Traveling and Disney!

I am currently sitting in the Orlando Airport. Our flight home has been delayed indefinitely due to maintenance work. ūüė¶ So, I will take the time to update you all.

This weekend I went to Disney World for a family friend’s wedding. Despite my dislike of large crowds, I had so much fun! The last time I was at Disney World, I was 6.

We spent all day Saturday at the Magic Kingdom park and then went to the Polynesian Luau for dinner where the entertainment was hula dancing and fire dancers!

The wedding was lovely and Mickey appeared at the reception to help cut the cake!

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Disney’s All Star Movie Resort

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Rainforest Cafe in Downtown Disney where we ate dinner Friday night. I ordered a delicious Cobb salad and had a tropical smoothie as a treat!

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Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

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Alice’s Teacups

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the new Belle’s castle

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Mickey shaped ice cream bar- this reminded me of childhood be cause my parents used to always buy them at the grocery store, but they stopped selling them. When I saw them in the park, I just had to get one as an afternoon snack.

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Polynesian Luau

It was a little difficult trying to eat healthy at Disney, but totally possible with some self control. So many places had burgers, chicken fingers, and fries. (you know, kid-friendly foods that are not so good for you). For lunch at the park, I ordered a chicken sandwich that came as just a grilled chicken breast on a bun and you could choose apple slices instead of fries as a side, which made me very happy. They had lettuce, tomato, pickles, and even sautéed mushrooms as toppings, so I loaded up my sandwich with some veggies. I tried to stick to water for drinks to stay hydrated in the oppressive Florida heat.

I also was surprised at the options in the airport for food. For a late breakfast before our flight I got some fresh fruit and a bag of pretzel chips to share with my mom. They had several healthy options like salads, oatmeal cups, and Kind granola bars just in this one store I wet to.

Overnight Oats- Elizabeth’s Edition

I had never tried overnight oats before this past weekend. I always read blog posts about people eating ‚Äúovernight oats‚ÄĚ, so it was on my list of things to try. Though I was a little apprehensive about the chia seeds, not really sure what they were, I have to say this is one of my new favorite breakfasts. I can make it ahead of time and have a jar in the fridge to take with me to work for breakfast/lunch. The chia seeds make the consistency very thick, so I like to add coffee creamer or milk in the morning. You can also add crunchy toppings like granola, nuts, dried fruits, or may favorite- crushed graham crackers. I made up my own recipe since the ingredients are basic and you can tailor the amounts to your desire. So this is how I like it:

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Ingredients:

1 cup oats

1 6oz container greek yogurt

1 Tbsp honey

1 Tbsp chia seeds

1/2 cup milk

additional toppings

Directions:

Mix all ingredients together and separate into two jars. Refrigerate overnight or for a few hours. Top with additional milk and toppings of your choice.

*Makes two servings

Calories per serving: 300

 

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Alone Time: Shopping and Chipotle

Yesterday my brother was gone with his friends for the weekend, my parents left for the afternoon/evening to attend a wedding, and most of my friends in town were busy, so I was left all alone having hours by myself to do whatever I wanted. I took advantage of the opportunity and decided to make the best of it instead of feeling lonely. So, I first went out shopping at Target. I bought a few new clothing and accessory items.

Here are my buys from yesterday:

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Then I got dinner at Chipotle, but took it to go to bring home. Instead of ordering my burrito bowl with sour cream, cheese, and guacamole, I used the fat free sour cream we had at home and made my own guacamole since we had an avocado in our fridge that needed to be used before it went bad. I have to say, I have never made guac before, but last night the batch I made tasted so good!

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I set up in front of the TV with my burrito bowl and unsweetened lemon iced tea from the Keurig to start a Twilight marathon.

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I hadn’t seen the last two Twilight movies, so I decided it was a great time to watch them since the rest of my family doesn’t really care about Twilight. I also spent the evening thoroughly cleaning my room and bathroom and doing the dishes before my parents got home.