WIAW: Miami

Over the weekend, the hubby and I went on a quick little vacation to Miami. We met six of our friends, stayed in a house on the beach and had a great time.

This week for WIAW, I thought i’d share a few of my eats from the weekend:

I got in Friday afternoon and picked up a Mozzarella and Veggie sub from a local sandwich stand:

For dinner we cooked tacos at the house. There were beans for the vegetarians and pork for the meat eaters. We made spanish rice and  also made some plantains, which I’d never had before:

Our breakfast of champions most mornings was a big pan of eggs and some toast:

Saturday night we treated ourselves to a seafood dinner. We ate outside, right on the water, and watched the sunset. I had some fish chowder and a crab cake. Hubby got the flounder special, which came topped with grilled shrimp and pico de gallo:

On Sunday, for lunch we went to a Cuban restaurant. I had fish empanadas and some beans and rice. The hubby had some plantain chips with black bean dip, rice and beans and some plantain soup:

Sunday night we had Italian night at the house. We made pasta with red sauce, spaghetti with alfredo sauce and garlic bread:

Sorry some of the pictures are blurry. Most times I was so hungry from being out in the sun all day that I just wanted to dig in right away!!

What’s your favorite thing to eat on vacation?



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Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian and new mom from Columbus, Ohio. On her blog, she shares simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life. Follow her on Twitter @LeanGrnBeanBlog and Instagram @TheLeanGreenBean and be sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a post!


  1. Just so you know…I’m totally jealous of every food pictured in this post! 😉

  2. I WANT those fried plantains!! Yum!
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  3. I looooove fried plantains!!
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  4. I have never tried fried plantains! It’s on my “to-eat” list :)
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  5. I always get the crabcakes :)
    Alicia at AliGirl Cooks recently posted..Healthy Eats Brown-Bag Update

  6. Eggs and toast make a great breakfast!
    Yummy eats! :)
    Shannon recently posted..The Noodles in my Lunch

  7. I’ve never been to Miami…but seeing your pics kind of makes me want to go. :)
    Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen recently posted..Waste Not. Want Not.

  8. Mmm there was a yummy Mexican restaurant where I did my undergrad and they had these amazing fried plantains! And the hugest burritos ever. Miami sounds amazing, glad you had fun and ate delicious food :)
    Kaitlyn@TheTieDyeFiles recently posted..WIAW When I was Less Grumpy

  9. I love plantains! All looks soo good though :)
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  10. mmm, your vacation food looks so delicious!! :)

    when i’m on vacation, i love finding local places to try. i HATE eating at chains when i’m in a new place!
    sarah (sarah learns) recently posted..wednesday eats

  11. All that looks amazing. I love Miami food. Noms. Favorite thing to eat on vacation? I can’t pick one thing? Favorite place to go to eat, though– hands down New York City. Behind that? Savannah Georgia. (Apparently we plan vacations around gastronomy.)
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  12. Sounds like a great time! I want to hit the beach with 6 buddies! When I’m at the beach, I love typical beach food, such as popcorn shrimp, fries, and hush puppies. Healthy? No. Yummy? Heck yea!
    Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers recently posted..WIAW: Ugly Edition

  13. your pix are beautiful! whenever i’m on vacation i always want fast food.

  14. Wow this all makes my mouth water. I <3 seafood. Even more so on the beach! Lucky you!
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  15. I’m obsessed with mexian food! I want all your empanadas.
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  16. All of that food is making me drool!
    Matt @ The Athlete’s Plate recently posted..Southwestern Black Bean Burgers

  17. oh yum! i love vacations :)
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  18. I love Rice and Beans – so delicious yet easy!
    Lauren @ Chocolate, Cheese and Wine recently posted..Beach Trip – Wrightsville Beach

  19. So since you had them more than once… I’m assuming you like the plantains?! I love plaintains… I like the sweet ones best. I also loved the little umbrella in the flounder and shrimp. Little umbrellas=vacation bliss. I think ice cream cones are my favorite vacation food.
    Lindsay @ bikingbefore bed recently posted..WIAW: Pumpkin Addition


  1. […] I’d never had a plantain until last fall when we spent a weekend in Miami (click here if you need a little mental break to enjoy some beach pics) and a friend cooked some […]

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