I had both breakfast and lunch at the hotel today, but did a bit better with a healthy lunch today than yesterday. I think yesterday I was rushed because I was dining with others, had never seen the menu before, and we were chatting when we first sat down. So, when the waitress came over, there wasn’t much time to figure out what to get and I ended up with that heavy, greasy wrap. Today, I actually looked over the menu before sitting down to see if there was even something I could get that wouldn’t sit like a bullet in my stomach because the only other option was heading over to the Mall of America and time is tight to do that over my lunch break.
But breakfast first… I got one of my go-to brunches out at a restaurant, eggs benedict without the hollandaise. They actually didn’t have eggs florentine (with spinach) or any other variation of the traditional benedict, so I just got it without the ham all together.
It came with hashbrowns on the side, but they (luckily) weren’t even good, so I only had a few bites and left the rest.
The eggs were actually quite good – perfectly poached with a runny yolk, just how I like ’em. I also ordered a fruit cup on the side:
This was a pretty solid breakfast, but the english muffin was a little less crispy than I like it. I like it when they toast them so it provides a nice little crunch against the egg, but this wasn’t very toasted so kind of fell apart under the egg. The fruit was good though, and the breakfast kept me full for a few hours.
Lunch was a huge Cobb Salad.
On the menu, the salad had grilled chicken and bacon, so I just ordered the salad without those two things to vegetarianize it. They loaded it up with blue cheese and hard boiled eggs, so there was still a good amount of protein even though I got it without the chicken/bacon.
It wasn’t until after I ate the salad that I realized I may have ODed on eggs today. I’ve probably had the equivalent of 4 today between breakfast and lunch… but, eggs are the only non meat protein option on the breakfast or lunch menu, so I didn’t have much choice unless I wanted another lettuce, corn, cheese and ranch wrap (like yesterday). Ick.
I cannot WAIT for dinner tonight with Jen and Lisa!
What are some of your go-to breakfast and/or lunch foods at restaurants? Anything exciting going on this weekend?