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Traveling & Eating

I’ve been traveling a great deal this Summer. In fact, I’ve only been in San Francisco for one weekend over the last two months. While that mostly just means errands and “life” things getting done during the week rather than on weekends, it also means I’ve become something of a professional in the art of food packing.

I like to have healthy options available when I travel, but more than that, I don’t want anyone worrying about feeding me or stressing about menus that are Caity-friendly when they could be focusing on more important things.

So what are some of my go-to snacks & easy meals for weekends away?

Trail Mix: While store-bought mixes are a great option in a pinch, I like to make my own with raw nuts & seeds if there is time. Cashews, almonds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds & organic raisins. Trader Joe’s has great options for raw nuts & organic dried fruit made without chemicals.

Homemade Larabar Vegan Gluten-Free Paleo Raw Dairy-Free San Francisco Bay Area Food Fitness Lifestyle Blogger Healthy Recipe

Bars: I’ve been making this Homemade Larabar recipe about once a week. They’re perfect for traveling and you can just throw in whatever ingredients you have on hand.

Energy Bites: I keep a batch of Protein Energy Bites in my freezer at all times. They’re the perfect pre or post-workout snack AND ideal for traveling.

Crudite: Sliced veggies and hummus are an easy go to. You can even simplify things further by snagging pre-washed bagged veggies from your local grocery story. Perfect if you’re short on time!

When YOU’RE traveling, do you bring food?

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List Girl

My June Listing post was such a success that I thought I’d make it a semi-regular offender, so get ready for some information about me and details about what I’ve been doing lately.

What I’ve been eating:

I can’t seem to get out of the kitchen actually, something which I blame this new 11-Cup Cuisinart Food Processor for. I was thrilled to upgrade from the 4-cup to the 11-cup but I haven’t stopped baking since it arrived, and that’s rough on the jeans!

I’m still eating tons of veggies, cooking healthy meals for Arianna at least once a week, and eating my body weight in fruit every day, but everything I eat seems to come with a side of baked goods these days…

{JL Goes Vegan’s Cherry-Oat Ice Cream BarsPeanut Butter Protein Balls & OhSheGlow’s Oil-Free Chocolate Zucchini Muffins}

The boy has been thrilled by this little development and no one in my office is complaining about the abundance of cookies and zucchini muffins, I can assure you!

What I’ve been reading:

It seems like lately I’ve spent a lot of time on the train or in the car, so reading materials have been a must. The benefit is that I’m all caught up on my favorite magazines now, which is a relief, and I’ve read a handful of books over the last few weeks.

Recently I’ve gotten through the too cute Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, Martin Cruz Smith’s Russian crime novel Stalin’s Ghost, and the international espionage novel Moscow Vector by Patrick Larkin. Now it’s on to Robin Maxwell’s Signora da Vinci and Lucrezia Borgia by Sara Bradford, both of which have been gathering dust on my bedside table.

What I’ve been writing:

Um… I take the 5th. I swear I’ll have an answer in my next Listing post. I swear!

What I’ve been wearing:

I’ve been making an effort to trade in my easy-to-wear dresses for fun separates and that’s given me a chance to be more creative with colors and prints and accessories so far this Summer.

Hopefully I can keep this up through the end of Summer and start Fall off right with lots of great skirts and pants paired with fabulous tops and all the cold weather accessories I’ve been missing!

Some Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Me:

  • I spend most of my waking time thinking about food – I love to cook and eat, and trying a new recipe is one of my favorite parts of the day.
  • I compulsively double lock my front door whenever I walk inside my apartment. Even when Sean’s just walked out to drop off the garbage. I can’t help it!
  • I love swimming and spending my vacations in the water, but I’m afraid of lake monsters. Don’t ask.

How have you been spending your time lately? Have you eaten anything great? Read anything new? Worn anything fabulous that you’d like to share?

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