This was my “stash” of food for four days in Nashville. Note: i got lucky and got a bigger fridge than most people do.
I’ve written before on travel tips for hypoglycemics and healthy eaters. But, to give you a solid photo example from a food perspective, this is my stash after unpacking and a grocery store run in Nashville, TN. Admittedly, this ended up being too much food (my friend who lived locally got the leftovers I couldn’t pack), but it gives you an idea of how I stock-up when traveling to avoid making poor food choices.
I was staying at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel, which is known for expensive and not-so-good food. With a per diem budget of $66 per day (translation: not enough) and crappy food all around me, I tried to eat as many meals in my hotel as possible.
Here’s the full list of what I brought with me:
– Dried cranberries
– Emerald 100 packs of nuts
– Local Texas Honey
– Lean Body protein powder
– Optimum Gold Standard Casein Powder
– Trader Joe’s Rosemary Raisin Crackers
– Paper plates
– Small plastic cups for the protein powder
What I bought at the store (about $45 total):
– Salad mix
– Green Beans
– Chobani Plain Greek Yogurt
– Quaker Oats individual oatmeal cups
– Goat cheese
– 9 Grain bread
– Raisins (whoops, forgot to pack those)
– Caramel rice cakes (which were YUMMMY in the Greek Yogurt)
From this, I was able to:
– Have a ton of hypoglycemic-friendly snacks
– Mixed greens salads with goat cheese (protein) and cranberries (carbs) with 2 slices of 9-grain bread (for carbs/calories)
– PB2 & honey sandwiches with carrots and green beans
– Avoid most other food costs
And yes…I still splurged on a KILLER BBQ meal at Jacks Barbecue.
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