The more I’ve chilled out about nutrition and started to view the food I eat from a weely/monthly perspective, the more I’ve come to trust in how smart my body is. We just got back from Korea on Sunday and, while the first 5 days of our 10 day trip I lived off oatmeal and sweet potatoes, the last 5 days in Seoul were full of cake, tortilla chips, mac & cheese, chai tea, brownies, etc.
Goodness gracious it was delicious!
(And don’t worry, I have a travel recap with lost of vegan restaurant suggestions coming your way soon.)
But after 5 days of richer, sweeter, more processed food, all my body wanted when we got home was whole, plant foods. Our first dinner back may have contained 4 different kinds of vegetables and man, oh man, fiber never tasted so amazing!
I always feel my best when I’m eating colorful, fibrous meals at home, but I know that if I go a few days without eating many fruits or veggies, my body will crave them later on and it will all balance out. Today I wanted to share with you the meals I ate the day after we got back from Korea.
I was able to eat my simple breakfast of Chocolate Oatmeal with nut butter during most of our vacation, but I was still craving it when we got back. So that’s what I had! This day’s choice of nut butter was Almond Butter! My favorite nut butter is always changing.
Lunch was a snack plate with all the foods I was craving. I got hooked on raw carrots in Korea, because they were one of the only veggies I bought to eat raw in our hotel and they made for a great snack. My snack plate this day consisted of chopped up carrots and cucumber which I dipped in hummus and then the most perfect baked sweet potato topped with my Chocolate Pumpkin Mousse. I love having lots of textures and flavors in my snack plates and of course there always has to be a sweet and a savory option!
An afternoon snack was one of my favorite 5 Ingredient Adaptable Granola Bars (which I roll into balls) and a banana.
Dinner was leftovers from the night before just thrown into a pot to reheat. I had brown rice, roasted veggies and chickpeas, all topped with my never-ending obsession: Low-Fat Peanut Sauce.
And that’s everything I ate!
Have you ever been to Korea?
Do you eat out for breakfast when you travel or eat in your hotel room?
Cake or Cookies?