Last-Minute Tuesday

Have you ever had to make travel plans with very little notice? That’s my situation this week. I’ll be traveling for work over the next week and a half, so things are suddenly a little crazy over here!

Here’s how I handled my last-minute trip:

1. I went impulse-shopping. (Because I realized I haven’t updated my work clothes in far too long! I’m still wearing work pants from 2006.)

peach colored earingsLuckily, I only walked away with these new earrings and a couple bright tops from Nordstrom Rack. Gotta stick to the budget, impulse or not.

2. I tried to eat up as much of our fresh produce as possible.

glass bowl of saladWhich meant getting creative with my freshly made raw almond yogurt. I turned it into a creamy vegan salad dressing last night, and piled on the veggies!

I still only made a dent in our stash of leafy greens, so I hope Austin’s in a salad mood this week.

3. What I couldn’t eat, I tried to prepare and freeze.

ice trays filled with vegan curry sauceWe had a couple sweet potatoes that I didn’t want to spoil, so I whipped up a batch of Vegan Curry Sauce that I could freeze using the ice cube tray trick. Dinners are going to be really easy when I get home!

4. Packed any produce I could.

cucumbers, bag of avocados, and a bag of lemonsCucumbers, lemons, and avocados (that aren’t too soft) travel really well! If you put them in your carry on, you’ll most likely get your bag checked (and a few weird glances from the TSA agent), but I much prefer that to wasting perfectly good produce.

I also plan on taking a bag of raw brownies with me for the flight. ๐Ÿ˜€

5. Tried to look at the bright side.

the hunger games bookWith my unexpected flight, I suddenly have 3 hours on my hands to read The Hunger Games! I’m determined to finish the first book before the movie comes out in March!

See you later from Kansas!

Reader Feedback: Do you ever have to travel for work? Any travel tips you’d like to share?

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Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat

Safe travels Megan! I’ve only had to travel once for work (and I’ve only been at this employer for 1 1/2 years) but when I did I sort of do the same as you – pack as much produce as snacks as I can (before the border people take it away LOL!) use up as many veggies as possible before I go (hello salad beasts!) and make marinara sauce with any leftover tomatoes and fresh herbs. Have a great trip! ๐Ÿ™‚


Wow, way to prepare quickly!! I love the new earrings!!! I hear you on going shopping..I also am wearing clothes from way back when but I can’t seem to find anything that I like to replace them..ugh! Oh well, least of my worries! Have safe and happy travels!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Erin W.

I just started the Hunger Game on Sunday. Only on Chapter 2 right now, but I like it. I was determined to read it before the movie too. Enjoy, and safe travels.


    I’m on Chapter 2, as well! (…and I ended up sleeping on the flight. Whoops.) Guess I better get to reading this week!


Yo. 1) I miss you. 2) Excellent blogging of late. 3) A new adventure coming at you soon. Be ready.



    I miss you, too!

    I’m already ready for this adventure. Spill the beans. ๐Ÿ™‚

Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

I swear, you go home to KC every time I’M in CA! Matt and I are in San Fran right now. ๐Ÿ™‚
Have fun!

Lauren @ Fun, Fit and Fabulous!

I hope your trip goes well. I definitley pack plenty of healthy snacks and a reusable water bottle. I also make sure my makeup (travel size) and 1 pair of clothes are packed in my carry on. If your bag gets lost, having to buy all new makeup is never fun!

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