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What I Ate Wednesday: March 25, 2015

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Happy Wednesday!  I hope your week is off to a great start.  I had an awesome birthday yesterday, and felt so loved by my family, friends, co-workers, and all of you!

Instagram birthday decorationsThis is what I arrived to at work first thing in the morning.  Talk about a great way to start off a Tuesday… even if it was pouring down rain!

Today’s What I Ate Wednesday post is going to be a bit different than normal.  I often share my eats from a weekend or a work day, but today I am showing you how I eat on days when I am traveling.  Eating on the road certainly is not elaborate, but it can still be delicious!  Let’s check out what I ate on Monday when I was traveling back to Nebraska after my weekend at home.

What I Ate WednesdayWhat I Ate Wednesday: March 25, 2015

WIAW larabarI left for Nebraska at about 7:00 a.m.  I ate this Blueberry Muffin Larabar at around 8:30.  Sometimes I will eat dry cereal in the car, but I wanted something a bit more portable and easier to eat this time around.

WIAW cake gumI also chewed several pieces of this gum.  Has anyone else tried this flavor yet?  I am a fan!  I always chew a lot of gum during road trips because it helps keep me awake… which is important 😉

WIAW appleThe second part of my breakfast happened around 10:00.  I snacked on a braeburn apple.

WIAW seaweed chipsI knew that I had a lunch packed from home for when I arrived to the office at noon, but I was starving with about an hour left of my drive.  I snacked on several handfuls of these Korean BBQ seaweed chips.  They are super delicious!  If you do not like seaweed, you may not be a fan.  But I love it and loved these!

So here is where I am supposed to have a picture of that lunch.  Well… I was apparently so hungry that I forgot until there were about two bites left.  I decided to spare you that picture.  For those who are interested, it was leftover Beans and Rice and peas from dinner the night before.

WIAW carrots hummusI was hungry again around 3:00, so I snacked on some baby carrots and spicy red pepper hummus.

WIAW almondsI also ate a small handful of raw almonds before I left work.  I knew that it was going to be a late dinner because I had an evening of grocery shopping, food prepping, unpacking, and laundry ahead of me.  The almonds nearly did the trick, but I found myself hungry again on the drive home from getting groceries.  I finished off the bag of the seaweed chips to tide me over.

WIAW veggie quesadillaDinner was my favorite quick and easy meal as of lately: a veggie quesadilla!  I used a brown rice tortilla and filled it with spicy red pepper hummus and sautéed zucchini, onions, peppers, and tomatoes.  I dipped it in a black bean salsa.

WIAW dessert rice cakeMy night ended with my favorite snack ever right now: a whole brown rice cake topped with crunchy almond butter, strawberries slices, and cacao nibs.  It is seriously killer.

As you can see, my traveling days are a bit “snackier” than normal, but whatever works!  When you are driving and low on energy, eating frequently is a must.

What are you favorite travel foods?
What is your go-to late night snack?

