It's cabinetry installation day at my #foodstudio - my heart is pounding http://t.co/TiXQLYT0df
As you can see by my jam-packed bag full of goodies – I am headed on a trip. I am going to the Vancouver Olympics YAY. By the looks of my bag – you may wonder why I am so overly prepared. If you don’t know this about me already – I don’t take any chances. I make sure that food is of #1 priority – even when I am on Vacation. I am sure there will be some delicious things to enjoy in the Whistler village, but you really never know. In a previous post that I wrote “On the Fly” I talked about the problems associated with not traveling with enough food or being prepared – especially when you get stuck in an airport for 8 hours! But this time my food needs to cover me for more than a week to keep me nourished and satisfied. Not only is it going to be busy and bustling in the village – but if my memory is correct (when I was there 3 years ago) – there was many a bar and pub in the village and not so many yummy spots for me to eat. Of course I will make do with the grocery store there and some of the meals that will be enjoyed out (choosing salads, steamed veggies and whole grains where I can) but the rest of my meals and snacks need to be covered (thank goodness we are staying in a place where I can cook). I will not settle on “food on the go”, pizza, wings, burgers – these are main staples that will be easily and widely available. Instead I will have brown rice pasta, quinoa and lentils to cook up and greens powder, goji berries and cacao in my pockets to keep me fueled throughout the day while I cheer our teams on!
But it does make me wonder… the Olympics portray the most amazing athletes and physical bodies the world has ever seen – and why certain chain companies and poor quality foods (not mentioning any names) are the major sponsors and endorsers to represent fitness, health and performance – drives me nuts! There is so much more to comment on this – but I will keep my cool for now.
But on the flip side….
If only Olympic athletes were on a super-food and plant based diet and these were the foods that were advertised and supported by the media, then others like me would be on cloud nine. When will the day come that we will see a commercial with an athlete biting into a Vega bar or downing a Sun Warrior Shake ? I would be that much more proud of our Canadian Olympic Athletes. But for now I will just focus on myself and make sure that my own health and nutrition is taken care of – and hope for the best in the future! One day – and hopefully soon the world will start to see the wonders of these foods and the incredible impact they have on the human body – whether it is for athletic performance or just day to day vigor – yummy, organic, plant based foods are super-packed full of nutrition and keep you going!
- Rolled Oats – for porridge
- Brown Rice Pasta
- Organic Dark Chocolate
- Rice Cakes
- Almond Butter
- Raw Crackers and Kale Chips
- Mac and Chreese ( just in case !)
- Rice Milk
- Sprouted Lentils and Brown Rice
- Organic Food Bars/Lara Bars/Goji Berries/Cacao/Acai/Hempseeds
- Herbal Teas
I think there is more floating around in there somewhere
I would love for you to share your thoughts, leave a comment, post on twitter – whatever you can do to show your support and let me know that you:
Love super-powered plant based foods?
Travel with food and what you pack?
Agree that Athletes should eat super-foods?
Or anything else that you want to share!
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