I am a frequent business traveler. Like other business travelers, I have had difficulties over the years in consistently finding healthy eating options while on the road. You have to eat every meal in a restaurant. Often, there is pressure from others in a teaming environment to eat at restaurants where healthy options aren’t the norm.
I’m here to tell you that you CAN be successful in adhering to the principles of the slow carb diet (SCD) even while traveling out of town. Here is a rundown of my three slow carb friendly meals from today.
The most convenient option for my breakfast while on the road is to grab a quick omelet at the hotel restaurant. Though my hotel does not have legumes available in their breakfast options, I can get an omelet that fits just fine in the SCD.
I’m partial to having mine filled with green peppers, onions, and ham, but you can add any slow carb friendly ingredients that you’d like. To finish off my omelet, I add 2-3 spoonfuls of chunky salsa for more flavor and additional veggies. I’d estimate the omelet has around 3 eggs. This is enough to satisfy my appetite until lunch time. (Sorry, I forgot to take a picture of this one. Apparently, my brain isn’t working at full speed prior to my coffee!)
Lunch – Panera
I’ve found Panera to be a great option for the SCD follower, due to the fact they have black bean soup available every day, as well as numerous salad options. My most common meal? The cobb salad with no cheese and a cup of black bean soup.
This may look like a lot of food (full size salad plus soup), but it is perfectly well suited for the SCD. There is no calorie counting on this diet, and you need to make sure you are consuming foods with a high enough caloric load to keep your appetite satisfied between meals.
Dinner – Tijuana Flats
I eat a lot of Mexican food these days. If you’d told me I would follow a very successful diet by eating Mexican food regularly, I would have laughed. But it works!
Simply get the burrito bowl with no rice, cheese, or sour cream. Add grilled vegetables, guacamole, and the hot sauce of your choice, and you’re set! Delish.
I’ve been eating these meals regularly over the last four weeks and I can tell you without a doubt that they work. As a bonus, they’re actually tasty and filling!
Check back later this week for more travel SCD meal options!