06-04-2014

Foodie Adventures: Crawfish Boil

For those of you that live in the South, you’ve probably heard of a crawfish boil. For my family & friends, this is one of the best times of the year! We gather around brown paper tables, wait for the boiled crawfish {and corn, sausage, potatoes} to be dumped out, drink a beer & mingle. Everyone brings a fun side or dessert to make the meal complete.

Who doesn’t love fruit in the summer? It refreshing, satisfying and helps you hydrate. Instead of the regular mixed fruit bowl, this year we went for a mock “Edible Arrangements” basket. It actually ended up being much easier than I thought. Cutting the fruit into shapes is the most time consuming part of it. Here are some photos to spark your creativity!

DIY Fruit Basket

Ingredients

Fruit: Pineapple, Apples, Grapes, Watermelon, Strawberries
Wooden skewers (2 different lengths)
Cute Basket
Styrofoam {for sticking skewers in basket}
Crinkle paper {for covering up styrofoam}

Directions

Cut fruit into shapes. For fruit that you don’t need to cut, wash & put in a bowl for easy access.

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Start assembling the skewers with different patterns. We found it easy to do some patterns we liked, then copy them over and over to save time.

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Start by placing the tallest sticks in the middle, with the shorter sticks on the outside & put in diagonally

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Soon enough, it will look like this! Super easy.

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As for the rest of the crawfish boil…

Other tasty treats:

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And… the crawfish

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What’s one of your favorite summer foodie traditions?

 

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03-11-2014

Foodie Adventures: San Antonio

While many dietitians want you to eat whole foods, drink & consume sweets in moderation, and eat balanced meals regularly… many dietitians are also “foodies”.

What’s a foodie, you ask? The dictionary says “a person who enjoys and cares about food very much” or “a person having an avid interest in the latest food fads”. Absolutely true. I think the best dietitians are a combination of both. If a dietitian doesn’t enjoy food, how can they help you improve eating habits while still enjoying meals? And of course we have to look into the fads so we can help you avoid them :)

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