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It's the most wonderful (and a very busy) time of the year! And with a jam-packed schedule, things often times get skipped. This week has been a good reminder to myself the power of having some quick, go-to meal options when our schedules get filled before the day even gets started!
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Tonight, I'm going with a (salmon) burger & homemade slaw {recipe below}. .
What's one of your favorite go-to's?!
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Salmon Burgers with Simple Slaw
Serves 4 / Prep Time: 5 minutes / Cook Time: 10 minutes
For the simple slaw
1 cup shredded cabbage
¼ cup chopped cilantro leaves
3 green onions, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
¼ teaspoon salt
For the salmon burgers
1¼ pounds salmon filet (may also use canned salmon)
¼ cup almond meal
1 large egg, slightly beaten
¼ cup chopped onion
¼ cup chopped red bell pepper
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
4 whole grain hamburger buns*
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To make the slaw
In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients. Toss well and set aside.
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To make the salmon burgers
1. Remove the skin and any pin bones from the salmon. Finely chop and transfer to a mixing bowl.
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2. Add the almond meal, egg, onion, bell pepper, salt, and pepper, and mix until just combined.
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3. Using your hands, form the mixture into 4 patties, about ¾-inch thick.
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4. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Place the patties in the pan and cook for 4 minutes, flip, and continue to cook for an additional 4 minutes, until the salmon is cooked through and the patties are lightly browned.
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5. Transfer to a bun and top with the slaw. Serve.
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*and if you are looking for even lower carbs, feel free to skip the bun entirely. :)
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Nutrition Info (1 burger on a bun, topped with ¼ cup slaw)
Calories: 471; Total Fat: 24g; Saturated Fat: 6g; Cholesterol: 45mg; Carbs: 24g; Fiber: 1g; Sugar: 1g; Protein: 37g
It's the most wonderful (and a very busy) time of the year! And with a jam-packed schedule, things often times get skipped. This week has been a good reminder to myself the power of having some quick, go-to meal options when our schedules get filled before the day even gets started! . Tonight, I'm going with a (salmon) burger & homemade slaw {recipe below}. . What's one of your favorite go-to's?! . Salmon Burgers with Simple Slaw Serves 4 / Prep Time: 5 minutes / Cook Time: 10 minutes For the simple slaw 1 cup shredded cabbage ¼ cup chopped cilantro leaves 3 green onions, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar ¼ teaspoon salt For the salmon burgers 1¼ pounds salmon filet (may also use canned salmon) ¼ cup almond meal 1 large egg, slightly beaten ¼ cup chopped onion ¼ cup chopped red bell pepper ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil 4 whole grain hamburger buns* . To make the slaw In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients. Toss well and set aside. . To make the salmon burgers 1. Remove the skin and any pin bones from the salmon. Finely chop and transfer to a mixing bowl. . 2. Add the almond meal, egg, onion, bell pepper, salt, and pepper, and mix until just combined. . 3. Using your hands, form the mixture into 4 patties, about ¾-inch thick. . 4. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Place the patties in the pan and cook for 4 minutes, flip, and continue to cook for an additional 4 minutes, until the salmon is cooked through and the patties are lightly browned. . 5. Transfer to a bun and top with the slaw. Serve. . *and if you are looking for even lower carbs, feel free to skip the bun entirely. :) . Nutrition Info (1 burger on a bun, topped with ¼ cup slaw) Calories: 471; Total Fat: 24g; Saturated Fat: 6g; Cholesterol: 45mg; Carbs: 24g; Fiber: 1g; Sugar: 1g; Protein: 37g
If you're like me 🙋🏼 the Monday after Thanksgiving is typically when I feel like it’s time to 'get back on track.’ The holiday season is one of the most important times to take care of ourselves, but it can also be one of the most challenging! 
