Boston Bound

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I hate waking up earlier than normal because it throws off my whole day of eating!  By 11 AM, I was starving for lunch (I woke up at 5 AM and ate around 5:30). 

 

It was worth it to dig in early because boy-oh-boy was it GOOD!

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I made amazing bean sammies with steamed kale and cheddar.  The "meat" of the sandwich was mashed dark red kidney beans.

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I really do not miss meat at all, especially when I find fun new ways to get my protein in!  I can’t believe it’s been 3 months since I went vegetarian.  I haven’t had a meat craving once, which is surprising because I definitely used to have cravings all the time.

 

Dessert:

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Boston Bound

 

I got a fun package in the mail over the weekend from Tina.  She sent all the Healthy Living Summit steering committee members (me, Meghann, Heather, Kath, and Jenna) fun Boston t-shirts to get us excited for the Summit.

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Thumbs up for Boston!

 

It’s been a blasty planning the Summit with the girls, and I’m so EXCITED for next week that I can hardly stand it!  I hope all of our hard work pays off and it’s a seamless, fun, and educational event. 

 

I just want to say in advance THANK YOU for supporting the Healthy Living Summit.  It’s definitely been a labor of love — it’s honestly a lot like planning a wedding.  :)  If you can’t come in real life, we’ll be live streaming it and stay tuned for the details.

 

And a big thank you to our sponsors: Stonyfield, Foodbuzz, and Zesty Cook.

 

Are you coming to the Summit?  Are you excited? Nervous?  Have you started to pack (I have!)?

{ 33 comments }

 

  • Whitney@whitsgettingfit August 3, 2009, 9:19 am

    I am Boston bound, but have not even begun to pack. I am such a procrastinator. I will probably pack everything Thursday night, no lie.

  • Anna August 3, 2009, 9:20 am

    You bet I'm coming! I'm so excited to have y'all up in my 'hood. (Am I allowed to say y'all if I'm from Massachusetts??). I can't wait to meet everyone face-to-face! It's going to be SURREAL haha.

  • Mandy August 3, 2009, 9:20 am

    I can't wait to hear all about the Summit! I hate that I am not going šŸ™

  • Rose August 3, 2009, 9:22 am

    I'm excited – haven't begun to pack! I'm always last minute though.

  • Casey Leigh August 3, 2009, 9:24 am

    Have fun in Boston! I love it there.

  • platipus329 August 3, 2009, 9:24 am

    I won't be attending the summit, but I am a native Bostonian, so I might drop in for the JP Licks and Fun run. The PB Soft serve at JP Licks is killer and a must for peanut butter lovers

  • Gina August 3, 2009, 9:28 am

    I'm getting excited! This will sort of be a mini vacation for me, which I haven't had since February! I haven't packed yet, but I did pull my suitcase out šŸ™‚

  • Amelia (AC/DC: Highways to Health) August 3, 2009, 9:46 am

    Lunch looks great! I like the idea of using kidney beans for the "meat."
    CANNOT wait for Boston! It's totally my motivation for pushing through the next couple weeks.

  • Samantha August 3, 2009, 9:56 am

    Boston is such a fun town!! You'll love it! Your sammie reminded me of a sammie I had from Infusion Tea in College Park this weekend-for all of you local orlandonians…get your buy local orlando cards-you get wonderful deals from local businesses…Infusion Tea has bogo lunch combos with your buy local Orlando card! For those of you that haven't been there-infusion tea is veggie (they have vegan yummy food too!!) friendly! PS I don't work for infusion or buy local-i am just a big fan of supporting local small businesses. http://buylocalorlando.net/

  • Help Meghan Run August 3, 2009, 10:01 am

    I am so excited! šŸ˜‰ Haven't started to pack yet, but I will soon.

  • Betsy August 3, 2009, 10:05 am

    Enjoy Boston this weekend everyone! There are so many great things to do/see here, I hope you guys have a blast!

    I wish I could make the summit but I have to work/a family party but I am a native Bostonian so maybe I will come for ice cream!!

  • brandi August 3, 2009, 10:07 am

    awesome sandwich idea!

    I really wish I could have made it, but I just couldn't afford the trip to get there and back. I think it will be awesome, and I hope there's one next year so I can go!

