Friday Faves – FANNEtastic Food | Registered Dietitian Blog

Hey friends! Popping in with some Friday Faves to wrap up the week. 

Feel free to play along in the comments – what are some of your recent faves/things you are loving lately?

1) Networking with fellow RDs. 

On Wednesday night, I co-hosted a happy hour for local dietitians!

My friend (and fellow RD) Amaris and I have been co-hosting this happy hour group for… 7 years now, I think?!

We host every few months or whenever we remember to organize it, and it’s a casual networking/social meet up where we can talk nutrition, careers, and everything in between. (Sidenote – if you’re a DC area RD and you want to get on the email list to know when the next happy hour is, feel free to email me – happy to add you!)

We met up at Shilling Canning Company this time, which is a new restaurant by Yards Park in DC that one of our happy hour member’s husbands owns! We have been hearing about the build up to opening the restaurant for a couple years now so when Sara told us the restaurant was finally open, we knew we wanted to do the next happy hour there. So fun! The food was delicious, too – especially the catfish toast! Check it out if you’re in the area. 🙂 

2) This Watermelon Beet Smoothie! (sponsored)

As you may know from a couple recent recipes (like my Watermelon Mojito Sorbet + Sesame Shrimp & Watermelon Salad), I’m continuing my partnership with The Watermelon Board this year, and I’ve been enjoying having the excuse to eat lots of watermelon. 😉

I’ve been on a smoothie kick lately – they are such a great snack, especially post-workout, and Riese loves them too – so this week I decided a watermelon smoothie needed to happen. 

I was intrigued by The Watermelon Board’s Watermelon Beet Smoothie recipe because it had some interesting ingredients, including kefir (kefir is an awesome source of probiotics – even more so than yogurt! – but I never think to buy it for some reason), beets, coconut water, and of course watermelon! 

Smoothies are great for hydrating and packing in nutrients, especially after lots of sweaty hot weather activity. Watermelon is an especially great addition to smoothies because it contains potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin C, and antioxidants, all of which are great for post-workout recovery, or just for general life. 🙂

Riese gave this smoothie two thumbs up, and I’m excited to make it again because we still have all the ingredients on hand! We sampled it in the morning when I made it, and then…

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