What We Ate Road Trip Style

26 Jun

The best part about summer is having the freedom to drop everything and take a road trip for the day. Today we wanted to share with you some of the highlights from the road trip we took on Monday to King a Prussia mall to visit two of our best friends and sisters from Phi Sig for the day.

We started out the day early with a muscle pump class before getting ready for our trip. Breakfast was created the night before in almost empty peanut and almond butter jars. You may wonder how we decide who gets which jar?! We take turns letting each other pick which jar they want the most. This time Kay got the almond and Dev got the peanut butter one!

We topped these jars with some of our fresh picked strawberries and homemade buckwheat granola. We promise our take on this granola is coming soon, but the original recipe was found here.

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Jar shot #1

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Jar shot #2

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Obviously coffee was another necessity in the morning. We had Dunkin’s hazelnut blend with soy milk.

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We headed out a few hours earlier than we planned to meet up with our friends so we could make a few pit stops along the way.

We snapped a quick picture before we left!

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First up: Target! We actually ran into a target looking for a target! Crazy right? We checked off a few things on our list. We finally found a box of Kodiak Cakes we are so excited to try along with some cute new nail polish colors and some fresh peaches for free. We love coupons.

Second stop: Great Harvest bakery! We have been wanting to visit a Great Harvest after becoming huge fans of Kath’s blog and were so excited to find out there was a bakery near King of Prussia. We picked up a loaf of Dakota bread to use this week for sandwiches and salads.

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Check out this bread…it taste just as amazing as it looks.

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We had originally planned to meet up with our friends around 1pm at the mall but between traffic, and detours (TJ Maxx gets us every time) we only ended up getting to the mall around 2pm.

Lunch was eaten on-the-go in-between stops. Good thing we planned ahead and brought a packed lunch or else we would have gotten to the mall even later! We knew we were planning on eating out later for dinner so we figured that packing our lunch would be a great way to make sure we had something nutritious, healthy, and filling to keep us fueled for an afternoon full of shopping.

We packed tuna and hummus sandwiches on whole grain bread with mixed greens, cucumber slices, and red onion

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and had some carrots on the side as well as an apple

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We had a short shopping break around 4pm and enjoyed these granola bars we brought along to eat.

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After an afternoon filled with shopping we were all starving by the time 7pm rolled around and were ready for some good food. After weighing our options we decided to head to Whole Foods for some brown box salad bar loving. We filled our boxes with an assortment of items including mixed greens, sesame tofu, roasted carrots, grilled zucchini, squash, eggplant, mango quinoa salad, and sunflower seeds.

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With a fig & date greek yogurt for dessert.

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We ended up chatting outside for a few hours after dinner and by the time we drove home it was already 11pm! We were hungry after the car ride back so we had a slice of Dakota bread with sun butter and strawberries along with a cup of Aveda tea.

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Such a fun-filled day! Check out a few of our goodies {3 new flavors of coffee which we scored for $3 each on clearance at TJ Maxx, Trader Joes Trex Mix Granola Cereal, Sun Butter, Great Harvest Dakota bread, 2 packets of Justin’s almond butter, Kodak Cake pancake mix, and 2 new nail polish colors from Target}.

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Have you checked out the rest of the link up for this weeks What I Ate Wednesday? If not, head over to Peas and Crayons to see what everyone else is blogging about. We can’t wait to find out what everyone else is snackin’ on lately.

what i ate

When traveling, we always make sure we have healthy snacks stashed in our purses and car. In leu of this month’s sensible snacking theme we wanted to share our snacks we packed with us on Monday. We packed apples, cherries, granola bars, and carrots. Do you plan ahead when you know you are going to be out of the house all day? What are your tips for eating healthy while traveling?

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2 Responses to “What We Ate Road Trip Style”

  1. Little Miss Fit June 26, 2013 at 12:08 pm #

    Oh my goodness Great Harvest Bread is literally the BEST place in the world. I haven’t had a single thing there I haven’t fallen in love with. Something like fresh baked bread is just my absolute favorite! Mmm. I’m so lucky I have one less than 10 minutes from where I work 😀

  2. Eating 4 Balance June 27, 2013 at 1:03 am #

    It sounds like you all have a great system going on here. Going back and forth with who gets which nut butter jar and making healthy meals for two!

    So jealous that you all got to try some Great Harvest. I’ve been reading Kath Eats forever and the bread just looks awesome.

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