How to deal with other people making meals? And travel friendly meals

Hi Brooke

I have 2 questions for you:
1) How to deal with a situation where other people are giving you a meal? I am a touring musician and most nights we get fed by the venue hosts, without much say in what we’re served. It’s not just me in the group, so I don’t want to ask them to make 2 meals, so how do I stay on plan without being rude.

2) In a similar vein, can you give ideas for easy meals that I can have in my suitcase when travelling. All our meal stops tend to just be gas stations etc so it’s hard to find healthy options, and when we’re driving 6-8 hours between shows each day I can’t ask my co-workers to change their plans to accommodate me. I wondered about always having a tub of protein shake with me, so I just need water to make it?

Any advice would be great.