We Made It…Jay Welcomed Me Home.

by HEAB on August 29, 2009

The plan was to leave Colorado at 3 AM this morning, but CD woke up ready to go a little past midnight. ย So, we hit the road around 1:15 AM and pulled into Nashville at 7:15 tonight. ย 18 hours in the car with 2 dogs…it was a long day. ย CD drove most of the way, and I promptly fell asleep as soon as we got on the Interstate. Then a certain someone woke me up just before sunrise exclaiming that our speedometer was off and had me start timing our mile splits. ย It’s all about the numbers and race strategy for that husband of mine, whether he’s on his feet or behind the wheel of a car. ๐Ÿ™‚

I thought it would be fun to blog about my eats for the day. ย Chris and I don’t do typical road trip food. ย Again, CD has a strategy. ย We stop 3 times, just long enough to pump gas, use the bathroom, and walk the dogs for 5 minutes. ย Since I’m not a fan of gas station food, I make sure the car is stocked with plenty of goodies.

As soon as we hit the road, we had some CD Balls.

I needed caffeine to stay awake and keep Chris entertained.

I needed caffeine to stay awake and keep Chris entertained.

CD did it again, and these were his best truffles yet! Not sure of exact measurements, but he rolled melted unsweetened baking chocolate with cocoa powder, coconut milk, stevia, and cherries into balls and refrigerated them overnight for our trip. ย They were delicious, but no caffeine buzz. ย I was sound asleep 5 minutes later.

After the speedometer fiasco, we stopped for gas, and I pulled a Polly.

No coffee. Just hot water. Thanks!

No coffee. Just hot water. Thanks!

I had packed 1/2 cup quinoa flakes and 1/2 cup of rolled oats in a Ziploc bag. ย In the gas station, I poured them into a large coffee cup and added 2 cups hot water from their coffee maker. ย After about 15 minutes, I had a huge cup of warm cereal. I then mashed a banana in the Ziploc bag and added it to the mix. ย Topped it all off with some crunchy PB. ย Much better than a fast food biscuit, no?

Next up, lunch.

Roasted veggies with raw almonds.

Roasted veggies with raw almonds.

While I cleaned the yurt, Chris cut up all of our remaining vegetables and roasted them in coconut oil. ย CD, I think I’m just going to let you do all the cooking from now on. ๐Ÿ˜‰

A couple hours later, I had a bit of a sweet tooth and broke out the berries. ย We packed all of our leftover frozen smoothie fruit into individual containers. ย After several hours in the car, it was all thawed out and ready to eat.

IMG_3059Oh, and lets not forget the pups…

They feasted on a leftover baked sweet potato and almonds.

They feasted on half a baked sweet potato and almonds.

That was enough to get me home, and ย I loved that we did not waste any food leftover from our stay at the yurt.

We rolled into town, unloaded the car, and then started going through all our mail that my brother was kind enough to collect while we were away. ย Look what was waiting for me…

Jay Robb Samples!

Jay Robb, how I've missed you!

The folks over at Jay Robb were kind enough to send me some rice protein when we set up the 10% discount code for all HEAB readers. ย By the way, have you cashed in on the promo code yet? What? ย Why not? The offer expires this Monday, August 31st. Click here to read all about it and don’t miss out!

After my reunion with Jay, I promptly ransacked my cabinets and was overjoyed to discover I still had some oat bran left. Along with some goods we brought home with us,ย I was able to make…

Green chocolate protein oats in the PB jar.  It's good to be home. :)

Green chocolate protein oats in the PB jar. It's good to be home.

Since I opened the chocolate Jay Robb, I guess I’ll have to keep it for myself. ๐Ÿ˜‰ However, it looks like I have 5 individual serving packets of vanilla rice protein powder to share. ย In honor of our safe arrival back in Nashville, that is exactly what I plan to do. Leave a comment below telling me your favorite road trip eats, and I’ll pick 5 random winners to receive some Jay Robb love.ย 

Night my friends…I am super tired, and my to-do list for tomorrow is super long. Enjoy the rest of your weekend! Oh, and thank you so much for your comments regarding my interview with Katie Drummond at True/Slant.com. ย Every one of them made me smile.


cindy August 31, 2009 at 9:36 am

Thanks for sharing your wonderful vacation with all of us. My on the road eats are usually a Luna bar and a piece of fruit – apple or banana or my favs. Thanks for the giveaway – I ‘d love to give his powders a try.

