This is my last travel weekend (aside from going home for the holidays) of 2017. HALLELUJAH.
It feels like I’ve been out of town almost every weekend. I looked back and realized I’ve traveled 5 out of the past 7 weekends and was like “ohhhhh, that’s why I want to be at home all the time lately.” While on the one hand traveling is completely in my control and exciting…man, I’m ready to stay put.
I’m flying out to Chicago this evening for FNCE – the annual food and nutrition conference which is basically a huge food and networking fest. With some nutrition thrown in there 🙂 Here are some recaps of 2015 and 2016.
This year is a bit different because we are missing three of our pals…Anne, Alex and Kylie because they all drank the same kool aid at FNCE last year and became pregnant within a few months of each other. Alex just had her baby and Anne and Kylie are going to pop anytime now…so so exciting. We will miss them! But there are lots of other RDs I’m excited to meet up with including Alexis, Rachael, Alissa and Kara to name a few. I always leave FNCE feeling super inspired. Even though the internet is a beautiful thing because it allows you to connect with like minded people…I rarely get to spend some much real life time with with these RDs who do similar things to myself so when I do, it is so refreshing.
Between everything going on with FNCE, my high school friends and college friends also live in Chicago so I have some fun plans with them. Nick’s family also lives right outside Chicago so I’m staying with Sabrina (Nick’s sister) and her husband all weekend and I’ll get to see them too. Killing so many birds with one stone on this trip – it will be busy but fun!
I’m not sure exactly what the weekend will entail except a lot of awesome food, good conversations and really good people. I’ll be on insta stories if you want to following along there. And if you’re going to FNCE let me know – I’d love to meet you!
EVERYTHING BAGELS ON REPEAT
In other news…I’m currently having a long moment with DIY everything bagels. Whole Foods doesn’t carry a good everything bagel (and that’s where we grocery shop because it’s the closest to our apt) so I’ve been making my own at home with TJs everything but the bagel seasoning.
Breakfast this morning – and really all week – has been a toasted whole wheat bagel spread with regular old cream cheese and sprinkled with the seasoning. Along with scrambled eggs and a banana + pb which I ate right when I woke up before a client call and then had this breakfast afterward. Lazy girl scrambled egg trick –> crack the eggs over the pan and let them cook for a minute and then swirl the yolk around in the pan. They don’t scramble as well (hence the egg white being more distinct from the yellow) but you save a bowl. Lately, I have been feeling so hungry between the hours of 6am and noon. As in, I need like two breakfasts, and then my appetite tapers off after lunch. I’m always hungry in the morning, but this is more intense than usual, I’m just rolling with it and even if the breakfast doesn’t fill me up like I thought, I just eat a snack when I get hungry. No I’m not pregs, I was drinking margaritas last night.
Any breakfasts you’ve been into lately? Share! It’s my favorite meal forever and always.
CURRENTLY DROOLING OVER…
These spiced apple cupcakes with caramel buttercream Kylie posted today look like the epitome of fall dessert and I want to triple the frosting recipe so I have it on hand 24/7. Like to smear on graham crackers for a snack. That sounds fab. I plan on making these cupcakes next week for no reason at all except…because.
I’m collaborating with INSPIRDtoSEEK and will be doing a seminar on bridging the gap between clinical nutrition and Intuitive Eating and Health At Every Size that startS October 26th (Tuesday!) We will be diving into the evidenced-based perspective of IE/HAES, connecting the psychological and emotional aspects of IE to human physiology and clinical nutrition, and discuss how to neutralize diet language for patients diagnosed with a medical condition.
When I started practicing as an RD I was definitely very clinically minded (pushing plant based diets and kale like it was the magical cure for everything) and didn’t know as much about IE/HAES. It wasn’t until I went through some hormonal chaos of my own that I started to really dig into the research. I think bringing the two together is so important so I hope this talk is helpful for RDs, aspiring RDs, health professionals or anyone interested! You don’t need to be available on Tuesday for the webinar – you can access it at any time. And you’ll earn 2 CPEs. Seminars are also 50% off this month if you enter code BIRTHDAY30 at checkout. That’s a WIN! You can read more and register here.
