WIAW: Weekend Visitors

Hi Friends!

Time for another edition of WIAW!

My parents were in town over the weekend so you KNOW we had tons of delicious eats!

We ate breakfast at home most days, but on Sunday morning before they left, we headed downtown for brunch!

Hubby enjoyed his new favorite breakfast burrito and I pretty much inhaled my french toast, along with some scrambled eggs.

We didn’t eat “real” lunches but on Friday we enjoyed some late afternoon snacks and drinks while doing some people-watching. It was amazing to be able to sit outside at a restaurant in March! We had some spicy salmon bruschetta that was so good that we ordered it again after we finished the first plate, and some hummus!

Dinners were the best. After we picked my parents up at the airport, we headed downtown for some pizza, which I apparently forgot to photograph but it was deeeelish!

Friday night we tried a relatively new restaurant called Sidebar 122. It was delicious. We all had great salads- hubby got the wedge (his fav), my parents enjoyed beet salads and mine had walnuts and goat cheese toast on top! For dinner, I had lobster ravioli with crab sauce (yes please!) and the hubby had a pizza with shrimp, scallops and asparagus on it!

After dinner we stopped for some of the best ice cream in Columbus. A rare treat for us because the line is always SO LONG! But it’s so worth it. I always get the same thing- brown butter almond brittle and lemon. My parents love the salted caramel and hubby gets a combo of coffee, salted caramel and chocolate!

For St. Patrick’s day, we decided we didn’t want to battle the crowds so we invited my in-laws over for dinner and cooked at home!

We picked up some sushi and made some stuffed mushrooms for appetizers and my MIL brought a delicious mexican layered dip that we ate with chips! We also got a couple of crab cakes from the seafood counter but I may have slightly over-cooked them and then still proceeded to inhale them without taking a picture. Crabcakes are one of my top three all-time fav foods.

For dinner we had quite a spread. We decided on fish tacos because hubby is a quite a fish taco kick. Plus, taco bars are always easy for a buffet style dinner. We made a big spinach salad and my mom and I also put together a cold farro salad with feta, parmesan cheese, caramelized onion, roasted asparagus, tomatoes and a balsamic dressing. Plus I made some sweet potato fries!

Everything was delicious…and we had just enough for leftovers when I came home from work Sunday night. This was most convenient because I was an hour late getting home from work. There was a tornado warning which resulted in us having to move all the residents into the hallways while the sirens went off for an hour! Luckily there were no tornados, just rain and hail…but I was happy to be home and not have to cook :)

Now it’s your turn! What’s the best thing you ate this week?


Today’s workout:

About Lindsay

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. all your eats look delicious!
    best thing i ate was probably a turkey, avocado, and laughing cow panini on nutty grain bread. it was super yummy!

  2. I’ve heard about Jeni’s ice cream, but I never had a chance to get it while we were living there. Salted caramel sounds sooo yummy!
    Kristen @ notsodomesticated recently posted..The night a 15-minute dinner took an hour.

  3. ok I have NO IDEA how you created the HIS AND HERS pic but now I wanna do a whole WIAW for me and the husband on the same wed.
    I think people would fall over in horror :) at his eats
    Miz recently posted..Six fitness lessons Ive learned from my child.

  4. I love sweet potatoes. They do not go old ever! I just bought a bunch, roasted them up and I am eating them as snacks through the day.
    Mattie @ Comfy and Confident recently posted..Hummus and WIAW

  5. mmm!! yummy eats! Sushi was def the best thing I ate last week over bloggy lunch with Samantha, Jess and Meaghan! It was so good, love brown rice sushi πŸ˜‰ And ice cream – that sounds sooooo good. drooling, even at 745 am!
    jolene recently posted..My 6-month run challenge: week 16 (forwards and backwards)

  6. Sounds like a fun visit with your folks and everything looks delicious!!
    Fran@ Broken Cookies Don’t Count recently posted..WIAW~Greens Are Where You Find Them

  7. All that sounds so good! Especially that salad with the goat cheese…and the ice cream of course! The best thing I had so far this week (aside from the yums I had in Chicago over the weekend) was dinner last night at the iconic deli in town. They make some ridiculously tasty sandwiches!
    Aparna B. @ Not A Leaf recently posted..What I Ate Wednesday [But Really Ate Tuesday] – #9

  8. Yum yum yum all around! Seriously, these eats all look so good! Best thing I’ve eaten this week? Hmm. I went to visit my parents on Sunday … steak and roasted potatoes sounds pretty amazing, right? Right :)
    Yellow Haired Girl recently posted..The β€œIs It Friday Yet?” WIAW

  9. Oh man, I’m totally coming to your house to eat. Everything looks so YUMMY! Especially the salmon bruchetta – that is a GENIUS idea!!