Vicki August 31, 2009 at 8:56 am

Hey, Heather!!!

I pack my favorite individual serving size of rice milk and my chocolate protein powder in my cooler…along with my “shaker” and get my protein drink in….yummy – and oh so portable! Throw in some almonds and apples and sunflower seeds and I’m a content traveler!!

Welcome Back!!!

Holly August 31, 2009 at 7:24 am

That is a great idea with the frozen fruit!! I love to bring along bananas and apples, because they travel pretty well. I also love almonds (mmmmm), and yogurt/string cheese if I can put it on ice.

So glad you made it home safe and sound! Enjoy your “alone” time with Jay. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Kristin August 31, 2009 at 7:22 am

Glad you guys made it back! Roadtrip eats…hmm, I actually love to splurge on road trips since I don’t do that often. So I would have to say a Blizzard from DQ! Yum. Don’t usually hit up the DQ but on long trips it’s a must!

K August 31, 2009 at 7:11 am

Glad you made it back safely and healthfully! ๐Ÿ™‚ I would LOVE to try this awesome Jay Robb protein powder you speak of! My favorite road trip eats are almonds (Blue Diamond whole, raw ones in the can), little packets of raisins, apples and sometimes Larabars.

ProteinGirl August 31, 2009 at 6:53 am

Glad to see that you made it home in one piece… after 18 hours!!! Long time ago I’d probably say chicken nuggets were the best road trip food. Now? Cut up veggies, bran crackers, who knows… I’d be stopping at EVERY grocery store on the way to check out if they have anything new and exciting. I am planning a road trip to the States, just to hit up grocery stores!!! Add some bakers cocoa to the Jay Rob, and cinnamon. It might help?

Sara D. August 31, 2009 at 6:48 am

I like to plan ahead and pick out a place to stop using the internet and my AAA guide book,and then that is our goal, to make it that far. I also pack snacks for the car, just in case.

Amy August 31, 2009 at 2:51 am

Homemade lara bars are great for trips and super easy to make. This person posted fruit/nut proportions that work well – http://enlightenedcooking.blogspot.com/2008/02/home-made-lara-bars-energy-bars-part-3.html.

Anne August 30, 2009 at 10:37 pm

I would love to try ye ole jay robb!
my favorite road snack is a baked sweet potato split down the middle with a spread of tahini and then i put the two halves back together. yum!

charlotte August 30, 2009 at 10:23 pm

Welcome back! Glad you had a good vacay and a safe trip. Love your road trip food – would never have thought to use quinoa flakes that way! Must try it:)

Melissa G August 30, 2009 at 9:10 pm

Oh sad you are not in Colorado anymore ๐Ÿ™ but happy i got to meet you and you made it home safe! You’re gonna seriously think I’m awful for this one but my fav road trip food is baked ruffles- cheddar and sour cream. I know- I’m a dietitian! I never eat that kinda crap but for some reason when i take a road trip all hell breaks lose- but I gotta admit, it’s pretty fun. I hope I win some Jay Robb lovin!!

yogiclarebear August 30, 2009 at 8:51 pm

hooray for oat bran! ahhh the comforts of home.

id love to try this protein. last trip we took i packed a bunch of fresh veggies and a crab salad mix and i plopped them all on my (totally lame) green salad from subway. also packed a yogurt and fruit, and a bag of cheerios!

JW August 30, 2009 at 8:41 pm

I really want to try Mr. Jay!

gina (fitnessista) August 30, 2009 at 8:26 pm

those christian dior truffles look so amazing!
welcome home heaby! so glad you had a safe trip!
with the sweet potato, do you feed the dogs the skins too?? once ours got sick from real potato skin -i gave them leftover baked potato- and was wondering if sweet potato was the same…
have a wonderful night! <3

Patty August 30, 2009 at 8:20 pm

My first stop is Starbucks for a Grande Soy Misto and after that I will munch on some fruit and a protein bar, Greens Plus. Mixed nuts with dried fruit. If I really have time, I will prepare my usual breakfast: cereal, yogurt, chia seeds, fruit.

ohhmay August 30, 2009 at 8:06 pm

๐Ÿ˜€ Awesome road trip eats! I love the organization!! I love greens plus bars on road trips… When I know there won’t be a chance for much more greens!! ๐Ÿ˜›

Jess August 30, 2009 at 7:50 pm

Loved seeing your CO photos- must make it there sometime and get out hiking in the mountains!

