Fitbloggin in terms of what yours truly ate). Not everything was that exciting
so I thought I’d hit a few points.
with California Almonds!
these HUGE bowls full of a bunch of different things you could use to make
granola. My roomie, Sarah, and I hit up Kroger on the way to the hotel for some
supplies (Note: A Foodie always
requests a mini-fridge in the hotel room!), including CarbMaster yogurt. OMG! I
love this stuff. For those of you who aren’t too big on Greek yogurt this stuff
is a great option: low sugars, low carbs, high protein! I topped my cinnamon
roll yogurt with some of my granola (please don’t ask me to remember what’s in
it!) and that was breakfast!
that were presented in new ways! The folks at Ninja Kitchen did smoothies (click on the
picture to expand for the recipes). The green one I liked, the orange one was a
little strange for me.
made a blueberry muffin with avocados replacing much of the fat and they. Were.
Awesome! Here’s the recipe although it is NOT WLS-friendly. I will work on tweaking. But in it’s current form I think I could even get this past my oldest (read: pickiest) daughter!
The concept is simple (yet petrifying for presenters, I think). You choose a
topic and you do a PowerPoint Presentation that’s five minutes. But here’s the
kicker: the slides change every 15 seconds! So you don’t really have much time
to talk. For me, this would be a disaster. Sarah did a great Ignite talk to
raise awareness about Lipedema and Lymphedema so I enjoyed watching her.
is, it’s a way of eating food in really small portions, small plates. In my
estimation, tapas is MADE for us! Here’s what we had:
this lovely restaurant that had a gumbo with gator meat. I am an adverturous “Nawtherner”
so I tried it! Although this LOOKS more like bean soup, it’s definitely gumbo.
And it was GOOD! The texture of gator is slightly gamey/chewy. It’s good. As my
friend Julia would say, “I’d hit that again.”
you. I ate pralines – but not THAT many of them!(Six years post-op and I still dump). I
also brought some home thinking I’d save them for the kids but alas I left them
unwrapped and they dried out and, I’m sorry, but I wanted my kids to get the
REAL praline experience! (Side note: I have it on good authority that it’s “prah-lines” not “pray-lines” like I always say it!)
a tour and visited some African-American historical sights. The tour ended with
a stop at one of those places that I call “the truth.” The truth is a
restaurant in a city that is not touristy. In fact, it may be a dive or a hole
in the wall. But the food is as authentic as you can get.
Now I want to emphasize that a) I don’t eat this kind of stuff every day
and b) my pouch still works so I didn’t get through a lot of this plate! It is
BBQ ribs (what is it about ribs!), okra, some kind of rice (rice generally
upsets my stomach though so I didn’t fool with that too much) and some mac ‘n
cheese. (Yes, I ate mac ‘n cheese. Crucify me if you want but it was worth the
pouch space and the resulting extra workouts I had to do once I got home!)
The name of the restaurant, by the way, is The Garden of Eden. The owner was super nice!
you one more and that’s some of the stuff I learned. It’s coming!
…or a trip to eat at The Lady & Son’s (That’s owned by Paula Deen, y’all! And yes I am black. And yes I would have.)