Off To Boston, FNCE + Friday Favorites #9

  Oct 14, 2016  |  #Favorites

Happy Friday!

Today’s post is rather short because I’m shipping up to Boston for FNCE, the Food and Nutrition Conference Expo. This is where dietitians, food companies, researchers, media and food nerds alike from around the country gather for a fun four day conference. It is filled with exciting presentations, opportunities for networking, cooking demonstrations, and new foods and snacks to taste. This is actually where we, as dietitians, see new food trends that we can predict for the next year. <– That was a long-winded way of saying that this will be a weekend of FUN and LEARNING!

FNCE, Boston

I’m part of the Nutrition Entrepreneurs practice group, so I’m looking forward to our networking events and gatherings. There’s a great Siggi’s breakfast one day with blog stars, like Alexis, Kylie and Jenny, which will be super exciting. I’ll be posting updates on Instagram and Snapchat (username: thehurdbird).

I’m staying with my sister, and I know she’s got some great Bahston restaurants and food lined up for us, but where should I go? Coffee? Wine? Dinner? Desserts? If you’re local to Boston and have any suggestions, please share!

Fun Things From The Week:

We signed the closing papers for Ed’s house (our old house). What a relief! It has not been fun paying two mortgages the last few months.

sold house

Lush Tea Company, out of Asheville, emailed me to let me know that they included me on their list of favorite Carolina Food Bloggers. I was so honored! I can’t wait to check out their tea next time I’m in Asheville.

Finally made it down to Joe’s Doughs to try a donut. This has been on my bucket list for a while! I went with the Cookies ‘n Cream.


While we’re on the food/snack front, this pumpkin peanut butter from Nuts n More is the best pumpkin peanut butter on the market, in my opinion. It’s higher in protein, drippy and just so so amazing. It’s a little pricier, but I love it so much so it’s okay.

Pumpkin Spice peanut butter

With the weather cooling down, we have been enjoying our fire pit. It’s a great way to unwind from the day. Next goal is having dinner on our porch.

firepit, boston

And lastly, we hosted a fun cooking class at our clinic! I talked about the magic of crockpots, and 30 minute healthy meals. And I had a pretty awesome sous chef 🙂



Slow Cooker Baked Apples via Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles via Paleo Running Momma

Gruyere Mac n Cheese via How Sweet Eats (I may have drooled a little when I saw these pictures)

20 Minute Healthy Garlic Shrimp via Sally’s Baking Addiction


If I weren’t going to Boston, I would totally be going apple picking or carving pumpkins this weekend. Will anyone do that for me?

Any plans this weekend?

What do I have to eat in Boston? What should be on my bucket list?

13 responses to “Off To Boston, FNCE + Friday Favorites #9

  1. Super excited to hear about your experience later! 😀 I’ve been to Boston twice but I can’t really recall the names of the places I went to anymore. x_x I remember having ramen at some point and I also had Thanksgiving dinner at Top of the Hub?

    That cookies + creme donut looks amazing! *-* I hope you have a ton of fun in Boston!

  2. AHHHHH You’re in Boston?!?!?!?!?! Have the best time since I’m sure you’ll be super busy and probably won’t have time to sneak out to meet up!

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