The latest happenings at Nutritioulicious, including a recap of the Food and Nutrition Conference (FNCE), plus this week’s Link Love and Menu Plan Monday!
Happy Menu Plan Monday! Hope you had a great weekend and your week is off to a fantastic start! My weekend was jam-packed and so much fun spent in Boston at the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE). As my friend and fellow RDN Jaime says, this conference is the Super Bowl of nutrition!
What I love the most about going to this conference is seeing my dietitian friends and colleagues face to face and meeting so many of the RDNs who I connect with on a daily basis over social media. One of the highlights for me was that I finally met my assistant Kaleigh in person! Believe it or not, Kaleigh has been working with me for almost a year and we had never met. Here’s a picture of us at dinner one night!
Another one of the other highlights from FNCE was learning about new products and food trends at the expo, including lots of focus on probiotics and gut health, whole grains, and plant-based foods, especially pulses. I also had a great time at a recipe writing and food photography workshop presented by two of my fabulous colleagues, Liz Weiss of Meal Makeover Moms and Katie Morford of Mom’s Kitchen Handbook.
Part of the workshop involved in a Chopped-style contest in which we received four ingredients with which to make a recipe using some additional “pantry” ingredients they had on hand. Here’s a look at what my table (including my friend Sally at Real Mom Nutrition) made and my winning photograph! I was so inspired that this recipe is on my meal plan this week (check it out below) and I’ll be posting it on the blog soon!
I’m sure I’ll be sharing some more updates on what I learned and fun things I saw at FNCE over the next few weeks, but in the meantime, let’s get to this week’s Link Love and Menu Plan Monday!
⇒ Amee is one heck of a strong woman, fighting and beating breast cancer this past February. And she’s an example of someone who lives a healthy lifestyle, but the Big C got her anyway. In her post in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month she shares these 5 tips that all people should do to maintain a healthy lifestyle.