iced coffee by the pool, smoked mako shark medallions.
Just a day of vacation eating.
I love to travel and I love to eat. But I don’t want to feel like crap when I get home.
Over the years I have found it’s pretty easy to stick with my happy, healthy and hot lifestyle when I travel. So here’s an example of a day of eating in Cape May, NJ. And I totally enjoyed every bite!
If I’m going to be away more than a day or two, I figure out some way to include my morning coffee ritual. This time I packed my Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides and Bulletproof Brain Octane Oil. It was easy to find unsalted organic butter at the Acme, and I grabbed some freshly ground Cape May Roasters coffee at the cute little kitchen shop.
Totally loved starting each day with a little quiet time and delicious coffee that gives my skin, hair, and nails a boost!
One of the best places for omelets is McGlades. They are amazing…super thin and loaded with filling. My favorite is called Mickey’s…lump crabmeat, avocado and alfalfa sprouts. I have them hold the cheese. And the hash browns and toast…I always sub fruit. This is such an easy fix to lower carbs and add antioxidants.
With a hearty breakfast I wasn’t really hungry at lunch. I snacked on almonds and blueberries and sipped some iced coffee while reading and listening to Justin Bieber by the pool.
Dinner was at 410 Bank. This is not only my favorite restaurant in Cape May, it’s one of my favorite restaurants anywhere. It is described as French New Orleans cuisine with a Caribbean flair. Which sounds kind of complicated. I would just describe it as magical. Not just the food, but the wonderful service and the gorgeous setting, especially the jungle-like walkway leading to the entrance.
This time I had two appetizers instead of an entree, since there were so many things I wanted to try.
The Gulf Stream Crab Terrine is perfect…layers of lump crabmeat, perfectly ripe Jersey tomatoes, and avocado. And yes, that is twice in one day for lump crabmeat and avocado. My kind of day!
Instead of an entree, I had the Smoked Mako Shark Medallions appetizer. This was served with a honey, ginger and sesame glaze that was insane. In a good way. I could eat it every day.
There were also a few glasses of chardonnay involved here. I’m usually into reds but this was perfect on a hot summer day.
So there you have it…a day of delicious, pretty indulgent eating. But it was all real food, and I completed avoided grains and dairy (with the exception of the butter in my coffee). Everything I ate fit in with my happy, healthy and hot lifestyle and I felt great…never stuffed or bloated.
Some other memorable meals include the Clam Bake at The Lobster House, which is a whole lobster, some clams, shrimp and mussels and the obligatory corn and potato (which I skip). Always soooo good! The Rusty Nail makes a great breakfast too…love the smoked salmon omelet. I get it without the cream cheese, and of course sub fruit for the toast and potatoes.
So here’s a little recap of my vacation eating strategy:
Hit a grocery store when you arrive for some fresh produce and healthy snacks.
Listen to your body…even if everyone else is eating a big meal, you don’t have to.
Look up menus online ahead of time and figure out some healthier options. That way you’re not overwhelmed.
Speak up to make sure you are getting exactly what you want in restaurants. (And life in general!)
So…can you enjoy your vacation eating (and drinking) and still feel happy, healthy and hot? Yes, you really can!
You will be happy relaxing and enjoying delicious food. There are so many healthy options available these days, so it’s easy to eat in a way that supports weight maintenance and tons of energy. Plus you can pack stuff like collagen for gorgeous skin, hair and nails. And a happy, fit girl who’s relaxed and enjoying her vacation is always hot!
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