Happy Friday – we made it! We’re here in Indianapolis for a wedding tonight. Both Ed and I have family here, so it’s been nice to spend some time with everyone. I’ll have some more pictures to share and a recap next week.
And, here are some favorites from the week!
Whole Foods Presentation
I did a presentation about local foods and in-season foods this week at the local Whole Foods. It was so much fun and had a good turn out! I hope to start doing these more regularly.
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Peanut Ambassador Kit
As some of you guys may remember, I’m allergic to tree nuts, so peanuts are really the only nut I can eat. So, I’m all in with peanuts and tree nut free trail mixes and granola. I recently became a peanut ambassador and this most recent kit couldn’t have come at a better time. Plus, I’m obsessed with this tank top!
Tons of goodies perfect for “on the go” travel, like portable peanut butter cups, PB2, peanut butter granola, peanut packs and Justin’s banana chips with peanut butter. Can you say heaven?
Shake Your Money Maker Class
I’m so excited for Nicole Culver’s mini course, Shake Your Money Maker. It’s starting THIS MONDAY and it’s not too late to sign up! It’s FREE to join and will be a 5 day mini course about how to leverage yourself in your local community, how to be more productive and efficient when working, and how to work with brands (pitches included).
Nicole has really helped me become so much more confident in my blog and brand, and she really has proven techniques to help growth. In addition, you can join an awesome community of women to run ideas by and get feedback from. It’s been instrumental in my blog and business growth, and I can’t wait to take this mini course to learn so much more.
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Food Truck Eats
Chicken Tacos at the local food truck festival. I have a thing for food trucks, especially local ones 🙂
Dinner and Ice Cream Dates
Last weekend, I got to meet up with my dear friend, Alyssa, from Charlotte Food Bloggers. She’s moving to Ohio soon and I’m really sad about it. But, it was nice to have a ladies night out at Workman’s Friend, a newish Irish pub restaurant I’ve been dying to check out.
Followed by ice cream at Two Scoops. Glad to have friends who share my love for sweets! Some of you stressed anxiety over having this fall – don’t worry, I ate it right after this picture and got every last bit!
How does real food compare to fortification? Basically, eating foods has more than just essential vitamins and nutrients – there is also fiber and phytonutrients that fortification doesn’t normally provide. And by eating whole foods, you’re getting the package of nutrients in entirety, which is another major plus. Also, we may absorb less of vitamins and minerals when taken in supplementation form due to competing elements and the forms not being as bioavailable (absorbed as easily). Lots of food for thought!
Another con of food waste = thinking about all the nutrients you’re losing too! From the article, “Food wasted at the retail and consumer levels of the U.S. food supply in 2012 contained 1,217 kcal, 33 g protein, 5.9 g dietary fiber, 1.7 mcg vitamin D, 286 mg calcium, and 880 mg potassium per capita per day.” WOW. That’s nearly 25% of our daily fiber needs.
Satisfaction vs. Fullness – This is something I talk with all clients about – so important to distinguish!
What were some of your highlights this week?