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{WIAW} Healthy Living Summit 2013 Recap: The Food!

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healthy living summitI know that I said I would be back on Tuesday with an update, but I decided to wait and share my eats with you on What I Ate Wednesday.  I ate some seriously good food this past weekend at the Healthy Living Summit in Minneapolis, MN.  Let’s take a look at some of my yummy eats!


hls food 2On Friday evening I joined some of my favorite blogging buddies for dinner at Kindee ThaiBecky and Katie organized this dinner and I was so excited for not just the great food, but also the amazing company.

hls food 4I ordered the Vegetable Stir-Fry with brown rice and added fresh tofu.  This was seriously SO good.  Becky and Katie both did an awesome job of selecting a tasty (and vegan-friendly!) restaurant.  I would definitely eat here again.

Before heading to bed at the end of the evening, I snacked on some Pop Chips!


hls food 5Saturday began with breakfast at the conference.  I had oatmeal with a strawberry and basil chutney, slivered almonds, and homemade almond butter that Kim brought along with her and generously shared with me.  On the side I had tons of fresh fruit.  The oatmeal left a bit to be desired (it wasn’t very hot), but the fruit was amazing.

hls food 3I also had a green smoothie made with the new Ninja blender.  The smoothie contained kale, spinach, bananas, mango, and pineapple.  It was SO good!

hls foodMid-morning we had a snack break sponsored by Blue Diamond.  I munched on a package of their natural almonds.

hls food 6Lunch was served at noon.  I was really pleased with the vegan options.  I had a Mexican-themed salad, which I topped with oil and vinegar, and stir-fried vegetables topped with lettuce, tomatoes, jalapenos, salsa, and spicy tofu.  It was tasty!

hls food 8I also made my own bowl of soup at the Build Your Own Soup Bar (cool concept, right?).  My soup contained vegetable broth, mushrooms, peas, artichokes, peppers, and onions.  Super simple, but delicious!

In the afternoon I snacked on an apple (sorry, no picture)

100_0224I went to dinner with Kim, Emily, Danica, Kelsey, and Laura at The News Room.

100_0223I started dinner off right with a beer.  Hi Laura! 😉  You know you are with blogger friends when everyone is taking pictures!

100_0226I chose the Mexican Jumping Bean Flatbread for my entrée.  Holy cow, this thing was HUGE.  The flatbread was thin and crispy and topped with black bean chili hummus, scallions, red onions, cilantro, jalapenos, cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, and sriracha sour cream.  Sounds tasty, right?  Well it most definitely was.  I shared a piece with Kim (she loved it, too!) and then I shoveled in the rest.  I was not letting a single bite of this go to waste.

My evening snack was some delicious Annie’s sea salt popcorn.


hls food 7My final HLS meal was breakfast on Sunday morning.  I had one piece of toast topped with peanut butter, breakfast potatoes with ketchup (yum!), and tons of fresh fruit.  I seriously could not get enough of the fresh fruit.  I probably could have eaten the whole tray.  And trust me, it was a large tray!

And there you have it: A weekend of FANtastic eats in Minneapolis! #HLS13

Other Healthy Living Summit Recaps:

Recap #1: The Swag!

