• Healthy Eating Summit

    August 14, 2010

    Oh my goodness, I’ve eaten so much delicious food today!! Basically, I ate allllll day long. I’m not complaining, but holy moly! The good eats just don’t stop coming! But, doesn’t healthy living = good eating!? 😉


    Kath did a great job planning the menu for the HLS lunch. It was healthy, delicious, and fun!


    Watching other bloggers take photos of their food never gets old. I feel right at home with these folks! 😉

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    I absolutely loved the lunch spread today. I wanted a little bit of everything!


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    Chandra and Monica were psyched about lunch too! :mrgreen:


    I love you, grilled veggies!


    I love you even more, dessert! 😉



    I loaded up my plate with salad greens, roasted veggies, quinoa-edamame salad, chickpea salad, a piece of Swiss cheese, and a pickle.


    And, of course, my lunch included a brownie on the side.


    Lunch buddies!


    After lunch, Allie gave me the best gift ever: Allie Bars!!! I’ve been dying to try these babies, so I was beyond excited when she handed me a package of them! I might have to break into one sooner than later. 😉



    Once the afternoon sessions ended, Athenos hosted a very yummy 45-minute break that featured a number of delicious feta and hummus recipes.


    I wasn’t really that hungry, but I ended up trying almost one of everything and a downing a million tortilla chips with Southwest Taco Salad dip on them. I’m now obsessed.





    I cannot wait to make this Southwest Taco Salad! It’s out of this world! A lot of other HLS attendees were talking about this recipe, too. It’s a good one!



    Athenos also offered a fun salad-inspired photo booth. Kath and I thought it would be a great opportunity to practice some yoga poses. Check out the expression on my face!! 😆


    Heading out for a walking tour of Chicago and then dinner with bloggers.

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    { 41 comments… read them below or add one }

    Nicole @ yuppieyogini August 14, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    Those food hats are funny! It’s nice to have healthy food when you’re sitting in a conference all day. I hate when I have work meetings and the only food choices are really heavy, greasy sandwiches and chips.


    Lizzy @ LBBakes August 14, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    Can’t wait to hear more about this taco salad dip. I historically cannot say no to taco tips 🙂


    Laury @thefitnessdish August 14, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    I have been so sad all day that I’m missing this!!! I am definitely going to come next year! I love when you said “watching bloggers take pics of their food never gets old” –that would make me feel right at home too! I want brownies with MY lunch!!!

    Can’t wait to hear more updates!


    Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] August 14, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    I was impressed by the healthy eats today – yum yum! Grilled veggies never get old.


    caronae August 14, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    Roasted veggies and dessert both make me so happy too! Yay for healthy eating priorities! I love how the summit seems like it is just as much about the food, the presentations, the lifestyle as the PEOPLE — I can see how much everyone is having and how people are connecting so well. Love it!


    Allie (Live Laugh Eat) August 14, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    Love that last photo of you and Kath! Enjoy the AllieBars and do let me know whatcha think!!


    Lynn (The Actors Diet) August 14, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    love the last photo – grrrreat eats!


    Shanna August 14, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    How much does HLS cost???


    Cynthia (It All Changes) August 14, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    That food looks great! Being at home with bloggers is the best feeling. You look like you are having fun.


    Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle August 14, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    this looks so great!!! The food spread looks wonderful and looks like the company you are keeping is even better!


    Nancy @ The Wife of a Dairyman August 14, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    As I’m reading your post, I’m enjoying a blackberry {healthy version} cobbler that I made….I love dessert also:)


    Whitney @ Whitinspired August 14, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    hahaha! The picture at the end is hilarious!


    tanyas daily August 14, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    like the hats


    Beth @ Will Run for Books August 14, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    I had so much fun – wish we had gotten to chat! Hopefully I’ll make it again next year! 😀


    kathleen August 14, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    How fun! Holy Yum!


    Pearl Lee August 14, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    haha love the yoga poses!


    Sheri August 14, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Love the photo of you and Kath! To funny! I so wish I could have attended the conference! 🙁


    Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) August 14, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    Looks like some serious good eats! Yes, healthy living revolves around healthy eating! Enjoy!


    Janna @ Janna's Keeping it Real August 14, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    oh that food! there are no words….It looks like such a blast, too! =0)


    dcwright02 August 14, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    looks like you are having a blast! love the photos and the food looks great!


    Emilyeatsclean August 14, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    Ohhh how fun! All the food looks so good! Can’t wait to read about your night out in Chi-town with a zillion bloggers. 🙂


    Kaitlyn (PeaceLoveFit) August 14, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    All that food looks great! I love your blog!!


    Heather August 14, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    wow, so much food, yummy!


    Laura August 14, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    The breakfast looks incredible.

    I’m so upset I couldnt attend this event. such positive information


    Laura August 14, 2010 at 9:21 pm



    Christina @ Food.Fun.Fabulous August 14, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    I would have loved to go to HLS….maybe next year


    Jessica @ How Sweet It Is August 14, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    That last pic is hilarious!


    Sara August 14, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    HLS sounds so fun! I’m totally jealous 🙂


    meemsnyc August 14, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    Everything looks so yummy, healthy and delicious.


    Hannah August 14, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    OMG, so much yummy food and so much fun! You’re going to run one of these HLS in Australia soon, aren’t you? Right? Right? *sob*


    Wei-Wei August 15, 2010 at 12:03 am



    Staceyhttp://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ August 15, 2010 at 12:31 am

    At least it’s healthy food. It’s all so good how could you pass it up.


    jassy August 15, 2010 at 4:52 am

    the brownie looks like a cake! 🙂


    Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin August 15, 2010 at 8:27 am

    That looks like an awesome lunch spread! It must have taken forever to move down the buffet line with everyone stopping to take pictures! 😀


    Erika @ Food, Fitness, & Fun August 15, 2010 at 10:27 am

    Mmmm…I could eat that lunch everyday! 🙂


    Mac August 15, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    So much to do so little time it sounds like!


    Wendy (Give Love Create Happiness) August 15, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    The food looks wonderful! Great planning!


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    Maura August 16, 2010 at 11:21 am

    Aww, it looks like you guys had so much fun! I can’t wait to attend next years HLS! I definitely won’t miss out on the action!


    Lisa August 16, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    I bet if I went to a Healthy Food Summit–I’d gain weight. 🙂 the food looks fantastic!


    forex robot August 23, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    found your site on del.icio.us today and really liked it.. i bookmarked it and will be back to check it out some more later


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