Healthy Eating In Miami

We are on day 2 of our Miami trip (we got here Tuesday night; we are in town for Bobby’s sister’s high school graduation). So far eats have been fantastic, but unfortunately I have a cold. I’m recovering, I think!


  • Breakfast: blueberry yogurt with blueberries, strawberries, and wheat germ
  • Snack: fresh papaya
  • Lunch: Japanese bento box from Matsuri – this was ordered off the special Japanese menu, thanks to my future MIL. She knows I love hijiki so she suggested it. It came with grilled saba (mackerel), hijiki salad, salad, miso soup, sukimono (pickled vegetables – in this case cucumber). (Picture source.)
  • Dinner: papaya salad (papaya, tomato, shrimp, calamari, mussels) and Thai basil chicken from Lan (with friends). (old pictures)
  • Dessert: a cookie that I made with my friend (chocolate chip and pecan! recipe coming soon maybe…) + a bite of the bagels we made (cinnamon raisin)
  • Late night snack: fresh fruit (grapes, cherries, papaya)

Today has been great so far too. We are headed off now, but I had oatmeal with blueberries, wheat germ, and honey for breakfast (Bobby’s mom had oatmeal too) and then we snacked on papaya.

We are having such an amazing time here. It’s so good to be with Bobby’s family (my family now too), who we don’t get to see very often.

How often do you see your family?

7 Replies to “Healthy Eating In Miami”

  1. I love the way you eat. Do you find you are still following a somewhat macrobiotic style? I would be interested to hear how your experience with that influences your choices now. Enjoy your family time 🙂

  2. I love all the fruit you mentioned. I always feel great eating fruit. Glad you’re having fun in Miami! I get a little stressed on the visiting-the-family trips. My husband’s dad is in Michigan… I think we’ll go out there next summer. His mom and my family are within a 2 hour drive. We see them every month or two 🙂

  3. I’m glad you’re feeling better! I think stress actually has a lot to do with all kinds of ailments, including stomach discomfort. My mom’s always telling me to relax, that I’m too high-strung, that if I just relax then everything will follow its course… Miami sounds like a great way to relax and relieve stress, no? Especially with family 😉

    I see my immediate family everyday, except for my sister who’s in college (I saw her last winter and summer break, maybe about twice a year? She’s graduated and coming back in 4 days, though!) and I see my extended family maybe about twice a year, too.

    I love visiting my family in Taiwan. The food is so good and the people are so nice. 🙂


  4. Last year when I was having a bunch of allergy problems and the doctor thought it might be food allergies I had to cut back completely. Maybe you should try doing that? I went back to like a completely vegan diet with no nuts for like a week. Then each week I’d introduce something back in like nuts, eggs, dairy, the list of common fruit allergens he gave me, etc. It might be easier that way to trace it to something specific. That’s kind of how we found J’s allergy too. He knew a few things that would make him sick and we started reading the labels to find common threads. Now we know those are items that commonly use whey and he has cut them out completely or we’ve found alternatives without whey.

    All the eats look and sound delicious! I’m jealous you’re enjoying Miami and family! I don’t get to see my family very often at all. Maybe 2 times a year now, which I’m starting to hate a lot.

  5. Mmm.. your food looks so good.

    I meet my mum once a week, my dad once every 2 weeks depending where he is working and other relatives few times a year, it’s not so easy to travel to another country to see them or 500 km up North..

  6. Happiness will do that to you! I find that many indigestions is tied to stress and depression and unhappiness. My mom used to deal with some gastric problems and diarrhea issues a long time ago, but they just disappeared when she started building up her faith and becoming more relaxed and happy. 🙂

    Enjoy yourself, dear Maggie!

  7. Sounds lovely. I bet all that fresh tropical fruit is very tasty. It makes me very happy to be with my family. I see them 4-5 times a year for anywhere from a few days to two or three weeks (my mom, dad, and sister, who all live in MI). Full extended family on my mom’s side is once a year (Christmas), full extended family on my dad’s side is once a year (Thanksgiving) and various other relatives are seen randomly throughout the year. I have a few relatives in the city and one cousin who has become a really good friend so that’s nice.

    Enjoy your time with the fam!

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