Yesterday my family and I traveled by car from Winnipeg, Manitoba back home to St. Albert, Alberta… a total of 1377km. It took us 13 hours, 6 pee stops, and 3 drivers (plus a couple of backseat drivers) to get home and it was an incredibly long day, but we did it! We saw a LOT of canola… prairie life amirite?
I thought it would be neat to do a road trip edition of What I Ate Wednesday (and I had a bit of time on my hands to kill by taking photos of my food), so this week you’ll see everything I ate while driving 13 hours through the Canadian prairies. Instead of showing you times… I’ll show you where I ate them!
We left Winnipeg nice and early around 6:30am. I made my breakfast to go and ate it down the road a little bit when I was more ready to think about food.
Sidney, MB – 137km in. Loaded oats with peanut butter. I put the peanut butter on when the oats were nice and hot so it melted and dribbled over the oats. IT WAS DELICIOUS. It is actually only about 1.5 tablespoons of peanut butter but because it was hot it looked and tasted like a lot more!
Brandon, MB – 203km in. COFFEE.
Dundurn, SK – 776km in. We stopped at Subway for lunch so I got a Veggie Delite chopped salad with added avocado. I also had a little container of cottage cheese in our cooler to add some protein to my salad. I love the fat free sweet onion dressing so I got it on the side, then drizzled some onto my salad and used the rest for cucumber dip! They put the salad dressing cup in the Subway bag… it wasn’t a cookie. 😉
Ruddell, SK – 871 km in. The reason I had to pee so much. 85% of the family road trip pee breaks are because of me.
The Battlefords, SK – 907km in. We brought some food in a cooler for the car so I had greek yogurt mixed with a scoop of chocolate protein powder. All of the cool kids pack protein powder in their suitcase. A great dose of protein to get me through the last few hours of driving.
St. Albert, AB – 1377km down. Finally home and starving, so I had a big plate of tofu, scrambled egg whites with zucchini and mushrooms and cheese, and refried beans with salsa. It was delicious and filled me right up!
I don’t know how traveling is so tiring but I was zonked when I got home! I rearranged my training schedule these past couple of days to move my Sunday rest day to Tuesday so I could use the road trip day as my rest day. According to my phone I walked a total of 313 steps so I think some rest was accomplished. 😛
What do you like to eat on a road trip?
Where do you stop for meals – at restaurants? Fast food? A car cooler?
Favourite drive you like to take?