Good Eats at the Jersey Shore

Happy Tuesday readers! I am still a bit dizzy (bahhh inner ear virus), but I miss blogging too much to stay away from the computer :-)

Last week, Nate and I took a trip to the Jersey shore. We really lucked out – zero traffic and the weather was absolutely beach-perfect! Now I’m back to the 9-5 office grind and Nate’s preparing for year 1 of  law school in Boston. We definitely indulged in lots of yummy food at the beach, but I tried to fit in fruits & veggies whenever possible and made exercise a priority in the mornings.

We stayed at a cute B&B in Wildwood, NJ. The Holly Beach Bed & Breakfast had a large front porch furnished with wicker chairs and rockers.

Holly Beach B&B

Holly Beach B&B

The main room was stocked with tons of reading material, board games, tea, coffee, and hot cocoa 24-7.

Holly Beach B&B

Holly Beach B&B

Our room was small, but cozy. We even had a mini fridge – perfect for leftovers!

Nate at the B&B

Holly Beach B&B

Holly Beach B&B

Our first night at the beach, was pretty low-key. We strolled to the boardwalk and grabbed dinner at a 50’s themed do-wop diner. Nate ordered a yummy chicken, cheddar, and veggie wrap. I splurged and ordered the chicken cheesesteak. I doused my sammie in hot sauce, yum! After eating half of my sandwich and 99% of the french fries, I was stuffed. Luckily, we took a nice long walk on the beach to digest.

Chicken wrap

Chicken Cheesesteak

We spectated a game of bocce – loved the Italian music that was playing in the background!


The next morning, I was up pretty early. After seeking out coffee and a big glass of water, I was ready for a run! Nate agreed to run with me and we set off on a sunny 45 minute run on the boardwalk. By the time I finished, I was a very sweaty girl!

After cleaning up a bit, it was time for breakfast (the best part of staying at a B&B!).

We started off with orange juice, fresh fruit, and small slice of pound cake.

Breakfast at the B&B

Course #2 was a toasted english muffin with butter & jam and some scrambled eggs and cheese. Yum!

Eggs and English Muffin

Spicer Avenue

After breakfast, we hit the beach! Nate snagged some ice for his achey knees.

Nate on the beach

I drank an ice cold diet Dr. Pepper and read magazines. Ahhhh, this is the life.

Megan on the beach

I spotted a fresh fruit truck! Complete with scale and cutting board in the back.

Fruit truck

I had the perfect beach lunch – unsweetened iced tea, 6″ turkey-swiss-veggie sub, and SUN CHIPS!!


The rest of the afternoon was spent napping and lounging and then we went to see Julie & Julia. I read the book a few years ago and while the movie left out some parts, I really enjoyed it. Julia Child seems like she was one cool lady. I snuck an apple and the other half of my footlong turkey-swiss-veggie sub into the movie theater. It was dark – so, sorry no photo!

After seeing all of the delicious food in Julie & Julia, my appetite was raring to go. We headed to the boardwalk where I enjoyed a peanut butter & chocolate frozen custard with sprinkles. Ahhh!!! So good! According to the Kohr Brothers website, the frozen custard actually has decent nutritional stats: 1 small cone contains 140 calories, 6 grams of fat, and 4 grams of protein. I gave Nate a few tastes :-)

Kohr's Frozen custard!

Ordering custard

Frozen custard

Stay tuned for Beach Recap Part 2!


8 Responses

  1. Such an adorable little B&B – I love the checkers board – but not nearly as sweet at you are! You look so happy in all of your pictures and it seems like you two really had a wonderful time together. Hope your return to the grind isn’t too bad this week :)

  2. Just found your blog and love it! I think its great that you really explored learning how to cook! This post made me so nostalgic. I grew up at the Jersey shore, and went to law school in Boston! Now I live in PA, and I miss both places!

  3. I love Wildwood!! I’ve been to that 50’s themed diner on the boardwalk too!! Subway is the perfect beach lunch!! Hope you feel better soon!

  4. That checker board is so cool

  5. Looks like a great trip! Yummy food with a nice balance of splurges and healthy eating, love that philosophy on vacation :)

  6. Same as the most recent post (I’m working backwards on catching up with you!) you end with a killer ice cream!! Girl, you know how to induce jealousy!!

  7. holy crap…i don’t know how i have missed this many posts! love the holly bed + breakfast :)

  8. You have to love the Wildwoods. There is no other place like it!!!

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