Last week, Amy tackled our Day in the Life topic for this month, and titled her post “Healthy-ish Eating” (see it here if you missed it).
I told her at the time that I have absolutely nothing to contribute on healthy eating right now since we haven’t had a kitchen since the second week of July!
It was about two months ago that our household goods were packed up and shipped over to Germany, and we’ve been homeless ever since. The good news is that by the end of this week we should be moving into our apartment (stay tuned for photos on Friday). But, because of that, my topic today is just going to be what we’ve eaten over the past weeks:
So, this will obviously be a tongue in cheek recounting of some of the yummy foods we’ve eaten since we moved to Europe. Here is just a small sampling:
It started when our sponsor picked us up at the Frankfurt airport and had a bag of pretzel bread for us to snack on:
During our two weeks of quarantine, the hotel staff delivered breakfast and dinner every morning. Dinner was really a bunch of small tastings from their executive lounge; we learned quickly to order multiples. There are also several meal delivery apps that we used for dinner.
We’ve also been fortunate enough to be able to travel to France, Switzerland, and Italy since we’ve been in Germany. Now that we are EU residents, we can travel within the Schengen zone countries, although of course we don’t travel to any “red” areas. We’ve also opted not to travel by plane or train, but there’s plenty to see within driving distance!
We weren’t able to take our daughter to Paris for her birthday as we had hoped (it’s red right now) so we went to Strasbourg, France, instead, and enjoyed their signature tarte flambée and white wine.
We drove through Switzerland and the Alps on our way to Italy last week…
…and found a lot of Swiss chocolate.
Italy was, of course, an embarrassment of riches when it comes to food. I won’t say that it was truly unhealthy, though, as we ate lots of fresh vegetables and walked miles and miles every day.
Our hotel was in the Chianti region of Tuscany, so one night we attended a wine tasting within walking distance of our hotel (probably a good thing as we sampled seven wines and a brandy!). They served us bruschetta as an accompaniment.
In Siena, we had the yummiest pizza.
Then, on our final evening in Italy, we had the most amazing meal at a beautiful outdoor restaurant. It was one of my top five meals ever, to be honest.
There were ten people at our table, lest you think we were responsible for all of this.
So, even without a routine or a kitchen, we’ve actually done pretty well as I look back. The food is ridiculously delicious over here, but it’s also fresh and local, and like I said, we’ve definitely increased the amount of walking we do. I’ve managed to lose several pounds of my quarantine “fluff”–no idea how many since I don’t have a scale, but my clothes are fitting better. Maybe by the time this topic rolls around again, I’ll have more of a plan to share with you.
Thanks for stopping by~