So I’ve recently returned from Iceland and Greenland. Which was absolutely amazing…obviously. It was a completely different world (greenland) and something I’ve always wanted to experience. My father and I take a trip every year together and this year I chose Iceland. I’m going to write a little bit about what we did and the food I ate. Traveling with my dad is always an adventure. He doesn’t eat much, thinks he knows everything, and is very stubborn. SHOCKING that I am his spawn, right!? But since I am used to eating a VERY strict and clean diet, drinking tons of water, and working out a few times a day, changes to my schedule always come at a shock. We spent the majority of the time sitting. I decided not to bother working out because I could use the off time. Looking back, I should have stretched more. I am an all or nothing sort of person…oh well. So I kept track of everything I ate while I was on vacation and you will get an idea of how much of a change it was.
Airport day– salad with salmon (really gross), another salad with deli turkey (literally two slices of turkey. The salad had cheese on it so I just ate the turkey slices)
First Day in Iceland (day 1):
Breakfast/Lunch- Omelet. Evidently omelets have cheese in them so I picked off the pieces of egg that didn’t have cheese.
Dinner- Sashimi and salmon and wine.
Breakfast- scrambled eggs, slices of tomato, tons of coffee.
Lunch- salmon scraped away from some other stuff I’ve never seen. Salad
Dinner- sashimi and salmon and wine
Breakfast- scrambled eggs, slices of tomato, smoked salmon
We went 7.5 hours without eating and ended up at a grocery store at some tiny fishing town where I bought a cucumber, pepper, and coconut flake mix with raisins (picked the raisins out). Thankfully I brought protein powder. The pepper ended up having mold on the inside so I ate the cucumber, protein powder, and coconut flakes.
Dinner- salmon and sauteed vegetables.
Flight to Greenland
Breakfast/lunch- salad with mini shrimp and white fish
Dinner- White fish and wine
Breakfast- scrambled eggs with slices of tomato
Lunch- fish and shrimp
Dinner- scallops and trout and wine
Breakfast- scrambled eggs
Lunch- on airplane, inside of a turkey sandwich. (two slices of turkey)
Dinner- sashimi and salmon
Breakfast- scrambled eggs with tomato slices
Lunch- protein powder.
Dinner- (It has been 12 hours, except for the protein powder, that I have eaten at this point and I’m not very happy about it.) white fish and some chicken stuff from a nearby middle eastern vendor.
Airport Day 8:
Breakfast- Scrambled eggs with tomato slices
Lunch- smoked salmon and a few things on the plane (salad- basically 1/2 c of lettuce and about 2 ounces of chicken)
Dinner- salad with chicken in the airport.
A good example of what almost all of the fish dishes looked like:
My dad doesn’t believe you need to drink water (he’s a doctor by the way) and staying hydrated was difficult.
So as fascinating as that was for you guys, it gives you an idea of what I ate while I was gone… a ton of fish and eggs. I was really hungry on days we didn’t eat lunch and a lot of the time the food was really small for lunch. I came back quite starving and Chris had made me chocolate, coconut, almond butter bark that I love and promptly devoured.
I also forgot to mention that my last travel day was 24 hours of hell. I literally traveled for 24 hours and was awake 95% of the time. I even cried in the airport when my flight was delayed multiple times. I was quite happy to get home and see my tribe.
All in all- my trip was AWESOME and I saw some amazing things and got to spend time with my dad. Aside from some of the sauces my food was cooked in, I ate mostly paleo.
I’m so happy to be home and back on track.
You can also go to my website HERE, to look at the good ones of the Icebergs and glaciers…here’s a little peak.