(Closed) Living in a hotel – food?

posted 4 years ago in Fitness
Post # 2
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Bumble bee

Salad, vegetables, tuna, fruit and lots of water. You can cook chicken in a microwave in a glass container with water. It’s got to be boiling though. 

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

Well i think you nailed it. Prep meals and food for the week and heat them up in the microwave. Keep plenty of fresh fruits and veggies for quick snacks you can take to class if you need to. I would make a bunch of food separately, like chicken breasts, rice, potatoes, store them all separately then when you are ready to eat just pair the chicken with rice and steam or eat fresh veggies with it. invest in a few spices or spice blends you can add when reheating each meal so it has flavor and provides variety. Cheese is good to have as well. Eggs can be cooked in microwave and you can add some veggies, cheese or whatever to the eggs so they keep you full longer. Overnight oatmeal is a great breakfast or snack and you just mix the oatmeal with milk and some fruit and it keeps in the fridge! There are tons of recipes for mug cakes cooked in microwave for a sweet snack when you need one but its portioned for one. Canned or pouch tuna is good to have as it doesn’t need to be warmed up. Salads can also be made ahead of time for lunches, just keep the dressing on the side until you are ready to eat. Hope this helps!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

You can also make rice bowls with the chicken.   They sell microwavable rice. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Would the hotel allow you to bring in an electric skillet?  I had friends who had to live in a hotel for 3 months and that’s what they did.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Prepping your food in advance is key in wieght loss. If you have healthy food you can just grab and eat you’ll do much better. Invest in some mason jars and make salads, fruits salads, roasted veggies, etc. The jars will keep you organized and should fit easily in those tiny hotel fridges. You can get a really small crockpot and cook meals in that as well. If you don’t want to leave it on while you are out, you can cook when you get home and package the meal to be reheated for the next day. A hot pan might work too. I would also keep some healthier option “cheat” foods on hand too. It might be too easy to hit the vending machine in the middle of the night when a chocolate craving comes on, but a 100 calorie pack of oreos might subside that. If you prefer salty food store some baked chips in the room, but portion them out in ziplocs so you don’t get caught eating the whole bag. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

My BFF lives in hotels a lot for work. They usually have dining rooms, so she sticks to the healthy stuff she can find there and takes fruit to her room for snacks. I think she sometimes does crackers/hummus/veggies/cold cuts and stuff like that. 

You could do overnight oatmeal for breakfast (rolled oats soaked in almond milk overnight, and you can mix in flax meal and/or fruit). Fiance and another friend of mine also do protein shakes a lot – if you get a Blender Bottle, you won’t need a kitchen.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

When I get my life together on the weekends, I make big batches of quinoa or pasta salad with lots of veggies, then portion it out for weekday lunches. If you have the microwave, you could do this with almost any recipe and reheat it later… but then you’d have to cook every Sunday, which might not be what you want to do.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

208bride:  I know there are better ways to cook eggs in the microwave, but I make them for breakfast sandwiches like this:

  • spray a small round ziploc container (the ones that are 1-1.25 cups) with cooking spray
  • crack an egg into it
  • add some salt and pepper, or even ham, onions, cheese whatever and wisk with a fork
  • put it in the microwave uncovered for 44 seconds (watch it, it’ll expand) then pull out and immediately squish onto your eglish muffin (or plate)

You can even prep a few of them before hand and just keep the raw prepped eggers with the lid on in the fridge

Also, can you buy a small rice cooker? cooking your own is so much cheaper and better for you than the pre-packaged stuff. I also cook my quinoa in it!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

208bride:  Get a slow cooker and use that. You can prepare so many great meals in it. 

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