I’d have to say my favorite roadtrip take-along is a hot coffee to sip and enjoy and something to munch on- dry cereal, pretzels, popcorn, etc. Gotta have something to do! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’d love to try Jay Robb. I’ve heard some much about it!!!

justine August 30, 2009 at 7:39 pm

So glad you are home safely!! I missed you and cant wait to catch up over lunch!! Call me ๐Ÿ™‚


Erica August 30, 2009 at 7:32 pm

heyyyyyyyyyyy so glad you’re home safe (and that you got to come home to the huge muscle man!!) I haven’t been able to find the individual packets of rice protein and I really want to! My favorite on the road snack is fruit! Its portable and delicious! I don’t often eat bars too-but they work great on the road!

Meg August 30, 2009 at 7:13 pm

Glad to see you arrived home safely ๐Ÿ™‚

My fave on the go snack is probably a Larabar and a latte ๐Ÿ˜‰


hayleycepeda August 30, 2009 at 6:41 pm

I’m glad you got home safe and sound! How nice to come home to Jay. ๐Ÿ™‚ I would LOVE to win the vanilla rice protein powder!! A while back on a road trip from Atlanta I stopped at a grocery store and bought some saltines and a tub of cottage cheese. This was during my Body for Life days so it worked out perfectly. Now I bring along Larabars.

polly August 30, 2009 at 6:27 pm

HAD to say hi and welcome home to my muffin butter cup of sweet spagetti and almond butter taco love!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Back to doing math with Abbers… just caught up and wanted to say you KNOW you are loved and hugged from your Pol peach!!!!!!

SO happy you are home safe and sound!! Have a super wonderful week, my dear friend. XOXOXOXOXOXOXOOXOXOXOXOXOXO

Teresa August 30, 2009 at 6:17 pm

Wow- Welcome home! Your road trip eats are all brilliant, and I’m even jealous of the pups eats too!

I absolutely love the Nashville Public Library picture on the wall in you Jay Robb photo.

Edith August 30, 2009 at 4:57 pm

Peanuts and Raisins… but your food sounds awesome!

Laura August 30, 2009 at 4:20 pm

I would love to try the powder! I’ve been seeing it all over the blog world.

I make the 7 hour drive up to school a couple times a semester so I have a pretty good idea of what tides me over during road trips. I like portable veggies that can easily be eaten by hand – cut up carrots, snap peas, cut up cucumbers. Same with fruit, esp. grapes. Homemade trail mix is also a good choice.

Laura E August 30, 2009 at 3:51 pm

Homemade trail mixes or stable fruit like apples and bananas! Thanks so much for the opportunity.

Lauren August 30, 2009 at 3:47 pm

I always bring my trail mix when I travel-especially when I started road tripping with my in-laws. They loved the mix of almonds, peanuts, semi sweet chips, and dried cherries-so I bring huge bags every time! I also like to make a PB&J or almond butter sammie for breakfast. Cold grapes from the cooler are also always yummy and refreshing!

Mallory August 30, 2009 at 3:47 pm

after all of the good things you’ve said about him, i’d really LOVE to meet jay ๐Ÿ™‚

my road trip staples are always fresh fruits + veggies, but i also love to pack some nuts + dried fruit + dark chocolate mixed up.
i can’t believe i’ve never done the oatmeal with hot water yet though, that’s perfect!

Meredith August 30, 2009 at 3:43 pm

Oh my goodness, I have no idea how you guys drove all night! I’m glad you made it back safely ๐Ÿ™‚

Ozlen August 30, 2009 at 3:04 pm

Ahhh My favorite road trip eats — I basically warm up Amy’s frozen burritos and wrap them up ion towels and then in foil – that keeps them warm. That along with tons of raw veggies and fruit. These keep everyone happy! Thanks Heather.

fitforfree August 30, 2009 at 2:52 pm

love your roadtrip food — I am partial to raw nuts and apples, the perfect combo!!