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Instead of focusing on what not to do, let’s talk about what we can do to achieve the ✨results ✨we're looking for... Today I'm kicking off a totally free 3-part diabetes training series (which includes videos + guides)! --> link in bio to watch 
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What will you learn in Video 1? 8 key ways to successfully improve your blood sugar TODAY. 🙌🏼
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My first strategy is to retrain your tastebuds (yep, it’s a thing!) Our tastebuds actually change & regenerate every 10-14 days, so gradually lowering the amount of added sugar & sugar substitutes in your diet will help desensitize your tastebuds when it comes to sweetness. Pretty cool, right? 😝 We can all benefit from doing this, especially if managing #diabetes.
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And for the other 7 tips (along with some of my favorite downloadable guides and checklists), join me in this diabetes training series {#linkinbio}😉
If you're like me 🙋🏼 the Monday after Thanksgiving is typically when I feel like it’s time to 'get back on track.’ The holiday season is one of the most important times to take care of ourselves, but it can also be one of the most challenging! _ Instead of focusing on what not to do, let’s talk about what we can do to achieve the ✨results ✨we're looking for... Today I'm kicking off a totally free 3-part diabetes training series (which includes videos + guides)! --> link in bio to watch _ What will you learn in Video 1? 8 key ways to successfully improve your blood sugar TODAY. 🙌🏼 _ My first strategy is to retrain your tastebuds (yep, it’s a thing!) Our tastebuds actually change & regenerate every 10-14 days, so gradually lowering the amount of added sugar & sugar substitutes in your diet will help desensitize your tastebuds when it comes to sweetness. Pretty cool, right? 😝 We can all benefit from doing this, especially if managing #diabetes . _ And for the other 7 tips (along with some of my favorite downloadable guides and checklists), join me in this diabetes training series {#linkinbio }😉
If you're like me and still finalizing your #Thanksgiving menu, (how do you decide when there are sooo many options?!) it's not too late to include this delicious Sweet Potato Pie {recipe below}, which I'm sharing today with @juleshough on juliannehough.com.
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And if you're looking for more dessert inspo, grab my {free} #diabetes-friendly, holiday dessert guide {link in my bio}!
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Sweet Potato Pie 
Serves 8 / Prep Time: 15 minutes, plus 30 minutes rest / Cook Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes
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1 cup whole wheat flour
¼ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 large eggs
1 pound sweet potatoes
1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
1 tablespoon maple syrup
½ cup unsweetened applesauce
½ cup unsweetened almond milk
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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Preheat the oven to 350°F.
In a food processor, pulse the flour and salt until combined. Add the olive oil and to the bowl and process until mixed. Add 1 or 2 tablespoons of cold water until the dough forms into a ball. Press the dough into a disc, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Place the disc between two sheets of parchment paper and roll until about ¼-inch thick. Transfer to a pie pan.
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In a large pot, place the sweet potatoes and cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat and simmer for 30 minutes until tender. Let rest till cool enough to handle and peel the sweet potatoes. Transfer to the bowl of a stand mixer.
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Add the oil, maple syrup, and applesauce, and process until well mixed. Add the almond milk and process again. Add the nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla extract and mix.
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Pour the batter into the pie crust. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, until the center is set and crust is browned. The pie will pop up like a soufflé while cooking and then come back down, but will not be firm until after it cools.
