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Friday’s Food & Fitness: The Greek Edition

  • September 19, 2014
  • By Brittany
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Friday’s Food & Fitness: The Greek Edition

Hello my lovely friends!  Hope you’ve had an excellent week! Mine has been short thankfully.  The Hubs and I got back from our babymoon Tuesday night.  I’ll have full recaps for you later but for now I have to tell you about the food!  Oh my gosh!  It was so delicious! So welcome to Friday’s Food and Fitness: The Greek Edition!
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I have professed my love for the Mediterranean diet before so you can imagine how excited I was to get to experience it first hand.  I can’t possibly recap every single amazing meal we had, but I’ll definitely give you the highlights!

dinner photo

We started our eatcation on Crete and let me tell you, if you go to Crete you must eat at Kalypso!  This was definitely the best restaurant we ate at while on Crete and the hospitality was incredible!

fig thing

Traditional Cretan “nerati”- a skillet fried myzithra cheese pie with fig chutney

tahini soup

Tahini soup.

risotto

Mushroom risotto with white truffle oil.

moussaka

And the star of the show was the moussaka!  The Hubs absolutely loved it. It was his favorite thing he ate in Greece and that is saying a lot!  In case you’ve never had it, it’s made of eggplant, potatoes, lamb mince bolognese sauce and bechamel. Delish!

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Although we had some great meals at our hotel, one of the highlights of our trip was venturing out to nearby towns to eat at the local restaurants. There are some gorgeous spots with tables perched overlooking the aqua water that just made you never want to leave.

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Most of the menus at these places were fairly similar and I was a big fan of the traditional Greek mezze. We would order a bunch of appetizers and then maybe split one main (usually fish).  A few of my favorites include:

zucchini chips

Zucchini chips. I declare these the new kale chips. You heard it here first!

tzatziki

Tzatziki. I’ve always liked tzatziki from the store, but now that I’ve had the real thing I’m never turning back!  It’s so amazing!  Plus, I’ve got the recipe for you guys straight from the mouth of the Greeks:  Greek yogurt (full fat), grated cucumber that has the water pressed out of it, garlic, lemon zest and a bit of evaporated milk.

eggplant salad

Eggplant salad.  It has eggplant in it so it must be healthy, right!?

zucchini flowers

Stuffed zucchini flowers.  These were a special kind of awesome that I can’t even describe.  They had the faintest hint of cumin to them and were just overall delicious.  The Hubs has repeatedly asked me if I can make this.  The answer is no, no I can’t.

fish

Fish is a huge staple in the Greek diet and the fresh fish was so incredible!  This dish was just fish with tomatoes and olives.  So simple yet so amazing!

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And of course the Greek salad.  With those lovely hunks of feta, fresh ripe tomatoes, green peppers, sweet red onion and tasty olives…this was pretty much a daily staple for me.  Would you believe I haven’t retouched this photo at all?  The veggies are really that fresh!

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I have such an exciting amazing Levo League Event planned for next Monday!  If you live in the NYC area, you have to come!!

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It’s going to be amazing!!!!  Class with Body Conceptions by Mahri, treats and so much fun!

Readers, what’s the best new dish you’ve tried on vacation?  What are you up to this weekend?  Have you ever done yoga at an airport? (I brought my yoga may in my carry-on and whipped it out during my layover in London!)

By Brittany, September 19, 2014
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  • Lisa @ Lulus Big Adventure
    September 19, 2014

    Crete is beautiful, isn’t it? I loved it there. Can’t wait to hear about your trip!

  • Kim
    September 19, 2014

    Umm….I knew you were on a little vacay but I didn’t know you were in Greece – so cool!! All that food looks awesome and is making me hungry. Hope you share more about your trip.

    • FitBritt
      September 19, 2014

      Thanks Kim! We always planned to do a big blowout trip with the points Pete has racked up traveling for work so we were really excited to plan this and it just worked out to be a babymoon!

  • Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat
    September 19, 2014

    All I can say is WOW! This food looks and sounds absolutely fantastic! I want it all!!! Can’t wait for your recaps! Greece has always been one of those places I’d love to visit.

    • FitBritt
      September 19, 2014

      It’s funny because we initially didn’t even think about Greece when we were trying to decide where to go and then after we looked there it just seemed so perfect! I can’t recommend it enough.

  • Holly
    September 19, 2014

    How amazing–the landscape is a magnificent backdrop for those delicious meals.

  • Jessica @ Absurd, She Wrote
    September 19, 2014

    So beautiful – we’ve been wanting to visit there too!

    Best food I’ve had on vacation – ricotta gelato in Rome!

    • FitBritt
      September 19, 2014

      Ohhhh that sounds delicious! I went to Rome a long, long time ago! We are hoping to go to Italy after the baby is born but we’ll see how that actually goes!

  • Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness
    September 19, 2014

    I’m dying at all of this Greek food… YUMMMMM! I love zucchini and think that I need zucchini fries and stuffed zucchini flowers ASAP, like right now for lunch please! I pretty much eat the vegetarian Mediterranean diet — lots of fresh produce, EVOO, cheese, things with beans & tahini. I definitely will be visiting Greece one day!

    • FitBritt
      September 19, 2014

      Oh my gosh, Nicole, you would love it there! The food is amazing and you can totally eat vegetarian all the time therel

  • Allie
    September 19, 2014

    As if I didn’t want to go to Greece badly enough already? Holy cow!!! And, you read my mind with that last picture because I totally thought it was retouched. OMG I just can’t even!!! I want all of that with a side of tzatiziki please!

    • FitBritt
      September 19, 2014

      Oh my gosh the tzatziki is my favorite thing ever now! I ate so much of it while I was there. It’s weird though because they often serve it to you without pitas…I’m not really sure what they put it on. Maybe everything?

  • Lauren @ ihadabiglunch
    September 20, 2014

    I shouldn’t have read this before bed because now I’m reallllly needing a midnight snack . All that food looks to DIE for. I had no idea what Greek food really entailed, to be honest. But now I want to go get some ASAP. And those views….wow. I miss Europe! You can’t turn a single corner without being blown away by the beauty. I love your dress in the first picture by the way! Gorgeous

  • Karen - Fit in France
    September 20, 2014

    OMG, the food looks amazing. Looks like you had great eating experiences.

  • Melanie @ Happy Being Healthy
    September 20, 2014

    Wow, what a cool trip! I can’t wait to hear more about it. I’m a HUGE lover of Greek food as well. That salad, tzatiki, zucchini, and EVERYTHING else looked amazing. I’m lovin’ that pic of you guys by the water too. How amazing. I’m also loving the idea of going on a vacay before the baby arrives!

    • FitBritt
      September 21, 2014

      I think it was a good decision for us Melanie since we both love to travel and things are going to change a lot in the next few months!

  • Nellie @ Brooklyn Active Mama
    September 22, 2014

    I love zucchini and now I want zucchini chips! I would love to attend that event, but its so late 🙁 (kindergarten has changed many things for me!) The food looks so great 🙂

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