Hey ya’ll! As most of you know, I am on my flight to Israel right now, but I wanted to do something creative for Wednesday because it is my favorite holiday after all. What I ate Wednesday. So I thought long and hard about what I could do for this special day traveling to a special place, and it hit me. I’m going to do a What I Will Eat in Israel Wednesday to celebrate my epic journey to the holy land. Every week we have to give it up to Jenn for creating and hosting such a wonderful weekly event.
Now, what kind of diet to Israeli’s eat? Well a good one, at least I think based on my best friends pictures that went on the trip a couple of years ago.
I stole this from my friend, but it’s all good. Facebook is meant for stalking. Anyways, one of the days we are there, we get to go to the largest open air food market in Israel. I know Israel is a small place, but they love their markets, so this is pretty impressive. Pretty much this is going to be dried fruit heaven. My brother and I have already planned to pretty much eat dried fruit as our lunch that day because it is one of our favorite snacks. This is only half of the dried fruit stand too. It is extremely large, which is good because it will offer tons of variety in case someone may not like a certain fruit. I can’t wait. Hello to gaining a few pounds from dried fruit. Nothing to complain about since it will be tasty and in my belly.
If there is one thing and one thing only that I remember from years of Hebrew school is that Israel has the best falafel known to mankind. How do I know this? My Hebrew school teacher, who I had for 4 years, lived in Israel and made falafel from scratch. I wasn’t quite a fan of hers, but I can’t wait to sample the goodness that is awaiting me in the holy land. Yes, I will probably eat some gluten on this trip, and do I really care no? Should I? Maybe, just because we are sleeping in a desert one night and I really don’t want to have stomach issues out there. Oh well. I’ll just not eat falafel that day. Random fact of the day: apparently there is a war on falafel and Israel is being sued by Lebanon. Oh those silly people, it is freaking falafel, get over it.
Hooo-muhs. Yes, some of the people on the trip try to say it like they are Israeli. Ummm hello, I don’t know if you have looked in the mirror lately, but you are white and from America, so just say it like a normal person because you are not being cool. Enough complaining, I will be enjoying tons and tons of hummus. I will dip veggies in it. Actually I’ll probably just eat it by the spoonful because it will be so much better than any hummus I have eaten before and trust me I eat pretty good hummus.
Oh la la la Bamba (in case you can’t read Hebrew). It is a popular snack in Israel and to make it even better it is gluten-free! Success. It is a peanut butter flavored corn snack. It comes in a variety of flavors too like chocolate, strawberry, and banana flavored. I can’t wait to try this. One of the chaperones on the trip is gluten-free and she says this is one of the best snacks out there. Mainly non-gluten free people eat it because it is just so good. I’ll probably end up taking half of my suitcase up just with bags of this, so I can enjoy it back in Texas.
Frozen Yogurt in Israel. Oh heck yeah I’m getting on that train. From previous out of the country experiences, I feel as if yogurt and icecream are just a million times better than what it is in the United States. Probably because they use more natural ingredients and it isn’t as processed as the stuff we consume in America. My friend said that this was super delicious, so I probably will be eating as much as my body can handle. Who needs to eat actual meals, when you can eat scrumptious frozen yogurt like this?
I’ll have to thank my friend for letting me steal all her pictures, but doesn’t this look good? It will totally be worth eating gluten for. Hopefully I will get some of this, if not I probably will still be eating a delicious lunch. Not only does it look tasty, but for the main part the food in Israel is pretty healthy. What is with everyone else, but the United States huh? So unfair, but as long as you eat smart you can still eat delicious food.
Hope ya’ll enjoyed my What I’ll be eating in Israel post! Have a lovely hump day and hope you are all eating some delicious eats on this wonderful holiday!
Have you ever been out of the country before?
What was your favorite thing you ate and in what country?