Morning, friends! It’s Wednesday and around the blog world that often means What I Ate Wednesday hosted by the beautiful (and now pregnant!), Jenn.
I don’t hop on the bandwagon often since my eats are usually fairly repetitive from week to week, but some weeks I have some exceptionally good meals to share. Then, I’m all game. Which brings us to today.
This past weekend, the family and I spent a day in Chattanooga, Tennessee for some quality fun time. I will share all the shenanigans with you tomorrow, but let’s talk food today.
We arrived in Chattanooga right around lunch time and had plans for a picnic lunch. We have a little tradition with our picnics – they always entail Subway sandwiches and chips. It’s a good option for something simple and the kids get excited about it.
He looks like he likes it, no?
After picking up our subs, we headed to a park by the Tennessee River to enjoy our lunch.
Peter and I shared our standard favorite – a turkey and ham on honey oat bread with pepper jack cheese, spicy mustard, spinach, onion, tomato, pickles, olives, and jalapenos. Yum!
Alongside our sandwiches, we needed our chips and had a giant surprise in how much we loved some new to us chips – Green Giant Veggie Chips.
Through Clever Girl Collective, I received these new veggie chips from Green Giant in their #AGiantSurprise campaign. It was pretty hard to save these babies for our picnic. I just knew they would be a hit.
And they were! So, not such a giant surprise that Multigrain Sweet Potato and Sea Salt chips or Zesty Cheddar Roasted Veggie Tortilla chips would go over well around here.
Now, these chips are still chips. Not a health food at all, but for a chip craving (or picnic lunch tradition) I really enjoyed these. The Zesty Cheddar ones tasted just like Doritos and the Sweet Potato ones had a great crunch with a subtle sweet potato flavor. Those were my favorites.
Added bonus? They are made with real veggies, have a good amount of whole grain included (17 grams in the Zesty Cheddar), and less fat than traditional chips (40% less in the Sweet Potato).
To learn more about Green Giant Veggie Chips and find a coupon visit the Green Giant Facebook Page. Or check out videos of fun and surprising talents for their #AGiantSurprise campaign on YouTube. Sadly, I do not have a surprising talent to enter.
Now onto dinner! For dinner on Saturday night, we went our go-to route of finding a place to eat – Yelp. We had three requirements for our options:
- within walking distance of where we were already parked for the day
- kid friendly
Okay, that last one was just me. But it still was on the list of requirements. Big River Grille fit the bill.
We made it just before a big rush (thankfully!) so were seated promptly outdoors to enjoy the gorgeous spring like weather and beautiful downtown Chattanooga area.
And you know what I immediately requested.
Beer me. I went with the Sweet Magnolia – a brown ale with chocolate malts and a spicy, floral undertone. Also know as, delicious.
For the main attraction, neither Peter nor I could decide between a couple of items so we mixed and matched. I ordered the fish & chips, then gave Peter half in exchange for half his burger.
Nothing spectacular, but it went down just fine. I was hungry after not eating since lunch much earlier! So hungry, in fact, I easily ate a good portion of my dinner and then still managed to down all of this bad boy when we hit up frozen yogurt afterwards.
My eyes were bigger than my stomach, but my stomach still rose to the occasion. Well, what do you know? I guess I DO have a secret talent. Eating large amounts of frozen yogurt. Counts for something, right? I think some of you out there will agree with me.
So, there you have it! My Chattanooga eats!
Do you have a secret talent? You know, a real one. Not like my froyo eating talent. Are you a chips fan? Any time you simply crave chips? Picnics for sure for me!
Thank you to The Green Giant™ for being a sponsor. Show the Giant your surprise talent at www.facebook.com/greengiant.