Hello from Boston! Just got up here to reunite with my Dartmouth girls… so much fun!
I love traveling but always struggle with what to eat when on the road (and I keep thinking about how this will be an even bigger issue when I start residency in a few months and my life is in the hospital).
Eating poorly can quickly depress my mood and energy level — exactly what I don’t want when traveling, reuniting with friends, or taking care of patients. So until healthy and energizing food is available in trains, planes, street corners, and hospitals, I have to figure out how to bring my food along for the ride.
Here was my food for the 6-hour train to Boston (I thought I went overboard but it turned out to be just the right amount to get me happily through the day and into Greta’s apartment for a delicious home-cooked meal):
- Lentil soup (half-eaten pre-made Trader Joes which I re-stuffed with extra carrots and celery)
- Big baked sweet potato (baked a day before)
- 2 apples
- 2 avocados (only at 1… the other is still ripening in my bag)
- Plantain chips (made a day before)
- Larabars (a confession: I’m sort of obsessed with these. I brought 6 with me but limited myself to just one on the train)
- Coffee (my travel essential… bought a big one at the station)
And of course, my super awesome bamboo-utensil pack 🙂
If you have a sec, please leave a comment on how you keep up your food routines when traveling and/or working a lot? Would love to hear what works for you…
Happy weekend everyone!