Happy What I Ate Wednesday. How’s your week going?

I was lucky enough to spend last weekend at the beach with my mom. The funny thing about when I say “going to the beach” is that I actually don’t go on the actual beach very much. Being super-pale and susceptible to passing out in the sun makes me just tons of fun in the sand. I love the beach at night or on an overcast day, but you’d have to pay me (or bribe me with lobster) to put on a swimsuit and, like, frolick at high noon. Sun worship is not my religion.

That said, I love the salty ocean air and am always amazed at how deeply I sleep when I’m near the water. Unless, of course, I’m staying somewhere that’s wicked haunted, as was the case when I spent a weekend on Bald Head Island in 2010. I barely slept a wink because I was up trying to peace-think away whatever the heck was out in the blackness on the other side of the screen door.

Anyway, my family has been going the Jersey Shore since I was a little kid. My mom’s family has actually had their house there since the 1970’s, so even though I only get down there a few days a year, it’s always such a nice treat. The three nights my mom and I spent there over last weekend was incredibly restorative.

When it comes to food, I generally encourage clients to enjoy one treat per day when on vacation. For me, that’s usually an extra drink. Or bacon.

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Since we’re talking food and drink, let’s get to the “what I ate” part of this post. Here’s what Saturday looked like.

Breakfast: before we went for a walk, I had half a banana. After our walk, we had sauteed veggies (zucchini and onion) with eggs and half an Ezekiel English muffin.

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Lunch: We checked out a yoga class after breakfast and then came home and showered.We decided to go out to lunch in town, which was a nice treat. I enjoyed a glass of wine (prosecco)—I loved these glasses with the lines indicating how high to pour. Cute and practical!

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For the actual meal, my mom and I shared some mussels in garlic broth and then we both had broiled scallops and broccoli—several of my favorite foods in one meal.

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Snack: I didn’t take a picture, but around 4 in the afternoon I had some plain Greek yogurt with cocoa powder, cinnamon, and ground flax, plus a few slices of leftover banana.

Dinner: A glass of sparkling rose wine while cooking our Blue Apron dinner of wild Atlantic cod with summer succotash. We added extra spinach to up the veggies. I love the idea of Blue Apron but they don’t include nearly enough vegetables. That said, it was delicious.

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Snack: A little while later we went for a walk and I had a couple bites of a mocha popsicle my mom got. I wasn’t really up for dessert yet, but go figure my stomach started growling right before bed, so I had some sliced strawberries and called it a night.

Do you have any food rules on vacation? Favorite summer treats? 

To see more WIAW, check out founder Jenn’s blog Peas & Crayons or visit hosts Laura and Arman‘s blogs.

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