Here are MY TOP 5 FAVES from the event:
1) Healthylicious Lunch catered by Whole Foods, Great Performances, Good Water Farms, and Orwashers Bakery (mouthwatering picture below).
|My healthylicous lunch... Jealous?|
My super fresh lunch menu included:
- Cauliflower, slow roasted cherry tomatoes, peas, and capers
- Faro salad with chickpea, marinated artichokes, and olives
- Baby herbs salad (SO freakin' fresh!)
- Grilled veggies, herb goat cheese, arugula, and roasted tomatoes on a tasca roll
- Golden apple, pear, and camembert with arugula on health bread
- Marinated artichoke, sun-dried tomato pesto, roasted garlic confit, and hand-sheared greens on whole wheat wrap
2) Andrea Beaman's Workshop, "The Wisdom Of Eating Locally & Seasonally." I'm a HUGE advocate of eating seasonably and encourage my clients to do so when they're able. Oh so many health benefits, like the freshness and overall quality of the food.
|Crock & Jar's Brona Cosgrave & Michaela Hayes|
3) Crock & Jar Kraut - Made locally in Brooklyn. Only 3 ingredients!
My Motto is: Keep it under 5 to thrive! (trademark pending...)
Founded by Michaela Hayes (pictured at right), these jars are a must have in your fridge. They were on sale for $5 (down from $7) so of course I had to buy myself some! I bought the Pickle Kraut for myself :) Check out their website for all the cool kids that sell their products.
* Nutrition Note: Fermented foods like kraut are beneficial to the body for a number of reasons, like helping our digestion by supporting the beneficial bacteria in our digestive tract, allowing our bodies to absorb the nutrients we need.
|The Plan Tea Guys.|
5) The fabulous people I met!
Just Food SNAPSHOT: Just Food is a non-profit organization that connects communities and local farms with the resources and support they need to make fresh, locally grown food accessible to all New Yorkers.
Tatiana Ridley, CHHC, AADP