Flower Envy

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Good morning!

I am happy to see there are a lot of NCIS fans out there. ;)

I have been a busy bee this morning trying to get some bakery orders out.

Around 8am, I took a break for a delicious and filling breakfast made up of cherry banana soft serve and chocolate protein vegan overnight oats. Yum.

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The flower wanted some too!

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Last night I did some packing for our Paris trip…naturally, I started with the foodie products. ;)

I always bring Amazing Grass Wheatgrass powder (top baggie) and samples whenever possible.

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I use coconut oil on my skin before bed, so I thought this Artisana sample would be a great travel supply. :) I am also bringing a big bag of Glo Bars that my mom, sister, and I can all share and pop into our purses for a quick on-the-go snack. I also think I might bring some samples of nut butter too. They would make great snacks to pair with apples! When we arrive, we are hoping to find a local market where we can pick up some fruit to keep in our hotel room.

Do you bring foodie items with you when you travel? Do you ever bring anything that others think is ‘strange’ or ‘unusual’?

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Heather September 15, 2010

Those oats look so good! I’ve copied your recipe and will definitely be giving them a try soon. I always pack some instant oatmeal packets when I travel – I use the coffee maker in my hotel room to make the hot water for them. Then I’m starting my day off with a good meal, saving some money, and leaving some extra calories for sampling the local cuisine without guilt!

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Ashley Craft September 14, 2010

I always make sure I have apples and a Pure Bar in my purse (I am obsessed with the Chocolate Brownie flavor!!) Lara bars are great too!

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Lisa September 14, 2010

I always have to pack Justin’s net butter packets!

I also wanted to say I tried vegan overnight oats for the first time this morning after reading your blog for sometime now. I am such a creature of habit that I moved away from my hot oatmeal breakfast a while ago to vegan waffles in the morning. Now I am burnt out on them so I decided to try the vegan overnight oats. I have to say the cold oatmeal aspect wasn’t very appealing to me at first … OMG they are AWESOME!

Thank you.

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Brigid September 14, 2010

You soft serve/oats look gorgeous! I’m going on my first transatlantic trip since being a vegetarian this fall, and I’m trying to decide what I need to bring, so this post is very helpful. I was planning on procuring a few of the Justin’s nut butter samples to bring and some fruit and carrot sticks, maybe a little hummus.

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Jillian @ Reshape Your Life September 14, 2010

I don’t know why but I always have at least 3 Larabars in my purse at all times. I don’t travel much and I’m never more than an 15 minutes from home usually… But I guess I like to be prepared. I hardly travel and I have yet to travel while living a healthier lifestyle… So all of these ideas are great!

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Sportsgirl September 14, 2010

The only thing I take might be protein powder and protein bars and my vitamins. I don’t take much else because some places are picky about what they let in the country.

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Sarah September 13, 2010

I may or may not have taken a bottle of Bragg’s on one of my last business trips…

I also love the 100 calorie almond packs and instant oatmeal packets that I can pump up with fruit.

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MarathonVal September 13, 2010

Yikes, I just started getting anxious about packing reading all these comments haha. I’m going on a “yoga for teachers” retreat in a couple weeks and I’m nervous to go without my delicious produce and fresh vegan food… especially Green Monsters! But it’s all-inclusive so I’m gonna cross my fingers they have good food there :)

I tried to use coconut oil on my face but it made me break out… and I recently went to an AMAZING facialist who told me to stop using my St. Ives apricot scrub (said it was very harsh and damaging) and told me to use almond oil or olive oil every morning and night, but not coconut oil which for whatever reason (I forget what she said exactly) she said that can cause breakouts.

So far over the past month, it’s worked out great, plus almond oil is cheaper than coconut oil :)

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kelli September 13, 2010

I bring bars, nut butter packets, oatmeal packets, chia seeds,vega powder. I come prepared!

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Amari @ Eat Chic September 13, 2010

I recently took an outdoorsy adventure vacation to California and packed my suitcase with 2 giant bags of trail mix and 10 Cliff Bars! Everyone thought I was totally crazy, but they all asked for the food when they got hungry on the trip! :) Have fun in Paris!

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Jessica (Fit and Clean) September 13, 2010

My husband and I just got back from St. Lucia, and I had Larabars and Truvia in my suitcase. We stayed at a Sandals resort, where I could get pretty whatever I desired to eat, all inclusive. I brought my stash “just in case”! Can’t wait to hear and see about your Paris trip. It’s one of the places that I’ve always wanted to go!

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Nicole (Picky Nicky) September 13, 2010

Wow I’d never think of putting coconut oil on my face! Sounds like you’re on to something there. I do put it in my hair though, it smells nice and is very very moisturizing!
I made your apple cupcakes just now, they didn’t come out looking nearly as photogenic as yours but boy were they delicious! And I ate them with my hands, haha. There was nut butter on my nose! I posted a picture on my blog, check it out if you have a chance!

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Cara Craves... September 13, 2010

Being prepared and packing foodie goodies is a great idea, I
am often not that organized or lack the space to shove them in somewhere.

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Casey September 13, 2010

I always bring the things that everyone else said, but I also bring homemade rice crispy treats. I use the box with the Koala on front and use the recipe from The Kind Diet (without the chocolate chips). This way I make sure if I get a sweet craving I can grab something yummy AND vegan!! I just slice them up, throw them in ziploc snack bags, and throw in the suitcase. I always make sure I pack plenty of tea bags, too!! I just use the hotel coffee maker to heat up my water.

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