Buenos dias my Friday amigos! Are you dancing the maranga to a mariachi band for the weekend?! Ole for Friday!
Okay, I don’t know where the espanol or hedgehog came from, but whatevs it’s Friday! That means that in exactly 1 week I will be in the twin cities of Minnesota for HLS#13! After all the anticipation, planning, and most of all waiting, I can’t believe it’s finally almost here! Which reminds me of my cue for self promotion…
If you’re attending the Healthy Living Summit next week, join Laura and I for a roundtable discussion on Friday at 3! Here’s the lowdown and how to sign up:
Tipping the Scale: Balancing blogging and the role of a nutrition professional // co-hosted by Emily from Sinful Nutrition and Laura of Becoming the Odd Duck
Are you unsure where to draw the line between the blogging world and your nutrition profession? Or are you interested in how to expand your health career through your blog? Join Laura and Emily, two blogging Registered Dietitians to discuss the importance of nutritionists in the blog world, how to separate OR grow your career from your blog, and the stigma nutrition professionals feel to being a ‘model’ eater. This Round Table is perfect for Health Professionals (RDs, Nutritionists, diet/wellness coaches, fitness instructors) or any individuals who are interested in the health and nutrition field.
- Why it is important for RDs/Nutritionists to blog, and what purpose do their blogs serve?
- How to keep your professional and blogging lives separate, or merge them together
- How to handle the stigma nutritional professionals feel about their diet/lifestyle
- Address any interests in the field of nutrition or becoming an RD/Nutritionist
Join Emily and Laura for dinner following the discussion, after taking some time to get cocktail party ready, first. Check out the details for dinner (and a separate dinner RSVP) below. We hope you can join us!
Sign up to attend this Round Table here: Balancing Blogging and the Role of a Nutrition Professional
We are also hosting a mini-mingle afterwards for a dinner out on the town. Continue the party with us until the cocktail party!
Friday Dinner Mingle: Hell’s Kitchen
Emily from Sinful Nutrition and Laura of Becoming the Odd Duck will be hosting a meet-and-mingle dinner at 6:00 PM Friday evening, at Hell’s Kitchen in downtown Minneapolis. Hell’s Kitchen is owned by renowned chefs Steve Meyer and Mitch Omer, who strive to bring their guest “unique but not fancy,” made-from scratch meals at a reasonable price. The menu includes both gluten-free and vegetarian options. Feel free to check out the menu here. Each attendee will be responsible for the cost of his/her meal.
Meet in the hotel lobby at 5:45 PM if you want to walk over to Hell’s Kitchen together. This mingle will be limited to the first 12 people to sign up. Sign up for this mingle here: Hell’s Kitchen Mini-Mingle
Okay I’m done, but sorry I’m just so darn tootin’ excited! It’s not everyday you get to take pictures of food, eat endless amounts of pb, and have a separate whole suitcase for swag with THOUSANDS of other guys and gals who do the same. Which brings me to the crunch and munch of this post.
1. You take more pictures of your food than of your friends.
Yes. You know you’ve reach foodie status when your first instinct when presented with the most delicious food as your hanger hits is “Oh my gosh that looks sooo good. Gotta snap a pic for the blog!” *Instagramed. *Tweeted. Oh, ok now I can stuff my face like an animal. Oh, but here’s my weekly selfie so I’m not TOTALLY deprived of human contact.
2. You tell everyone how obsessed you are with nut butters.
I feel like this is an unwritten law of being a food blogger. You MUST love some form of nut butter and publicly proclaim your obsession on a regular basis. If not please pass go and do not collect a jar of Super Chunky PB on your way to blogger jail. Guilty as charged. I’m a pb addict. (see ABC’s of a Peanut Butter Addict)
3. You’re idea of a shopping spree is a trip to Trader Joe’s.
Fact. I would much rather spend my money on a new cinnamon bun flavored coffee or pumpkin flavored anything than a new shirt or shoes. You know you have a problem when the highlight of your Sunday is reading this week’s grocery flyer and hoping there’s some avocados or bananas on the clearance rack.
4. You’re schedule revolves around eating, exercising, and blogging
“Oh you wanna hang out? Did you eat lunch yet? Are we gunna get lunch? Where are we gunna eat? What time? Well I can hang out, but I have to be home by 5 for my long run…”
Sound familiar? Thought so. You know you’ve reached the healthy living/foodie blogging threshold when food and exercise dictate your social life. People catch on to your need for food every few hours to avoid the hangry beast that they mistakenly met with their bright idea to take you along for a shopping trip at Home Depot after watching a HGTV marathon… And that you already qualify for the senior early bird special at Denny’s with your 4 PM dinner schedule. And Sundays are just off limits…
5. Overnight Oats, Chia Seeds, and Zoodles are regularly part of your vocabulary.
If you have tried any and/or all of the above in one sitting…you may be a food blogger.
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Make it a great day!
Are you going to the Healthy Living Summit?
Do you fit the facts of a food blogger?