ANTI- DIET PODCAST
And if you’re interested in a podcast for the weekend, Kristen Cillo invited me on her podcast, The Everyday Woman, this past week and we chatted about lots including periods and hormones and so many other things. If you want to listen to the episode and all her other life giving episodes you can check that out here!
Have a great weekend!
Amber @ Bloom Nutrition Therapy says
I am FLOORED about your Lazy Girl Scrambled Eggs concept. :O I don’t know why I haven’t thought of this before. I was just thinking the other day scrambled eggs would be even better and more perfect if I didn’t have to use extra dishes to mix them up. Mind blown.
Also, I’m planning on attending your seminar! I’m excited!
It’s really good to hear you say that about breakfast… this is one area where I still have some “rules”/”guilt” around food… I worry about being hungry a couple of hours after breakfast. I should just normalize it and eat a snack! But I tend to over think what it means and/or what it will “do” to my body to eat a snack at 10am.
I totally do the lazy scrambled egg trick EVERY SINGLE TIME. haha I really just don’t want to dirty up a bowl and I find that it works just as well, but I don’t wait to start stirring things around in the pan.
Megan @ A Continual Feast says
I am alwaysss having a moment with breakfast! Usually eggs and avocado toast. Can’t wait to check out that podcast! Enjoy your weekend in Chicago!
Yaas Robyn! I’m so happy you’ll be in Chicago. It sounds like your weekend will be super packed but depending on where this conference is, you should try Pastoral- it’s a sandwich shop/ deli with really high quality bread, cheese and meats! It’s a bit pricing and the wait can be long, but you can order by phone and pick it up. They have really unique combinations too like granny smith apples- weird but delish! Hopefully the gorgeous weather we have today will stick around this weekend
I’m always starving between those times as well! It’s hard to find a breakfast that really sticks. 930 snack is essential!
Also, I’m signed up for the webinar and I’m so excited to learn. (I was happy to see how affordable it was too!)
agreed agreed! Hope to see you on the Q&A call tonight!
I literally thought to myself as you mentioned your morning hunger “is she pregnant??” Hahaha thanks for answering all of our curiosities! 😉
hahah it’s a question I think many people ask when those “symptoms” come about 🙂 I’m not pregnant as far as I know!
I am trying to register for the seminar (it sounds great!) but cant get the promo code to work. Any tips?
OOps so some of that was my fault! The 50% code is already applied!
emily vardy says
saw those appley cupcakes this morning on kylie’s blog, and omg they look so goooood!
do they not?!
marti @fitwithheart says
i LOVE that seasoning! have you tried it on eggs yet? amazing!!!
YES! It changes avocado toast in so many good ways!
Emily Swanson says
I’m excited to go listen to your podcast interview Robyn, and I love your cheerful attitude about being gone from home so much; that FNCE weekend does sound like such fun, and that’s so wonderful that all three of your friends from last year are having little ones this year. I hope you have some lovely time with new friends and old friend there.
Well it’s not always cheerful but trying to stay there 🙂
I am so excited you are at FNCE! I am attending for the first time, and would love to meet up with you!
I’m bummed I missed you Katie! Hope you enjoyed your first FNCE 🙂
welcome to Chi-town all weekend! if i would’ve known, i would’ve tried to sneak into your conference 😉 not even a dietician but the subject of health, fitness, and nutrition fascinates me. have fun!!!
hahah you probably could have!
OK, the eggs comment made me laugh because I do the SAME THING. And always thinking “one less step and one less dish to wash!”. Your bagel idea is genius. Especially because I just moved and the bagel place that used to be next to had beyond fabulous whole wheat everything bagels…..and now nothing seems to be that awesome (or at least worth buying…) so I’ll have to try this!!Hope the conference was awesome!
It’s the best of both worlds! I hope you love the seasoning …I was a changed woman 🙂
Katherine Herbison says
That breakfast is on point! I love putting the Everything Bagel seasoning on avocado toast and then topping it with a fried egg!
love this seasoning too!