Monday’s Meals + My Go-To Travel Snacks


Quick little look at what I ate on Monday! Of course I started this as a “quick little look” and then couldn’t stop “talking” so it’s a quick little look at actual food with lots of side conversation thrown in. 🙂

First of all, I forgot that I love this Starbucks travel coffee mug. I don’t know why I stopped using it! Like one day it came out of the dishwasher and I didn’t use it again. Until now. It’s so nice to sip coffee from, even in the house.  And why does my nail polish look nonexistent?! I think my favorite nail salon adds thinner to their nail polish bottles which takes away the pink color. This does not make me happy.


I haven’t been drinking as much coffee by the way. Nope. I’m more about refilling my mug of Yogi tea. Of course I still have two cups of coffee in the morning but after that, it’s alllll tea. Only decaf tea though, caffeinated teas make me dizzy.


I ran 5 miles Monday morning. It felt amazing to be outside, with energy, fresh legs and a fresh attitude towards the mileage. Pre-run bowl of oatmeal of course isn’t pictured but it totally looked like this one. However, my post-run bowl was a little different than usual. I cooked an egg into the mix which is not something I do often.

I avoid eggs for the most part because I’ve learned that too many eggs in my diet in a month (whole eggs or even a bunch of egg whites) can trigger extreme menstrual cramps for me. I’ve tested out my theory and it’s not a test I want to experiment with again. I don’t know how many eggs is too many, all I know is that I cannot eat them every day or even on a regular basis.  No eggs or egg whites in my regular diet = regular levels of menstrual cramps. On the daily? Severe menstrual cramps.

Anyway, I did cook one egg into this bowl of oatmeal though. I hadn’t had eggs as part of a meal in forever and suddenly felt the desire to bump up my nutrition in the form of an egg this morning. So there. My one egg in a meal for the month.


^ How ugly does this oatmeal look once it’s heated up with fruit mixed in?!


Yummy salad for lunch. I’m still buying two bags a week of the Trader Joe’s Veggies & Greens salad mix. I wonder when I will grow tired of this mix?

I doctored up this veggies & greens salad with chick peas, avocado, roasted chopped green beans, and colorful carrot coins.



I don’t really know what to call this dinner but it’s a dinner I make all of the time lately. It’s a simple pan of vegetables (whatever I have in the house) cooked in my cast-iron pan with olive oil, Italian seasoning, and tomato paste. I add in lentils and quinoa while it’s cooking. (I have the combo prepared in advance). Then I top it with cheese. Sometimes just parmesan cheese and sometimes parmesan and mozzarella.



I randomly made my old recipe of oatmeal raisin chocolate chip protein bites! This is what is left from the batch, they went in a flash in my house!

oatmeal raisin chocolate chip protein bites

Go-To Travel Snacks!

I always travel with a few snacks, especially if I’m going to be in the car for a while or if my flight is two hours or more.

Here are my go-to travel snacks (which I packed for my flight today!):

A peanut butter and jelly sandwich. This usually becomes my breakfast for early morning flights or a meal while flying. I’ve never been on a flight where they announce that someone has an airborne peanut butter allergy.

Yogi Tea. You know they say you need to hydrate in the air, right? Bringing my own tea works so well. I just ask for hot water.

Oatmeal Packets. Again, you just ask for hot water on the plane! I love having oatmeal packets with me, as a just in case meal. The packets come in handy at random times while traveling. Like if you find yourself starving, look for a container of yogurt in the airport or convenience store, add the oatmeal and you have a meal balanced with protein and healthy carbs. You can also eat it cold with milk.

Pretzels. I don’t love pretzels but they are a staple when I travel, just in case I need something in my stomach. The salt is important for me too at times as I do have low blood pressure.

Quest Bars. I’m not a big protein bar eater but when I travel, Quest Bars become the perfect emergency snack.

I usually try to grab those individual packets of peanut butter from Justin’s but this week they only had almond butter at Target! Oh well.

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What are your go-to travel snacks?




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  1. says

    That’s so weird about the eggs! At least you know so you can avoid a painful time of the month.

    For me, I love having some Quest bars in my travel bag as well as the Just Fruit bars from Trader Joe’s. Those bars are addicting!

  2. Lauren says

    I am always loaded up with travel snacks….
    PB and J (or almond butter) sandwiches
    GF crackers

    Have fun!!!