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Buffets in Vegas

Monday, July 26, 2010

In my last blog I promised some pictures of my overindulgence in Vegas. Let’s just say buffets are already kind of a struggle and in Vegas? Forget about it! There is so much food that it really is a steal for the money. But not so good for the waistline!

Ok, I will start off with the only healthy option that was there. Salad! There is pretty much always some sort of pathetic lettuce at buffets. While it wasn’t as dark as I’m used to, I did find some darker pieces of romaine for my Mediterranean plate.

Salad, Tabbouleh, Tzatziki, Hummus and a Pita



Veggie Chili on the side



This had to be the BEST chili soup I have ever had…ever! It had so much flavor! Now if I had just stuck to those things…well it would have been a very boring three days! Eating that and only that would have gotten old FAST!

The other sections of the buffet were: Asian, Mexican, American and Italian. Which basically meant high sodium sauces and stir fries; burritos and tacos; French fries and mashed potatoes; pizza and pasta.

My favorites were the burritos, Spanish rice, fried shrimp and French fries. With mustard, cocktail sauce, and salsa on the side.



Tawnya and I had one drink (a 25 oz daiquiri that tasted better than I thought it would, yet left us both just feeling nauseous and nothing else). So we stuck to comfort food to calm our stomachs.

Mashed potatoes, French fries, pizza, and rolls.



I actually didn’t eat most of this plate except for the roll and this roll.



Bread was definitely helping!

Even the next day we weren’t feeling the best so my plates looked like this...



And this…



And this…



How funny that my favorite thing about the buffet was how many options there were and now that I’m looking back I’m realizing how much I stuck to pretty much the same foods.

Breakfast was even worse! I am very picky about my breakfast food. They had oatmeal…well let me rephrase that, they had MUSH which was LABELED “oatmeal.” No thanks. Eggs…well what were supposed to be eggs. I had some with salsa on toast, but I couldn’t finish it. It was the most disgusting thing I had ever eaten!

Here it is with monkey bread (OMG, how come I have never tried this before? It was soooo good!) and a veggie quiche.



The quiche was actually pretty decent after I picked all of the disgusting fungus out of it. (Yes, I don’t like meat, but no I DON’T like mushrooms!). It tasted a little like spinach and artichoke dip. I don’t know how they did that, but it was interesting!

So really I was forced to eat junk for breakfast! Really! The melon I tried killed my stomach (my stomach does not like fruit other than strawberries or bananas first thing in the morning apparently). So my ambitious “healthy” plate of this…



Turned into just this…



And this next day, this…



Ok, I realize this is getting pretty long so I’ll have to save the best part for yet ANOTHER blog. Yes, an entire section for dessert. It was bad. Or awesome, however you want to look at it!

In pain news, my foot and knee are getting better. If slowly that is. The problem is that they start to feel great so I jump up to actually STOP going stir crazy only to reinjure myself. I never said I was a patient person.

But luckily, I no longer need this walker!



Because really, that was getting pretty sad.

I have to admit this was a hard blog to write. Who wants to admit that they basically ate junk for three days straight? Well, have a fantastic Monday everyone!!!
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DNJEN471 7/27/2010 12:59AM

    It's Vegas... it's like a cruise ship... you drink and you eat. The options are a plenty! I wish I had known you were going, I would have referred you to an amazing fully vegetarian Chinese restaurant off the strip. Economically priced with some amazing Boba Teas. We go to Vegas about 3 to 4 times a year... next time you go- let me know and I will give you some veggie friendly recommendations.

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DENI_ZEN 7/26/2010 9:01PM

    I'm so sorry about your foot, Amber! But the buffet looked pretty wonderful! I would've been in it, face-forward, for three days, too :) They stay what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, but I would've "worn" Vegas all the way home on my hips and belly :)

Let's face it: Food is FUN, and who doesn't love the occasional extravaganza? I sure do! I think there's a place for it in our lives :) - Sandi emoticon

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DOLLBABE56 7/26/2010 6:03PM

    I think you did pretty well considering the options. And besides, it was only 3 days. I'm glad you had a good time.

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NAMSMOMMY 7/26/2010 5:47PM

    You have to allow yourself to indulge sometimes. It was only three days, and you will be back on track now. :) The important thing at that time was the memories you were making. :-)

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READY4LIVE 7/26/2010 5:40PM

    Whoohoo...sounds like a good time in Vegas!:) Most of the Vegas buffets are soo yummy! Yeah I cheated too when we went in May, good times, but happy that I jumped right back on to plan. I love how you have a picture blog of the food you ate :)

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