  • Jessica August 3, 2009, 10:10 am

    I'm getting excited! It's not very far for me, since I live in MA, but excited to meet all these new and fabulous food bloggers…

    If you and the other steering committee members need help with anything before/during/after the summit, let me know! jessica.maillet@comcast.net

  • chandra August 3, 2009, 10:15 am

    I am Boston bound and MORE than excited!! I can't wait to meet you! šŸ™‚

    I haven't even thought about what to pack yet, things have been too stressful… but people keep asking me today and now I am starting to freak and have no idea what to wear!! Aahh!

  • Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now August 3, 2009, 10:31 am

    Maggie looks so cute in that picture. Wish I could be in Boston with y'all!

  • Deirdre August 3, 2009, 10:49 am

    I can't wait for Boston! I even haven't started packing yet. I'm just way psyched to meet everybody!

  • Britt August 3, 2009, 10:54 am

    I was new to the blogging thing when the Summit was announced, so I dind't pay as much attention as I should have.

    Hope you have a blast! I'm tempted to come down for the fun run though as I'm just over the border in NH.

  • Meg C. August 3, 2009, 10:55 am

    I of course will be at the summit – I am from Boston! I'll be there with my sister Anna (blueplatespecial.blogspot.com and comment #2 on this post, haha)

    I hope you all have a great time in our city and can't wait to welcome you!

  • Andee (Runtolive) August 3, 2009, 10:57 am

    Lunch looks great! I always forget how satisfying beans are and serve as a great substitute for a vegetarian meal. Have fun in Boston!

  • lookingforserenity August 3, 2009, 11:04 am

    i've been a vegetarian for about a year, and I still have cravings. My parents are both meat eaters, so its really tempting sometimes. but willpower always shines through šŸ™‚ I like that kidney bean sandwich idea šŸ™‚

  • seesaraheat August 3, 2009, 11:28 am

    I'm sad I can't be there but I'm excited that it will be streaming, I'll definitely tune in for that. Good luck with everything! You girls sure have worked hard.

  • HangryPants August 3, 2009, 11:45 am

    You started packing?!?! Well, I've packed free samples. Does that count? I am nervous and excited. It's going to be a whirlwind I'm sure. šŸ˜€

  • Pam (Highwayto Health) August 3, 2009, 11:46 am

    Yay Boston! I can't go to the actual summit because I have wedding that day but I hope to make it to some of the unofficial events.

  • Zesty Cook August 3, 2009, 11:59 am

    I am excited Caitlin!!

  • Jenna August 3, 2009, 12:34 pm

    I am not attending the Healthy Summit but I am from MA, so I am a Boston gal šŸ˜‰ Go Sox!
    Maybe I will drive into Boston the weekend of the summit and check things out šŸ™‚
    Jenna
    http://jennaelise.blogspot.com/

  • teacherwoman August 3, 2009, 12:37 pm

    When I read the title of this post I thought you were going to tell us that you were wanting to train and qualify for the Boston Marathon, and then I thought, duh, she's talking about the Summit. LOL

  • Rebeca @All Vegged Out August 3, 2009, 12:49 pm

    What a great sandwich idea… you make the best kidney bean recipes šŸ™‚

  • Kelly August 3, 2009, 12:59 pm

    I wish I could come so bad but my friend is getting married that day- priorities haha.
    I know you guys are going to have a blast!

  • Peanut Butter Swirl August 3, 2009, 1:13 pm

    wow that bread just looks fabulous! I can't wait til this loaf is done so I can pick up the dark wheat.

    have fun in boston!

  • Kelly August 3, 2009, 2:03 pm

    I am soooo excited for Boston! Woo Hoo!

  • roseyrebecca August 3, 2009, 10:42 pm

    I was just in Boston this past weekend with my boyfriend! I want to live there! Wish I could go to the summit!

  • Kristin P. August 4, 2009, 4:09 pm

    I love Maggie so much! I wish I could just pick her up and give her a hug. Shes too adorable.

  • Jess August 5, 2009, 9:28 am

    Cute picture of you and Maggie! I'm not going to make it to the Summit this year since I'm moving, but I hope you guys have a blast. I'm sure I will hear all about it thru everyone's blogs!

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