Lainie August 30, 2009 at 2:25 pm

Glad you made it home safely!!! And what a pleasant surprise to have Mr. Jay Robb waiting for you when you got back! YEAH!

Annie August 30, 2009 at 2:18 pm

Okay.. I ordered some Jay Robb.. when I get it.. I guess I’ll figure out what to do with it!

Jessica August 30, 2009 at 2:04 pm

Trail mix for sure!! Mixed nuts, dried fruit & some choco chips : ) Perfect road fuel!

I have never tried Jay Robb & would love to!!

Annie August 30, 2009 at 2:03 pm

Okie doke… so glad you, hub and the pups made it home okay! Loved your road snacks.. I haven’t taken a road trip since my new healthy eating thang I got going.. so my “used to be” snacks were bags of anything that crunched with spice on it.. like hot crunchy cheetos.. I know.. I know.. no more though! Let’s see if I use my imagination.. I can see some sweet potato homemade chips with chili powder on them! How’s that??

Kristen @ Simply Savor August 30, 2009 at 1:47 pm

oooh i would love to get some Jay Robb lovin–ive never tried it before and just ran out of my old stuff! My favorite roadtrip snacks are just sliced veggies and a peanut butter jar for dipping ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks for the giveaway and welcome home!

maren August 30, 2009 at 1:41 pm

my favorite road trip eats would probably have to be anything with almond/peanut butter! apples, bread, smoothie, dates, really anything that goes well w pb or ab!!!

livingfreeforever August 30, 2009 at 1:30 pm

WELCOME HOME:) Glad you had a safe and yummy trip! Your green oats in a jar look so pretty! I never knew dogs liked sweet potatoes:)

melissa August 30, 2009 at 1:29 pm

Traveling can be sooo hard on your digestive system especially when flying alot so I like to keep it light to keep things “regular”. I like to clear out the fridge too so I always make a big leftover veg salad and add ripe bananas to keep me full and substitute for grains as I find they are hard to digest in the “air”. I add some sunflower seed and walnuts for crunch and avocado and lemon juice with stevia for dressing and it keep me full on a 7 hour flight to Europe (I’m actually here now and just had it the other other day on the way over from the US). BTW… I was in Colorado Springs 2 weeks ago and they have the BEST WHOLFOODS Market…did you go? Heather, I love your outlook on life & food. I also love Jay Robb rice protein and would love to win some:). Rememeber to contact me next time you are in Clearwater so I can take you to some really cool Organic restaurants.

glidingcalm August 30, 2009 at 12:59 pm

lol CD balls!

so jealous of your Jay Robb!!!!!!!!!!

Jess August 30, 2009 at 12:39 pm

My favorite road trip eats? Definitely fresh fruit (love those berries!!)

<3 jess

Brandi August 30, 2009 at 12:20 pm

i’m glad you guys made it home safely ๐Ÿ™‚ and way to go with your fun eats on the road!

Ellen August 30, 2009 at 10:19 am

wow, that’s quite the trip! glad it went smoothly. my travel must haves would be oatmeal, bananas, hummus & larabars. i pretty much always do my own breakfasts, and hummus is a lifesaver when my only option is subway (i get a veggie, no cheese, and add my own hummus to bulk it up!)

Meaghen August 30, 2009 at 10:16 am

I love trail mix… it travels well is satiating and good for you!

Welcome home!

Sally August 30, 2009 at 10:09 am

I like to bring raw veggies and hummus on the road with me. I’m glad you made it home safely ๐Ÿ™‚

Jenny August 30, 2009 at 10:03 am

oh girl i have been dying to meet jay robb for years (er, okay months) fav. on the road eats include pb&sandwiches, trail mix, and bars (obvs)

glad you’re home safe and sound ๐Ÿ™‚

Jenna August 30, 2009 at 9:29 am

my favorite road trip snack is raw almonds! i can’t get enough of them and theyre easy to pack and keep me from being hungry and grouchy

Pam August 30, 2009 at 9:13 am

Since I am a gluten free vegan road trips are always tricky for me. Costco sells this fan-tabulous thing . . . dried Edamame!!! So delicious.

