As you may know, last week SL and I spent a few days exploring Denver and the surrounding area.
My day-to-day eats while I’m home are pretty routine – breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner. While I am away from home, I like to let go of my routine a little and eat foods outside of my norm.
Breakfast: Our hotel, Homewood Suites, offer complementary breakfast that was exactly what you expect. I would have loved to make my own waffle but I knew I was working out right after and that waffle wouldn’t have done me any favors.
My plate included fruit (watermelon, pineapple and honeydew), 3 hard boiled eggs (I only ate the whites – hard boiled yolks are not my jam), scrambled eggs (which I didn’t eat – too yolky) and a sausage patty.
AM Snack: After 40 minutes on the elliptical and this Tone It Up arm workout, all I could think about was a smoothie bowl. I quickly Goolged “acai bowl Denver” and found Superfruit Republic right around the corner from my hotel.
I went with the cocogoji bowl – acai base with almond milk and topped with coconut flakes, goji berries, granola and a drizzle of honey. This bowl was gone in about 4 minutes.
Lunch: We hit up Modern Market for lunch and I was beyond impressed.
I ordered the steak plate with sides of rosemary sweet potato mash and lemon garlic asparagus. The steak was cooked perfectly and served with pesto (in the little cup). I ate all of the steak and asparagus and had about half of the sweet potato mash before I was full.
PM “Snack”: By late afternoon we had made our way to Golden, CO and ducked into a coffee shop to escape a random downpour. They had homemade lemonade and I just couldn’t resist. Yes, I know lemonade is not a snack but it was so good and I just had to share it.
Dinner: Dinner was the highlight of day! SL and I made reservations at The Fort which I thought it would be a total tourist trap because we saw it on TV but it really wasn’t. Our server was super helpful and made excellent recommendations.
Dinner started with something new to me, bone marrow (bison) with crostini. OMG – so rich and delicious. I certainly couldn’t eat this dish on the reg but it such an amazing treat.
Next came bread and salad. Our serve recommended the house made red wine vinaigrette which was AMAZING. The bread basket had pumpkin, walnut raisin muffins along with whole wheat rolls. I only tried the muffin and it was excellent.
For my entree, I went with the restaurant’s most popular dish – The Fort’s Game Plate.
This dish came with bone-in elk chop, buffalo sirloin medallion and a teriyaki quail. Fun fact: I had never had elk, buffalo or quail before my dinner at The Fort. Twas the night for new foods! My meal also came with roasted potatoes and a mix of steamed broccoli and cauliflower.
We decided to forgo dessert because we had both eaten plenty.
Luckily my Apple watched clocked me at 27,388 steps for the day which should help compensate for my HUGE dinner. My day of eats in Denver at dinner at The Fort were epic and I would redo this day in meals any time!
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