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Nutrition Info (1 piece)
Calories: 182; Total Fat: 7g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 52mg; Sodium: 175mg; Carbs: 26g; Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 6g; Protein: 5g
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And P.S. howwww beautiful is this crust?! I wish I could take credit, but it was made by my talented friend @kitchenofthepacific...she makes food SO beautiful + 📷 @cameroningalls
If you're like me and still finalizing your #Thanksgiving  menu, (how do you decide when there are sooo many options?!) it's not too late to include this delicious Sweet Potato Pie {recipe below}, which I'm sharing today with @juleshough on juliannehough.com. . And if you're looking for more dessert inspo, grab my {free} #diabetes -friendly, holiday dessert guide {link in my bio}! . Sweet Potato Pie Serves 8 / Prep Time: 15 minutes, plus 30 minutes rest / Cook Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes . 1 cup whole wheat flour ¼ teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 large eggs 1 pound sweet potatoes 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted 1 tablespoon maple syrup ½ cup unsweetened applesauce ½ cup unsweetened almond milk ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon vanilla extract . Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a food processor, pulse the flour and salt until combined. Add the olive oil and to the bowl and process until mixed. Add 1 or 2 tablespoons of cold water until the dough forms into a ball. Press the dough into a disc, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Place the disc between two sheets of parchment paper and roll until about ¼-inch thick. Transfer to a pie pan. . In a large pot, place the sweet potatoes and cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat and simmer for 30 minutes until tender. Let rest till cool enough to handle and peel the sweet potatoes. Transfer to the bowl of a stand mixer. . Add the oil, maple syrup, and applesauce, and process until well mixed. Add the almond milk and process again. Add the nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla extract and mix. . Pour the batter into the pie crust. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, until the center is set and crust is browned. The pie will pop up like a soufflé while cooking and then come back down, but will not be firm until after it cools. . Nutrition Info (1 piece) Calories: 182; Total Fat: 7g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 52mg; Sodium: 175mg; Carbs: 26g; Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 6g; Protein: 5g . And P.S. howwww beautiful is this crust?! I wish I could take credit, but it was made by my talented friend @kitchenofthepacific...she makes food SO beautiful + 📷 @cameroningalls
Just in time for Thanksgiving, grab my {free!} holiday dessert guide 🙋🏼
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With 6 different #diabetes-friendly recipes (heyyyy double chocolate skillet cookie), you're sure to find the perfect addition for any celebration!
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Link in bio ✌🏼️
📷: @currentlykristen
Just in time for Thanksgiving, grab my {free!} holiday dessert guide 🙋🏼 . With 6 different #diabetes -friendly recipes (heyyyy double chocolate skillet cookie), you're sure to find the perfect addition for any celebration! . Link in bio ✌🏼️ 📷: @currentlykristen
Want 4 quick and easy things you can start doing right now, to improve the way food (that you're already eating) is acting with your body?
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I shared my top 4 food hacks for improving your #diabetes (and your overall health)! Watch the live video replay on my Facebook page (link in bio)✌🏼️
Want 4 quick and easy things you can start doing right now, to improve the way food (that you're already eating) is acting with your body? . I shared my top 4 food hacks for improving your #diabetes  (and your overall health)! Watch the live video replay on my Facebook page (link in bio)✌🏼️
Our metabolism is the way our body uses the energy it receives from the food we eat. Improving our metabolism will help manage our weight, lower our blood sugar, fuel our daily activities, and keep us healthy overall. 💪🏼🙌🏼
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While there is no magic pill or quick fix to boost our metabolism (sorry, guys!🙈), but science has proven there are several things we can do regularly to help increase it. The good news is that there are easy to implement (flavorful!) tips that you can try today. 🎉🎉🎉
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First on my list is drinking green tea. 🍵Just 2-3 cups of unsweetened green tea has been shown to burn more calories and reduce the amount of fat we store. 👌🏼
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I've created an easy cheat sheet with my top 8 ways to NATURALLY increase your metabolism while also lowering blood sugar levels. This is ideal for anyone that may have #prediabetes or #type2diabetes
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For the full {free} list, click link in bio 😉
