“Bro” bars (aka Strong & KIND bars) taste good, fill me up

  Note: I was not compensated for this post nor did KIND know about this post prior to me publishing it.  One of the questions I took to my dietician was snack ideas that would be good for my hypoglycemia, good for me overall, and were reasonable in cost.  She highly recommends KIND bars. Originally, I…

I love my portable silverware

Note: I was not compensated for this post nor did Sea to Summit know about this post prior to me publishing it.  I travel often and, even when I’m home, I’m on-the-go quite a bit. This has presented a challenge as, although there are fully portable snack options out there, many still require silverware, such…

Dietician-approved snacks

I went to my dietician to find out what snacks I could eat, as a hypoglycemic, that are good for me, will keep my blood sugar even, and keep me full. She really emphasized balancing carbs, protein, and fat in my snacks, so you’ll see that below. I had asked specifically for very portable snacks…

Traveling in the South: The odds are not in your healthy favor

I live in Texas, which is technically the South, but last week I was in an area of the country that was, what most people would consider, the “deep south.” I was there for a work conference, staying at a major university hotel with a conference center attached to it. Food The hotel is about…

Eating healthy on a local work trip!

Recently, I was in a city about 4 hours away from me for 4 days for a conference. The hotel had a refrigerator in it (thank you Hyatt!) so I packed-up a bunch of veggies, hummus, and other healthy snacks and hit the road! it definitely made eating healthier much easier and kept my hypoglycemia…

Traveling? Take a Whole Foods salad with you

I travel often for work, and am always looking for ways to eat healthy and inexpensively (since I’m on a per diem). One of my favorite solutions? Whole Foods salads. Before my trip, I head to Whole Foods and build a protein-rich, vegetable-packed salad to take to the airport with me. They give you a rubber band…

Product Review: Quaker Weight Control Instant Oatmeal Maple Brown Sugar

I’ve written several times on my constant attempts to eat healthy while traveling so much for work (see Travel tips for hypoglycemics and healthy eaters and Healthy party in my hotel room). For this trip, I decided to try a new product, Quaker Weight Control Instant Oatmeal Maple Brown Sugar. I chose it because of…

(Healthy) party in my hotel room!

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),…

The bento box of antioxidants

  As a hypoglycemic, I’m always looking for new ways to carry all of my food for the day. I’m a big fan of the Tupperware’s Lunch’n Things container because of its multiple compartments (sadly they only sell it through their fundraising catalogs). I was in our shared work kitchen and two guys I work with walked-through…

Quirky habits are part of being hypoglycemic: The 3/4 sandwich

I walk up to a counter of a Schlotzsky’s at an airport. After learning a few weeks ago that there are 690 calories in one of their salads, I checked Fitness Pal and came to the conclusion that their medium shaved turkey sandwich minus the mayo is a better option. But it’s still too high…