What’s SPOOKIN’ Week of Halloween!

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Oh Boy…where do I even start? The last few weeks have been with lots of work and lots of play that it would be hard to capture it all in one reasonable post before you got totally bored and never visited my blog again.   And, it is Halloween week so there is so much to write about….but, I am going to focus on Disney this week…

Our first adventure was to the Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom which were both fantastic! The greatest part about going to Disney parks is that it is simply just a happy place. People arrive happy, people spend the day happy, and people leave happy. I think it was one of our best vacations and we are already booked for next year. ::)) 

Ava, Tyler, and always so goofy Lindsey on Dumbo

Ava, Tyler, and always so goofy Lindsey on Dumbo

I was also very happy that when we asked the kids what their favorite rides were and they replied with all the classics such as the Dumbo, Teacups, It’s a Small World (my favorite), and the go-carts. The classics never disappoint.

Now, it would not a food blog unless I reported on the food. For me, the food left me, well, disappointed. The majority offered was overly priced hot dogs, hamburgers, and pizza. In both parks, I saw 1-2 kiosks that offered some healthy options such as hummus and vegetables and fruit but these were few and far between. There may have been another kiosk I did not see but basically, healthier options were just not out there front and center like it should be — or at least like they should be in my world (which is small).  I was very disappointed in this as Disney should be on this call to action for a healthier America since they are feeding and influencing so many families every year.

So, here is my advice to those that are going and concerned about what they are feeding their kids.  Stay off the Disney campus (we did), have your food delivered by an online grocer (we used www.Gardengrocer.com), make your breakfast at home, bring your lunch to the park and use an an insulated backpack, and make dinner at home. We saved tons of money that way and it ensured that the kids ate healthy for the majority of the time that we were there. Yes, we did have our ice creams but we were still able to manage the amount of “red

Ice Cream Time!!!

Ice Cream Time!!!

light” foods.  Not sure my husband would have handled it this way if he were left to his own devices but luckily, I am usually in charge of the food if I am around.  🙂

One may ask…did this take you a while to pack up all that food.  Yes, but it was worth it.  I brought all my lunch plastic containers with us so that I could use them at the park.  Well worth the effort!  

My next stop was FNCE, the Food and Nutrition Expo, but I will blog about that next week!!

I am glad to be home and back on track…

What’s Spookin’ Week of Halloween!!

Monday: Whole wheat pasta with Chock Full O’ Veggies homemade spaghetti sauce with some pesto sauce mixed in. Served with baked broccoli tossed in olive oil and sea salt.

I used my last frozen jar of spaghetti sauce last week so time to stock up. I will be making a double batch so I have a nice supply in my freezer.

Tuesday:  Pumped Up Sunny Sesame Salmon Bites served with quinoa mixed with edamame and sun-dried tomatoes and a side salad

Wednesday:  Grilled Chicken served with green beans sauteed with garlic, lemon, and lemon zest, and Slow Cooker Acorn Squash

Thursday:   HAPPY HALLOWEEN NIGHT…leftovers of whatever is in the fridge!

Friday:  Slow Cooker Skinny Cheesesteaks

This is SOOO far from my normal routine but I am going to commit and go for it!

Saturday: Out to dinner

Sunday:  Pan-Fried Tilapia with couscous mixed with mixed vegetables, parmesan, and olive oil served with steamed broccoli

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