Also, just like you I buy individual sized Quinoa cereal packets, add some raisins and some hot water from a gas station and YUM, instant cereal!

Just discovered your blog. Lovin it!

gina g August 30, 2009 at 9:11 am

welcome home heather! I would be honored to try mr. Jay! I honestly havent really gone on a big vacation since elementary school hah but I love almonds and bars :)thankyou so much

Claire August 30, 2009 at 8:44 am

Yay!Glad you made it:-) I travel to see my family at least every couple months(I don’t like to go too long without seeing my 4 nieces).
I use use this as an opportunity to get Quiznos and I sometimes stop and pick up a Nature Valley Oat N Honey Granola bar,too.I don’t eat this stuff often so any excuse to get it…hehe.

Tess August 30, 2009 at 8:43 am

Welcome Home!!! I am so glad you and CD made it back safely. I also have an aversion to gas station food. I like fruit nuts and green shakes (properly stored in the cooler). I would love a chance to try the famous Jay Robb’s. You speak so highly of it!

veganfritz August 30, 2009 at 8:37 am

hah, he told you to start timing his mile splits? Glad ya got home safely.

Rachel August 30, 2009 at 8:33 am

I love the oats idea! On a road trip, I usually have a bagel with peanut butter for breakfast and lots of trail mix and fruit for snacks.

Andrea@WellnessNotes August 30, 2009 at 8:20 am

I’m glad you had a safe trip home. I love your road trip eats!

I usually pack a cooler with sandwiches, fruit, and tomato/cucumber/corn/black bean salad. I also take almonds as well as quite a few Larabars and Pure Bars.

Enjoy home! ๐Ÿ™‚

Jessica August 30, 2009 at 8:19 am

I would love to try Jay Robb’s rice protein – I’ve heard so much about it! My favorite road trip eats would have to be any kind of nuts and dried mango.

Evan Thomas August 30, 2009 at 8:17 am

I would have never thought to pack oats like that but it’s a great idea

jenngirl August 30, 2009 at 8:17 am

i’m a huge fan of packing food for road trips…it saves time, money, and nutrition!

that’s definitely a long day in the car, but glad y’all made it safely, with a delish treat to welcome you home!

ksgoodeats August 30, 2009 at 8:14 am

Oh wow – well done for making the trip all at once! Glad you guys made it home safe and sound ๐Ÿ™‚

Those oats look funky! I like it!!

Tori August 30, 2009 at 8:08 am

I’m glad you made it home safe! I live in Denver and understand why you and your hubby come to visit Colorado; it is gorgeous here! My favorite road trips snacks are good beef jerky, grapes and trail mix!

Simone August 30, 2009 at 7:59 am

Happy you and CD got home safe!! I have driven across country a total of 3 times, so I know the joys (if you can call it that) or cross country travels and the lack of on-the-road healthy eats. Lucky for us, the route we traveled had some good food stops along the way including a panera, chipotle, and the ever-so-famous subway. I just got salads at each of these stops with various toppings. My chipotle salads are by far my favorite cuz who can go wrong with a nice scoop of guac! ๐Ÿ™‚

Kim C. August 30, 2009 at 7:58 am

so glad you are home.. it seems like you have been gone forever!

we love taking little weekend trips with the fam.. so fun (and cheaper than 1 BIG vacation) and when we do I pack lots of salad and fruit along with protein and granola(for kids) bars.. its so much fun!

i still can’t believe Jay is all over the blogs and I still haven’t tried him.. thats just wrong!!

Emily (Healthy Fit Mama) August 30, 2009 at 7:57 am

On road trips, I always bring lots of apples and bananas. I also like to make my own trail mix with cereal, raisins, walnuts, and almonds.

Welcome home!

VeggieGirl August 30, 2009 at 7:39 am

Lovin’ your lunch!!

Good luck with your to-do list, my dear!

CaSaundra August 30, 2009 at 7:23 am

I have never tried that powder yet!!

My fav eats for on the road are fruit, stuffed pitas or sandwiches, yogurt, and some type of healthy bars.

greenbean August 30, 2009 at 7:21 am

favorite road trip eats has to be some almonds and cut up fruit.

