I’m headed to DC for a conference for a few days followed by Boston / NH to visit my twin sister, her husband, my niece, and friends. This is my first *real* travel on Whole 30, so it should be an experience.
I started my morning at 5:30 when I woke up to get ready to head to the airport. I packed some pre-made food to get me through most of the day in a bag: leftover egg bake to eat at the airport, mashed sweet potatoes, sliced fresh mango, a banana. Guess what I left at home? Yup. Already I wasn’t off to a great start.
MSP Airport has a CIBO Gourmet Express that turned out to save the day: a whole-foods style hot bar along with a cold salad bar all set up for lunch at 6:30am. I asked the woman working what ingredients were in the eggs and she went and checked for me: eggs and citric acid. Score! So I had “hot bar” eggs and veggies. There’s one meal…
It was 2pm by the time I reached my hotel, and I was hungry. I heavily snacked on some of the dried fruit and nuts I packed, and had one of my last few grass run farms beef sticks. It was a beautiful day so I ventured out to a nearby Whole Foods at Foggy Bottom (where I once lived!). I hopped on one of the Capital Bike Share Bikes and I was hooked! I have never done a Nice Ride in Minnesota, and now I definitely will. After Whole Foods, I ended up biking all over town- the White House, The Lincoln Memorial, The Washington Monument, Dupont Circle…
A few things I learned: this city is NOT as bike friendly as Minneapolis, and though I lived here only a few months over a decade ago, I remembered this city like it was yesterday. I passed by bars I had been to, streets I had walked on. I have been to DC since living here, but never to the areas I used to frequent. It was a nice walk down memory lane.
After some research (google), I decided to try out Commissary for dinner. I sat at the bar and ordered a “burger salad,” the most perfect Whole 30 dinner meal I could imagine: grass-fed beef burger atop a salad with avocado and sprouts. Plus oil/vinegar for dressing (instead of ranch). It was tasty!
How I feel: Tired, its been a long day.
What I ate:
Breakfast: hotbar eggs with veggies, apple on the plane. Caribou decaf in Minneapolis, Dunkin’ Donuts black coffee in Chicago
Lunch/Snacks: Dried fruit, nuts, apple, banana, small salad with HB egg, beef stick
Dinner: Burger salad from commissary.