Roadtrip Weekend Eats

  Mar 7, 2016  |  #Travel

How is it Monday already? We had a fun weekend over here with great weather and lots of good food! How was yours?

On Friday, I went to the Charlotte Regional meeting for dietitians. It’s basically an all-day conference with speakers, break-out sessions, cooking demonstrations, networking, trying new samples, etc. It was my first official “RD” event but it was fun and lots of learning. I went in thinking I wouldn’t know anyone, but I actually saw quite a few familiar faces! There were some great talks about vegetarian diets and typical questions about which nutrients may be deficient or low, the role of protein in type 2 diabetes, and gut health, and local food initiatives in Charlotte. So glad to live in this wonderful city!

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After the meeting, I hopped in the car with some friends and we headed down to Savannah for the weekend! It turned out to be the perfect weekend to do so – sunny and 70 both Saturday and Sunday!  Note: You are about to see a lotttt of pictures of food. 

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We spent Saturday hosting our own food tour, walking along the river, checking out restaurants and bars, spending time on roof tops, and sharing lots of yummy food and drink. The best way to explore, right?

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We had no plans or time constraints, and just planned as we went along. We shared smaller meals and apps at places when we were hungry and just enjoyed the sunshine! I definitely got my share of delicious seafood.

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On Sunday, we stopped by Tybee Island to hang out on the beach for a bit so we could see the ocean. We grabbed a late lunch with some pizza before hitting the road and heading back to Charlotte. 

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And now, I’m ready to sleep for days, and gearing up for a busy week ahead. There were minimal servings of fruits and vegetables this weekend, so I can tell you that my body is now craving all of the veggies. I foresee lots of salad BOWLS in my meal planning this week! But I wouldn’t trade the good food and memories this weekend (and lack of fruits, vegetables) for anything!

Thanks to Meg, for letting me link up for Week(end) in Review!

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What was the highlight of your weekend?

Best thing you ate?

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22 responses to “Roadtrip Weekend Eats

  1. How ironic! I was at St. Simon’s Island right near Tybee this weekend. Terry had a workshop to attend. The weather was incredible! I want to go back for vacation. I will be re-loading with veggies, also!
    I am glad you mentioned the meeting on Friday. I wanted to go, but we had to leave early Friday. Hopefully next year!

  2. All the crazy pizzas!! Oh man. The thought of ocean air and eating near the beach has me allll sorts of melty right now. Looks like a fabulous weekend!

  3. Sounds like such a fun weekend with lots of yummy food!! Best thing I ate this weekend was a brunch that included hashbrowns, scrambled eggs,and multigrain buttered toast plus some coffee 🙂 so yummy! Have a great Monday!

  4. I could never get sick of looking at pictures of delicious food. Hungry, sure, but never bored. It looks like you had a fabulous and food filled weekend from the nutrition conference right down to the eats.

    I find gut health fascinating these days.

    Happy Monday and thanks for linking up.

    1. You and me both. I can’t look at food pictures when I’m hungry though – it’s off limits. Gut health is SO fascinating and I’m so glad it’s gaining traction – so much those little microbes do for us. Have a great week, Meghan!

  5. Oh my, what delicious eats!! I hear Savannah is awesome, and your pics have definitely solidified my need to check out that city. I still can’t believe I haven’t been with it not being too far away from Charlotte. So glad to hear you had a great time in Savannah and at the conference!

  6. That sunshine looks beautiful! I’m glad you had such a good time! The best thing I ate this past weekend was fried plantains. I finally bought some and was ready to get my fried food craving cured!
    What deficiencies did the speakers at the dieticians meeting tell you to watch out for? Being a vegan, many people assume we are deficient in nutrients, but honestly the opposite is the case. As long as we eat a varied diet and take a B-12 (something it is encouraged that EVERYONE take) there don’t seem to be any deficiencies.
    Have a great week!

    1. I LOVE fried plantains. It was more on the other side and learning how to talk to patients/family members who ask about the deficiencies. Like you said, B12 is a big one, as are iron and calcium. Not everyone is aware of the other sources of these nutrients. It was a very interesting presentation!

  7. What a fun weekend! I’ve never been to Savannah, but I’ve heard it’s a cool spot. Highlight of my weekend was riding my horse for the first time in a month 🙂

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