Mary August 30, 2009 at 7:08 am

Hey Heather!
I’m glad you made it home safely! My favorite road trip snack is bananas with almond butter and some kind of wrap. I also bring along any fruit or veggie still left in the house when I leave.

Interesting, the dogs like sweet potatoes. I wonder if my cats would enjoy it????

Tiffany August 30, 2009 at 7:04 am

Glad you got home safe! And wow, 18 hours in the car is a LONG time. My favorite road eats would definitely be a bag of homemade trail mix: almonds, cashews, cacao nibs, raisins, dried cranberries, and just a little bit of goldfish crackers to top it off!

Chutney August 30, 2009 at 7:04 am

Welcome home! My favorite travelin’ snacks are Larabars, cut up veggies, trail mix, and oats with hot water from wherever I can find it (Starbucks at the airport, gas station on the road)!

Anne August 30, 2009 at 7:03 am

I love love love your blog – you are a wonderful inspiration!
My favorite road eats are similar to yours: lots of veggies with almond butter, trail mix (almonds, cashews, gogi berries, figs, dates), fresh fruit, LARA bars, protein powder mixed with almond milk, crackers and hummus, all kinds of good stuff!
I would love some Jay Robb vanilla protein; keep up the wonderful posts! You encourage me to keep going each day!

Erin August 30, 2009 at 7:02 am

First, I’m back to blogland, so to speak! Second, your road trip eats are so healthy and delicious looking! I can’t manage that daily…I’m super impressed. I made your oaties for my last road trip, and they were a HUGE success. Next, I noticed your Jackson Hole shirt…I love that place! And lastly, will you make me some oat bran? Yours looks so good!

Shelby August 30, 2009 at 6:52 am

I’m glad you made it home safely! I love the idea of road trips but never actually like doing it. Probably because my butt always hurts after only the first hour! haha

You NEED to post the recipe for those Chocolate Cherry Balls. They sound like HEAVEN!!!

I love all of your road trip eats. The oatmeal, roasted veggies, and congrats on making it home to Jay!!!

Danielle S. August 30, 2009 at 6:52 am

Welcome home after what seemed like a fantastic trip!!

My favorite road trip was several years back, a bunch of girlfriends and I driving down the east coast for a week on the beaches of Maryland. Cab;t beat that good girl time!

Shannon August 30, 2009 at 6:41 am

glad you made it safe and sound! you have some great car eats ๐Ÿ™‚ i don’t have a car, so I haven’t had to plan for a trip in awhile… this time on my way home I just brought leftover pasta and veggies. had to stop to eat it though ๐Ÿ˜‰

Jules August 30, 2009 at 6:38 am

Welcome home! My favorite road trip food is probably granola or fresh fruit. So good ๐Ÿ™‚

Carolyn August 30, 2009 at 6:29 am

My favorite road snack used to be cheddar cheese Combos… but luckily i evolved and now it’s a really good sandwich of any kind, all wrapped up with platic wrap, and an apple.. Makes me feel like a little kid with a lunch box… We just love the idea that we can be zooming along on the interstates and reach behind us to a cooler and have everything/anything we want right there, truthfully. This is especially good on the 80/90 toll road, during holidays… So we can avoid those plazas…

I would love to try rice protein!

Emily August 30, 2009 at 6:29 am

Welcome home!

I still haven’t tried Jay Robb!

I haven’t been on a road trip in a while, but favorite eats would be fruit, veggie sticks, and wasabi peas. Fruit and veggies are given, and good to have because lots of boredom snacking seems to happen when one is not driving; somehow wasabi peas just became a traditional road trip snack.

AshB August 30, 2009 at 6:19 am

my dad always packs me a cooler when i go on road trips back up to school! he packs sandwiches, pickles, carrots, cans of sparkling water. its like a picnic in the car ๐Ÿ™‚

Katie August 30, 2009 at 6:07 am

Awesome road trips eats. I am a pretzal freak on road trips not quite as healthy ๐Ÿ˜‰

sals August 30, 2009 at 5:52 am

welcome home– it always feels so nice to return after a long time away. I always pack an overabundance of snacks on a road trip– hummus, veggies, pb, fresh fruit, and chocolate!

Suzanne August 30, 2009 at 5:51 am

I bring lots of bars, crackers, and nuts because they won’t melt. For lunches I’m a big fan of almond butter and strawberry or banana sandwiches!

