Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Beach Bum

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It doesn’t get any better than the beach!

I started the day in the hotel room by making a microwave omelet:

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  • 3/4 c Eggbeaters
  • 1 egg
  • handful of spinach
  • handful of mushrooms
  • 1/2 c frozen pepper and onion mix, thawed

Microwave in 3 minute intervals stirring in between and microwaving until liquid is gone.

And a bowl of mixed cereal in 8th Continent light vanilla soymilk. The bowl consisted of whole wheat chex, kamut puffs, and cheerios topped with sliced banana, blueberries and cinnamon.

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I’ve been to Clearwater Beach four times now--the beautiful beaches, fun atmosphere, great shopping, and overall appeal keep me coming back. It’s just a few minutes from Tampa, and is somewhere I will continue visiting throughout my life.

It was about a 2 hour trek from Orlando to the beach, so I made sure to pack food obviously. I actually enjoy long car rides in different states when there is so much to see—especially at night when there is so many fun lights to look at! On the way I made sure to snack a bit. Before I left, I bought several different flavors of Luna bars, so I decided to try the White Chocolate Macadamia.

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I veered away from Luna bars for quite some time because I didn't like the chemical aftertaste of most of their flavors—now they have a new recipe and I absolutely love them! Did you happen to notice the change in Luna bars lately? The White Chocolate Macadamia has to be number 3 in my favorite  Luna’s so far.

#1 is Nuts Over Chocolate

#2 is Cookies n Cream

#3 is White Chocolate Macadamia

What’s your favorite Luna?

The beach was just as gorgeous as I remembered it last except a lot less busier than when I would come on Spring Break during high school. The breeze was a bit chilly, but that didn’t stop us!

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I knew a trip to the beach required a feast of real and fresh seafood, so Crabby Bill’s it was! I have always been impressed with their great food, unique decor, and overall fun atmosphere. I decided tonight with the seafood I would either go big, or go home—I chose go big!

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After much debate I finally chose the broiled seafood combo minus the garlic butter. I got seasonal veggies and red-smashed potatoes on the side.

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Check out the stuffed I mini crab—so delish! But I don’t think I will be attempting this at home ha!

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Overall, this meal was great even though the price was a bit high. I really loved the seafood seasoning, and actually debated buying some in the gift shop.

 

And check out the fun decor…

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Then we figured we better head back after browsing a few more shops and grabbing a cherry parfait from DQ on the way out.

I left the beach with a seafood stuffed belly and a Florida smile!

10 comments:

Meghan said...

Looks like you're having a great trip! I'm so impressed that you're preparing your own food on vacation! It's a great idea to save some money and keep healthy :)

Sook said...

Looks like you had fun! I would like to try the microwave omelet. I've never tried it and it would be a good recipe to have for when you go on a vacation!

Krista said...

I like the cookies and cream and chocolate peppermint stick Luna bars.

All that seafood looks amazing!!

Jenny said...

oh absolutely paradise <3 and I see your not slacking on the food front while on vacay either. The breakfast looks great!!

I've actually recently become a huge fan of the berry almond luna bar. At first it was super sweet but it's grown on me.

<3

preventionrd said...

Beach + seafood (esp. crab!) = heavenly!!! I am jealous! And how clever of you to make a microwave omlet! Love it! ENJOY THE BEACH!!!!!!!

lesley lifting life said...

I like to look at fun lights while driving as well!! :)

Kim said...

Looks like you're having so much fun. Glad to hear you enjoyed a big meal out. You have to indulge while on vacation!

sophia said...

I don't buy Lunas anymore, but WCM used to be my fave, and then cookies and cream! Looks like we have similar tastes! :-)
Glad you're having a lot of fun! Sounds like a perfect vacation to me, what with the beach and the lovely food!

brandi said...

what great weather! looks like you're having a good time :)

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