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As promised, I have eaten nearly every meal in the car today.  Whew.


Panda Puffs as I sat in bumper-to-bumper traffic to get to the Boston airport.  1 hour and 15 minutes to go 20 miles, baby!  Oh yeah.


+ Eggs and cheddar at the airport.


And a veggie burger for lunch.  Okay, I didn’t attempt to eat that salad in the car.  That would’ve been way too hard (and pretty unsafe).


In all of Charlotte, I think Luna’s Living Kitchen has the best veggie burgers.  I get mine wrapped in collard greens – so fresh and tasty.  It’s made with a combination of quinoa and kamut, topped with cucumbers, greens, and pickle relish.




Remember when Nicole, Jen, and I ran a 10K for Nicole’s bachelorette?


I ended up being quoted in this New York Times article about healthy bachelorettes – totally random!  But pretty cool because DadHTP worships the New York Times.   


I do really think the healthy bachelorette idea a nice trend because the non-boozy interaction is, of course, very memorable and fun (but we had our honey badger bachelorette night at the bars, too).  Although, of course, I don’t know you can work in penis paraphernalia at a yoga class – and I think penis paraphernalia is pretty much a must for bachelorettes!  Smile



  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) October 20, 2011, 2:14 pm

    I’m not much of a drinker (there are just few that I like the taste of), so I would think the healthy route would be lots of fun. I’m typically the designated driver, which I don’t mind, but I think this could be fun for a change. I wish I had some collards for a wrap tonight…I need something to wrap my baked falafel in for dinner on the go and I’ve got nothing. I hope your day is going well despite the craziness!

  • Hillary October 20, 2011, 2:19 pm

    I kind of love this idea, seeing as how I’m not a big drinker or fan of penis paraphernalia ; )

  • Johanna B October 20, 2011, 2:36 pm

    I think those veggie burgers are awesomesauce. Wish there was a Luna’s in Topeka.

  • Anne @strawberryjampackedlife October 20, 2011, 2:41 pm

    Ugh, my friend bought me a veil with penises (penii?) on it. I wore it, but wasn’t so excited. It took that long to get to the airport? I can make it in 15 from my house (without traffic) and very rarely more than 30 when there’s traffic. I hope you enjoyed Beantown!

    • CaitlinHTP October 20, 2011, 9:12 pm

      Penii veils forever!

      • Carin October 20, 2011, 9:41 pm

        “Penii veils” sounds like another term for foreskins!

        Sorry if that offends anyone…I know that they’re not that common in the U.S. (don’t your guys all get them chopped off?) so maybe you won’t even know what I’m talking about!

        • CaitlinHTP October 21, 2011, 7:11 am

          i think less and less people in american circumsize now!

  • Lindsey October 20, 2011, 2:42 pm

    I love the idea but I also loving going out and letting loose, booze or no booze! I like the idea to incorporate both 🙂

  • Kiran @ October 20, 2011, 2:58 pm

    I love multi-tasking and if that involves eating in the car while battling traffic 🙂 Of course, all done safely.

    Loved reading the healthy bachelorette in NYT. So nice to blend healthy habits into something fun with the girlfriends.

  • hippierunner October 20, 2011, 3:26 pm

    Someone has to say it: Don’t promote distracted driving! Would you rather lose a second of your life or lose your life (or someone else’s) in a second? Drive safely everyone! 🙂

  • Katie @ Peace Love and Oats October 20, 2011, 3:32 pm

    Haha I also love the idea of a healthy bachelorette but I think it’s necessary to get some of that unhealthy action in there too…

  • Deva @ Deva by Definition October 20, 2011, 3:33 pm

    I saw that story earlier, how cool!

  • AmandaonMaui October 20, 2011, 3:35 pm

    That is a good idea for a bachelorette party. It’s much more my speed than most bachelorette parties. I’m not a drinker, a night club fan (especially with the lack of good music these days), and I’m just not into them. However, this would be something I’d do.

