WIAW: Memorial Day Eats

WIAW: Memorial Day Eats

Hello, friends! How was your Memorial Day weekend? Mine was great! Friday night I was able to get out of work early and just come home and relax. Saturday I had a maternity photo shoot and I CAN NOT WAIT TO SHARE THE PHOTOS! The rest of Saturday was lunch out, food shopping, and a BBQ and fire with s’mores at my sister’s house. Sunday I went to church and then looked through some of my sister’s baby clothes and was able to take quite a bit! Monday was a nice relaxing and slow paced day off with Daniel which is just what I needed and wanted! Today’s eats were captured on Memorial Day.

WIAW: Memorial Day Eats


Went for a bit of a red, white, and blue breakfast! I had oatmeal with blueberries, chocolate chips, coco whip, and peanut butter. I also had a side of watermelon. Anyone else super pumped about the deliciousness that is summer produce?!


Daniel and I walked around the mall for a little bit of activity and then stopped at Grand Lux Cafe for lunch. This restaurant is a chain owned by the same company as the Cheesecake Factory. It was really good! I had a salad with mixed greens, grilled shrimp, black beans, corn, avocado, tomato, bell pepper, and red onion with a cilantro lime dressing. I also split an order of fries with Daniel.ย 


I had two Immaculate Baking chocolate chip cookies when we got home. One thing that’s really hard about not being able to have dairy/gluten is not being able to easily enjoy dessert at a restaurant. Luckily we had these on hand to enjoy when we got home!


I wasn’t too starving for dinner so I made a shake with 1/2 frozen banana, 1 regular banana, strawberries, and cashew milk. I also toasted a GF everything bagel and topped it with Go Veggie vegan cream cheese and sliced tomato with cracked pepper.ย 

Hope you had some yummy food over the weekend! I’ll be back on Friday with my latest pregnancy post update!

Do you have a go-to order at a restaurantย or do you try something new every time? Favorite dessert?

Tell me in the comments below!

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26 thoughts on “WIAW: Memorial Day Eats

    • It’s also hard when you’ve found the ultimate go-to dish at a specific restaurant. It’s almost like you can’t order something else because you know it wont be as good!

  1. Mmmm the cream cheese/tomato/pepper combo. A delicious classic.
    You had such a fabulous sounding weekend. I definitely saw s’mores in there. And BBQ. Yummmmm.
    I have this guilt brain where I feel bad ordering the same thing over and over so I try to change it up all the time. But when there’s something you know you love, there’s nothing wrong with just giving in.

    • I try to change things up too. I have guilt brain when out with a group. I refuse to order the same thing as another person at the table–even if I really want it!

  2. I love the Cheesecake Factory; they do such a variety of food really well. I have to admit that their cheesecake is the best; I wish they had a cheesecake you could eat! That’s neat that you are well stocked with GF/DF desserts to enjoy when you get home.

    I love ordering salads if I’m not feeling like anything adventurous. It’s always fun to share a dish with one of my family members too. They often order burgers or sandwiches.

  3. I definitely have a go-to at certain restaurants. There are a number of restaurants in Fort Collins that have an wide variety of delicious food, but if I go to them, it’s always because I’m craving my favorite dish.
    I’m so excited to see your maternity photos!
    As for summer produce: fresh, local tomatoes. I know it’ll be a month or two yet, but I’m so excited!

  4. Your oatmeal always looks so good. And, I am super excited about all the produce! I can’t get enough! I am usually a creature of habit when we eat out. I will try and rotate between two or three favorites, but I pretty much stick to the same thing. My favorite dessert is chocolate chip cookies! I could eat them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner…not just dessert! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thanks, Tara! You can’t beat chocolate chip cookies. I always loved those skillet cookies at restaurants too!

  5. Oh I am soooo excited about summer produce. Give me all the melon and berries!!
    Also, coconut whip on oatmeal? Girl, you are a straight up genius!

  6. Immaculate Baking goodies are amazing. I just bought a can of their biscuits, and I’m excited to try them. I can’t wait to see the pics from your shoot! So exciting! I’m sure they’re absolutely beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. I’m so happy it’s watermelon season! I need to pick up my first one this weekend. And that’s a bummer about most desserts, you should open a vegan/gluten free bakery. I usually always order fish when eating out, because I always seem to have a hard time cooking it at home and my husband isn’t the biggest fan.

    • There’s a vegan/GF bakery sooo close to my apartment! I definitely go there when I need a treat. I just miss being able to order big chocolate cake or one of those skillet cookies or something!
      I do enjoy fish every so often when out too!

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