Fill Me With Food + Sun

March 30, 2010

My colleague gave me a tour of the whole place. MY is this next rotation going to be amazing – in the classic sense of the word. Eye-opening and interesting. So much to see and learn. I’m getting nervous! We walked all over the place for about an hour – it was quite a workout (always taking the stairs up and down 10 floors :) )

I just broke for lunch and am dining al fresco at my new favorite bench spot by the creek.

In The Lunchbox

My favorite lunch salad: spinach, peppers, cuc, and carrot with avocado (a tiny bit), a blob of homemade hummus and a drizzle of lemon olive oil and honey.

TASTES SO GOOD!! Raw vegetables used to make me gag (when I was in high school). Now I think they taste so sweet and incredibly delicious!! Palates do change.

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A juicy grapefruit

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And a mini Nuttzo sandwich on an end piece of Cinnamon Raisin Walnut :) Had this guy for dessert.

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Have a wonderful afternoon! I’m planning to go out and enjoy more sunshine in the form of both a short run and walk when I get home!

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1 Freya @ Brit Chick Runs March 30, 2010 at 12:18 pm

Lemon olive oil and honey..now THAT sounds like my kinda dressing! So does that mini sandwich, that’s too cute! I love cinnamon bread – I had some today for my afternoon snack :D
Enjoy your afternoon :)

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2 Heather (Heather's Dish) March 30, 2010 at 12:19 pm

your lunch looks and sounds perfect and delicious. you’re right, palates DO change, and i am SO thankful for that! i’ve discovered a whole new world of food thanks to growing up :)

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3 Jessica @ How Sweet March 30, 2010 at 12:24 pm

Vegetables still make me gag! I wish my palate would change. :)

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4 Gabriela March 30, 2010 at 12:25 pm

I love the mini nuttzo sammie for dessert…that nut butter is such a treat!! Enjoy your Tuesday!!

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5 shannon (the daily balance) March 30, 2010 at 12:25 pm

enjoy that sunshine! we’re finally supposed to get some later this week!

love that dressing combo! I always do lemon and olive oil, but I never think to add honey — great way to naturally sweeten things up!

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6 Hannah March 30, 2010 at 12:27 pm

I always loved raw carrots and snowpeas as a kid, but when I first went to the US on exchange in 2007, I couldn’t believe you guys ate broccoli and cauliflower raw! It just tasted wrong to me… but as you say, palates change. I love those veggies raw now too!

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7 Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin March 30, 2010 at 12:28 pm

I completely agree – palates really do change. Your lunch looks nutritious and delicious.

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8 Allison (Eat Clean Live Green) March 30, 2010 at 12:28 pm

I love avocado on salad – makes it so much more filling!

I hope my palate changes enough that one day I like grapefruit ;-)

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9 Jil March 30, 2010 at 12:32 pm

Gorgeous! So jealous of all your sunshine!!

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10 Janet (Pantry Bites) March 30, 2010 at 12:34 pm

I love it that you always make an effort to have a balanced lunch. I tend to grab things on the go and often forget to take time out.

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11 Shion (Shi's Eating) March 30, 2010 at 12:34 pm

That’s my favorite salad combo, too! Lots of crunch :)

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12 Lauren @ Eater not a runner March 30, 2010 at 12:36 pm

It’s crazy how much palates can change! I’m still working on raw carrots though….

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13 Food Makes Fun Fuel March 30, 2010 at 12:37 pm

Raw green veggies still make me gag. But I loooooove raw carrots

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14 Carolyn @ lovinlosing March 30, 2010 at 12:39 pm

When I first started working at my last job at a University I was so excited for Spring I ate outside whenever I could. Eventually I started eating at my desk and working out at lunch. Now I work in an industrial park. :(

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15 [email protected] March 30, 2010 at 12:59 pm

oh sounds like a wondeful day and sounds like you are excited about this rotation :)

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16 Liz @ lizrunsdc March 30, 2010 at 12:59 pm

My palate changed in the exact same way since high school :) Enjoy the sunshine!

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17 Marisa (Loser for Life) March 30, 2010 at 1:01 pm

Your salad looks fabulous. So does the sun. Could you send me some of that? It’s pouring here :(

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18 Anne @ Food Loving Polar Bear March 30, 2010 at 1:07 pm

I wish spring would be here already and I could also have my lunch outside :)

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19 Heather @ Side of Sneakers March 30, 2010 at 1:09 pm

Sunshine makes the day so much better!

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20 Summer March 30, 2010 at 1:27 pm

Kath, that is the most beautiful grapefruit I’ve ever seen! And I don’t even like them!

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21 eatdrinkandbemerrynyc March 30, 2010 at 1:31 pm

MMMMM everything looks so fresh and delicious! <3
sara

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22 amanda@thegrainsofparadise March 30, 2010 at 1:37 pm

I just nominated you for a Sunshine Award! Check it out! Aloha
http://thegrainsofparadise.blogspot.com/2010/03/sunshine-awards.html

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23 lynn (The Actors Diet) March 30, 2010 at 1:43 pm

love your tiny sandwich for dessert

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24 clay March 30, 2010 at 1:48 pm

Do you have any good recipes for the home made hummus?

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25 Kath March 30, 2010 at 7:09 pm

Go to http://www.edibleperspective.com and try the Curry Honey Hummus! Check my recipe page – I can’t remember if I do!