    Oh, and FYI Kamut is not gluten free. 🙁 As I said, not trying to be a nag. I’m just trying to help you identify hidden gluten so your body is 100% happy for you.

    • CaitlinHTP October 20, 2011, 9:12 pm

      DAMMIT! LOL What would I do without you though, Amanda?

  • Caitlin October 20, 2011, 4:00 pm

    Mmmm that veggie wrap’s filling looks so good! I love meat but when eating sandwiches and wraps, I prefer vegetarian fillings. So much better!

  • Lisa October 20, 2011, 4:32 pm

    wow that is one long airport commute!!!

  • Meg October 20, 2011, 4:34 pm

    I just recently taught a private yoga class for a bachelorette party. It was so much fun to be a part of it. There was laughing, pictures, jokes, and a tremendous amount of energy. Obviously, nothing like a traditional class, but it was so much fun for the bride and her friends. I would highly recommend it!

  • Yolie @ Practising Wellness October 20, 2011, 4:45 pm

    Wow, Lunas Living Kitchen sounds wonderful, and that burger looks so fresh and healthy and mouthwatering! You definitely passed your good intention for the day just eating that! 😀
    Hehehe…so cool you were quoted in the New York Times. And I’m so down with the active bachelorette thing. I’d like to go dancing AND go for a special yoga class or something…that would be awesome! 😀 I’ve never actually been to a bachelorette before, can you belive?! None of my friends are married – and we’re pushing 27! I feel left out! 😉 xyx

    • CaitlinHTP October 20, 2011, 9:11 pm

      All the sudden, EVERYONE will get engaged and married – Trust me!

  • Amanda October 20, 2011, 4:52 pm

    I feel like traffic has gotten worse in Boston over the last year. It seems like everyone starts their commute super early, so you have to be on the road before 7am to avoid traffic. Not fun.

    Your veggie burger looks awesome! I love that they add pickle relish. 🙂

    Also, congrats on being quoted in the New York Times! Exciting stuff.

    • CaitlinHTP October 20, 2011, 9:10 pm

      Dude, terrible traffic. I feel for Bostonians!

  • Kelly October 20, 2011, 4:55 pm

    Haha, yeah I’m kind of all about doing something healthy and then letting lose. For my bachelorette, my college roommate and I took a super long bike ride that morning, but then we headed out to the bars that night. It’s really up to what the bride likes though.

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife October 20, 2011, 5:26 pm

    YOur veggie burger looks SO delicious!!

    p.s. how did you have time to post today?! You’re amazing.

    • CaitlinHTP October 20, 2011, 8:55 pm

      My meeting with the Husband got canceled so I had an expected 45 minutes!

  • Jill October 20, 2011, 5:54 pm

    For my bachelorette, we got manis/pedi’s, took a core fusion class at exhale spa in NYC and went to an organic restaurant for dinner and drinks. Loved it! I insisted on everyone wearing yoga pants. Penis paraphernalia was still included!

    • CaitlinHTP October 20, 2011, 8:49 pm

      That sounds really fun, Jill 🙂 I wanna be in your bridal party!

  • Brooke @ sweats & sweets October 20, 2011, 7:04 pm

    I want that veggie burger, like ASAP.

    & congrats on the Times!

  • kathleen @ the daily crumb October 20, 2011, 7:08 pm

    i love your UM steering wheel cover! not a canes fan, but i appreciate spirit 🙂

    to die for veggie burger!

    • CaitlinHTP October 20, 2011, 8:47 pm

      Hehe I love it too. It’s my fav Miami thing we have!

  • MegaNerd October 20, 2011, 7:12 pm

    You could have biked to the airport faster. #trafficblows <– job security

  • MegaNerd October 20, 2011, 7:13 pm

    P.S. I miss you.

    • CaitlinHTP October 20, 2011, 8:47 pm

      I miss you more!!!

  • Alex @ Raw Recovery October 20, 2011, 7:58 pm

    That’s interesting! A thought for my own bachelorette party…someday!

