WIAW #32: Road Trip Eats

Hey hey!  Happy new day to you!  I always love the start of a new day.  Yesterday was “one of those days” where I felt like I had a TON to do and nothing was working out how I had hoped it would.  Thank goodness that today is a new day!

Wednesday means another WIAW (What I Ate Wednesday) post!  If you’re interested in learning more about what WIAW is all about, check out Peas & Crayons for more info.

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Today I’m going to share with you my eats from Monday.  As I shared on Monday, we were in Arizona this past weekend visiting friends and family.  We drove back home on Monday, which meant eleven hours in the car.  It was a long drive, but I always have so much fun with Cody and the pups along the way.  My eats from Monday weren’t the healthiest they could have been, but they also weren’t terrible.  I had a little more sugar than I would’ve liked, but it happens, right? Winking smile

breakfast – 7:00 AM

I had two pieces of toasted cinnamon raisin bread topped with chunky peanut butter with a side of blueberries and strawberries at my parents’ house before we hit the road.  A mug of coffee was consumed as we started on our drive to wake me up a bit.  Sorry all of this was unpictured… I didn’t think about making my day of eats a WIAW post until later.

snack #1 – 10:00 AM

On the road I enjoyed a Vanilla Almond LUNA Bar that I snagged from my parents’ pantry before we left.  This was my first time trying this flavor, and I really enjoyed it!

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snack #2 – 12:30 PM

We decided to hold out on lunch until we could get to a Chipotle since we were both majorly craving it.  I had a few handfuls of peanut butter filled pretzels mixed with Trader Joe’s mini chocolate peanut butter cups to hold me over until lunch.  This was the perfect sweet and salty combo!

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lunch – 2:30 PM

We stopped at Chipotle for lunch where I got a Vegetarian Burrito Bowl.  In my bowl was brown rice, black beans, roasted green peppers and onions, pico de gallo, cheese, guacamole, and lettuce.  I polished off the bowl in no time.  It was SO good!

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dinner dessert – 6:00 PM

We both really weren’t that hungry for dinner, but when we passed by a Dairy Queen on the road, we both thought that a Blizzard sounded perfect.  I got a small Cookie Dough Blizzard that totally hit the spot!

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As you can tell our day of eats were kind of all over the place thanks to traveling, but they were delicious nonetheless!  We finally arrived home at about 8:00 PM Utah time, and ended the evening with unpacking, showers, and BED!

Questions:

  • What are your favorite on-the-road snacks?
  • Do you like Chipotle?  If so, what do you usually order?
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Comments

  1. kelly says

    Ugh, my family is ten hours away. Such a long day! Your eats look pretty good for being on the road!

  2. says

    I love Chipotle, I was just telling my husband that I am going to go there for lunch :) I always find road trips hard when it comes to eating healthy. Looks like you had some great options!

    • Ashley says

      haha i know, right?! i almost always raid their pantry when i go home. good thing i live several hundred miles away otherwise they wouldn’t have much food left! ;)

  3. says

    i do like chipotle.. although i don’t frequent it often because i usually make similar dishes at home… beans, veggies, sometimes rice, sometimes chicken. :) it is a great healthy option for on the road though! (well healthy if you make the right choices!) i always have some type of bar in the car, almonds, and tons of water!!

  4. says

    I always pack PB&J sandwiches for road trips!
    I have only ate there once since it is not in Canada and I had the veggie burrito bowl which was amazing for sure!

  5. says

    I’ve only eaten at Chipolte twice, and both times, it was quite the experience. I don’t do well with spicy foods, and I tried to pick food that wasn’t spicy, but evidently I have a low tolerance. I think I drank a gallon of water with my food, b/c it was so spicy– both times! LOL

  6. says

    I LOVE chipotle! I go all out with the massive chicken burrito with beans, rice, guac, cheese, sour cream, veggies, lettuce, salsa! It can barely be rolled up and I love every bite. I wish i had a chipotle near me. I am a HUGE snacker on road trips and eat either chocolate chex mix or trail mix, now I’m hungry.

  7. Megan S. says

    I am gearing up for some upcoming trips this month and have been figuring out what to bring with me! Those eats looks good, especially that blizzard :)

    Thankfully I’ll be driving for most of them which keeps me occupied. Sometimes if I’m the passenger I get bored and just want to eat, which is never a good thing!

  8. says

    Woahhh that is a long time in the car, power to ya Ashley! I get so antsy after about two hours, so yeah, I am not the best at road trips haha. Definitely a fan of chipotle and blizzards… oh lord yes. It’s been wayyy too long since i have had one though and I plan to overcome my fear this summer :)

    • Ashley says

      i’m definitely an antsy person too, so road trips aren’t my favorite. since we’ve done the same road trip to AZ several times now, i feel like a pro at that drive though. :) half the time i sleep so it makes time go by faster too.

  9. says

    My hubby loves chiptole, but there isnt one near where we currently live. We go to a place called freebirds that is very similar. Ive never had that luna bar flavor either and I have tried them all or so I thought. Ill have to look for it.

  10. says

    I love ice cream on the road–such a nice treat for making me sit still for so loooonnngggg (can ya tell I hate being in the car for more than 2 hrs?!) Heh.

    That Luna bar sounds yummy!

  11. says

    The blizzard looks awesome! On Sunday, as we were driving back from Nashville, I had a major hankering for ice cream (even though I had JUST met Natalie for brunch). I insisted that Brandon drive through McDonalds so that I could get an ice cream cone. ;) So yummy!

  12. says

    I like your road eats. That is a crazy long time to spend in the car. I need to challenge myself to a blizzard this summer I think, it has been far too long since I have had one.

  13. says

    I always pack things like protein bars, cereal, yogurt, nuts, and beef jerky. Popcorn is a great thing to munch on in the car too. I will need to have plenty of travel snacks in the next couple of weeks, as my hubby and I will be going across Europe vi rail!

  14. says

    I love those mini PB cups from TJ!!! Travel foods are hard but I try to bring along trail mixes, snack bars, and of course there are some fun places to stop for snacks!

  15. says

    You’re making me so jealous with that Blizzard! ;) Dairy Queen definitely reminds me of road trips. When I was little, my family drove from southern to northern California several times/year, and we’d *always* stop halfway at DQ for chocolate-dipped ice cream cones. :) My parents were very good bribers…I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have sat still for 8+hours had DQ not been part of the deal. ;)

    I try to always have healthy snacks on hand when I travel, but I also see vacation as a time to enjoy delicious “snacky” foods that I don’t typically eat at home. On a roadtrip last year I treated myself to a bag of Cheetos–a total indulgence, but I enjoyed every fluorescent orange bite!

    xoxo <3

    • Ashley says

      i love your attitude toward vacation… i totally agree! hence my blizzard and mini reese’s pb cup/pretzel combo. ;)

  16. says

    My husband and I are already brainstorming snack foods to pack for our move from Arizona to Ohio (so much driving!) and your pretzel mix is definitely going on the list :) Love it!

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