April August 30, 2009 at 5:50 am

Welcome home! My pup loves sweet taters too ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ve never had the rice powder…interesting.

N.D. August 30, 2009 at 5:47 am

Yum – what a healthy road trip! My favorite road trip eats are kashi + almonds + cranberries and chocolate chips, and I always bring peanut/almond butter with crackers along the way. That green pb thing looks interesting. I’m trying to figure out what the green is!

Shannon August 30, 2009 at 5:42 am

I love fruit and nuts, leftover meats and veggies and smoothies for the road.

lessonstolearn August 30, 2009 at 5:17 am

I do the same thing when I travel. Oatmeal in a coffee cup. And bananas! Lots of bananas! Earlier this summer, my husband and I went to the San Juan Islands. We drove 1 1/2 to the airport, flew from Boston to Charlotte, to Seattle, drove another 1 1/2 to the ferry terminal and took the ferry to Orcas Island….my bananas made it unscathed!

Welcome home!

balancejoyanddelicias August 30, 2009 at 4:59 am

welcome home! Glad you had a nice trip and a big applause to CD for the 18 hours drive!
my favorite road trip food? fruit, a lot of fruit. I only did it once, 24 hours of drive, and it was summer, so fruit was the best option. But we also had a gas stove so we made porridge too! ๐Ÿ™‚

LZ August 30, 2009 at 4:59 am

Nice eats on the road! My favorite road trip foods are fruit, bread, cereal, and crackers! Love my carbs.

Katherine August 30, 2009 at 4:41 am

Wow, I do a lot of driving, but have never pulled an 18-hour day!

I do travel with nuts and dried fruit, but try to bring something a little more substantial when I’m flying and I can’t bear the thought of airport food: veggie burger on whole wheat English muffin with smashed avocado. Mmm!

Samantha August 30, 2009 at 3:20 am

Those green oats look psychedelic! and the road eats…YUM! I need to try CD’s chocolate concoction sometime.

Glad you guys made it home safe, sound, and FAST! Here’s hoping you get back on the daily track with easy.

Oh would so LOVE some rice protein! By far my family’s favorite road trip eats (prior to moving to an island 40 miles long where there are NO road trips LOL) are the do it yourself powerbars from Elana’s Pantry. They’re gluten free and have quite a unique texture to them. I love all the almond flavor. My kids went through an entire batch of them on the first driving day of our PCS move from Michigan to Connecticut last year.

Damjana August 30, 2009 at 3:18 am

I love the idea of CD’s truffles!
I wonder where do you use protein powder? In oatmeal, smoothies..?
Oh, I’d love to try the rice protein powder – as I rarely travel, I never stop at gas stations to buy food, instead I take some apples or bread or homemade cookies with me.

MelissaNibbles August 30, 2009 at 3:15 am

Glad you made it home safe. I’m definitely going to use the oatmeal trick on my next road trip. Thanks!

sonia August 30, 2009 at 2:51 am

Wow what healthy road trip food! If I were to take one now I’d definitely bring mixed nuts, fruits, & bars!

Katherine August 30, 2009 at 2:15 am

My favorite road trip snacks are Larabars and Pink Lady Apples with Almond Butter!

Sara Dunn August 30, 2009 at 1:46 am

Planning a road trip next week. I stocked up on Ahi Jerky from Whole Foods. Yummy.

Maggie August 30, 2009 at 12:44 am

Favorite RT food… bananas!

Devan Geselle N August 30, 2009 at 12:37 am

quinoa warm cereal!!?? so must try that! you and CD are genious at cooking. The roasted veggies and almonds definatly look tastey ๐Ÿ™‚

I have read so much about JAY ROBB in blog land !! How I would love to try some ๐Ÿ™‚

My favorite road trip eats are a bag of snap peas. My mom always buys a ginormous bag, and it is generally gone within a few hours. yum.yum!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) August 30, 2009 at 12:34 am

Welcome home!!! I cannot believe after being gone a month+ that you blogged. Girl, you’re dedicated. So happy for you that you reconnected with your long lost BFF, Jay. And oat bran. Perfect for you!

