Hello hello from Turks and Caicos! How’s everyone doing? I’m sending warm weather wishes your way.
While we are away in Turks and Caicos, we are staying in a villa complete with a full kitchen. This is our first time ever staying in a villa and are super excited about it. We usually go to all-inclusive hotel resorts which typically entail lots of great food, fruity cocktails, too many desserts, and an unhappy tummy.
Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy an all-inclusive hotel as much as the next guy, but given my digestive system has been “off” for a while now, it’s a good idea for me to try to stick to more typical food and beverages as much as possible while I’m away. The last thing I want is to regress with my progress because I a feeling gooooood!
Being that we do have access to a full kitchen while we are in Turks, we have decided to prepare most of our own meals while we are there. We were told that groceries are pretty spendy over there, so we did A LOT of food planning, and brought the majority of our food from home. The only food that we are not allowed to bring from home is fresh produce, so we will be going to a local farm/farmer’s market while we are there to stock up on the fresh fruits and vegetables. I can’t wait to see what they have!
We packed all of our food in a cooler, which was duct-taped shut after inspection. The meat we brought was packed frozen solid, and stayed cold enough (and in the safe zone) until we reached our destination. Once we got to the villa, it went right into the fridge and freezer.
We plan on going out to eat a couple of times while we are there to enjoy some of the local food, and we plan to purchase some fresh seafood and cook it in our villa couple of nights as well.
Here is what our meal plan looks like for the week:
Weekly Meal Plan for Turks and Caicos
|Friday||Banana w/ peanut butter||Chicken Caesar Wraps and veggies||Lentil Tacos|
|Saturday||Eggs w/ turkey bacon and fruit||Leftover tacos or pb wraps||Fresh seafood and veggies, quinoa|
|Sunday||Oatmeal or eggs||Leftover chicken caesar||Out to dinner|
|Monday||Banana w/ peanut butter, eggs, or oatmeal||PB banana wraps||Veggie hash|
|Tuesday||Oatmeal or eggs||Salad||Veggie something?|
|Wednesday||Eggs w/ turkey bacon and fruit||Leftovers||Seafood and veggies|
|Snacks||Dried fruit, fresh fruit, fresh veggies, pistachios, Chex Mix, date/nut bites, chips and salsa|
|Beverages||LOTS of water, wine, tea, coffee, fresh juice?|
I’ll be excited to fill you in how all it all turned out!
Catch up with you later gators!