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We’re back home – but we had to go through a curtain of fog to get here!


I was sad to leave my college friends.  :(  We hung out all morning, cleaned up from the party, and I cooked breakfast.



My friend Sculley wanted to try a Grilled Banana Sandwich but asked to split it.  I think we were both a little full still from gnawing on the buffet the night before!  I had 1/2 a GBS with some fruit.  And three cups of coffee. 


I think I had car eating down after traveling so much for the holidays.


We packed up our little cooler with some hummus sandwiches:





And, in what is suddenly a new car trip tradition, we both got pistachios.  They are the perfect car food (when you’re the passenger, of course).  We shell the nuts in a coffee cup.  🙂


The car trip was looooooooong.  We were both tired, and six hours in the car is a bit rough.  Plus, it poured for four straight hours and was super foggy – I had NEVER seen anything like it!


So we called ahead for Thai food for dinner:



I got Veggie’s Delight with tofu, brown rice, and a spring roll.


Thai food for two: $30


Not having to cook after a long drive home = priceless. 



  • Marie-Journey to Body Zen January 1, 2011, 7:28 pm

    I’ve been eyeing your grilled banana sandwich for a while now. I must make it soon! Glad yall made it home safely 🙂

  • Natalie January 1, 2011, 7:31 pm

    car trips can be fun but with as many as you’ve been doing lately i think i would be ready to be done too 🙂 happy 2011!

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin January 1, 2011, 7:39 pm

    It does sound like you have car eats down pat. Happy New Year Caitlin!!

  • Coco @ Opera Girl Cooks January 1, 2011, 7:41 pm

    Well, it sounds like you had a great time ringing in the new year, Caitlin! Best to you and your beautiful family.

  • Courtney aka ThatRunnerChick January 1, 2011, 7:42 pm

    Fog like that is creepy! And…I totally thought that pear was a potato at first and had to rethink the snacking options!

  • Amanda (Eating Up) January 1, 2011, 7:43 pm

    I had to drive back in some scary conditions too! It’s never fun!

  • Baking 'n' Books January 1, 2011, 7:47 pm

    LOL at the term “GBS”. Perhaps you’ve started a new trend? Try marketing that one! 🙂

  • Chelsea @ Strawberry Sweat January 1, 2011, 7:51 pm

    Oh now I am craving a grilled banana sandwich! They really are the best–especially after a long night!

  • Stacy @ Every Little Thing January 1, 2011, 7:52 pm

    I desperately need some thai food in my life, stat! Glad you made it home safe!

  • Kristina @ spabettie January 1, 2011, 7:54 pm

    I am craving Chinese or Thai today… OR maybe I just need a GBS ! love it!!


  • Lindsay Perrone (goodiesgalore) January 1, 2011, 7:54 pm

    30 bucks for takeout??? Hot dang.

    • Caitlin January 2, 2011, 11:02 am

      Yea… Charlotte dining is $$$

  • christina cadden January 1, 2011, 7:57 pm

    Glad you made it back safe!

  • Dorry January 1, 2011, 8:03 pm

    LOVE pistachios on a road trip! Nuts and dried fruit are my personal favorite snack and fresh fruit, too. Happy New Year! I’m craving some Asian cuisine now. 🙂

  • Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) January 1, 2011, 8:04 pm

    Grilled Banana Sandwich and 3 cups of coffee sounds perfect to me!

    I hate car trips. I am not gonna lie and say i like road trips. AFter an hour, im ready to just be there!

    Glad you made it home!

  • Sana January 1, 2011, 8:06 pm

    Is Thai food really spicy?

    • Caitlin January 2, 2011, 11:02 am

      Some is, but not all. That dish wasn’t.

  • Erin January 1, 2011, 8:13 pm

    Thai food is our go-to meal after traveling, too. I agree, it is definitely priceless!

  • Lauren January 1, 2011, 8:13 pm

    One of my new years resolutions is to make that grilled banana sandwich!

  • Katy (The Singing Runner) January 1, 2011, 8:13 pm

    My mom loves eating pistachios on trips, but I have to shell them for her because she’s usually the one driving! 😉

    Glad you made it home safely!

  • Michelle January 1, 2011, 8:14 pm

    Love your car trip snacks! The hummus sandwhich sounds good 🙂

  • Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine January 1, 2011, 8:18 pm

    Glad you made it home safe!! I was still full this morning from all the cake I ate last night. It’s the sign of a successful foodie evening 🙂

  • Camille January 1, 2011, 8:29 pm

    Eek, that is some nasty fog! I hate driving in storms, it is so scary!
    Glad to hear that you made it home safe and sound!

  • Madeleine @ Stepping to the Bright Side January 1, 2011, 8:36 pm

    Sometimes you just gotta spring for the takeout… such a short trip, but it sure looked sweet!

  • Kaitlin January 1, 2011, 8:45 pm

    Glad you made it home alright! I love that you always show your car-trip food– makes it easy for me to plan and pack when I’m traveling!

  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss January 1, 2011, 8:58 pm

    Oh my that grilled banana sandwich looks amazing!! Glad you had a safe trip 🙂

  • Michele @ Healthy Cultivations January 1, 2011, 9:05 pm

    Fog is so dangerous! Glad you made it home safely.

