All packed up and ready to go to New York City!
Are you wondering what my trip to NYC is all about? I shall explain”¦
Remember when I submitted my “Nacho Skins” recipe for the Whole Foods blogger contest? Well, it won the grand prize (yay!!!), which was a two-night stay in New York City for me and guest as well as an invite to an exclusive wine and cheese media event. Pretty amazing prize, right? Obviously, I am pumped. Mal couldn’t take off time during the middle of the week to come with me, so I invited Monica to join me for some fun in the Big Apple. She arrives bright and early tomorrow morning, and I can’t wait to see her. Although, I’m a little bummed that I forgot my banana costume to surprise her.
I took an afternoon train from Boston to NYC, so a town car arrived at my house this morning to take me to South Station. I felt so fancy traveling in style to the train station!
I had about an hour to kill before my train departed, so I sat down at a table, cracked open an issue of Real Simple, and ate my lunch, which I brought from home.
On the menu: Parmesan and Garlic Roasted Edamame.
Mashed sweet potatoes with turmeric, curry, cinnamon, nutmeg, garlic powder, and sea salt.
A banana and a few pieces of stone ground dark chocolate.
I finished eating my lunch and then decided I still had room for Pinkberry. Obviously.
Then, it was time to board the train to Penn Station.
—> New York City.
When I arrived in NYC, I hopped in taxi to the hotel where I will be staying for the next two days. It’s really nice!
Pics of my room:
Once I got settled, my stomach started to grumble. Dinner was still a few hours away, so I grabbed a salad at Starbucks to hold me over. In the mix: kale, butternut squash, broccoli, roasted beets, red cabbage, roasted tomatoes, brown rice, and lemon tahini dressing. It was the perfect snack to hold me over until dinnertime.
Question of the Day
I know this question has been asked on CNC and other healthy living blogs in the past, but I’m looking for some new ideas and hope you guys might be able to help.
What are your go-to healthy meals and snacks for purchase when you travel?
I often pack healthy foods from home, but when I need to buy something to eat, Starbucks and Whole Foods are my go-to options when I travel.
P.S. Check out my newest post on The Laughing Cow blog: Guide to a Carefree Summer! (There’s a cute photo of Murphy in it!)