Good morning! I’m back into the swing of things here at home (despite it being hotter in VA than it was in Mexico), and life has quieted down a lot. Now that all the students are gone, work is weirdly quiet, though I’m loving the business casual dress code and open parking!
If you missed my Mexico recaps you can catch up on Part One and Part Two. Today, though, is all about the food. I had a ton of great meals in Mexico that I wanted to share with you. Given the fact that it’s Wednesday, I’m linking up with Jenn for a little WIAW action!
I tried to have a strategy in Mexico- to eat healthy for breakfast and lunch, then have whatever I wanted for dinner. With all-inclusive resorts it’s easy to get carried away and I wanted to keep things mostly healthy! It worked out really well, especially since our resort buffets had a ton of great healthy options to choose from. Most mornings I had fresh fruit, yogurt topped with granola/fruit/coconut/nuts, and a green juice. The resort made their green juice with apple, celery, spinach, and pineapple and was a very addictive combo. Who knew celery would taste so good in juice?
Lunches were also pretty healthy, thanks to a giant salad bar. Again, everything was really fresh so I had a ton to choose from. In addition to the salad bar, they had a bunch of pre-made salad options (Caribbean salad, Italian salad, etc.) that were fun to sample. A few days I tried the featured dishes being cooked on the grill. I also helped myself to chips and guacamole more than a few times!
Dinners were varied every night. One of my favorites was the Mediterranean seafood night, where I ordered a pesto fish (don’t remember what kind of fish) as my entree that was to die for!
The resort’s Mexican restaurants had some great food too- tostadas, a chorizo & cheese dish that I thought would be the death of me (Riley’s selection, of course, always ordering the best dish), and some mole enchiladas.
French night was a delicious night as well- I ordered a crab meat appetizer and rack of lamb that was cooked perfectly!
Finally, our anniversary dinner was amazing. The highlight was definitely the ceviche, but the quesadillas were pretty awesome as well.
A trip to Mexico isn’t complete with a lot of beverages! I had spa smoothies from the healthy beach bar, mudslides, wine, green juice, and of course, lots of margaritas. By the end of the week, I mainly stuck to wine for alcohol because I couldn’t handle all the sugary drinks anymore! One of my favorite spots was the healthy beach bar, which made tons of healthy smoothies. I got one every day when we were at the beach.
And that’s about it! I didn’t eat a lot of sweets because I’m not really a big fan of Mexican desserts. I think flan is completely disgusting and most of the stuff I tried just wasn’t sweet enough for me. I never felt like I was deprived or over-doing it at any point. I loved that the resort had enough healthy and delicious options that I could stay balanced throughout the week.
I’ll see you all tomorrow with a workout, but for now have a good one!
What’s your favorite Mexican dish?