  • CJ @ October 20, 2011, 8:55 pm

    maybe i need a redo on my bachelorette party then because there was no penis paraphanalia!!!

  • Ellie@fitforthesoul October 20, 2011, 9:13 pm

    omgness that kinda paraphernalia would make me cry! haha but that’s just me.
    And that’s such a good idea, wrapping collard greens around burgers~it sounds delicious.

  • Sharon October 20, 2011, 9:47 pm

    After seeing them on your blog so any times, I tried Panda Puffs. OMG! They are awesome…how did I live without these? To make it even better they are on sale at my grocery store for $2.50.

    • CaitlinHTP October 21, 2011, 7:12 am

      prepare to become addicted!

  • Sweet and Savvy October 20, 2011, 9:59 pm

    Quite the busy day! I’m pretty jealous of that veggie burger!

  • maria @ a life to Bragg about October 20, 2011, 11:37 pm

    I DEFINITELY think you can work penis paraphernalia into a yoga class! Some of those yoga positions would make interesting sex positions so why not!?

    • CaitlinHTP October 21, 2011, 7:12 am

      good point 😉

  • Khushboo October 20, 2011, 11:38 pm

    Man that burger looks so wholesome- i want!

  • Sophie @ threetimesf October 21, 2011, 10:50 am

    I loved the idea of running a fun 10k for the bachelorette! 🙂

  • Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers October 21, 2011, 12:55 pm

    That’s soooo cool! 🙂 I read the article as soon as I saw that you tweeted it yesterday.

  • Amber K October 21, 2011, 1:21 pm

    Healthy bachelorette – such a fun idea! Wish I had been healthy back when I had mine.

  • Julia H. @ The Petite Spiel October 21, 2011, 2:07 pm

    New York Times?? SWEET.

    I read the article & it’s great…and I love the whole idea behind it! I’m definitely not anywhere near marriage-age, but I think I’d incorporate something fun & fit like that into my bridal celebrations…though I’m sure I’d follow it up with the “typical” festivities, too, haha.

  • Alett October 23, 2011, 8:33 am

    Awww you were in Boston!?!
    (of course I was sick this week and am just reading this now).

    Hubby & I live right in the city so for us to get to the airport is seriously 15 min door-to-“check-in” taking the “T” <- subway. So sorry you got caught in nasty traffic!

    Where did you speak? I would have loved to have listened to you speak! (although I am assuming that it was likely a local college so doubtful I could have attended anyway).


  • Christen October 23, 2011, 10:33 pm

    My best friend organized 2 spin classes for her wedding party; the morning of the rehearsal & the morning of the wedding itself. We had cute shirts made that said “Ride with the Bride” and the wedding photographer got up early to snap a few pics of us before we got too sweaty. It was such a great way to burn off some of the booze we would be taking in later in the day.

  • Stephanie Abbott July 13, 2014, 10:08 pm

    Hi! So, I walked 5mi every day with my first…she’s now 8 and a half months. I encourage all of my friends to do the same! Since you don’t work…it’s easy! Take Henry (“henners”) along. Bring snacks and take side trips. I swear that my long walks helped with my easy delievery. I know you’re set on another natural delivery, but let me be an innocent bystander and encourage you to “try” an epidural. It won’t “ruin” your baby, it won’t “ruin” your birth experience….it. will. be. lovely. I PROMISE. Wouldn’t it be nice to experience both?

    However. I would flip a mother *F(&#(&$(#&* *SH!!!!!t* if somebody told me what to do. I just get the sense from you that you feel as if you need to do natural. I just want to encourage the wonders of a drug birth. It’s not wrong! It’s NOT bad! Your baby will be JUST fine. Both my husband, uncle, and brother are McArther Grant recipients and were all totally druggfully (?!) birthed. Two of which were formula fed (I don’t necessarily encourage..but support!). Why not give it a whirl.

    Please email me. I have loads to say that don’t belong on public forum.

    also, PS. Henry is amazing! SUCH a cutie! xo

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