Eating My Way through Cancun, Mexico

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This is a little belated, but I had to share. I had the best food in Mexico! You should probably know that Mexican food is in my top 5, along with Thai and Indian (which is one of the reasons it was so so disappointing to find out I don’t do well with tomatoes or peppers or nightshades of any kind). But there’s still a ton of great Mexican food that avoids or at least limits the nightshades.

5711The Ceviche was fabulous! Tons of different fish and flavors. So. Good. So. Fresh.

57235739I think I ate my body weight in ceviche. Well, that is at least until I met the all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet. Those things should be illegal. Sweet plantains (which I love with almost equal zeal as sweet potatoes), carnitas, avocado salsa, and pickled onions. Absolute heaven.

575457055753On a day trip to Isla de Mujers, I was able to snag a fresh coconut off of a street stand. I feel like it’s not a true vacation in Mexico unless some sort of street food is involved. So I was glad to make this trip compete with fresh coconuts! Fresh coconuts have the best water – so much better than anything you could find at a store in a box or a can. And the natural electrolytes are super-hydrating, which is perfect for days that you spend outside in the sun.

59735972Two great things about all-inclusive Mexican breakfast buffets: unlimited juice and make to order eggs. My new favorite juice was the “green juice” or jugo verde. It is a fabulous mix of nopales (cactus), piña (pineapple), parsley, and pepino (cucumber). It felt pretty healthy and hydrating for a day in the sun!

Jugo Verde

We also enjoyed quite a few…ahemmm…limes and mint 😉 And dessert :-/ 🙂

5713This was my first big vacations since the Eat Your Way Clean cleanse, and I deviated from my standard diet quite extensively on this trip. And i think that is OK. For the most part, it was still healthy whole food. The part that really got me, and set me off track after i got back was the sugar intake. We wen ton a boat cruise one day and they only had diet sodas to drink.. and water. It was a bachelorette party, so I had to partake a little 🙂 All I could taste was aspartame and I felt like it instantly mad me crave sugar. That could be in my head, or it could be real. But either way, the fake sugar was the most devastating part of the whole trip. Next time, I’ll make sure to be extra careful not to have too much sugar and especially no harmful sugar substitutes .

574257435747Glad I could catalog this before my next adventure in Prague and Dubrovnik!


About Alicia

I love cooking almost as much as I love eating so I try to make sure I feel good about what I'm eating. I believe it's always a good occasion for some bubbly and I also love feeling healthy and being outdoors. I try to buy, cook and eat whole nutritious foods that promote a fun active lifestyle.


  1. Chocolate covered peanut butter balls! It was such a good idea.

    1. @jodiepriceblog

  2. What are those yummy looking things in the bottom picture?

    1. Chocolate covered peanut butter balls! Such a great invention 🙂

  3. My coworker is in Isla de Mujers right now for her THIRD trip ever down there! She SWEARS by the place!

    1. It was really cool! I would definitely go back there 🙂 I guess it’s a popular place for expats to buy houses. One day…. 🙂

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