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  • Jessie March 25, 2015, 4:45 am
    Happy belated birthday, Hannah! What a great bunch of co-workers you have. Such a sweet gesture. Favorite traveling snacks would be fruit and protein bars. Usually does just the trick. Late night snack has been either a small bowl of cereal or a small coffee protein shake.
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 25, 2015, 9:59 am
      Thanks Jessie!! I do have great coworkers :) I hear you on the bowl of cereal for a late night snack. I have been loving that too!
  • meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles March 25, 2015, 6:09 am
    Happy Birthday :) And yes, I love that gum! meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles recently posted...What I Ate Wednesday On MondayMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 25, 2015, 10:00 am
      Thanks so much!! I am so glad I finally got to try it. It's tasty!
  • Kelly @ Hidden Fruits and Veggies March 25, 2015, 6:49 am
    I get soooo snacky on roadtrips and on planes. Helps the time go by I guess, lol. I haven't been able to get into the seaweed chips at all. I loooove nori on sushi, but toasted it just tastes like crunchy almost-sushi and that makes me a little sad that it's not just sushi. Apparently seaweed needs to be sushi or be nothing for me to like it Kelly @ Hidden Fruits and Veggies recently posted...Caramelized Onion DipMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 25, 2015, 10:01 am
      Too funny! I have actually never had sushi (gasp!), so I don't have anything to compare them to. I'll have to add that to my list of must-try foods soon!
  • Kate March 25, 2015, 7:30 am
    I really love to snack on long drives. It is great for passing the time. Happy belated birthday, I hope it was a great one! Kate recently posted...Marriage: one, but still twoMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 25, 2015, 10:04 am
      Snacking is definitely one of the best ways to past the time on road trips, so I always make sure that I pack tons of options! Thanks for the birthday wishes :)
  • Emilie March 25, 2015, 8:00 am
    Quesadillas are SO good. I tend to make them what I have to make lunch or dinner for myself only. It's such an easy way to have a healthy meal! Emilie recently posted...Get To Know Me: The Basics (And The Not So Basics)My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 25, 2015, 10:04 am
      You are SO right!! It's always nice to have a delicious option that is both easy and healthy :)
  • Joanna @Makingmine March 25, 2015, 8:30 am
    You're always so prepared! I am a gum chewer too in the car - it totally does the trick to keep me alert! Almonds are probably my favorite travel food - they're just so easy (and delicious) Joanna @Makingmine recently posted...just mama and meMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 25, 2015, 10:07 am
      I try to be... though sometimes it involves me stopping at a gas station for a pop or snack ;) YES for almonds. I try to bring the prepackaged ones. Otherwise I'll eat a whole container of the Blue Diamond flavored ones ;)
  • Alexis @ Hummusapien March 25, 2015, 9:02 am
    DYING over that rice cake combo! True story--I just inhaled a brown rice cake with avo, red pepper flakes, and sea salt. AMAZE.
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 25, 2015, 10:07 am
      I LOVE that combo on rice cakes AND toast!! Now I have the avocado cravings going ;)
  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine March 25, 2015, 9:15 am
    Your office loves you :) What a welcoming way to start the day! I haven't had a rice cake in forever!!! Need to pick up some good ones!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 25, 2015, 10:08 am
      Yes, they are a great group to work with! And it sounds like you need to pick up some rice cakes. The topping combos are seriously endless. I'm working on a post about them right now actually! ;)
  • Miranda @ Miranda Writes Blog March 25, 2015, 11:00 am
    Happy Belated Birthday! I don't think I've ever seen those blueberry Larabars. They are always coming out with good flavors... =) Miranda @ Miranda Writes Blog recently posted...35 Thrift Shopping TipsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 25, 2015, 1:41 pm
      Thanks Miranda! Those Larabars are one of my favorite flavors. You definitely need to hunt some down!
  • Simi @ The Micro Harvest March 25, 2015, 11:05 am
    Happy birthday, girl!!!! :)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 25, 2015, 1:41 pm
      Thanks so much, Simi! :)
  • Brie @ Lean, Clean, & Brie March 25, 2015, 12:09 pm
    Happy belated birthday! I have got to find that gum and try it out! I haven't had a cake pop in years, but always crave them! Brie @ Lean, Clean, & Brie recently posted...A Day in the Life #3My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 25, 2015, 1:42 pm
      Thank you Brie! And yes... you definitely need to hunt down the gum. It is delicous!
  • Sam @ Grapefruit & Granola March 25, 2015, 2:01 pm
    Oh gosh, I used to go crazy for that Extra gum in all of those dessert flavors! My favorite was the key lime pie. They are like a party in your mouth. I have never tried the cake pop flavor, though!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 25, 2015, 4:57 pm
      It is a new flavor and it is SO good!! I really like the lemon square flavor too!
  • Alex @ The Zen Kat March 25, 2015, 3:21 pm
    How appropriate that I stop by your blog right after your birthday? Happy birthday! And now I'm off to hunt down that cake pop gum! haha
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 25, 2015, 4:58 pm
      Thanks so much, Alex! I hope you are able to find the gum. It is worth trying :)
  • Ashley March 25, 2015, 3:36 pm
    I love that your co-workers decorated your work space like that! So fun! And it looks like you had some good eats, as always :) Ashley recently posted...Carrot Cake Muffins with Mascarpone GlazeMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 25, 2015, 5:00 pm
      I definitely work with a great group of people! I'm very lucky :)
  • Marissa March 25, 2015, 4:49 pm
    That gum! I'm so hung up on it...haha. I've never seen that before! Marissa recently posted...WIAW #6: St Patrick’s Day EditionMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 25, 2015, 5:01 pm
      It's crazy, right? When I first saw it on someone else's blog I was pretty much amazed. You should definitely try it if you are able to!
  • Gina March 25, 2015, 7:23 pm
    Yum! That quesadilla looks mouth-watering! It was so interesting for me to read this post now, as I just got back home from a day of traveling too! Snacks are the best on these travel days! Gina recently posted...Must-Haves for Your College Road TripMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 25, 2015, 9:15 pm
      Snacks are MUST when traveling! I hope you had a great day of eats :)
  • Sydney March 25, 2015, 9:08 pm
    I love the rice cake nut butter combo with strawberries and chocolate chips! I am obsessed with rice cakes with peanut butter and a drizzle of honey. So simple and so tasty!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 25, 2015, 9:37 pm
      You definitely need to try this combo! It is amaaazing :)
  • Kaylin @ Enticing Healthy Eating March 25, 2015, 10:32 pm
    That is my new favorite gum! The Extra in cake pops! My mother even bought me a big 3-pack of them for Valentine's. :)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 26, 2015, 7:29 am
      Aww, what a nice mom! I'm glad you have been able to experience the deliciousness! Now I am wondering what they will come up with next....
  • Kristy @ Southern In-Law March 26, 2015, 5:05 am
    How cool are your coworkers?! What a cool birthday setup! My current FAVOURITE nighttime snack? 90% dark chocolate topped with peanut butter - so so good! Kristy @ Southern In-Law recently posted...Recipe: Lightened Up Boscaiola RisottoMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 26, 2015, 7:30 am
      Ooooo, that sounds perfect Kristy! The dark chocolate and nut butter combo is definitely one of my favorites :)
  • Erin @ Her Heartland Soul March 26, 2015, 12:22 pm
    Mmm I love veggie quesadillas! And that your coworkers decorated your office space! So sweet!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 26, 2015, 4:41 pm
      They are the best... to both of what you said! ;)
  • Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table March 26, 2015, 5:35 pm
    Happy Birthday!!! That gum... I must find it! Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table recently posted...Banana Walnut Protein Pancakes [Recipe] + WIAWMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 26, 2015, 7:55 pm
      Thanks Laura!! And yes.. you MUST. It's so good!

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