That lentil soup just keeps on giving!
Nick and I are finishing off the soup leftovers for lunch today, along with some leftover veggies + hummus.
Is it bad that Nick and I can polish off one of these little tubs of Sabra in just over a day? It’s so addicting! I definitely have to buy that huge tub from Costco soon. At least that one lasts for more than a week in our house.
I also brought the other half of my banana from breakfast this morning and 2 supercharge me cookies for an afternoon snack.
I love them! I ended up using all whole wheat flour and NO dried fruit – just chocolate chips. I love the maple flavor in the cookies, and they were so easy to make. I can’t wait to try them with peanut butter + dark chocolate chips.
Today’s lunch errand should be pretty fun. Nick and I are going to look at a bag for me for our trip to Spain, and I’m excited to try some on!
We’ve decided to go with backpacks instead of the normal “roller bags”. On our trip, we’ll actually be visiting a few different towns and will be moving around a lot and taking trains, and we don’t want to be lugging a roller bag behind us the whole time.
Since Nick and I love hiking and backpacking, we have a few of the internal-frame bags, but most of them are too big to be able to carry on the flights.
Thankfully, we have one day-pack at home that will work, but we need one more for me to take.
Nick sent me one bag option that he found on Campmor today, and it’s a great price!
The best thing about these internal-frame packs is that they keep the weight distributed on your back in a way that normal “bookbag” doesn’t.
You know how carrying a lot of stuff in a bookbag just makes the bag lumpy, uncomfortable, and makes the bag slouch and hang on your back? Internal-frame bags don’t do that. Plus, they usually have a strap that goes around your waist so you carry a lot of the weight there instead of on your shoulders.
Here’s hoping we find one that works!
What do you pack in when you travel? Do you always pack too much or do you have it down to a science?
I’ll admit. I TOTALLY overpack. I’m talking 4-6 outfit choices for a weekend trip. I just like having options, I guess!
But this trip will be different…because I’m going to have to carry all my stuff with me almost the entire time. So the packing will really have to be the bare minimum, especially if I want to save room to bring stuff back with me (like paella or a bull).