Hey there! Today I bring you my 9th edition of What I Ate Wednesday (WIAW), this time from warm and sunny Florida. I spent a few days in Orlando last week for a trade show and decided to track everything I ate on day two of the trip.
Eating while on the road is always a challenge, especially when the only food to choose from is room service, takeout or restaurant fare. We were staying at a resort right beside Disney World so the choices were actually pretty great. Lots of options, including some healthier and even vegetarian stuff.
In the end I think I did ok, though my meals definitely could’ve used more fruits and vegetables!
Ok, here she goes…
There was a Starbucks in the lobby of our resort but the line was crazy long, so instead I grabbed a bacon, egg and cheese breakfast sandwich from the food court.
The sandwich was a little heavy (there was a good deal of butter slathered on there) but there wasn’t much of a choice other than pastries which I’m not a fan of. I also got a black coffee (better than Starbucks!) and bottled water to drink.
After unpacking boxes and setting up our trade show booth, I sat outside by the pool with my book. One of my favourite things to drink whenever I’m in the States is unsweetened iced tea, so I bought a huge cup from the pool bar and sipped on it all afternoon (hello, free refills!).
For lunch I had tuna tacos which came with a little side salad of wakame, a type of seaweed, seasoned with sesame oil. The portions were small but the raw tuna was so fresh and delicious. You don’t get seafood this fresh back in Ontario, that’s for sure.
Our team dinner wasn’t until 9 pm, so late in the afternoon I picked up a package of Swiss cheese, grapes and dried fruit to tide me over. What better to pair with my little pre-dinner cheese plate? A glass of red wine, of course.
When dinnertime finally rolled around, we headed to a big restaurant in Disney shaped like a riverboat called Fulton’s Crab House. (I still don’t know if the boat was real or fake, hah.) I didn’t get a photo of the “seafood tower” appetizer we shared, but I had two pieces of shrimp with marinara dipping sauce, one ahi tuna lettuce cup (yeah, more tuna) sprinkled with lemon juice and two oysters with Tabasco.
For my main, I had the grouper with guacamole and sautéed vegetables. For drinks: two cups of water throughout the meal and a fairly large glass of Chardonnay. All in the name of full WIAW disclosure!
That’s all for this week’s edition of WIAW!