Our metabolism is the way our body uses the energy it receives from the food we eat. Improving our metabolism will help manage our weight, lower our blood sugar, fuel our daily activities, and keep us healthy overall. 💪🏼🙌🏼 . While there is no magic pill or quick fix to boost our metabolism (sorry, guys!🙈), but science has proven there are several things we can do regularly to help increase it. The good news is that there are easy to implement (flavorful!) tips that you can try today. 🎉🎉🎉 . First on my list is drinking green tea. 🍵Just 2-3 cups of unsweetened green tea has been shown to burn more calories and reduce the amount of fat we store. 👌🏼 . I've created an easy cheat sheet with my top 8 ways to NATURALLY increase your metabolism while also lowering blood sugar levels. This is ideal for anyone that may have #prediabetes  or #type2diabetes  . For the full {free} list, click link in bio 😉
I hope you all are feeling a *little* more rested this morning. How are you using your extra hour? ✨
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I'm heading to workout in a few minutes, but let me tell you...I don't feel like it. 🤷‍♀️ Laying in bed a little longer sounds pretty nice. But what if we *only* did the things we need to do when we felt 100% ready? Only when we slept perfectly, bought the perfect amount of groceries, felt perfectly...I don't know about you, but I wouldn't be getting very far in my personal health goals. Thankfully, it's just one day at a time and today is whatever you make of it! 💪😘
I hope you all are feeling a *little* more rested this morning. How are you using your extra hour? ✨ . . I'm heading to workout in a few minutes, but let me tell you...I don't feel like it. 🤷‍♀️ Laying in bed a little longer sounds pretty nice. But what if we *only* did the things we need to do when we felt 100% ready? Only when we slept perfectly, bought the perfect amount of groceries, felt perfectly...I don't know about you, but I wouldn't be getting very far in my personal health goals. Thankfully, it's just one day at a time and today is whatever you make of it! 💪😘
Today I'm taking a break from my standard oatmeal & eggs to enjoy this delicious blueberry coconut quinoa bowl 😋
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Did you know quinoa is actually a seed (nope, not a grain) and one of the few plant foods that contain all 9 essential amino acids? This nutritious bowl, paired with a strong black coffee, is exactly what I need this morning! 💪
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Wishing you all a great start to the weekend AND finish to the week!
Today I'm taking a break from my standard oatmeal & eggs to enjoy this delicious blueberry coconut quinoa bowl 😋 . . Did you know quinoa is actually a seed (nope, not a grain) and one of the few plant foods that contain all 9 essential amino acids? This nutritious bowl, paired with a strong black coffee, is exactly what I need this morning! 💪 . Wishing you all a great start to the weekend AND finish to the week!
November is National #Diabetes Month! ✨Those with diabetes don't need to say goodbye to their favorite foods. And they definitely don't need to feel deprived or confused when it comes to living with diabetes! 🙅‍♂️🙅
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Head over to my site (link in bio) to get a free 7 day diabetes meal plan. This 7 day plan includes a meal-by-meal menu, #recipes, and even a grocery list. 🙌 It's a step-by-step strategy for lowering your blood sugar & living a healthy life!
November is National #Diabetes  Month! ✨Those with diabetes don't need to say goodbye to their favorite foods. And they definitely don't need to feel deprived or confused when it comes to living with diabetes! 🙅‍♂️🙅 . . Head over to my site (link in bio) to get a free 7 day diabetes meal plan. This 7 day plan includes a meal-by-meal menu, #recipes , and even a grocery list. 🙌 It's a step-by-step strategy for lowering your blood sugar & living a healthy life!
There are few things in my kitchen that I love more than my slow cooker. 😍 It makes everything so. much. easier! 🙌 With the weather finally cooling down a bit, I've teamed up with @FiberPastaUS 🍝 to share my favorite nourishing, high fiber minestrone soup. This is a complete, #vegetarian meal that is #diabetes friendly and will be enjoyed by all!  #sponsored
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Slow Cooker Vegetable Minestrone Soup
Serves 6 / Prep Time: 10 minutes / Cook Time: 6 to 8 hours on low, 3 to 4 hours on high
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INGREDIENTS
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced low-sodium tomatoes
1 medium onion, diced
3 celery stalks, diced
2 carrots, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 bay leaf
4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
1 medium zucchini, diced
1 (15-ounce) can low-sodium cannellini beans
1 cup FiberPasta fusilli noodles (link in bio)
¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese, for garnish
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DIRECTIONS
1️⃣In the slow cooker, add the tomatoes, onion, celery, carrots, garlic, basil, oregano, salt, pepper, and bay leaf. Add the vegetable stock. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours, or on high for 3 to 4 hours.
