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What I Ate Wednesday #9: A Work Trip in Florida

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…

Breakfast

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.

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Lunch

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.

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Dinner

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!

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That’s all for this week’s edition of WIAW!

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  • Jessie April 15, 2015, 11:45 am

    I think you did a great job with the breakfast options you were presented with. It’s so easy to just say screw it & grab a pastry. Good for you :)

    • Jennifer Andrews April 15, 2015, 7:33 pm

      Thanks, Jessie :) It was the lesser of two evils but at least it was filling!

  • Georgie April 15, 2015, 8:08 pm

    Travel eating can be tough, but as long as you do the best with what you got and don’t stress than you’re good. No sense in worrying about things you can’t control. I like to pack plenty of snacks so I’m never too hungry when I travel. Those fish tacos look great!

    • Jennifer Andrews April 16, 2015, 11:28 am

      Yes, packing snacks is definitely key! Finding yourself hungry in a place with no nutritious food is the worst. Best to prepare in advance!

  • Marissa April 15, 2015, 10:34 pm

    Everything looks so good! Lunch looks great:)

  • Lindsay April 16, 2015, 8:28 am

    I’m from Ontario as well and whenever I go to Florida or Aruba (we go to those 2 places every year), I literally eat seafood every single day because it’s so much fresher than back home. Tuna tacos are my favorite!

  • Cookie Yi April 16, 2015, 6:17 pm

    I don’t travel much for work but once in a while I do and it’s always SO hard to eat right! You did a great job and I love the idea of unwinding with a glass of wine solo.

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