Healthy Food in Mass Quantities? NO WAY!

March 11, 2009

Continental Breakfast: the stable meal of hotel-based meetings. For me, this always brings up images of cereals in tiny boxes, questionable looking pastries and the breadiest looking bagels ever. If you’re really lucky, some make your own Belgian Waffles! (But oh! When there’s no cooking spray….)

I was wondering what our Continental Breakfast would be like today, considering this conference is put on by the American Heart Association. They did not disappoint. Huge vats of oatmeal with every topping imaginable – I went pretty classic with brown sugar, oatmeal raisin and some cinnamon covered almond slices. Carmen Miranda-esque piles of fruit. A dish of hot, baked apples. A small display of whole grain toasts and teeny tiny muffins. (Portion control!) Coffee with skim milk and plenty of tea to choose from. Water pitchers every where you turn.

A huge thumbs up to AHA for walking the talk. And now, if you will, please leave me to devour my delicious bowls of heart-healthy soluble fibers.

Oats and fruit.  Fiber-ing it up to my heart's delight.

Oats and fruit. Fiber-ing it up to my heart's delight.

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