One of the hallmarks of summer is the road trip, and starting tomorrow 6/17, I am going on a road trip with J across 5 states as you can see above. Woo-hoo, road trip!
We're starting in the SF Bay Area and ending in Colorado. One of the cities we'll be seeing which I've just been dying to check out is Loveland, CO. US News & World Report recently named Loveland as one of the 10 best to live in the US, so we're going to go see first hand the fabulousness that is Loveland. I just dig that name. How can you not be feeling all kinds of happy vibes in a city called Loveland?
Besides being fun, road trips are also another opportunity to eat horribly because well, "road trip" is almost like a carnival on the road eating at rest stops, diners, and stop-n-gos. So, the challenge for us noshers is how can we eat healthy or at least mostly healthy on a road trip?
The next challenge for J and I is that we both have food allergies to contend with like no dairy and eggs. J is also gluten-free, and we both avoid soy. I'll have soy things from time to time, but in general I eat soy products minimally because too much soy can affect your metabolism and it can boost estrogen levels because of the estrogens it contains, and I have family history of female issues.
For the next few days I'll be blogging about the road trip and our adventures in food. Stay tuned!