There are two core strategies I use for healthy hotel eating so you can eat in your cozy room instead of trekking out starving on the hunt for food and coffee:
- Bring stuff from home
- Locate a grocery store the night before (or buy snacks before you leave the airport)
Here’s everything we brought from home, minus the fresh fruit and extra bars we ate for breakfast!
I woke up at 6AM here – just less than 8 hours of sleep – but I was wide awake!
I started the day with some hotel coffee. I’m finding that hotel coffees aren’t all that bad, and it’s certainly easier and MUCH cheaper than going out to find a Starbucks. Really appreciate it when they have half and half over powdered creamers, but I’ll drink it black if I have to.
Karen gave me some Decaf Vias that are perfect for mixing in to make the coffee stronger. I think some of the cheaper brands of coffee are also now making instant to-go packets, and from what I’ve tasted they’re not all that bad. Save your local coffee shop hunt for once you’re awake and have a second cup then
Breakfast for two included a piecemeal of the two fruits we had left from our travels yesterday and our packed foods:
We shared an orange, a banana, plus had some Quaker Oatmeal squares and one of my Baked Oatmeal Snack Bars each. I would have killed for a tsp of PB on my banana, but we didn’t pack any to-go packets because we’re going to buy a full sized jar for the trip today!
Other strategies for travel breakfasts and snacks for hotel rooms:
- Buy fruit or real food bars at the airport before you head out. Every airport I’ve been in has bananas and apples – you just have to remember to buy one before you go to luggage claim!
- Visit the grocery store for staples. Lots of hotels now have mini fridges where you can put milk and yogurts. This is our plan for the rest of the week! Again, the late arrival threw us off today. Whole fruit is easy to buy and you can usually find packets of spoons and napkins in the salad bar area too. Speaking of salad bars, they often have cut up fruit and yogurt too.
- There are lots of shelf stable single serve milks too these days that would work if you don’t have a fridge. Stick them in the ice bucket to chill.
- Find a Great Harvest and get a loaf of bread. (Okay, okay, any bakery or grocery store bread would work). This was our original idea, but we got in too late last night and today the GH is closed!
Of course going out to breakfast at Starbucks, a smoothie place or a greasy spoon for a stack of waffles is fun too – but only if you have time and more money!
Our only plan for the day is the 2.5 hour drive to Dillon after picking up our rental car. Plus a grocery store trip!
In the meantime, I’m hoping to do some yoga!
Every post this week should end with: see ya when I see ya!