I could not have imagined a more fun and delicious way to end our blogable weekend.
SOYJOY hosted a handful of bloghers to brunch to learn about healthy snacking and the benefits of whole soy.
We walked to the location just around the corner on a beautiful New York morning
Sparked appetites with the thought of beef liver
And arrived at our location hungry for food and information
A quick elevator ride and we were in the heavens of Central Park
Inside was the most wonderful brunch
My eyes were definitely bigger than my stomach and I took some of almost everything – a roll, an omelet with peppers and cheese, smoked salmon, veggies and hummus and a bowel of fruit with some granola sprinkles.
It was fabulously delicious but I only ended up eating about half of this
Along with a single bite of each of these decadent desserts that I shared with Mom and Larbs
We had the privilege of hearing talks from some of the country’s top Registered Dietitians and authors, Cynthia Sass, author of The Flat Belly Diet, and Jackie Newgent, author of the Big Green Cookbook, along with fitness and nutrition expert Harley Pasternak, author of 5 Factor World Diet. It was quite the panel!!
The talks were great, and we learned that whole soy (yeah Real Food!) has a multitude of evidenced-based benefits as a nutrient-rich, plant-based complete protein source. Other than iron, zinc, fiber, complete protein, healthy fats, magnesium, and calcium, the benefits include a protective effect against breast cancer, bone health improvement, and reduced menopausal symptoms. With the exception of estrogen-fed female cancer survivors (who can still have around 3 servings of soy a day according to the American Cancer Association), we all can enjoy as much whole soy as we like. I love tofu, tempeh, soy milk, edamame, miso and the like, so it’s great that the research has concluded positive benefits.
We’re now at the airport and the men have already sent the menu – they’re preparing a welcome home dinner for us in Hillsborough!!
One conference down, one to go!!