Vacation – a weekend away! Can you believe it had been over two years since my husband and I went away for the weekend without kids? I can. It sure felt like it.
My gracious parents came over for the weekend to watch the kids and away we went – Friday morning through Sunday night. We chose Nashville, TN. Close enough to drive too – far enough away…
Of course, I researched local craft breweries and locally-owned restaurants and we talked with friends about things to do.
Realizing it was the start of a long weekend of eating out – WHICH I LOVE – I also knew it was a long weeend with not many healthy choices. So, I chose to have the ultimate veggie sandwich. It was a portobello mushroom, roasted red pepper and fried green tomato sandwich. It was yummy. So were the fries.
Then on to Nashville it was. We had dinner at a local cafe where songwriters perform – The BlueBird Cafe – thanks to a friend’s suggestion. We heard Arlos Smith sing the Rascal Flatts song he wrote “Mayberry“. Needless to say – I was loving it.
But, again, dinner. It was just a cafe. So a club sandwich and fries. I decided to order the veggie basket appetizer – $6 for a few raw carrot sticks, celery, cucumber and broccoli.
So – enough already of my weekend away. You don’t really want to hear every meal I ate or every place I went. But, it’s crazy to think back on it.
The main option at meals was “You Want Fries With That”.
I worked hard to incorporate local and fresh – a trip to a farmer’s market, a veggie burger at lunch, fruit and yogurt on the free breakfast at the hotel.
Yet when I got home and wrote it down – not counting Fries as a veggie – I ate seven fruits and vegetables. Not 7 a day – 7 over three days. General accepted recommendations per day for moderately active adults is 5 per day.
What I learned: Menus should read “You Want Fruit with That”