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Mushroom and truffle ravioli with pesto and cherry tomatoes for dinner! Yum!

Mushroom and truffle ravioli with pesto and cherry tomatoes for dinner! Yum!

Had some fun skiing yesterday! Please ignore my bulky snowpants!

Had some fun skiing yesterday! Please ignore my bulky snowpants!

Beautiful David Yurman bracelet from my bf for our 2 year anniversary

Beautiful David Yurman bracelet from my bf for our 2 year anniversary

Dinner @ The Keg!

Pasta ricotta!

Pasta ricotta!

Birthday dinner tonight was delicious! Ricotta pasta + veal scaloppini + two cakes!

I’d just like to note that this is the first time I’ve ever made chicken and it tasted amazing!!! (Usually it ends up in the garbage!!!)

I’d just like to note that this is the first time I’ve ever made chicken and it tasted amazing!!! (Usually it ends up in the garbage!!!)

Homemade minestrone soup :) I followed a food network recipe and it came out perfect!

Homemade minestrone soup :) I followed a food network recipe and it came out perfect!

Cruise Food: Disney Fantasy Day 1

Cruise food series time! After a full week on the Disney Fantasy and lovely warm weather, I can’t help but be slightly sad that I’m back in the snow. Fortunately, I have a ton of food pictures to share. I’ll be breaking them down by day and writing a bit about each plate or picture. The food was fantastic on the cruise and I hope this cruise food series will convince some foodies to choose Disney Cruise Line for a future vacation. Let’s get started on day one:

Our dining room for this night was Animator’s Palate (my favorite of the three). For those who don’t know, DCL has rotational dining. You always dine in a different dining room each night (rotating between 3).

This photo may not have been necessary, but I really enjoyed this napkin.

I also loved the journal looking menu! Each night had a fairly large variety of choices for dinner (3-5 appetizers, 3-5 soups and salads, 4-5 main meals, 4-5 vegetarian dishes, and 4-5 desserts). Another bonus, you could order as many plates as you wanted (but believe me, 1 appetizers, 1 soup, 1 main dish, and 1 dessert was MORE than enough)! Now, getting to the food:

My appetizer was a black truffle pasta (I don’t have the exact name of the dish, but you won’t miss it when you look for it on the menu). THIS WAS AMAZING. It was definitely one of the top 3 dishes of the cruise and set the bar high right from the start.

For my main meal, I decided to go on the healthy side with a shrimp/egg/arugula/cucumber salad. Although it was tasty, I would probably not order it again. The shrimp were only mediocre, thus making the salad nothing special. On the bright side, I felt really good for eating well (that is until dessert).

Oh the amazing Mickey ice cream bar. This .. is bliss! Everyone loves these and I highly recommend not passing on this (even if you’re an adult). You can get them with or without the sprinkles and sauce (although I’m a huge fan of the sprinkles). These bars were available every night at dinner, as well as through room service.

Shirley Temple .. every night at dinner! I couldn’t help myself - they are the perfect vacation drink. I gave up soda a while ago, so this was a nice cruise treat :) I know I won’t be seeing these delicious drinks until the next tropical vacation.

Here is the final picture of this post .. an overview of the Animator’s Palate dining room. It’s beautifully decorated and the animated interactive screens are amazing for both children and adults! If you loved the movie finding Nemo, you’ll really enjoy this one of a kind dinner.

Stay tuned for day 2 … coming soon :)

Back from a Disney vacation airport picture! Who doesn’t love a princess shirt :)

Back from a Disney vacation airport picture! Who doesn’t love a princess shirt :)

Back from vacation tonight so expect a flood of posts tomorrow :) So many food pictures to come!

Dinner: salmon + broccoli + mashed potatoes + water

Exercise: 1 hour of extento pilates

Dinner: salmon + broccoli + mashed potatoes + water

Exercise: 1 hour of extento pilates

Day 25 of Fit February update:

Breakfast: coffee + kinder egg

Snack: banana + lime Greek yogurt + water

Lunch: three bean salad + kashi bar + blueberry/almond mini pack + water

Snack: V8 + water + banana

V8 really bothered my tummy - too much acid for me lately. I was pretty on track for my goals!

Tomorrow I’m aiming to bring a coffee from home (no starbucks) + morning snack will be a lime Greek yogurt + afternoon snack with be a banana + drink 3-4 water bottles.

… Yes … And 3 meals :) + 1 hour pilates class

Day 24 of Fit February:

Breakfast: coffee and half a kinder bueno bar

Snack: banana

Lunch: leftover pasta, baked eggplant, and greens + coconut Greek yogurt + organic animal crackers + 100 cal organic black licorice stick

Snack: 6 crackers with peanut butter

Dinner: three bean salad + artichoke pizza on a 170 cal flatbread! It was super tasty!

Only 4 days left of Fit February!!!

Day 24 of Fit February:

Breakfast: coffee and half a kinder bueno bar

Snack: banana

Lunch: leftover pasta, baked eggplant, and greens + coconut Greek yogurt + organic animal crackers + 100 cal organic black licorice stick

Snack: 6 crackers with peanut butter

Dinner: three bean salad + artichoke pizza on a 170 cal flatbread! It was super tasty!

Only 4 days left of Fit February!!!