I purchased this 'perfect oatmeal' from Starbucks and Jazzed it up, OneFitFoodie style
They sold Chobani at the airport (Score!) and I had a banana and Justins AB packet. I turned it into one delicious Breakfast!
Some reading material + TV on Jet blue and the flight Flew by! (no Pun intended)
Finally, sun and sand, no snow and cold. We were staying for one night at a marriot right on the Ft Lauderdale strip. The rooms are also time shares so they have a full kitchen-it looked like an apartment! The hotel also had a little store to buy starbucks and some groceries.
Lots of processed groceries that is, We found a publix later that night and got some healthy snacks and food for breakfast the next morning.
Coffee's were needed, as it was 10:00am and we were already up for 6 hours!
Yes, you need to turn your head a bit, but this was our hotel!
Lunch time was on the strip at a restaurant called "cafe del mar"
The Greek Salad was calling my name. I love eating refreshing salads in heat like this!
I got it with grilled chicken and my mom got it with grilled shrimp. She gave me one!
They were so big, juicy and delicious. Being as it is winter in Boston, I forgot how good fresh seafood tastes. It was amazing.
That night we knew we were going to go to a restaurant called "Season's 52" Has anyone ever heard of this before? It is AMAZING. Everytime we come to Florida for a few days, one night is always dinner at Seasons 52
About the restaurant: Seasons 52 is a fresh grill and wine bar that invites guests to discover the sensational flavors of a seasonally-inspired menu and award-winning international wine list in a casually-sophisticated ambiance.
At Seasons 52, we pride ourselves on offering our guests:
- Seasonally-inspired dining choices expertly designed to excite and surprise the palate
- An award-winning international wine list featuring diverse wine selections that personalize the dining experience
- Knowledgeable, approachable service that inspires confidence
- A casually-sophisticated adult ambiance that feels inviting
Lit up raindeer on our way to the restaurant! It was HUGE, this picture does it no justice, but I thought it was amazing especially at night time.
We started with the spinach salad: with fresh sliced seasonal pears, toasted pine nuts and crumbled blue cheese
Flatbread Pizza: with balsamic red onions, Grlilled chicken, roasted red peppers and Mozzarella cheese
As I was taking the first picture, my mom tried to hold it up to me, and the whole pizza slid off the board that it was served on right onto the table! *Ahhh, the life of a blogger, taking pictures of food*
**Have any of you ever had a food/photo/blooper while trying to take a picture of your food for your blog??*
I got the special which was grilled swordfish ponzu served atop steamed veggies and jasmine rice. I got double veggies and no rice. The veggies were amazingly perfect. There was brocolli, squash, yellow beets, carrot and red pepper. The swordfish cut like butter it was so tender and delicious, topped with a sweet and savory sauce and sesame seeds. I also loved that it was accompanied with pickled ginger!
My mom got grilled sea scallops served with pearl pasta and asparagus. I have gotten this dish before at Seasons and it was truly mouth watering!
--We love seasons for many reasons (1) All the dishes are under 475 calories, which means semi guilt free (2) Nothing is cooked in butter, oil or too salty (3) everything is fresh, delicious and mouthwatering (4) You never leave feeling too full, which I love! (5) the prices are reasonable
--PLEASE BRING ONE TO BOSTON!!!!
The next morning Started out with a 30 minute run along the beach. It was truly incredible. The fact I can just hit the pavement and go for a run in December is so refreshing. I made a few realizations about running outside. It is MUCH harder to run outside than on thr treadmill. Banging out 4 or 5 miles on the treadmill is a piece of cake for me, but running for 30 mintes outside-I was huffing and puffing and it was much more challenging. I need to run outside more to prepare myself for my goal of running a half marathon next year!
*Do any of you find that running outside is MUCH harder than running on the threadmill?? Why do you think this is?**
Our kitchen in the room in which we made our breakfast!
Berry berry oats with a dollop of pb and half banana. Topped with cinnamon! MMMM (Coffee as well)
Off to the beach, and took this apple butt for a snack, as well as a string cheese
It was the funniest apple!! Delicious, ambrosia, but still quite funny looking, do you agree?
Some reading material. Good book, I need to get more into it, but good so far! very easy, 'beach' read
and this, it just never ends!
We got delicious Rosemary marinated salads with feta, tomatoes, and red onion and took them to-go to eat on the beach!
---So far, so good! I am at my grandparents right now and having a great time, I got a bit sunburnt yesterday so I am sunscreened up today! I already went for another run this morning, 33 minutes. Felt good! I just wanted to check in and say HI!!! Hope you are all having a great week! TGIF
**Best thing you have eaten in the past few days?**
**Spandex or shorts for working out?**