    Hm so far this week, my favorite meal was last night’s dinner actually. Broiled haddock dressed simply with lemon, lemon zest, basil and sundried tomatoes, roasted asparagus and mashed sweet potatoe with a really good and fruity glass of sauvignon blanc. LOVE!
    Jess recently posted..RFM: barre-style

  10. As soon as I saw the words “salted caramel” I knew you were talking about Jeni’s! Her Riesling Poached Pear was my FAVE of all of hers…taking a cooking class with her (on my birthday!) last summer was amazing. She is the coolest chick. [And yes, I think “cool chick” is the only appropriate phrase to use.]
    Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen recently posted..β€œYes, Virginia, I am a Leprechaun.”

  11. What is the restaurant you went to for brunch?! Looks so good! My favorite ice cream to get at Jeni’s is a mix of the salted caramel and the dark chocolate. Amazing combo! :-)
    Jana @ Newly Wife Healthy Life recently posted..Graduation Day

  12. Ahhh Jeni’s! I miss it (and Columbus) soo much!
    Amy @Ahealtheeater recently posted..WIAW: Weekend Edition

  13. holy wow! so many fabulous eats you had! i’m just a little jealous. πŸ˜‰ sounds like a great weekend with the fam!
    Ashley @ My Food ‘N’ Fitness Diaries recently posted..WIAW {What I Ate Wednesday} #26: Enjoying The First Day Of Spring

  14. everything sounds so good! i love columbus food :)
    Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef recently posted..Crock Pot Honey Sesame Chicken

  15. Jeni’s is the best! I haven’t seen the brown butter almond brittle flavor yet, but you better believe I’ll be looking for it. :)
    Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table recently posted..A Cure + WIAW

  16. French toast is what I always order when out to breakfast :)
    Jessica recently posted..WIAW: One Down, Three to Go!

  17. I’m a Columbus native, and every time I visit I get Jeni’s at least once (and last time, more than once). I’m drooling from the picture! The Buckeye peanut buttery one and salted caramel are my favorites…

  18. love all of your eats! especially that ice cream! yumm!!!
    Rachel @ The Avid Appetite recently posted..Birthday Cake Part I: Fluffy Yellow Cake + Milk Chocolate Frosting

  19. spicy salmon bruschetta… yes, please. man… with all this food… it calls for some mad workouts! πŸ˜‰

    Love the faro salad. bet that was quite yummy, too!

  20. Your instagram pics always make me hungry! Glad you had a festive time with the ‘rents!!
    Jess @ Blonde Ponytail recently posted..5 Moves for a Solid Core

  21. Well since it hasn’t been a week since I ate it – I’d say the sushi I had on Saturday with the girls was the best thing I”ve had so far!
    Samantha recently posted..Monday Love: Marathon Training Edition

  22. So scary about the tornado warnings!! I’m glad you had a good weekend with your rents. And all of that food looks/sounds delicious :).
    Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health recently posted..Overhead Squats, Fro-Yo, and Sushi

  23. Mmm everything looks delicious!
    Matt @ The Athlete’s Plate recently posted..Guest Post: Heather

  24. If you could just make my food choices for me that’d be great. :) everything looks awesome!
    Jane recently posted..Hanging out in Burlingame?

  25. yum yum yum. so creative with the borders and captions!
    Lily recently posted..WIAW: granola love edition

  26. Aww, yay! Visits from the parents ROCK. Especially when they just so happen to pay for your meal. πŸ˜‰ In all seriousness, though, it really is so nice to catch up with theum over a nice meal. So glad you had a blast. Your sweet potato fries look amazing!

    What I have been loving as of late is actually a drink! ZICO dark chocolate coconut water – it is OUT OF THIS WORLD! There is actually a hint of coconut cream in there to make the drink thicker too. If you like coconut water, you will just adore this!
    Heather @ For the Love of Kale recently posted..Best New Workout Playlist!

  27. Did I somehow miss that you live in Columbus and I am thinking that it is Columbus, OH? I lived there for two years while I did my Master’s. I love Columbus! Totally miss Jeni’s ice cream! :)
    Kimberly recently posted..WIAW and a Preview of the 2012 Badger Girl Garden

  28. Just catching up on my blog reading and am loving your new blog layout! Super cute!

    At a lunch today for work, I had this amazing dessert: a roasted apple compote wrapped in dark chocolate and topped with this little chocolate crispy balls AND salted caramel. I’m still thinking about it hours later. Amazing.
    Maria recently posted..Body Pumping in the House Tonight

  29. Pizza. The best thing I ever eat is pizza.
    Julie recently posted..WIAW & Two A Days (LiveFit Day 37)

Speak Your Mind


CommentLuv badge

FitFluential Is Fitness Found The Lean Green Bean