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.  So, we hit the road around 1:15 AM and pulled into Nashville at 7:15 tonight.  18 hours in the car with 2 dogs…it was a long day.  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.  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. :)

I thought it would be fun to blog about my eats for the day.  Chris and I don’t do typical road trip food.  Again, CD has a strategy.  We stop 3 times, just long enough to pump gas, use the bathroom, and walk the dogs for 5 minutes.  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.  They were delicious, but no caffeine buzz.  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.  In the gas station, I poured them into a large coffee cup and added 2 cups hot water from their coffee maker.  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.  Topped it all off with some crunchy PB.  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.  CD, I think I’m just going to let you do all the cooking from now on. 😉

A couple hours later, I had a bit of a sweet tooth and broke out the berries.  We packed all of our leftover frozen smoothie fruit into individual containers.  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  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.  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.  By the way, have you cashed in on the promo code yet? What?  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, 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. 😉 However, it looks like I have 5 individual serving packets of vanilla rice protein powder to share.  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. 

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.  Every one of them made me smile.