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Healthy Living Summit = An Eating Frenzy!

by Courtney on August 14, 2010

I have been eating food all.day.long. I am completely STUFFED right now from all the awesome offerings.

Breakfast

Complete with delicious offerings from Quaker, Stonyfield, & Thomas’s – all HLS sponsors. :)

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Fresh Fruits

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OATS!

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Complete with toppings :)

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My Goods:

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I crumbled half of my blueberry muffin over the oats, which were already topped with a little brown sugar, raisins, granola, almond butter, and berries. I like to call it my “Everything But The Kitchen Sink” Oats bowl. ;)

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After breakfast, it was time for the sessions to get started.

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Me, Amy, & Megan

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One of the sessions I took today was on photography, so I was able to play around a little bit with some of my camera settings. I was quite surprised, actually, by all the settings my little point and shoot camera has on it! I definitely walked away with some new tips. :)

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I definitely still have a lot to learn, but hey, it’s a start, right? Maybe someday I’ll save up enough money for an SLR…

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After the photography session it was time for, what else, but more FOOD!

Lunch

The spread at lunch was absolutely AMAZING! There were so many different choices, I had such a hard time trying to decide what to go for…so I actually pretty much ended up with a little bit of everything. :)

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Desserts!!!

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My ENORMOUS plate…

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HUGE pickle (insert giggle here)

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Nothing better than a roasted veggie sandwich with provolone. Oh.my.gosh. delicious!

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Desserts!

Don’t let this plate fool you…I most definitely went back for about 4 more little pieces. They were all so delicious, I felt like I needed to try them all! Hey, I’m human, not perfect. ;)

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After lunch, there were some fun giveaways, and guess who actually won something?!? MEEEE!!!

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A snazzy Oikos apron, tote bag, and a copy of the DVD Food Inc., which I’ve really been wanting to watch. YAY for free stuff!

Oh yes, speaking of free stuff…check out all this SWAG I’m leaving with!

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Vega!

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Glo Bars!!!

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My afternoon session was a very informative panel discussion, led by Anne, Heather, Julie, Sana, & Andrea. There were a lot of great and informative topics discussed about the blog world.

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My next session was led by Chandra on the 5 W’s of Strength Training. Chandra was a phenomenal speaker, and gave a wealth of good information in her presentation. I’ll be featuring a post with all of her main points very soon!

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Next was a break, with what else but…more FOOD!

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These Tangy Taco Salad Bites were out of this WORLD! I honestly was so full from lunch, but after Julie told me how good they were, I knew better than to pass one up. I definitely need to re-create these babies at home…the hubby would definitely be a fan! :)

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Breaks not only meant food. They also meant time to BLOG and hook up computers to recharge your batteries. ;)

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Me & Caitlin, who also gave me some great tips for my first Indian Food Feast tonight. Hopefully I can work up a little more of an appetite after my day full of eating…

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Who am I kidding, I’m sure that will not be a problem. :shock:

Neinke & I just got back from another nice casual stroll down the streets of Chicago. It really is such a pretty area.

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After getting back to the room, I wanted to snack on one of these babies that I snagged earlier today…Gina’s macaroons!

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Gina, these things are INCREDIBLE!!! I had to stop myself from eating the whole bag…I think knowing that I have a full Indian Food Feast ahead of me helped. ;)

Time to get ready!!!

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1 Ashley August 14, 2010 at 9:05 pm

Love the recap…so sad we didn’t get to meet!

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2 Shanna, like Banana August 14, 2010 at 10:02 pm

All the eats look incredible especially the grilled veggies!

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3 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] August 15, 2010 at 1:14 am

Now I’m craving oatmeal! : ) So excited about my swag too – plane food!

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4 Chicago Cuisine Critique August 15, 2010 at 10:16 am

Yum. I definitely need to attend HLS next year. This looks awesome!

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5 Katie August 15, 2010 at 10:37 am

I’m super jealous of all the food you got to eat there! Not to mention all the free stuff that you left with!

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6 Lin August 15, 2010 at 1:12 pm

Hi Courtney! I’m so glad I got to feast Indian style with you :-). Since I’m a total food geek, I just searched your entries for Bobby Flay lol.

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7 Courtney August 15, 2010 at 6:29 pm

HAHA!
It was such a blast last night! So glad we were able to feast together. :)

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8 Holly at Greek Yogurt and Apple Slices August 16, 2010 at 9:35 pm

This looks like SO MUCH FUN!! Lovin’ all of the different food options…and an oatmeal bar..ahhhh…poerfect :D

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