While traveling can be such an enjoyable experience, the thought of having to navigate our nutrition while on vacay-mode can also be a little daunting. In the absence of your kitchen and usual cooking routine, hitting your macros may seem like an impossible task.
With the additional stresses and challenges of being away from home, making an effort to maintain our nutrition and eat well helps keep us feeling on our A-game!
By starting our mornings with good, goal-centric choices, we set the theme for the remainder of the day.
The difference between making or breaking the macro bank is knowing how to steer your way through a breakfast buffet that has an unlimited quantity of foods available!
Below are some ways to help you hack your way through the “all you can eat” restaurants:
BYO Breakfast Buffet Items:
Standard Items Available at Most Breakfast Buffets:
Standard macros on these items (average macros on buffet size items)
Kraft Peanut Butter (11g) - 3p / 1c / 8f
Kraft Philly (30g) - 1p / 1c / 7f
Waffles (2) - 4p / 29c / 8f
Yogurts - Yoplait Mini - 5p / 14c / 2f
Granola (Per 21g) - 2p / 14c / 4f
Boiled Egg - 6p / 1c / 5f
Kraft Mayonnaise Sachet - 0p / 0c / 10f
Bread (Per 71g) - 5 p / 23c / 2f
Bagels w/o fruit - 10p / 53c / 2f - With fruit - 10p / 57c / 2f
English Muffin - 4p / 26c / 1f
Banana (118g) - 1p / 27c / 0f
Apple (182g) - 0p / 25c / 0f
Orange (100g) - 1p / 12c / 0f
Strawberry (100g) - 0f / 8c / 1f
Blueberries (100g) - 1p / 14c / 0f
Cantaloupe (100g) - 1p / 8c / 0f
Smuckers Sugar free pancake syrup (60 ml) - 0p / 8c / 0f
**Avoid the Danishes and bacon - these likely will not fit your macros ever, or if they do, they will be an expensive way to start your day!
Remember it is just food and it is not going anywhere! Starting your day with a healthy macro friendly meal will help to set a positive theme for the rest of the day. Your macros can be more challenging to manage when traveling, but they are far from impossible. Controlling what you can – when you can – will go a long way!
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