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  • Caitlyn September 18, 2013, 7:31 am
    oh my gosh give me that flatbrad NOW! the fruit does look delicious.
  • Lucie Pfaendler September 18, 2013, 8:35 am
    That flatbread is HUGE indeed!! It looks so delicious. And I love when fresh green juices are available!!
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl September 18, 2013, 8:49 am
      Yes, both were SO GOOD! There is nothing better than starting out your day with some veggies!
  • Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health September 18, 2013, 8:37 am
    that flat bread looks and taste amazing too.
  • Amy @ The Little Honey Bee September 18, 2013, 9:01 am
    All this HLS eats are killingggg me. So delish!
  • Alexis September 18, 2013, 9:01 am
    What a fab idea to have a make-your-own soup bar! Your eats all look super delish:)
  • blonde hair blue eyed runner September 18, 2013, 9:06 am
    That pizza and everything else looks so good! I would hope the food would be good at a blog convention ha
  • Becky @ Olives n Wine September 18, 2013, 9:07 am
    That FLATBREAD!! Holy cow - I never knew they made those while I lived in Minnie and now I'm sad I missed it, haha! The eats were so delicious at HLS so I'm glad you used them for your WIAW :)
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl September 18, 2013, 12:42 pm
      You did an awesome job with the Kindee Thai restaurant pick. And yes, the flatbread was AMAZING. You'll have to go there when you are back in town.
  • healthnutjulie September 18, 2013, 9:31 am
    Food is ALWAYS the best part, isn't it? ;-) Build your own soup bar?!?!? I'd be in Heaven! Looks like you had so much fun!
  • Shannon Cunningham September 18, 2013, 9:47 am
    Holy Flatbread! Amazing! Wasn't all the food at H LS great? I don't think I ate anything I didn't like!
  • running4cupcakes September 18, 2013, 9:59 am
    Man, now I am hungry for thai food again!! But I totally agree that the food was awesome!!
  • Ang @ Nutty for Life September 18, 2013, 10:54 am
    You can never go wrong with a dinner that starts with beer! ;) Yummy eats!
  • Meghan @ fitnesscrEATures September 18, 2013, 10:59 am
    I want that flat bread in my belly NOW. NOW! It sounds so good! Those look like some great eats you had, I'm so jealous!
  • Lauren @ ihadabiglunch September 18, 2013, 11:07 am
    that flatbread looks GODLY haha i don't blame you one bit for eating the whole thing! yum!
  • Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes September 18, 2013, 11:32 am
    I want that Mexican jumping bean flatbread for my lunch right now!! Mmmm so hungry now...thanks Hannah ;)
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl September 18, 2013, 12:44 pm
      Haha, looking at the pictures is making me hungry too!! I have a major craving for it.
  • Nicole @ FruitnFitness September 18, 2013, 11:47 am
    That flatbread does look really good! I'm glad you were able to find so many great vegan and vegetarian options while you were there. I eat meat but my favorite stir frys to order out are tofu, I have attempted to make tofu a few times at home but always mess something up so its a great treat when out to eat.
  • Jeremy DeHague September 18, 2013, 11:48 am
    Going to have to make up sum siracha sour cream for my next taco night! Good idea!
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl September 18, 2013, 12:44 pm
      It was awesome. Next time you are in Minneapolis visiting your brother you should check it out.
      • Jeremy DeHague September 18, 2013, 10:04 pm
        Ill def do that! Drowned my pizza crust in siracha at a sweet pizza joint in Jackson on vacay. Can't go wrong with siracha!
  • Casey (@saltedplates) September 18, 2013, 1:08 pm
    that flat bread looks epic! I was so happy to see the tofu at Saturday lunch too, I've never been to a hotel conference that actually had tofu!
  • Leigha September 18, 2013, 1:10 pm
    So cool! Love how many options they had!
  • Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl September 18, 2013, 1:28 pm
    I could really go for some News Room eats tonight!!! That flatbread was so good!!!
  • lizziefit September 18, 2013, 1:47 pm
    I'm looking at the buffet and imaging that all of my work conferences had that.... sub buffets never turn into very good "veggie" sandwiches lol
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl September 18, 2013, 3:50 pm
      Oh my goodness, I know what you mean. I rarely ever have food that I can eat at work functions.
  • lilmissfitnessfreak September 18, 2013, 2:54 pm
    Omg I cannot stand cold or room temp oatmeal! I would be so sad lol the summit looked like fun!! You can never go wrong with Thai food either
  • makingthymeforhealth September 18, 2013, 4:22 pm
    Wow, that flat bread really was huge! I bet it went perfectly with your Corona. ;) I have a Ninja blender and I want to try that green juice now! It looks delicious and so healthy!
  • katalysthealth September 18, 2013, 5:21 pm
    JEALOUS!! Everything looks super tasty!
  • Eating 4 Balance September 18, 2013, 5:36 pm
    I think the food posts are the recaps that I look forward to the most from blogging conventions. That and blogging tips which there seem to be an abundance of this year! Quite amazing. I've learned so much and didn't even go. :) That pizza looks so so huge. I'm glad you got to finish it all because I would not have wanted to waste it! Build-your-own-soup-bar? What?! That sounds like a dream!!
  • Brittany Trentham (@batrentham) September 18, 2013, 5:57 pm
    All this HLS stuff is making me wish I could have gone!! Next year... ;) I'm so glad you had such a great time!
  • jessiebearwhat September 18, 2013, 6:12 pm
    All the food looks outstanding!
  • Dana @ Conscious Kitchen Blog September 18, 2013, 9:40 pm
    Everything looks amazing, especially the flatbread. I think the food would be one of the best parts of being at a healthy living conference. That and being in the company of "foodies" with similar tastes.
  • ahealthyhappyhome September 18, 2013, 11:17 pm
    Holy cow that flatbread is huge! Looks like a tasty conference!
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl September 19, 2013, 11:20 am
      It was HUGE, but thin, so I was able to eat all of it except for the part that I shared...it was too tasty not to eat ;).
  • Jan @ Sprouts n Squats September 19, 2013, 7:08 am
    All the meals looked amazing!! especially that flatbread it looked and sounded like it was delicious! :)
  • Danica September 19, 2013, 1:57 pm
    I thought the "make your own soup bar" was a really neat idea, too...it seems like something that would be really fun to do for a holiday or dinner party!
  • Alisha's Appetite September 19, 2013, 4:38 pm
    Are you kidding me with that flatbread right now?!?!?! my god it looks incredible.
  • Kathy @ Food Wine Thyme September 19, 2013, 6:06 pm
    I like the build your own soup idea.
  • Sabrina @ Nutritiously Sweet September 19, 2013, 7:33 pm
    oh my gosh! looks like you had a weekend of delicious eats :) glad you had fun!!!
  • Christine @ 24 Carrot Kitchen September 20, 2013, 7:05 am
    Wow, the summit looked fun! I also have a Ninja blender, but a different model.
  • Amanda September 21, 2013, 7:54 pm
    I'm glad you had so many good eats. That pizza sounds killer! I may have to try recreating it at home :)

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