When you first transition into a sugar-free lifestyle, it can seem impossible to eat sugar-free while eating out or in a pinch traveling. While it can be at first, mostly because it can be incredibly tempting to hit up a fast-food chain while you’re on the interstate, after you’ve mastered your first 21 days especially, eating sugar-free on the road is easier than you think!
So, I was traveling this past week (hence, the sparser blog posts!) and I’ll share what I prepped, ate, and how you can be prepared, too!
Since this trip in particular was a road trip, driving from Charleston to Miami, I was able to pack a few things for the road.
My shopping list for the ride (Trader Joe’s, of course!):
- Fancy Mixed Nuts
- Protein shakes
The morning of, I made bacon and eggs with avocado and cantaloupe, giving some good fuel before hitting the road.
My morning snack while on the road was prosciutto-wrapped cantaloupe (fancy!) while Jon had a plum and some mixed nuts.
We stopped for lunch at Panera and both got Cobb salads… and then found a Boston Market and had chicken and side veggies for dinner. It was about a 9 hour drive, but we made it! Didn’t even eat everything we packed! We finally made it to Miami around 10PM.
Our only full day in Miami, our hotel did have a continental breakfast, which is typically filled with sugary carbohydrates, etc. Luckily ours had eggs, and I opted for eggs with hot sauce and black coffee, and had a plum for a mid-morning snack.
Jon and I went out for lunch on the harbor, having mixed greens salads with blackened chicken each. Dinner that evening was steak and a tomato cucumber salad – not too bad for a food court! We were attending a conference so we were starving and looking for something quick by the time the conference was done!
Our next day was split between a conference and our trip home — in the morning I finished the cantaloupe off before hitting the breakfast (eggs and hot sauce again!). I polished off the plums for my mid-morning snack.
Jon and I hit the road around noon, and stopped somewhere about 45 minutes outside of Miami for some Cuban food. Jon got a chicken special with onions, the chicken cooked nice and thin with onions and a side or black beans. I also got a chicken dish, but was cubed instead, also served with black beans. We shared an order of plantains, too.
In northern Florida, we stopped for dinner (holy crap Florida is a big state!) at Cracker Barrel, where Jon got a chicken dish with apples I think and a sweet potato, and I was still full from our carb-heavy lunch, I got a roasted sweet potato and a double order of tomato cucumber salad with onion to go.
We finally made it home to Charleston at midnight, good to be home safe and sound with the pup!