GF in Boston

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As we all know, last week I was in Boston wishing I still lived there for work. This was going to be my first time traveling gluten-free but I tried to plan ahead with my airport food + snacks for the week and hoped it wouldn’t be too bad. And for the most part it wasn’t.  Let’s take a look at some of what I ate.

image-21 – Chia seed pudding that I got through security with peanut butter and banana. Plus a coffee with soymilk from Starbucks.

2 – Breakfast quinoa I found at Whole Foods with peanut butter and banana + coffee in the hotel room. This was CocoMama quinoa cereal. It was pretty good but a little too sweet for my tastes. I would highly recommend they make a plain version that’s unsweetened. I bought a few packets and had this for breakfast each morning while in Boston.

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3 – A friend of mine suggested I visit Life Alive Cafe in Cambridge, which happened to be just minutes from my hotel. And SO good! I thought I picked a gluten-free option but as it turned out the sauce on my bowl (The Lover) was not gluten-free. Thankfully it didn’t not hurt me but it did mean I broke my 30-day Gluten-Free Challenge.

4 – My first night in Boston I was exhausted (despite hours of traveling, I worked several hours at the office). I decided instead of scoping out dinner options, after dropping my bags off at my hotel, I walked to Whole Foods and got a giant salad (plus a few items for breakfast the rest of the week).

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Wednesday night was my last night in the city so my boss took me out to dinner before we saw Blue October at House of Blues. Since I had already broken my challenge, I decided I would enjoy a beer, especially since we were at Boston Beer Works. I went with a 12oz of the Bunker Hill Blueberry and stuck with only one beer. I felt fine that night and the next night. Phew… 😉

 

I’m not going to go into details on my thoughts after my gluten-free challenge today, but know that it’s coming! 😉

 

The take-away from today is that it doesn’t have to be hard to eat gluten-free while traveling, let alone eat healthy while traveling. It requires planning and paying attention (the second which I didn’t do as well that one night) but overall, it really wasn’t that bad!

 

How do you prepare to eat healthy while traveling? 

Linking up to Jenn’s WIAW.


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2 thoughts on “GF in Boston

    1. admin Post author

      I think it’s great to allow for some indulgences while traveling…and really just from time to time whether traveling or at home. 🙂

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