Business trip – success! Got lots of work done, caught up with co-workers and got to spend the weekend with my closest friends and family, all while (mostly) staying on track with my diet.
Here is everything I ate on the business segment of my trip (just in case you’re interested!)…
Day 1. Landed at 6:40. Had dinner with friends at Bear Flag Fish Co. – pretty much a paleo heaven, full of fresh fish and fresh veggies. I ordered the rice bowl with salmon and I substituted the sauteed veggies for steamed veggies because the sauteed veggies used a soy/ginger sauce.
Day 2. Got into the office early. Grabbed breakfast in the cafe on site – 4 farm fresh eggs (supposedly), I actually wanted 3, but you had to order them in doubles … oh well! Plus, a cup of tea and an organic apple (that I had brought with me). Lunch. caught up with two of my fave co-workers at Mother’s Market … Be warned, this place doesn’t have much in the terms of real protein, lots of soy substitutes. However, it does have fish products and organic produce. I ordered a house salad with tuna and a side of steamed veggies – used olive oil and lemon as dressing. On the way out, I grabbed a few organic tangerines and apples to snack on for the rest of the week. Dinner. caught up with a dear friend at the Winery Restaurant. I ordered the beef short-ribs (no sauce), asparagus wrapped in prosciutto and sub-ed the couscous for mashed potatoes. It was pretty bomb.
Day 3. Breakfast. Ate at the hotel, some scrambled eggs, fruit + a cup of tea. Snack. Juice from whole foods juice bar: carrots, ginger, apple and cucumber. I don’t usually do juice, but I am a pregnant lady & it sounded so good. Lunch.turkey, butternut squash and rapini from whole foods. I made sure I read the ingredients carefully, as many of the prepared foods at WF use canola oil, but I found foods prepared with olive oil. Dinner. after a great workout of sprints, squats and push-ups, my friend/co-workers picked me up and we headed to Lucille’s Smokehouse for a post work-out meal. I ordered the BBQ tri-tip, with grilled veggies and mashed potatoes. I actually wanted the sweet potatoes, but they had brown sugar in them. Making sweet potatoes sweeter, just grosses me out, unless you are making a pie!
Day 4. Just had a large apple for breakfast + a cup of black tea. I was still so full from last night’s BBQ. For lunch my co-worker wanted to go to the Veggie Grill, since they only had vegan options, I got the kale salad and the gluten-free sweet potato fries. I normally wouldn’t have ordered fries, but I knew a salad wouldn’t be enough for me to stay full until dinner. By dinner, I was in dire need of some protein. I went to an amazing restaurant (I can’t remember what it was called) in Encinitas with two of my best girlfriends that focused on farm to table cuisine. I had a braised beef-cheek with veggies and sweet potatoes … so good!