  • Leanne @ For Health's Sake January 1, 2011, 9:05 pm

    Sometimes spending $$ and having someone else cook (& not having to do any dishes!) is super worthwhile, especially after travelling all day!

  • Mabelle@ Dance, Love, Dine January 1, 2011, 9:12 pm

    Grilled banana sandwich…yum! something on my list to try in the near future :).

  • Emilie January 1, 2011, 9:34 pm

    I had to drive through a foggy patch in Northern California the other day for the first time ever. It was an extremely terrifying experience! I’m glad you made it through unscathed 🙂

  • Gabby (Quest for Delicious) January 1, 2011, 9:41 pm

    I must try a grilled banana sandwich at some point in my life. Must. It looks super good!

  • ezzie January 1, 2011, 9:49 pm

    I love pistachios! Pistachio ice cream is also reeeeally good! mmm~ Next to cashews and almonds, they’re my favorite nut 😀

  • carlee January 1, 2011, 10:13 pm

    The first time I had a grilled banana sandwich it was not the best! I am going to perservere and try again becasue it always looks so stinkin good! did you add greek yogurt to it this time!?

    I am so excited I am trying being a vegetarian. If my body does not like it back to meat again. But I want to give it a shot becasue the thought of eating animal is so disgusting. I watched part of Food Inc.
    The only thing is I get very low on iron?
    and I tend to grab fresh deli turkey when I need a quick boost of protein.
    Any suggestions?

    • Caitlin January 2, 2011, 11:03 am

      Hmm I wonder why your GBS wasn’t great. Were you using really awesome, crusty, whole wheat bread? Good bread is key.

      I take an iron supplement and I think all vegetarians should! Instead of deli meat, try nuts, protein shakes, Larabars, or a PB sandwich.

  • allyson January 1, 2011, 10:17 pm

    I love the grilled banana sandwich, want to try it tomorrow with our extra fruit. Quick question, how many calories do you eat a day? Some of the pictures make the meals look huge? I def cant eat all that for breakfast and then go run.

    • Caitlin January 2, 2011, 11:05 am

      Re: the huge meals, I guess you’re referring to the Thai food, but remember that’s just basically veggies (low cal) and rice and tofu (also pretty low cal). That whole dish probably had 500 calories in it, max.

      I aim for about 1600 – 2500 cals a day, depending on my exercise levels. During the peak of marathon training, I was probably taking in more.

      Everyone’s needs are different!

  • Melissa January 1, 2011, 10:17 pm

    This has nothing to do with this post, but I finally tried parsnip “fries” yesterday and my son and I were both very pleased. He ate a ton of them! Thanks for the idea!

  • Stephanie January 1, 2011, 10:35 pm

    Tried a grilled banana for the first time the other day and LOVED it! Thanks for the tip!

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey January 1, 2011, 10:38 pm

    ugggh – I hate driving when I’m tired. It is the WORST!!

  • Mish (Pursuit of Happiness) January 1, 2011, 11:28 pm

    Caitlin, I’ve been reading your blog for over a year and because of you I started running and lost 33lbs last year. I’m running my first half marathon in Sydney in May and started my own blog today. Thank you for the inspiration!!!!

    • Caitlin January 2, 2011, 11:06 am

      Congrats on your healthy weight loss!!! And welcome to the blog world.

  • Kristina @ Life as Kristina January 2, 2011, 12:14 am

    I’m scared of the addiction trying GBS might cause-ha! And now i’m craving Thai….at 12:15 am…thankfully no place is open, ha!

  • salah@myhealthiestlifestyle January 2, 2011, 12:50 am

    that GBS looks absolutely amazing!!!! hahaha I love those things 🙂

  • Maryann January 2, 2011, 2:37 am

    Driving in the fog is so scary! The only thing worse is trying to drive when the sun is right where you need to be looking.

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) January 2, 2011, 7:46 am

    Glad to see you made it home safe and sound! I seriously hate having to drive through a thick fog.

    (p.s. I really do need to try your banana french toast. It looks amazing. 😀 )

  • Katie January 2, 2011, 8:35 am

    where is your thai food from?

  • Kjirsten- Balanced Healthy Life January 2, 2011, 9:33 am

    I’m not a fan of long drives after a big night of staying up late! Glad to see you made it home safely in the rain and fog!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin January 2, 2011, 10:10 am

    Oh yuck, 6 hours in the car is brutal! Take out was definitely necessary after that. 😉

  • melissa January 2, 2011, 10:15 am

    hi cait! i saw this and i think you’d enjoy it—i’m going to test it this week! happy new year!

    • Caitlin January 2, 2011, 11:08 am

      Oh I love mushrooms. That sounds GOOD. Let me know how it is!

  • Amber K January 2, 2011, 12:54 pm

    I am awful when it comes to finding good car food! I only like nuts straight from the freezer, I only like fruits like apples if they are cored and sliced, my body doesn’t always like dairy…so pre-sliced veggies maybe? But that doesn’t sound that filling. Luckily, I’m not on the road much!

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