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26 Paige(Running Around Normal) March 30, 2010 at 1:49 pm

What a nice lunch! The salad sounds delicious and the nutzo sandwich sounds yummy and filling.
enjoy your run and the sunshine! I plan on doing the same after work:)

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27 Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen March 30, 2010 at 2:02 pm

I love raw veggies…yum, crisp, crunch :)

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28 Rachel March 30, 2010 at 2:07 pm

My palate has changed a lot since I was in high school too. I like things I never thought I would and some of the things I ate in high school disgust me now (which is a good thing!). It is beautiful, warm, and sunny here in MN too. I am going to be enjoying the weather with some outside studying this afternoon!

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29 Erica March 30, 2010 at 2:12 pm

Very cool that your next rotation is looking enjoyable!! I love how fresh and crisp your salad looks. Could not agree more with tastes changing over time. I used to HATE peas & peppers and now I love both. Hope you enjoy your run/walk.

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30 lisa March 30, 2010 at 2:14 pm

Isn’t it funny how palates change? I remember eating roast beef sandwiches in high school, but I haven’t eaten red meat since then! And I love grapefruits, but didn’t care for those back then either.
Enjoy your sunshine – you’re so lucky! We’ve had (mostly pouring!) rain since Sunday. :(

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31 Christina March 30, 2010 at 2:21 pm

That salad looks delicious. I love raw vegetables!

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32 Jenny March 30, 2010 at 2:22 pm

Palates change so much! I have t had a burger in years!

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33 Johanna B March 30, 2010 at 2:26 pm

I read somewhere that it takes “x” number of tries before a child will accept a new food. I wonder if that works for adults as well. So that if I don’t like something much at first and I keep trying it eventually I’d like it. In high school I didn’t eat any vegetables and now I like a lot of difffernt ones – raw and steamed.

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34 Kath March 30, 2010 at 7:09 pm

It will work for adults!!

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35 Cynthia (It All Changes) March 30, 2010 at 2:29 pm

I never really liked raw veggies before but now that’s the way I eat them 9/10.

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36 kate March 30, 2010 at 2:51 pm

Im still working on ‘craving’ veggies – but Ive come a long way! That grapefruit looks gorgeous.

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37 Tina March 30, 2010 at 3:13 pm

Have you conciously or unconciously reduced your portion sizes lately? Seems like lately your lunches are a tad smaller calorically.

I have a habit of doing a calorie tally when I see a meal… I think yours used to average 500.. seems like they are hovering around 400 lately. I could be wrong though =)

Just curious if your making changes.

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38 Kath March 30, 2010 at 7:09 pm

Ha – you are observant!!!

Not intentional, although I think you are right. Perhaps I’m craving lighter foods for spring?

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39 Tina March 31, 2010 at 8:44 am

Me too! I find myself naturally lightening up my meals and moving more as the weather gets nicer. tis the season!

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40 Anna@ Newlywed, Newly Veg March 30, 2010 at 3:14 pm

I love raw veggies, especially carrots. The big ones taste almost like candy!

Have a great afternoon!

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41 Laura March 30, 2010 at 3:33 pm

Good idea for a quick dessert… I’m glad you’re looking forward to your next rotation- I think you would make a great secondary care dietician- it is there where you can make such a difference to a patient’s life, and really motivate or reassure them and you seem to have such a great manner! Totally natural to feel daunted, I was when I first started I was terrified. Have a lovely afternoon ;)

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42 Kath March 30, 2010 at 7:10 pm

Thank you :)

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43 Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun) March 30, 2010 at 3:38 pm

Enjoy the sunshine! The weather has been absolutely miserable here in NYC the past two days. I’m looking forward to the sunshine that’s rumored to appear this weekend.

Your to-go lunch salad is so similar to my favorite combo! I love the touch of lemon olive oil and honey, I must try that next time.

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44 Lisa @bakebikeblog March 30, 2010 at 3:54 pm

Your lunch looks so pretty! Not to mention nutrient packed too! Love it!

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45 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope March 30, 2010 at 4:13 pm

For whatever reason, I just haven’t had an appetite for hummus lately, but you sure make it look delicious! :)

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46 Holly March 30, 2010 at 4:34 pm

Hey Kath, I was wondering if you could tell me what kind of lunchbox you carry in order to keep your meals nice and cold? I’ve tried a few that don’t seem to do the trick. I don’t have a fridge in my office and I need my food to stay cold for a good 6 hours. Any suggestions?

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47 Kath March 30, 2010 at 7:10 pm
48 Jessica @ The Process of Healing March 30, 2010 at 4:47 pm

Your salad sounds so refreshing and delicious!!!!

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49 Tara March 30, 2010 at 5:46 pm

That grapefruit looks so yummy! The sun sure is shining here in Chi and I’m loving every second of it!

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50 BroccoliHut March 30, 2010 at 5:46 pm

Can’t wait to hear more about your hospital experiences. I really enjoyed shadowing an RD last summer–eye-opening, indeed!

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51 Stacey@http://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ March 30, 2010 at 6:42 pm

You have so much better whole grain variates at your Great Harvest, I’m jealous.

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52 Holly March 30, 2010 at 8:10 pm

Great! Thanks.

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53 Sydney March 30, 2010 at 8:15 pm

I’ve been craving veggies like MAD lately!! I’m loving hearing about your internship experiences since I’ll be starting my dietetic internship in a couple years too!! :D

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