Happy What I Ate Wednesday. How’s your week going? After taking Monday to get back into the swing of things, I’m starting to get into the groove of this week. This past one was my second weekend traveling in a row. First I had a wedding in Miami, then I went to the CDR Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management Program, which was being held in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Originally, I had intended to commute, but when I saw snow in the weekend forecast (plus the mountain of deadlines staring me down), I decided to book a room at the hotel where the conference took place for Friday and Saturday night. It was totally the right decision for me. In the spirit of this weekly “what I ate” link party, here’s a peak at what I ate during the weekend.

IMG 9505 300x300 - What I Ate Wednesday # 207: Conference EatsFriday morning, I was at at 4 a.m.  to catch the train. I brought some pumpkin overnight oats* to go. This had:

  • Plain Greek yogurt
  • ~1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tbsp ground flax
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • cinnamon
  • a pinch of stevia

*The night before, I’d been so tired, I totally forgot to add the oats. You win some, you lose some. This was still a tasty, filling breakfast. I honestly didn’t miss that tablespoon of rolled oats.

Once I got to the conference, I took advantage of the “light breakfast” of fresh fruit and tea/coffee. I’d also brought some snacks from home, so during the day, as needed, I had the sliced bell pepper, fruit, peanut butter and Fiberlove bars (I’m not a bar person, but I like these once in a while—especially if I’m traveling and need the extra fiber…). I also had packed some Calm magnesium powder to drink at night. I always have that in my overnight bag. One thing I forgot to pack was chocolate. Note to self: do not forget chocolate next time I travel.

I had brought a lot of work with me and had scheduled a few lunchtime phone meetings, so I grabbed lunch to go and ate in my room both days. This looks way sadder than it tasted: IMG 9534 300x235 - What I Ate Wednesday # 207: Conference Eats

For dinner, I did take advantage of room service. IMG 9527 300x225 - What I Ate Wednesday # 207: Conference Eats

In case I haven’t said it enough times on this blog, scallops are one of my favorite foods, and these did not disappoint. This was sea scallops with red pepper coulis (that word always cracks me up), spinach, crispy shallots, and garlicky Israeli couscous. Oh—and sparkling wine because why not?

I walked around the area near the hotel a little bit, but since a lot of people were commuting, there wasn’t much in the way of nighttime networking, though I did have time to chat with a few fellow conference goers over a drink. The alone-time worked out just fine for me, though as I got to catch up on some work along with emails and phone calls.

Though I had a voucher for the continental breakfast in the hall, after scoping it out after a trip to the hotel gym, I went the snob route and ordered a frittata. It was glorious. Egg whites + spinach + mushrooms + tomatoes + goat cheese for anyone playing along at home. I need to make this at home soon. IMG 9533 300x225 - What I Ate Wednesday # 207: Conference Eats

The only hitch was the busted heat, but luckily I was able to curl up in a giant robe that was probably made for a 6-foot-something-scary dude. It was hilariously cozy. Of course I had to take a silly picture:  Photo on 3 20 15 at 9.06 PM 4 300x200 - What I Ate Wednesday # 207: Conference Eats

And that’s all there is. There isn’t any more. Until next time, anyway.

Do you ever go to conferences? Any go-to travel eats?  
Today’s WIAW is hosted by Laura of Sprint 2 the Table. To see more WIAW from other bloggers, visit founder Jenn’s blog Peas & Crayons.
WHAT I ATE WEDNESDAY NEW BUTTON PEAS AND CRAYONS - What I Ate Wednesday # 207: Conference Eats