2️⃣Add the zucchini, cannellini beans, and pasta. Adjust the cooking temperature to high, cover, and cook for 15 additional minutes, until the pasta is tender. Serve topped with Parmesan cheese.
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Nutrition Info
Calories: 151; Total Fat: 1g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 2mg; Sodium: 646mg; Carbs: 27g; Fiber: 7g; Sugar: 4g; Protein: 7g
There are few things in my kitchen that I love more than my slow cooker. 😍 It makes everything so. much. easier! 🙌 With the weather finally cooling down a bit, I've teamed up with @FiberPastaUS 🍝 to share my favorite nourishing, high fiber minestrone soup. This is a complete, #vegetarian  meal that is #diabetes  friendly and will be enjoyed by all! #sponsored  . . Slow Cooker Vegetable Minestrone Soup Serves 6 / Prep Time: 10 minutes / Cook Time: 6 to 8 hours on low, 3 to 4 hours on high . INGREDIENTS 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced low-sodium tomatoes 1 medium onion, diced 3 celery stalks, diced 2 carrots, diced 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil 1 teaspoon dried oregano ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 bay leaf 4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth 1 medium zucchini, diced 1 (15-ounce) can low-sodium cannellini beans 1 cup FiberPasta fusilli noodles (link in bio) ¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese, for garnish . DIRECTIONS 1️⃣In the slow cooker, add the tomatoes, onion, celery, carrots, garlic, basil, oregano, salt, pepper, and bay leaf. Add the vegetable stock. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours, or on high for 3 to 4 hours. 2️⃣Add the zucchini, cannellini beans, and pasta. Adjust the cooking temperature to high, cover, and cook for 15 additional minutes, until the pasta is tender. Serve topped with Parmesan cheese. . Nutrition Info Calories: 151; Total Fat: 1g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 2mg; Sodium: 646mg; Carbs: 27g; Fiber: 7g; Sugar: 4g; Protein: 7g
Simple & fresh 👌🏻 .
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High fiber carbs, veggies, lean protein, and healthy fat are a winning, energizing combo every. single. time. 🙌 It will prevent blood sugar spikes and keep you feeling full for hours.
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If you're looking for more blood sugar stabilizing meals, download my *free* 7 day #diabetes meal plan. {link in bio}
Simple & fresh 👌🏻 . . High fiber carbs, veggies, lean protein, and healthy fat are a winning, energizing combo every. single. time. 🙌 It will prevent blood sugar spikes and keep you feeling full for hours. . If you're looking for more blood sugar stabilizing meals, download my *free* 7 day #diabetes  meal plan. {link in bio}
Current situation: sitting on a ✈️ , hungry for lunch...annnnnd wishing right about now that I was enjoying this delicious Chinese chicken salad 🥗. But I'm sooo excited to get to Chicago and have the opportunity to spend the next few days with some amazing friends, clients and colleagues for the annual #FNCE conference! I'm speaking at two sessions alongside some amazing #dietitians (@alissarumseyrd, @reganjonesrd, @jimwhitefit, @bestlittlenest & @joybauer) 🎉 Can't wait!!
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Who else is here at #FNCE?! Let me know what you're looking forward to the most! 😉
Current situation: sitting on a ✈️ , hungry for lunch...annnnnd wishing right about now that I was enjoying this delicious Chinese chicken salad 🥗. But I'm sooo excited to get to Chicago and have the opportunity to spend the next few days with some amazing friends, clients and colleagues for the annual #FNCE  conference! I'm speaking at two sessions alongside some amazing #dietitians  (@alissarumseyrd, @reganjonesrd, @jimwhitefit, @bestlittlenest & @joybauer) 🎉 Can't wait!! . . Who else is here at #FNCE ?! Let me know what you're looking forward to the most! 😉