It’s looking like I picked the worst vacation to challenge myself to eat healthy. Mike loves to travel and always does all the research before we reach our destination so, he usually has ideas about where he wants to eat according to a particular place with a signature dish or dining style, for example bistros or food trucks or buffets. If you go to New Orleans, you drink chicory coffee and eat beignets at Cafe Du Monde. If you go to Philadelphia, you eat a cheesesteak… Pennsylvania is known for their Dutch family-style dining and for their smorgasbord buffets. The menu choices at these places don’t necessarily appeal to me but, I don’t argue because I think it’s important to get the whole experience. Last night, we went to a traditional Dutch family-style restaurant.
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It’s a casual place which is best for meals with the monsters. The only thing low-fat was the tiny bowl of pickled vegetables and chow-chow being passed around. There was also a flavorless platter of steamed mixed vegetables. Other than that, everything was loaded with butter or heavy sauces along with endless plates of fried chicken.
They had a cute little petting zoo outside of the restaurant and I just had to include a photo of this guy!
Snack number one: a big soft pretzel. I had Avery and Andrew split it between the two of them. I wanted one but, decided I should eat any leftovers. Sadly, there were none. Ha!
If you’re starting to feel like a dietitian’s world revolves around food, you’re right!
We had a sit-down dinner at the park before attending our chocolate tour and tasting. I had a chickpea burger. It was a bit bland but, okay.