Hello from Maui! I have a lot of FABULOUS guest posters this weekend. Did you catch Holly‘s post yesterday? I wanted to pop in to say hi for What I Ate Wednesday…on a Tuesday. Just go with it, ok? Thanks as always to Jenn.Image

I’ve been in Maui for almost 4 days now. It’s not all just beaches and palm trees-there’s lots of goof food too! It’s hard, I know. 

ImageImageThis edition of What I Ate Wednesday will focus on all my eats here on vacation.

I know I already discussed this, but my dad is a big fan of authentic Hawaiian food. He loved kalua pig and lau lau-pig wrapped in ti leaves. Since I’m not a pork eater (those pigs are too darn cute!), I used to always order the Loco Moco, which is a beef burger, rice, a fried egg, and gravy. These days I stay away from red meat, so I ordered the teriyaki chicken.

ImageThe first night, we went to a Luau, with more traditional (ish) Hawaiian food. It was a buffet. Enough said.

ImageRice, various veggies, purple sweet potato, teriyaki chicken, macadamia encrusted mahi mahi, a roll and poi (made from taro).

And of course dessert. I had to try a little of everything.

ImageThe highlight was probably the guava mousse. Yum!

Since I don’t normally eat out quite this much and restaurant portions are usually large, my mom and I have been making an effort to share meals during this trip. Before going zip lining (!), we stopped in at a local hole in the wall sandwich shop.

ImageThe walls were lined with dollar bills which people (probably mostly tourists) left with a message. How quirky!

My mom and I split a turkey sandwich with island avocado. ImageAnd after zip lining, I had some pineapple ice cream.

ImageYesterday was a day with a ton of good eats. My sister and her boyfriend are training for a marathon, and yesterday they ran 16 miles. They were kind of ravenous afterwards, so we went somewhere near the run, and appetizers were in order. Nachos with guac? SIgn me up!

ImageFor the main course, I split the turkey flatbread with my mom. They even served it up on separate plates- a nice touch!

ImageFor dessert, the table shared a slice of hula pie- vanilla macadamia nut ice cream on a Oreo crust, topped with hot and cold fudge.

ImageDinner last night was also a highlight-we went to a nice dinner at Tommy Bahama since my sister’s boyfriend has to leave today. I ordered Jerk Chicken with mango salsa, Asian slaw, and almond rice. Everything was delicious.

ImageAaaand some fancy desserts were shared afterwards.

ImageClockwise from the top left- pineapple creme brulee, butterscotch pudding, 4 layer chocolate cake, and key lime pie.

A few unpictured but other things I’ve enjoyed so far- tropical fruits (mango, papaya, passion fruit) and chocolate covered macadamia nuts. Caramacs=the bomb. They’re caramel, macadamia nut, and chocolate. Yum. 

As I’m sure you can tell, a lot of delicious and decadent food was eaten. This morning however, I’m suffering a bit of a sugar hangover and stomachache. I think I need to reign it in a little to survive the rest of this vacation with a smile on my face!

As always, I love talking to you guys! I won’t pop in again for a while, but I have some AWESOME guest posts scheduled so check back in for those!

What do you eat while on vacation? How do you stay healthy?

5 comments on “WIAW- Hawaii Edition

  1. Matt @ The Athlete's Plate

    Everything looks delicious! I try to stay balanced on vacation. Maybe a healthy breakfast if lunch and dinner will be greasy 😉

    1. Aurora

      That’s smart!

  2. Julie

    I pick and choose on vacation. I’m pretty decent when it comes to eating out at restaurants anyways. I indulge in local eats depending on where I go.

    1. Aurora

      That’s a good plan!

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