Sunday, September 22, 2013

Eating Healthy in New Orleans

This weekend I flew to New Orleans with my husband for some business mixed with pleasure. On Sunday I went to the Saints game and his company rented out a luxury sky box, so we had a great view from the top!! My challenge for this trip was, what to eat while I am in New Orleans. The home of Shrimp Po Boys, Sausage gumbo and that authentic French bread. I actually spent several days trying to figure out what to take to eat, and thinking about what I was going to eat in restaurants while I am there..
I knew I had breakfast covered because I brought my magic bullit blender, along with:

Coconut water, Hemp Protein powder, coconut oil, maca root, and diatomatious earth.

But my first morning did not start off quite as I had planned. A group of us were meeting for breakfast and I didn't have time to make my smoothie, so I thought I would just get some fruit at the restaurant. I was with a group of 6 and we walked about 2 blocks to get to the restaurant, and there was a line out the door. We kept on moving. So the next suggestion was since we were watching the Saints game from a sky box, everyone decided (except me) to eat up in the sky box. I was not too happy about that idea at first, because all I could imagine was typical fried bar food!!! But I was pleasantly surprised when we finally got there, they actually had fruit and salads along with the fried foods and chips and dip!!
I  wanted to maintain my healthy eating habits while I was in New Orleans so I spent some time last week planning out my eating options. I brought as many things from home that I could to help keep me on track.(all the ingredients in the picture above, vitamins, chlorella tablets, marine phytoplankton, and my own teas.) Those things plus sheer will and determination are definitely keeping me on track. I don't do all of this because I am hard on myself or militant about what I eat. I do it because I LOVE  feeling great all the time, especially when I am away from home. It's so easy to make good food choices when I am at home because I am in control of it all. But when I travel and have to eat out, I have to give up some of that control, and I just do the best I can!!
View from the sky box!

Having girl time with my friend Anna at the game! 
Not only do I travel with all of that, but I also bring as a separate suitcase full of Real Raw Beauty products and shipping material. 
So the next time you are heading out of town and want to eat healthy, just think through the process and plan ahead. It's really pretty easy!! We had a wonderful time at the Saints game and I am looking forward to the rest of the week. We are spending a few more days in New Orleans and then we are headed to Florida!!
Until next time,


  1. As my Kiwi chiropractor would enthusiastically say, "Good on ya!" I'm so impressed, and am so proud of your discipline! Your beauty sure shines through, in every way.