 25, 2009 at 12:07 pm

Enjoy your trip!!! You girls are going to have so much fun :O))


63 Jenn (www. ) September 25, 2009 at 12:56 pm

I’ve never had Jamba Juice but I hear it’s delish.

Hope you enjoyed your flight :)



64 lynn (The Actors Diet) September 25, 2009 at 1:18 pm

oh no! the food! why do we forget the most obvious things sometimes?!


65 natalie shaw September 25, 2009 at 1:22 pm

that stinks about lunch. hope you have a fun trip, last time we went there we did a 12k across the bridge it was beautiful. Its in march every year, I think we might do it this year again!! have fun!


66 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope September 25, 2009 at 1:46 pm

What a delicious breakfast! I’ve actually never been to Jamba Juice, but that smoothie sounds amazing. Hope everything goes well with your travels!


67 AnnQ September 25, 2009 at 1:54 pm

Very, VERY cool on the video! Congrats!! :-)

I know what you mean about Flights and food…when I fly Steerage I always bring food, and freak if I forget it, especially if I forget water!

Luckily my last few flights have been in First Class, and they actually GIVE you food….remember when Airlines used to do that for everyone?? SO lame!


68 Rachael September 25, 2009 at 3:07 pm

Isn’t that the worst? I hate it when I forget to bring my food with me!

Safe flight! :)


69 Tay September 25, 2009 at 7:30 pm

Awww bummer about your snackies and lunch!! I’m glad you found some replacements though, and good luck finding more!! Have a wonderful flight!


70 Jac September 25, 2009 at 10:56 pm

have a safe trip! Sorry about you forgetting your snacks.. i;m sure we’re all like that once in a while!


71 BroccoliHut September 25, 2009 at 11:18 pm

How tragic! At least it looks like you found some good grub to tide you over:)


72 Brittany September 26, 2009 at 12:15 am

I love pumpkin spice lattes- so good!

Can’t wait to see your Awaken Your Senses video!


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