It’s Wednesday and for the first time in 5 weeks I will be sharing food that is not all Paleo/Whole30! After my 30 days ended last Tuesday I actually kept eating the same way on Wednesday and Thursday, although I did have different flavored LARA bars those days (I know I’m such a rebel!) So maybe I sort of did a Whole32? Well, everything changed over the weekend when I traveled to Arkansas. Before starting the Whole30 I made sure it would be over before this trip because I knew we would want to drink. I would also imagine the Whole30 would be super hard to do while traveling.
On Friday we headed to the airport around 10 so I had breakfast and snack before we left. Knowing I wouldn’t have as much control over my food choices throughout the weekend I tried to eat as close to paleo as possible early on, while also getting in a bunch of fruits and veggies.
When we got to the airport we went to the Green Turtle for lunch and I got the apple pecan salad, but I had to say “no cheese, dressing on the side, add grilled chicken”. I hate being annoying like that but it’s worth it to get food that will make you feel good.
I grabbed a hot tea after lunch to take on the plane because I was kind of chilly, wanted some caffeine, and had already had too much coffee that morning. I ate a LARA bar on our first flight.
When we got into Chicago we went to the United Club for our 3 hour layover. I grabbed a coffee and baby carrots while doing some blog stuff. Around 3 I decided to have my first drink post-Whole30 so got a free glass of wine which I enjoyed with some cheese. Free wine is the best wine, right?
Before our flight to Arkansas we needed to get some real food so we went to Stanley’s Kitchen and Tap. I got a salad, burger, and sweet potato tots.
For our trip back on Sunday we got to the airport really early because my mom and sister had a flight 2 hours before ours. So we hung out with them while they had lunch, and then ordered some food before our flight. I got a grilled chicken sandwich (which came with bacon and bbq sauce) and a salad.
I also did some meal planing at the bar while enjoying an Angry Orchard hard cider.
When we got to Houston for our layer we went to our favorite restaurant in that airport- Le Grand Comptoir (we have had quite a few layovers there). I ordered a glass of Castle Rock Pinot Noir (it was amazing) and we shared some bruschetta.
I ordered a margarita flatbread and it was everything I dreamed it would be.
There was one more glass of wine on our last flight home to help me make it though being crammed in the middle seat and for some reason it was about a millions degrees on the plane.
It was really nice to have alot more flexibility for my food while traveling and enjoy some things that I haven’t had in a while. but now that I’m back its nice to get back to my regular meals.
Do you eat differently while traveling?
Do you feel bad making special requests for your meals?
Do you drink before or during a flight?
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