The recent road trip to Denver proved to be a challenge for vegetarian eating. A few discoveries are noteworthy. For breakfast we packed protein shakes and meal replacement bars. They make your tummy feel good when you have to eat early in the morning and they keep you from veering off the road into hash browns and sausage sandwiches.
For lunch we found at Sonic, of all places cranberry juice, sugar was added but it was a wonderful break from bottled water and orange juice. Quiznos grilled mushrooms and onions for my veggie sub and made it to my specifications. It was delicious. Of course the Morningstar brand of veggie burger is available at Burger King and if I’m feeling deprived I also order the onion rings. Finally, the old standby, Cracker Barrel has a four vegetable side dish platter with corn muffins that is very satisfying and they serve pinto beans with a really nice pickle relish. Their Apple Iced Tea and Sweet Potato Casserole are a highlight of the menu.
Once in Denver we ate at two different restaurants. Las Fuentes near Speer Blvd in downtown has homemade Mexican food with bean and rice fillings. The sauces make the food extraordinary. The Old Spaghetti Factory is a great place to eat if you are hungry and like homemade Italian food. We ate Mizithra cheese from Greece with browned butter on pasta, which was the best entree of the week.
Finally, we never go into the higher altitudes without our Perfect Water. It is purified, re-mineralized, ionized, micro-structured, and oxygen rich which is very helpful when trying to walk or climb stairs in the Mile-High City.
If you have tried to eat a healthy, vegetarian diet on the road send me your finds. I would love to hear from you.