{Road Trip} Eats: Homeward Bound

by Katelyn Block on July 7, 2012 · 26 comments

Guess who’s on her way home! Meeeeee!


Don’t mind that quick childlike moment. It’s casual. I’m so sad to have left the Southern Virginia sands (and any future of getting more bronze) behind, but I’m ready to be home. Hitting the gym, making fancy yummy things, and seeing all of my buddies. Lilly bunker, can’t wait to see ya.

I got a little bit of color on my trip.


And ate yummy things. Last night I was bad (oh so very, very bad) and had some BBQ-d Southern chicken which was so, so good.

Afterwards, we swam at Grandma’s beach and saw some dolphins swimming! I didn’t get any pictures of the dolphins, but I got an awesome shot of the sunset.


How beautiful?!

This morning, I started my day with quinoa, peanut butter, and blueberries. Best recipe ever. To come your way! On the side, I had Earl Grey with Almond Breeze Almond-Coconut blend and stevia instead of my usual coffee. It was a nice switch-up! Then, it was time to send off for home.

Lunch was had in the car.


Spinach, half of an avocado (chopped and scooped), a cup of pre-made quinoa from this morning (always planning ahead!), and Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette from Trader Joe’s. Great combination! Held me for a good 3-4 hours.

Snack was a Salmon burger from TJ’s with ketchup.


(picture from yesterday)

Satisfied. On the long car ride (about 11 hours) I’ve been blog-reading and brainstorming. You have no idea how excited a girl can get about going to the gym while sitting in the car for this long.

But really though.

Dinnertime rolled around, and I needed some nourishment. I was hoping for a Panera to come up, but the next best thing was a Starbucks. Since they didn’t have my beloved Spinach and Feta wrap, I got an oatmeal with nuts, Passion Iced Tea on the side.


LÄRABAR for dessert! I’m not quite satisfied, so I’m going to see if I can find some protein on the way home.

After a few days of not working out, I am so giddy to get back to the BURN.

Love the beach?
Where are you vacationing this summer?

More importantly: How did you rock the challenge today??

See you back at the Chef Katelyn HQ!

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Melissa July 7, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Eeeeee my favorite breakfast lately is quinoa with nut butter (usually pb) and either berries or banana, topped with almond milk! So good!!!!!!!!! I even brought it to night shift last night and it held me over the whole night woo woo nutritious foods! I also just decided to have tea instead of my usual coffee, I steeped chai tea, added stevia and then foamed up some almond milk to put on top, so yummy :) . Have a great day!


Katelyn Block July 8, 2012 at 11:31 PM

TWINS! But really though. It’s so good.


Diana July 7, 2012 at 7:17 PM

Mmm, Earl Grey is always a good choice. I have yet to try the Almond Coconut blend, but it sounds delicious! You are crazy organized with your road trip food – and breakfast for dinner never fails to hit the spot ;)

I’m not a huge beach bum – maybe I’m spoiled because I live a block away from one – and I get bored way too quickly if I spend too much time in the sun. Give me the mountains any day! (Oh wait, I’ve got those too…)


Katelyn Block July 8, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Girl, knew you would be impressed.

p.s. I need to move to Vancouver. Dad showed me pics, I decided it was the spot.


Danielle @ Clean Food Creative Fitness July 7, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Such healthy eats for a road trip day! Totally impressed! That breakfast sounds amazing! I would never think to combine quinoa, blueberries, and peanut butter but I think I might have to soon! Have a safe trip home :)


Kaila July 7, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Looks like a wonderful trip! I especially love the sunset pic!! So pretty. And for the record, I do not see that “freshman 15″ girl!!! You look wonderful!!!


Katelyn Block July 7, 2012 at 7:43 PM

Thank you!! So kind :)


Meg July 7, 2012 at 8:08 PM

Ahhhh Katelyn I love you :) Your salad sounds delicious too! We both had quinoa today :) !!!!!! It has been a fav for me lately. And avocado of course ;) Travel safe my love


[email protected] July 7, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Oh hello Salmon burger!!! Um YUMM.

Welcome back :)


Erin Motz July 7, 2012 at 10:25 PM

I hear ya on the road trip stuff! Every time I’m in the car for longer than like 2 hours, I’m allllways anxious to get out and do some yoga and strrrretch out those hips! But doesn’t that workout feel amazing once you get it?! Oh yeah! :)


Katelyn Block July 8, 2012 at 11:34 PM

YOGA. I could seriously use some right now.


jessie July 7, 2012 at 11:00 PM

That picture of the sunset is breathtaking!! I’m so glad you had a great time at the beach, and love your giddiness about getting back to the gym. You’re too cute.

My husband and I will be vacationing in Greece for the first few weeks in September. CANNOT WAIT!


Katelyn Block July 7, 2012 at 11:15 PM

You’re going to GREECE?! I am green with envy right now. You’ll have a wonderful time!


christy July 7, 2012 at 11:47 PM

Starbucks is good for any meal. Seriously. If there was on my base, I would die and go to Heaven.


Katelyn Block July 8, 2012 at 11:34 PM

You don’t have any?! Considering mailing you some. After all, you were my first customer!


Lisa July 7, 2012 at 11:53 PM

Fierce eats my friend! You are looking great! Loving your road trip foods, fab. Do you do those pictures on instagram? Why do they look so cool with all the text and mine are boring looking hah


Katelyn Block July 8, 2012 at 12:51 AM

Haha, yes some of them! I get the writing from Phonto. ;)


Charissa July 8, 2012 at 12:40 AM

I’m not going on vacation this year – but maybe next year! :)


Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile July 8, 2012 at 8:40 AM

Ahh gorgeous picture!! Love your shirt too!


Lisa July 8, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Glad you had good eats and beautiful views :-)

There’s nothin’ like the beach!

Let’s do starbucks with our macbooks.


Lea July 8, 2012 at 12:37 PM

That sunset looks beautiful! I love the beach, but I haven’t made it out to it yet, soon though!


Katie July 8, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Gosh, that view at the beach is so pretty! You’re so lucky!
I don’t think I’m going anywhere that nice this summer!


Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy July 8, 2012 at 5:19 PM

That photo is beautiful!


Sarah July 8, 2012 at 7:08 PM

I do love the beach! I’ve been in the OC for the last weeks and have gone to Laguna Beach each weekend which has been loads of fun. It’s crazy how gorgeous the weather is every single day. Can’t wait for your pb and blueberry and quinoa recipe! Sounds soo good!


Katelyn Block July 8, 2012 at 11:35 PM

STOP. So jeal. Have you seen LC around?


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