Thursday, March 24, 2011

Road Tripping!

Good morning everyone!

Happy Thursday -- almost to the weekend!

I am about to take off on a little road trip for a girls weekend back "home" (aka Michigan).  I am SO excited to see my mom, my grandma, and rosie (the pretty puppy!).

Before I take off, I thought I'd share the little snack pack I made myself to take on the road so that I am not tempted to drive through McDonald's for that delicious Shamrock Shake :)

I also added some other goodies so that I can still have my favorite breakfasts/snacks while I'm there.  Just because you're away from home doesn't mean you have to completely abandon your routine!

Snack Pack Revealed...

1) St-RAW-berries :) My fave!

2) (In the tupperware) Turkey and Laughing Cow Light Cheese Sandwich on Whole Wheat Bread with Dijon Mustard (for lunch).

3) Lemon Bar & Blueberry Muffin (excited to try this kind for the first time!) LARABARs.

4) Quaker's Weight Control Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal (for the mornings).

5) I am also TRYING these packets of Justin's (what a name!) almond butter in my oatmeal. I am especially intrigued by the chocolate flavored pack ;) Here's to hoping they don't taste like straight tree bark!

6) To stay hydrated in the dry car -- Vita Coco Coconut Water (with a pink straw, for fun, and to avoid the spillage) + a full CamelBak!!

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7) My latest purchase from, just kidding, it's my makeshift lunch box, since I left my real one somewhere in Chicago like a GOOF (not surprising, I tend to lose all things like this, like water bottles, umbrellas, I could go on...I'm working on it!).

And, at the last minute, I decided to add...

A couple of Dove caramel-filled chocolates -- for the inevitable chocolate craving! Clearly, I can cross hand model off the list of potential future careers.

So hopefully this will all keep me satisfied on the trip there and back!

Well, I better get a move on.  We're going out for sushi tonight, and I am supppper PUMPED. Spicy tuna roll here I come! :)

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**Comment Idea: What are your favorite "healthy" road trip snacks??**

Have a great day and I will see you tomorrow, from Michigan, for freaky Friday (yay!).




  1. Have so much fun this weekend Jess! For "healthy" road trip snacks, I like to pack baby carrots and cucumbers to dip into some Sabra hummus! Get your veggies in!!

  2. I have a new addiction to Special K chips! They have sea salt and sour cream and onion and both are very tasty and low in calories! Have a great trip!

  3. When my Dad and I travel together we always have a box of Frosted Mini-Wheats, bite size of course. They are filling, not messy, and delicious.

  4. #1. I now rep Justin's Nut Butters- so let me know if you like them :) They sell very well!
    #2. you should NOT be drinking Vita Coco- you SHOULD be drinking Zico (I use to be a O.N.E. fan and I still am...shhh...) but I rep Zico now. Actaully, you should go to Whole Foods of a GNC and pick up O.N.E. ACTIVE. That stuff ROCKS! It's a coconut water sport drink and is PERFECT to take to a work out class (I have 4 cases at home)
    #3. Try the Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip LaraBar- it's AWESOME! (I use to rep those too... now I have CLIFF bars, I'll let you know how I feel about those after I get some samples :) )

    I have some more goodies I'm going to be trying out... I'll let you know how it goes :)

  5. All great ideas guys! I might have to stop and pick some of these up for the ride home :)

    I have seen Zico at the store Christina so I will have to try that one next! I still love O.N.E. too! I'll definitely have to pick up that flavor of larabar soon that sounds AMAZING! I smell a guest post coming soon... :)

  6. Jess! I just stumbled onto your blog...LOVE IT!! If anyone is going to get me motivated to run again, it'll be you. I have many 6 hour drives under my belt from going between Cleveland and Btown, and i found the best thing for me to snack on is a fresh bag of grapes. I keep them in a little lunchbox cooler in my passenger seat, and they are refreshing and easy to snack on the whole ride. I also always keep a nalgene of water and a bag of those quaker chips (for a little something salty!)

  7. I just tried coconut water for the first time this weekend and it was pretty good. I got it from Whole Foods but I'm not sure what brand it was. For a quick snack I'm a fan of those individually wrapped Laughing Cow chesses