HELLO!  So I have finally returned from trip to Egypt!  I returned to conferences and computer migrations and needed a vacation to recover from my vacation.  PHEW.  It’s been rough around here!  I thought I would link up with my friends over at Peas and Crayons for a What I Ate Week–a/k/a What I Ate Wednesday but I thought it would be fun to throw in a few eats from my trip — WIAW Egyptian style!

So… let me start by telling you Egypt was FANTASTIC but I am so glad to be home!  Twelve hour plane rides and I don’t really like each other ha!  While Egypt is not exactly a foodie’s paradise (especially if you don’t like lamb!) we still had some amazing food experiences and I definitely didn’t starve.  My scale verified this when I got home 😉

Every day but one we started off with breakfast at the house where my friends live.  Typical eggs, toast and peanut butter :D.  Leave it to me to find peanut butter in an Egyptian market–and one that has protein to boot LOL!  It wasn’t bad!


We would also have coffee at breakfast–like regular LARGE mugs of coffee.  Let me tell you about this coffee thing…first, be careful how much you drink–bathrooms are few and far between and…let’s just say ya never know what you are going to get and ALWAYS carry a roll of TP in your backpack.  So Turkish coffee is good–strong AF but it’s like 3oz.  I kinda missed my Starbucks–ok I REALLY missed it!  I’m also an afternoon coffee kind of girl–you know about 2 or 3pm?  Well I did find a Nescafe…




SCORE!  This was on our breakfast in Alexandria where I also had an omelette but I think I was so excited about my French press I forgot to snap a pic!

Our very first lunch was across from the Great Pyramids of Giza–that was our view on the patio and it was a beautiful day as well.  Lunch was fantastic.  Bread is ALWAYS involved and we ordered an appetizer of different spreads to try.  Typically, hummus, tzatziki and tahini are served with the bread–along with grape leaves filled with rice.


We also had some spicy lamb.  Now my son and I LOVE spicy food.  This however was a bit much for both of us!  Lamb is their main dish–thankfully, he and I also love lamb!


More lamb…


Sidenote:  LOTS of diet Pepsi or as they refer to it Light Pepsi–I missed my Diet Coke LOL

I did some shrimp (prawns) and was very happy to see a few vegetables!  This girl loves her vegetables and besides a little zucchini, I didn’t see many :(.


There was not a lot of dessert either (don’t worry I drank my calories :D) but I did ask one of our tour guides and unfortunately, I can’t even remember what this was called.  I’d give it a 5/10 and no one else ate theirs after a small taste haha!


Liquor is very scarce but a few places offer beer and occasionally wine…and on our last day I found a place with a wine I liked (I don’t do beer).  Fortunately, we had plenty of Titos and crystal light at the house.  I’m not much of a drinker but I kind of took a liking to the Titos–I blame it on my lack of coffee 😛


I have so much more to share–I will definitely have to do another recap post or two.  Right now I’m going to finish my overnight oats and head to the gym–oh yeah I missed my gym too ❤

I'd love to hear from you–been on a trip and eaten some great stuff?



Week In Review


So let’s do this backwards.  At the end of the week I received word that the article I wrote for a local magazine, Women’s View, had been published!!!!!!  Just a small article mostly about the importance of nutrition but nonetheless, it’s out there and I’ve already had people stop me and mention it!  Huge thank you to Bill Porter at MaxMuscle for making this possible!  Also thank you to Rico Allende Photography and Sean Nelson Photo!  Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions about nutrition or training–I’d love to help!

I started this past week off hopefully planning a trip.  My son’s school is planning a trip to Italy and Greece in the summer of 2018 and parents are invited.  SHOCKINGLY, my son said he wouldn’t want to go without me!  However, we’ve been discussing some other options and may hold off until the summer 2019 school trip which is England, France and Spain and I’d definitely do that too.  I want him to have experiences and memories so I’m willing to sacrifice and spend on those things rather than material things.  We did book our trip to Vermont in December which he is very excited about and all I can think is brrrrrrrrr I’m probably going to die LOL.  Possibly a road trip to Tennessee for Thanksgiving too!

We spent our Saturday downtown at the Veteran’s Day Parade which Kolby marched in.  So proud of those kids–they do a great job.  Love the community support and participation too.

We also made a trip to Cold Stone.  Kolby’s birthday is Tuesday and it’s a yearly tradition.  Only because we don’t have a Ben & Jerry’s close by.  I’ve always been super impressed but this time…meh.  My cup wasn’t even full–I know oink oink 😀 and the bits of candy–like two–okay maybe three…It was still good and he was happy which makes me happy.

Not a lot to report but still a good week–how was your week?  Be sure to check out Ave–I mean Meghan–over at Clean Eats, Fast Feets–I really do love me some Ave though!