Fave road trip eats….god, normally life on a road trip is so crazy, I like to keep my eats very clean and very simple: precut fresh fruit, protein bars or like a LaraBar type thing, organic fruit leathers from TJs for my lil one, something salty for my hubs like anything from the TJs chips section (no, we’re not perfect) and I always also pre-pack salads and raw veggies so either we drive and eat our “dinner” or, once we get to our destination we dont have to scurry to find a restaurant or a groc store for dinner, b/c we’ve got our greenery on hand. I keep it on ice in a cooler in the backseat.

Susan August 29, 2009 at 11:55 pm

Wow, what a long drive! I’m an oatbran girl through and through – I always have 1/2c portions packaged up with spices and single-serve PB on the side.

Callinae August 29, 2009 at 11:55 pm

apples, squash, pretzels… nomnom:)

Ann August 29, 2009 at 11:27 pm

My favorite road trip munchies would have to be dried fruit/seeds and an Earl Grey from a coffee shop along the way to keep me awake.

Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now August 29, 2009 at 11:12 pm

Glad you made it home safely!

Kate August 29, 2009 at 11:10 pm

On my last road trip, I cut up a ton of fresh fruit and veggies and I brought along hummus and nut butter for dipping. Carbs plus protein = satisfaction ๐Ÿ™‚

Mara @ What's For Dinner? August 29, 2009 at 11:10 pm

Welcome home!!!! Can’t believe I get to meet you NEXT WEEK!!!!!!!!

Ariel August 29, 2009 at 11:07 pm

Nice eats, as always! On my last road trip/camping trip, I ate a lot of beans, carrots, hummus, and nutritional yeast, raisin bagels with peanut butter, and optimum blueberry cinnamon cereal with soy milk. We brought oats, but they were the mushy instant kind (we didn’t build a fire). Next time, maybe I’ll bring real oats and soak them overnight in the car.

Maria August 29, 2009 at 11:01 pm

Welcome home ๐Ÿ™‚

That is an awesome breakfast idea for traveling. I will definitely be trying that out on my next road trip!

WholeBodyLove August 29, 2009 at 11:00 pm

Glad to see you arrived safely ๐Ÿ™‚ Your dogs like sweet potato? I haven’t ever offered it to ours. Now I’ll have to check it out. It’s obviously safe for them since your pups were into it and their alive and well

Stacey August 29, 2009 at 10:51 pm

Glad to see you made it home! I love roadtrips, and you always have to be prepared! I make me and my husband trail mix, and I keep apples and mini containers of PB at the ready for snackin’. I’ve been reading about your love for Jay Robb for awhile now, and would love to see what all the fuss is about!

Kristen August 29, 2009 at 10:46 pm

I love a juicy apple with AB when I road trip!

Oh, how I’d love to try some Jay Robb! ๐Ÿ˜€

Kayla B August 29, 2009 at 10:38 pm

Glad to see you had a safe trip back!

Oh my gosh on a road trip, I love trail mix! When I was a kid my mom would bug these huge bags of trail mix for me and my four brothers to munch during the drive. I just love salty peanuts with sweet raisins. Yum-o!

lora August 29, 2009 at 10:32 pm

welcome back! my fav road trip eats always are pretzels and hummus or carrots and peanut butter. pack a cooler and u r good to go!


Rosey Rebecca August 29, 2009 at 10:28 pm

Glad you had a safe trip home! I love road trips so much! I love stopping at rest stops but get kind of mad when McDonald’s is the only place available for food. I’d rather eat a bag of nuts from the gas station than McDonald’s! Usually, I stop at Starbucks and order and iced tea or iced coffee for the drive.

Megan August 29, 2009 at 10:28 pm

Ahhh I would love love love to win some Jay Robb!! I’ve heard so many amazing things about it but I’m too chicken to order it without trying it first (I’ve had some bad protein powder experiences ๐Ÿ˜‰ ).

My favorite on the road snack is trail mix! I love that it’s so easy to make and carry around.. and it’s so good! (especially when there’s chocolate involved!)

junghwa August 29, 2009 at 10:24 pm

OH please pick me! I REALLY want to try Jay Robb’s rice protein powder!!!

Deb August 29, 2009 at 10:21 pm

Welcome home Heebie! Enjoy your jay reunion! Keep an eye on your mailbox!

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