We have been getting such great blog topic ideas from y'all! One of the topics you all had requested was sharing what we would eat to make some healthier choices when eating out for brunch. We know that eating out is definitely a social activity, and who wants to sit at home and miss out on fun outings just because you're trying to eat healthier! Trust us, you can ALWAYS make a healthier choice no matter what! Before we get into our tips, we wanted to talk about this super cute yellow dress and these affordable neutral accessories!
A few of y’all wanted to know some of our recommendations for Scottsdale as far as restaurants and activities. We honestly didn’t get to do that much besides workout, hike, eat, and eat some more;) BUT, we did have some GREAT food!
We didn’t include every single thing we ate, but we did share them on snapchat/insta-stories, in case y’all got to see it! In case you didn’t see the post from Friday, we stayed at The Westin Kierland Resort and Spa. More details on our stay in this post!
WHERE TO EAT:
see pictures below!
- Breakfast Kitchen Bar
- True Food Kitchen
- Pita Jungle
- Deseo (in our hotel)
- Shake Shack (bunless burger)
- The Greenhouse
- Chelsea’s Kitchen (in airport)
- Le Macaron (we got gelato!)
WHAT TO DO:
- Camelback Mountain:
As far as activities, we went to Camelback Mountain and hiked the less rock-climbing side (the Cholla trail). It was still a really good workout, but not like rock climbing, like the Echo side. We would definitely recommend it! We actually ended up walking another 45 minutes afterwards to the Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall to walk around and eat something! We were STARVING, per usual;)
After A TON of y’all asking us to do an updated post of what we eat in a day, we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to share with y’all what we ate this past Sunday when we were in Houston for the Super Bowl! We thought it may be helpful to see what we in a day when we are out of town, and make do with the options we have around!
Trust us when we say, it really does get a little easier, and more of your routine the longer you stick with it! We wrote this post a little while ago on our tips on eating out healthier, and we really do follow those, as you’ll see below!
We got up early on Sunday and got in a workout before heading to breakfast at The Egg and I. We had actually eaten there in Austin when we went to school there, and totally forgot about this place! We both ordered an egg-white veggie frittata (no butter, light oil) and instead of the potatoes, we ordered a side salad with the dressing on the side. Another good option would be fruit instead of the potatoes. You don’t need to order it without butter, but we both have a sensitivity to dairy, so we stay away from butter.
Of course, we knew we’d be starving on the way to the game (about 2-3 hours later), so we picked up some BBQ at Spring Creek Barbecue nearby. We both ordered the half roasted chicken (ALWAYS go for this if it’s on the menu) with a side salad for the sides instead of the other unhealthier options they had (again, dressing on the side). Be careful with dressings because they are usually far from healthy! Stick to dressings like oil + vinegar. We got tons of pickled stuff on the side because we love it!We got to the stadium early, so we hung out for a while, and once we got in the stadium, we were ready for something to eat;) Although there were tons of tempting options like ice cream, pretzels, nachos, etc, we went for a foot-long hot dog and took the bun off. I found some jalapeños and onions to eat with it! By the way, I ended up eating another one of this halfway through the game, haha.
By the time the game was over (SO AMAZING!!), we made it back to The Woodlands and ate at BJ’s. It is a great spot because they have a ton of options for everyone, and they’re open super late. I think the waiter seriously wanted to kill me with my order, but it all worked out;) This meal was at like midnight, haha. Oh, and also, I had snaked on a ton of peanuts walking to the car after the game that my mom had gotten!