Monday started like most – with a yoga class. But then the similarities ended.

It was a long day of traveling. I had my last work trip and so I’m currently down south in the land of shrimp and grits. For the record, I’m only allowing myself one meal of grits – do you know what they put in that stuff?! It is soooo good, but not exactly easy on the waistline. Georgia was the place that introduced me to grits, before then I had no idea of their glory. Needless to say, I’m a little obsessed. Hopefully tonight I’ll get some grits! :)

6:30 am Yoga Class. I needed to go to yoga before I left because I wouldn’t be able to take a class for the next few days – the horror! 

The airport was really quiet so I had plenty of time before my plane took off. I stopped into the French Meadow Cafe for coffee, water and breakfast.

 I was going to get oatmeal for breakfast but decided that eggs, bacon and toast was more what I was after. I should have just skipped the hash browns all together – I didn’t eat any of them.

On the first leg of the flight I was busy preparing for the week and doing some writing and meal planning.

When I landed in Charlotte I was ready for a meal. I always try to walk around the airports so that I’m not sitting the entire day. This way I can also scope out all of the food options at well.

 It may seem rather unlikely that I ate at Sbarro’s but it was actually pretty easy to build a healthy meal full of vegetables! I had a salad (should have gotten the small, the large was huge), side of vegetables and a meatball. It was great.

On the second leg of the flight I snacked on part of a thinkThin bar, read some Elle magazine and took a miniature cat nap (shh!!).

When I landed in my third state of the day, Florida, I jumped into a car to finish my trip to Georgia!

I managed to track down the one natural food store on the island and then it was time for dinner! Being in shrimp country, I was really on the hunt for shrimp. This grilled shrimp and scallops with succotash (SO good) and green beans was just what I was looking for.

Now I’m catching up on things online and heading to bed! Hope you had a great start to your week.

PS. I have two more weeks of work, three more weeks until the wedding and four more weeks until we move!!!

16 Comments (Reply )

  1. Nicole @ Making Good Choices
    Aug 30, 2011 @ 8:06 am

    have a good trip! enjoy those grits!


  2. Katie
    Aug 30, 2011 @ 8:46 am

    I love grits! Have you ever tried making the Quaker instant ones? They are so easy and don’t have all the added “bad stuff”. :) Although the “bad stuff” grits are absolutely amazing. Safe travels and hope you are having a good start to the week!


    • Emily
      Aug 30, 2011 @ 4:11 pm

      I haven’t tried the Quaker grits, but they have them at the hotel breakfast so I’ll grab them!


  3. Holly @ The Runny Egg
    Aug 30, 2011 @ 8:48 am

    You have some busy weeks coming up!

    I love the meal you put together at Sbarro — looks delicious.


  4. Maris
    Aug 30, 2011 @ 11:29 am

    Great day of healthy travel eats! Your dinner looks awesome and now I’m totally craving fresh seafood!


  5. Megan (Braise The Roof)
    Aug 30, 2011 @ 12:42 pm

    Damn, you have a busy fall coming up! I love the random food that you end up piecing together at the airport- but any time you can find a salad and some protein, I think you’re good to go. :) Have a good trip!


    • Emily
      Aug 30, 2011 @ 4:09 pm

      My thoughts exactly!


  6. wesley
    Aug 30, 2011 @ 2:48 pm

    Love these daily eats blog entries! Do you perhaps know any more sites that have this type of content? (Preferably health focused..) Thanks.


    • Emily
      Sep 01, 2011 @ 3:10 pm

      Thanks Wesley, there are a ton of blogs who post their daily food/activity/etc – some of my favorites are the Actors Diet and the Healthy Tipping Point.


  7. Mo
    Aug 30, 2011 @ 3:22 pm

    Gosh, I’m having food jealousy. Love everything you chose yesterday!

    I can’t believe you are still blogging so regularly with your busy schedule. Go you! :-)


  8. Kristin
    Aug 30, 2011 @ 5:28 pm

    Sorry to be nosy, but what island are you at in GA?


    • Emily
      Aug 30, 2011 @ 9:41 pm

      Saint Simons Island – are you familiar with the Georgia islands??


  9. Dawn (HealthySDLiving)
    Aug 31, 2011 @ 12:08 am

    Mmmm I love love love ThinkThin bars! You’re going to be a busy girl – very exciting things happening! :)


  10. Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum
    Aug 31, 2011 @ 6:53 am

    So what exactly are you doing in Georgia? Work? Hope you get your shrimp and grits! :)


    • Emily
      Aug 31, 2011 @ 7:16 am

      Had shrimp and grits last night. AMAZING!!! Yes, here for work. :)


  11. Lea @ Healthy Coconut
    Aug 31, 2011 @ 10:46 pm

    I’ve never had grits before. I am curious to try it but I would love to try the authentic dish where it originated.

    wow…lots of travel. I used to do that back in the days, so I understand the walking around the airport thing.


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