Eating Away from Home · 27 March 2013

Eating healthy away from home is not always easy, but it can be done. Especially, with a team of experts – our team mom and my wife.

Our FIRST Robotics team was out of town for a few days at a regional competition last week. The team did well, learned lots, had fun, and ate plenty.

Jill, one of the moms (I like to call her our team mom), took care of us by getting food for three lunches at a better price and greater quantity than we could have gotten at the venue. (Unfortunately, that option is not available at every place we have gone, but it was last week.) Our team mom even took care of my personal needs by providing lots of green stuff.

At lunch during the trip, I had humus on flatbread with lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumbers. I had not had much humus before, but the sandwiches made with it were delicious. Others must have eaten similarly, because there was more humus than I could have eaten in a couple weeks and it was gone after two lunches. On the last day, we had pizza. Jill ordered a veggie one without cheese. It was delicious too.

Even eating at restaurants was not as difficult as I thought it might be. I had a veggie burrito one night and another night I had a spinach salad without the cheese or bacon bits (but I did eat the eggs).

My wife took care of my breakfast and snacking needs. I had a bag full of veggies, whole grain cereal, coconut milk, and bananas. I forgot about the granola snack which made the round trip untouched. But I had plenty to eat, including enough for dinner one night when I did not go to fast food with the others.

It took a little bit of work by our team mom and my wife, but they took care of my eating needs. Thanks to them, I was able to eat healthy away from home.

© 2013 Michael T. Miyoshi

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