I usually go to 1 or 2 out-of-town, 2-4 day conferences a year for work, and traditionally have used that time as an excuse to eat/drink whatever the hell I want. My first conference since going paleo about a month ago is coming up at the beginning of November, and I want this time to be different.
I'm not too worried about dinner -- I'll be eating in restaurants in the evenings, and it's easy enough to find something relatively paleo at most places, and this is in Salt Lake City, which looks to be crawling with steakhouses (yum! says the former vegetarian). But the breakfast, lunch and break-time buffets at these things are usually LOADED with muffins, bagels, sweetened "yogurts", wraps, sandwiches, chips, pasta salad, etc. etc. etc. Typically there's some kind of fruit at breakfast, and some kind of green salad at lunch, but I need my fat and protein to stay satiated (and tolerable to be around). If I'm freaking starving, it will be hard to say no to a turkey sandwich, you know?
So any tips? I'll be in a hotel, so can't cook, though I should have a little fridge (though no access to it during the day). What should I/could I bring? (I'm flying, so no liquids greater than 3 oz!). If I can find a convenience store (doubt there'll be a proper market, since I'm staying in the convention neighborhood) nearby, what could I look for there? Non-perishables to carry with me at the conference? Other strategies?