The Unwanted, But Successful Fast Food Experiment

by HEAB on July 31, 2010

Chris and I left for our Babymoon at 5:45 AM this morning. The Jeep was already packed, and the plan was to roll out of bed, quickly shower, feed the dogs, and hit the road. Yesterday, I packed our mini-cooler with grilled grass fed burgers, hard boiled eggs, roasted turkey, a grilled chicken breast for the dogs, prepared protein chia oats, Chunks of Energy, and some dark chocolate. We always pack all our food when we travel with the dogs as it’s too hard to stop for long periods of time. We basically take the time to fill the car up with gas and walk the dogs for a few minutes. Neither Chris or I are big fans of fast food, and we can’t leave the dogs in the car for a sit-down meal. So, we always stock the cooler and eat on the road. Guess where our cooler is? Yeah, it’s still sitting in our fridge in Nashville. Oops.

We were about an hour into our trip when I realized we were cooler-less…right about when I decided I was ready for my oatmeal. Let’s just say I was not a happy camper. CD knows me so well, and about an hour after discovering the cooler was not in the car, he looked at me, and said, You’re still mad aren’t you…and I bet you’re trying to figure out what you will eat for the rest of the day. Ha, he knows me too well and totally read my mind. Yes, I was annoyed, but I decided to make the best of things. After all, the HEABlet has been craving fast food like crazy lately!

Breakfast courtesy of The Golden Arches.


I requested 2 orders of scrambled eggs, and they threw in an English muffin as well. Thankfully, the almond butter I packed made it into the car! Thank you Justin – I love your chocolate almond butter. It’s definitely my favorite out of your new chocolate nut butter collection…and just so you know, it tastes delicious on a McDonald’s English muffin. 😉

About 5 hours later, we stopped to get gas, and there was a Quizno’s across the street. I don’t know if I’ve ever eaten at a Quizno’s before, but a toasted sandwich sounded really good in the moment. So, I ordered the Bistro Steak Melt Flatbread Sammie.


This totally hit the spot…I think I could have eaten 5 more. I give Quizno’s two thumbs up!

Post lunch, I ate a Nutiva Hemp Chocolate Bar packed in my backpack along with my nut butter stash.


As far as hemp protein goes, these bars are pretty good. In other words, they don’t taste like dirt.

In a little less than 11 hours after leaving Nashville, we arrived at our destination. We’ve rented a lake house in tee-tiny town located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It’s so calm and peaceful here…not to mention MUCH cooler than Nashville, and I think I’m going to thoroughly enjoy our Babymoon. :)

There was no fast food for dinner as there are no fast food restaurants in town. After unpacking, I made the trek up to main street in search of a decent dinner, and discovered the cutest little restaurant called The Loon’s Nest. I order a chicken salad for me and a burger with sweet potato fries for CD. I also bought a loaf of their famous cherry pecan bread. Oh my gosh, I could smell it baking while I waited for our dinner, and I could not resist!


Yay for vegetables…I love cashews in my salads!


And for dessert, a piece of cherry pecan bread toasted. Amazing!

So despite having to eat outside of my comfort zone today, I thoroughly enjoyed each and every meal. OK, time to go hang out with CD. :)

I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend! Have you ever been forced to eat somewhere where you would normally never dine? Did you enjoy it?