Our weekend was full of delicious food, so I thought the food deserved it’s own post! I’m linking up with Jenn for What I ate Wednesday at the BLEND retreat. (Find part one of my Blend recap here).
I drove with Callie, Mollie and Alex from the airport Friday morning, and we stopped at a local plant-based vegan restaurant for lunch on the way to Blend, the Vertical Diner. YUM!
Tofu scramble with Zen wok veggies; Raspberry and chocolate chip pancakes
After checking in and getting our swag bag, there were plenty of sampling options. I tried a few bites of various bars. I LOVE the Picky Bars my roommate brought, and the Attune dark chocolate probiotic bar.
Everyone dressed up for dinner, and it began with appetizers and cocktails. Veggies, homemade dips, bean patties, and summer rolls with a Thai peanut sauce… delicious!
Dinner included a green salad, quinoa salads, roasted veggies, chicken, fish and three desserts, including a beautiful berry tart. I wasn’t all that hungry after eating and snacking all day, but it was all really good.
Post workouts, Saturday morning breakfast included yogurt, Muesli, fresh fruit and bagels with all varieties of cream cheese. We also got to try Blue Print’s green juice…. great option if you don’t want to make your own.
After a visit to the sauna with friend, we showered and relaxed (and got haircuts!) Amanda shared Vega products and I tried the Chocolate Coconut protein bar. I’m not a bit protein bar consumer, but this was my favorite from the weekend.
A group of us headed into town and got lunch at Whole Foods.
Veggie sushi roll and Chicken Tortilla soup
Lunch with Lisa, Debra, Amanda and Lindsay
We did a little walking and shopping before heading back to the resort. For dinner, I went with friends to Wasatch Pub and Brewery in the downtown area. There was a great Main Street with unique shops, restaurants and bars. I had a yummy quinoa black bean salad and buffalo chili.
Little bit of trivia for you: apparently, Park City is the black sheep of Utah with more bars in one place than the entire state (I was told there are about 20.) Half the group went to the bar, while the other half went back to my suite where Mamma B (Janeetha’s mom) was making her famous scones. Does anything beat fried dough?
With happy tummies, we crashed hard, only to awaken early for boot-y -kicking-camp.
Post workout, I passed out Drink Chia samples and bottles and had some myself for recovery.
We had an enormous spread for breakfast- sponsored by Chobani. There were adorable jars of overnight oats with toppings, yogurt, made-to-order omelets, fresh fruit and Chobani pancakes.
I was too hungry to remember to photograph my plate, but I had a packed veggie omelet and a jar of overnight oats. It hit the spot!
Before the final goodbye session, we got packed up. I tucked my Healthy Bites into my carry on for afternoon snacking. Lindsay brought a new (amazing) flavor- Paleo Lemon Cream! But my all-time favorite remains the mint chocolate chip.
After the final session of raffle giveaways, everyone trickled out. My carpool stopped at Whole Foods again for a quick lunch.
I had a loaded salad and shared some dark chocolate. Then it was off to the airport! Linz and I were on the same flight and we ran into Heather and Tess in the airport as well for one last goodbye picture.
And that’s a wrap!!
Have you tried any of these (or other) yummy new products?