Weekend Boston Adventures (with a side of NYC) February 13, 2012 Stop 1: USA, Weekend Adventures The travelling dietitian decided it was time to round up the troops and begin the travelling part of this adventure. Boston accommodation was booked, the car was hired and the team was ready to go on Friday morning… So that was the initial plan, however as most of us know, plans very rarely go to plan! On Wednesday evening I was listening to some music and started to surf the internet when I stumbled across a site that notified me of a party that was on in NYC on Thursday night…we all know what this meant…I ran straight into the boys apartment, told them we just had to go, rebooked the car for an extra day, Sebastian acting in his favourite role (itinerary planner) got straight onto the hotel booking, and I of course did my bit by finding the site to book the event tickets! Within 5 minutes we had a new plan and apparently we were leaving after my finance class at 9pm on Thursday to spend the night in NYC.. Lets just say, the detour was well worth it! We all had a ball dancing the night away, arriving in NYC at midnight and departing by mid day on Friday, the trip was off to a good start. After a long trip to Boston, which I am pretty sure I slept the majority of, we arrived in Boston. Little did we know that Boston was going to be a whole nother level of cold! We jumped onto the internet for some advice on what to do, and of course, the first website we opened made the following statement in their opening line “don’t visit Boston in February”…we felt really on top of our A game at this point, clearly!? Anyway, the weekend was filled with exploring local sites, including; the public library, the museum of contemporary art (I’m still working on appreciating some of the creativeness that goes on in places like that), Harvard University, and for me, the highlight, my personal trip to Whole Foods! As mentioned in a previous post, I love exploring the culinary scenes in different towns and countries. I had been told that I would love Whole Foods by my father, and boy was he right! I let the boys drop me off so that I could have a proper look. I was particularly amazed by the yoghurt fridge. The number of insanely high protein or fibre yoghurts was very impressive in my eyes. I tasted a coconut milk based yoghurt, as well as chobani which is a dairy based yoghurt (from my internet surfing I see it is available in Australia)- both very filling and tasty! I’ve noticed that a lot of products have fibre added to them here compared to back home, so you can often find bars and yoghurts with up at 9g of dietary fibre, compared to around 4g in Australia..might be a space to watch Aussies. I was skeptical of a number of the bars available, as well as the bagels and cakes/biscuit cabinet. I feel that sometimes people go into a store that is promoted as ‘healthy’ and simply think that everything is created equally nutritionally, and therefore food selection and portion sizes go off the rails. All in all I still thought the supermarket was wonderful and I can happily say that after consuming a slice of their real whole grain bread compared to the packeted grainy bread from the university I had been having, I truly knew I was feeding my body something it appreciated and was being filled by! For now, back to classes for another few days before heading off to Philadelphia and Washington over the Presidents Day long weekend. Travelling Dietitian x Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Related Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.