What do you get when you mix a bunch of Boston bloggers, Healthworks, Whole Foods, Joos, Mix Bakery cupcakes, and a beautiful summer evening?

A fabulous blogger picnic, of course!

The great people at Healthworks organized another fun blogger event for all of us food and fitness bloggers to get together to enjoy some healthy food and conversation. The group first met up at Healthworks for a Bosu class which I unfortunately missed due to a meeting. (But don’t worry, I did my workout at lunch, and it saved me from a horrific day. It’s amazing how even the smell of Healthworks calms me down!)

Then we grabbed bagged picnic dinners provided by Whole Foods Market and headed out to Copley Square. We learned a little bit about Whole Foods’ Health Starts Here initiative  to help people move toward a plant-strong, nutrient dense, whole food diet with healthy fats.

Whole Foods reps Whole Foods Health Stops Here

I dove into a delicious avocado sandwich on sprouted grain bread. It was so hearty and filling! I also had some quinoa salad with cranberries and oranges and a bowl of fruit salad, another reminder how delicious whole, real food is. It was so nice to eat in the grass, it really felt like summer!

Whole Foods picnic

While we were eating, Laurie and Marisa from Joos passed out samples of their fresh and vital juice. You may remember I tried this at the CRAVE Boston event awhile back and loved it. I need more veggie juice in my life! I may even be thinking about a Joos cleanse. . . stay tuned.


Some of my favorite bloggers were in attendance, We are not Martha, Healthy and Sane, The Daily Craic, Fitarella, and Crunches for Cupcakes (and lots of other wonderful bloggers, once the list is emailed I will update!).

Copley Square

After dinner and Joos, there was the piece de resistance, Mix Bakery Cupcakes. If you read about my Boston Wine Exchange wine tasting or about my early summer Cape trip, you will know I am a Mix Bakery devotee. I am not exaggerating when I say these are the best cupcakes I have ever had. They bring the perfect ratio of frosting to cake, and the frosting is not too sweet at all. Last night Kelly brought peanut butter cup cupcakes and naked carrot cake, no raisins or nuts, just the way I like it.

Mix Bakery Cupcakes


These are so perfectly flavored and high quality that 2 mini cupcakes were enough to make my sweet tooth happy without making me feel too full. I love mini cupcakes!


A summer picnic with a bunch of wonderful women eating delicious food, does it get any better? Thanks so much to Whole Foods, Joos, Mix Bakery, and of course, Judith and Hannah from Healthworks for making my day a million times better. What a great community!

Random question: what would your dream cupcake combination be?


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  1. wishful nals’s avatar

    great recap and photos! it was such a gorgeous evening. too bad we didn’t get more of a chance to chat. love your blog + hope to see you again soon! :)


    1. traveleatlove’s avatar

      I know! I really wished I had a chance to talk to you. Hopefully we can get together again soon!


    2. Michelle’s avatar

      I didn’t get to go to this between work and a dinner party last night but it looks like it was a blast. And as always, the Mix Bakery cupcakes look divine!


    3. Lisa @ Lisa's Foods on the Move’s avatar

      Banana cupcake with chocolate frosting, hands down.

      While I love to live in the woods, sometimes I wish I lived near a city to be able to participate in events like this. It sounds like such fun. I’ll have to get recharged by going to a blogger conference one of these days.


    4. Amanda @’s avatar

      This looks like so much fun!

      Chocolate cupcake, PB frosting. I’m having a Reese’s kind of day.


    5. Danica’s avatar

      What a fun event/idea! Ok, we so need a Health Works in California now :D


    6. Shanna @ Shanna Like Banana’s avatar

      Very jealous that you have bloggers in your area!

      Those PB cupcakes look amazing and I’d love the recipe!


    7. sharon’s avatar

      Great recap. I share your love for MixBakery cupcakes too! I had a great time, but wished I got to meet/talk to you more. Maybe at another blogger event :D


    8. Colleen’s avatar

      Great recap! Was very good to see you – sorry we didn’t get to chat more!!


    9. Megan’s avatar

      What a lovely afternoon. I wish I had been able to make it. It must have been so great learning about Whole Foods (my favorite place to shop for food!). The cupcakes look fabulous. I like my carrot cake naked plus chocolate chips! My ideal cupcake combo changes all the time, sometimes chocolate and pb, sometimes chocolate and raspberry… really, if it’s a cupcake, I’ll eat it! Ha ha.


    10. laura @’s avatar

      yumm!! I’m so glad I found your blog because I live in boston as well and I am always looking for recommendations. I’m in the process of beginning my own blog as well…


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