I first learned about a group called the Recipe Redux through a blog I follow called Jeanette’s Healthy Living. The recipe Redux was founded by registered dietitians and I knew I wanted to take part in it when I read what they are all about…“As the first and only recipe challenge founded by registered dietitians, The Recipe ReDux is focused on taking delicious dishes, keeping them delicious, but making them better for you. The group was founded “[O]n the belief that healthier eating should always taste delicious. As the Latin term ‘redux’ means to revisit or reinvent, we are reinventing the idea of healthy eating with a taste-first approach. We aim to inspire the food lover in every healthy eater and inspire the healthy eater in every food lover.” .
Once accepted into the group I received my first assignment which was to blog about our ‘Most Memorable Vacation Meal.’ The challenge was to make the meal healthier.
As I thought through the vacations in my life and the wonderful meals I have had, one truly did stand out. It may seem overly simplistic, however this meal was truly a standout to me. Last summer we went on a Disney Cruise on the Disney Dream (click HERE to read my post about it). The crew was so overly accomodating to my vegan diet and to the dietary restrictions my daughter lives with on a daily basis.
Disney owns their very own island called Castaway Cay in the Bahamas and the first day we spent on the island the crew sent my daughter’s and my meals for the day onto the island. When we went to pick-up our lunch at the designated restaurant, both my daughter and I were amazed by what they prepared for us. They provided my daughter (5 years old at the time) with 3 meals to choose from and made me the most gorgeous ENORMOUS fruit platter.
It was HOT HOT HOT that day and the fruit was perfectly ripe and gorgeously displayed. I could not have imagined a more perfect meal. Whole food, bursting with flavor, naturally cooling to the body…the perfect summer meal…a meal I couldn’t even possibly make healthier.
What is your “Most Memorable Vacation Meal” and have you taken the time to re-create it as well as make it healthier?