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Friday Favorites #27

Happy Friday!

I hope you had a great week and have some exciting (or relaxing) plans for the weekend ahead. I got some organizing done this week that I’ve put off and feels really good to get done. Plans for the weekend include a coffee/breakfast date, some more organizing, and a few projects I’m working on. I’m hoping to enjoy some of this fall weather, too!

Let’s get to the fun stuff:

RD Real Talk

I was on Heather’s podcast (episode 12) back in August. I love her podcast and look forward to it each week. It’s geared towards those studying nutrition (RD’s to be), dietitians, and those just curious about health and nutrition. She interviews dietitians, we always share a “Real Talk” moment, and we discuss nutrition news and careers.

She is hosting a variety of “round table” events, and I’m excited to share I’m a panelist on the one next week! We’ll be discussing searching for jobs after your dietetic internship, the importance of networking, and where to start in your career path. You can save your seat at the table and receive a 1:1 mentoring call with any of the panelists as well as CPE credits and an event workbook summary. You can choose the listen only option too, for a reduced price! Sign up here to join in on the fun.

RD Real Talk

Or, if you’re interested in the past round table discussions about the Anti Diet approach, the dietetic internship experience, or even future events about Eating Disorder Recovery and Amenorrhea, you can sign up here!

BLT on cornbread

I had one of the better BLT’s I’ve ever had this week. It was on corn bread! I just had to order it based on the creativity. It was very flavorful. The corn bread was fresh and soft, so it did crumble and didn’t hold up like I would have liked, but that didn’t stop me. If you’re in the north Charlotte area, you should make a stop at Pickled Peach for lunch.

Sidenote – Do you guys think an actual “BLT” would make a good blog logo for me? I’m looking into new ideas, and I love BLTs, but I don’t know if I eat them enough to be a logo? Would love some of your feedback!

McNinch house 

On Wednesday, I was invited to a fall menu preview at the McNinch House, a well-regarded restaurant in an old 1890s Victorian home in Charlotte. They have won the Four Diamond designation many times from AAA. Not only are they known for their food, but they have a spectacular wine list and sommelier. Unfortunately, that was out for me this time. We tried so many yummy fall items, like pumpkin soup, pork tenderloid with tender North Carolina chesire pork and apple butter and kale, pork belly, a lamb chop with sweet potato puree and a hazelnut dessert.  Look how beautiful all the china is!

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And the sommelier…He was filling everyone up with the perfect wine for each dish.

McNinch House

Fall Running

This week consistently felt like fall in Charlotte. I enjoyed some really good runs this week. Running is actually getting a lot easier than it has been, though I feel like this will be temporary. Nonetheless, I’m enjoying every bit of it!

Fall Running

Cozy Breakfasts

I’ve also been enjoying some cozy breakfasts this week. A scone at a local bakery and pumpkin waffles with some eggs. Slow mornings are my favorite.

I have this waffle maker and I love it, but when I don’t feel like getting it out, I resort to these. SO GOOD. I don’t know if they make the pumpkin ones year round, but in the fall, I crush them.

Cozy Breakfasts Cozy Breakfasts

I’m thinking about getting this frother so I can froth my milk at home. Any thoughts?

Around the Web


Running & Exercise

What Half Marathons Teach us About Running a Marathon

Disordered Eating and Exercise: What you really should know <– You’ll never achieve that “set” number you’re looking for, and there’s far more harm associated with it

Embrace the Health Benefits of Pumpkin for runners <– My latest article for Women’s Running


Health & Nutrition

Does the world really need diet avocados? <— This only perpetuates the fear of fat that many people already have. Avocados are a great source of monounsaturated fat, which can help decrease cholesterol.

Most dietary supplements are unlabeled <– This is a real thing guys! I don’t recommend supplements often to clients because unless there is a medical reason or deficiency, they can be a toss up. You never know what you’re going to get with some brands.


Other Bloggers

Thoughts on losing fitness via Nutrition on a Mission <– Love this honest post about the changing “seasons” of exercise. Exercise can be a great outlet for many of us, but it’s easy to overdo.

If it sounds like a diet, it’s a diet via the Real Life RD <– Love Robyn’s point that anything that externally dictates or governs what we eat or what we do is a diet.

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  1. Oh that china! I love old china, and old victorian anything… swoon.

    Also – that cornbread! I would live with the crumbly for the taste. That sounds amazing.

    I think it would be super cute if you found a way to incorporate a BLT into your checkmark logo and had them both somehow together. There’s got to be an artist out there who could figure that out, ya?

  2. I tried to make waffles this morning and failed, so I’m eating oats hahaha. I am not looking forward to cleaning that…
    It has felt like fall here too with running. I actually wore capris instead of shorts yesterday and gloves, always gloves.
    Cornbread as a sandwich sounds amazing! I have been enjoying this bread called Southwest Sourdough, basically sourdough bread stuffed with cheese, jalapeños, corn and tomatoes. Toasted it’s so good because the cheese pockets melt. Swooooooooooon 🙂
    Have a great weekend!