Friday Faves: FNCE Food Trends

It’s been a whirlwind of a week over here, and ready for life to be back to normal and have a slow weekend home. But not just yet— I’m giving a presentation today at the Dragonboat Festival in Sarasota for Breast Cancer Survivors and catching a plane to Auburn, AL for the football game this weekend vs. South Carolina. I had so much fun at FNCE this week that I wanted to be sure to share with you some of my favorite finds— lots of 2015 trend spotting and new foods to get excited about.

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siggi’s Pumpkin Spice Icelandic Style Cream-Skyr. OMG. siggi’s is my new love, and they are at the top of my favorites list from the expo. I sampled many of the flavors and I have never tasted such a creamy yogurt, super high protein, simple ingredients, and minimal calories. Each container contains more protein than sugar which isn’t very common in the yogurt isle these days (remember some of the sugars are naturally occurring in the yogurt from lactose). It doesn’t get more decadent yet clean than siggi’s. I also got to meet the owner, Siggi himself, and he’s a SUPER duper cool dude. 

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Nourish Snacks. Not only are Nourish Snacks tasty, they have the cutest names!! My absolute fav flavor is “Monkey Love” a banana chocolate mix. I also loved Mr. Popular— it’s half popped pop corn, and the ingredient list is simple {non GMO corn, oil, salt} one bag is loaded with 5g fiber. WIN! My favorite part about these snack is they were designed by an RD colleague and media icon, Joy Bauer. Not only is she super talented and adorable, she is genuine & giving to her core; I know this full well because she gladly allowed me to interview her for the Ballet article I wrote. Right now you can find these snacks online, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they are on shelves at Whole Foods or similar markets soon.

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Cook Simple Meals. Each Cook Simple Meal contains whole foods and a clean and simple ingredient list. I seriously couldn’t believe how “homemade” tasting and filling that these packaged meals were. These meals were created after the owner begun taking ownership of his health, lost 40 pounds and experienced how healthy food could be delicious and improve quality of life. They are all veggie friendly, and if you’d like to up the protein content it would be easy to toss in ground beef or turkey. I tasted their Cowboy Chili with Quinoa & Cinnamon and the Lentil Sloppy Joe’s…. 

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This Sweet Potato Pie Dessert Hummus will rock your socks. It tastes just like mama’s sweet potato pie but with all the healthy ingredients. Eat this hummus anytime— breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert. Serve with apples and cinnamon pita chips at your fall party!

Sweet Potato Pie Dessert Hummus

This Sweet Potato Pie Dessert Hummus will rock your socks. It tastes just like mama’s sweet potato pie but with all the healthy ingredients. Eat this hummus anytime— breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert. Serve with apples and cinnamon pita chips at your fall party! I’m sorry, like really really sorry. I feel like I need to… 

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This Maple Pecan & Ginger Granola is savory and sweet with the perfect blend of fall flavors--maple, pecans, & cranberries. It's yummy topped on Greek yogurt and oatmeal!

{The Recipe Redux} Maple Pecan & Ginger Granola

This Maple Pecan & Ginger Granola is savory and sweet with the perfect blend of fall flavors–maple, pecans, & cranberries. It’s yummy topped on Greek yogurt and oatmeal! It’s been a while, but I’m glad to back. After attending Blog Brûlée, I realized how much I missed being a part of The Recipe Redux. I… 

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I’ll be recapping what I’ve learned Thursday on the blog so be sure to check back for that.

Butternut Squash Chili Mac

This Butternut Squash Chili Mac is the ultimate comfort food. Chili, cheese, pasta.. holy yummo. Bonus, it’s a high protein veggie meal too that is sure to satisfy a hungry appetite. Happy Meal Prep Monday!! I’ve been busy at FNCE this week but the hubby is at home enjoying some home cooked meals {hopefully}. I… 

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My First Stitch Fix Love

I’m headed back to the south for a week. It’s going to be a crazy 8 days of travel= Atlanta -> Sarasota -> Auburn. Today, I’m jet setting to ATL for our annual Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE). I’ve you’ve been following for a while, you know how much I love this conference, remember when… 

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This Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding is velvety and smooth like pumpkin pie, sweetened naturally with dates! It's protein rich and makes a yummo snack or dessert or breakfast. Yes, this means you can eat pumpkin pie for breakfast.

Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding

This Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding is velvety and smooth like pumpkin pie, sweetened naturally with dates!  It’s protein rich and makes a yummo snack or dessert or breakfast. Yes, this means you can eat pumpkin pie for breakfast.  I got inspired the other day from one of my clients. He was bragging about his wife’s chia pudding made from almond milk… 

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How to Lose Weight and Keep it Off!

Monday morning I was asked to talk about a recent article featured in the Huffington Post on Fox35 Orlando. I totally loved the topic and was pumped that I got to talk about lasting weight loss… aka NON DIETING! FOX 35 News Orlando If you haven’t already figured out that diets are futile, then listen to… 

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These Spinach & Turkey Meatballs are a meal prepping dream. Prep 'em, freeze 'em, bake 'em. Great source of lean protein and a healthy dose of spinach!

Spinach & Turkey Meatballs + Weekly Menu

These Spinach & Turkey Meatballs are a meal prepping dream. Prep ‘em, freeze ‘em, bake ‘em. Great source of lean protein and a healthy dose of spinach! This recipe is WAY overdue.. I’ve been wanting to share it with you for a while now, but it’s one of those that I make them in a hurry… 

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