Hello from the road on the way to Athens, GA for the weekend! My grad school girlfriends and I are all headed down to visit our friend and former classmate Lauren (far right in the photo below) who moved down to Athens to take a job in sports nutrition at University of Georgia last fall. She’s going to finish out her Masters in Nutrition down there; we miss her dearly and can’t wait to see her new home.
Stephanie (far left) sadly can’t make it down but the rest of all of are ready to invade Athens with full force.
I got up and hit the gym this morning for some elliptical and weights since I knew I would be sitting in the car for a lot of the day — it’s about a 5.5 hour drive. I had a piece of toast with almond butter and jelly pre-gym, and post-gym, I enjoyed a real breakfast.
This was cottage cheese, plain Greek yogurt, sliced banana, fresh blueberries, and a little cinnamon, granola, and raw oats. Yum!
I also quickly threw together a healthy lunch and some snacks for the road! Being the good little future dietitians that we are, all of us packed lunch and snacks for the drive.
I made a sandwich with roasted herb turkey, sliced tomato, avocado, spinach, and mustard. On toasted whole wheat bread so it doesn’t get soggy.
Plus some carrots!
And an assortment of miscellaneous weekend/car snackage — apples, oranges, a banana:
Some dry roasted edamame (love this stuff — so crunchy!):
A couple packets of Plum Amazins, which I was sent to review awhile ago — they are chopped up dried plums. Very tasty! I love the super chewy texture, and apparently compared to the same size serving of raisins or dried cranberries, Plum Amazins have 50% more fiber, 45% less sugar, 19% fewer calories and a lower glycemic index. Sounds good to me!
And some of my Gluten Free Dark Chocolate Quinoa Bars from yesterday! Yum.
Time to socialize with the girls and enjoy the road trip! I’m super excited to see Athens — I hear it’s a really cool city and we have some fun plans lined up, including going to see the apparently amazing University of Georgia women’s gymnastics team tonight, doing a 9 mile training run tomorrow, and lots of fun meals out!