This morning was my last (at least for now – I may go in some more) day working with the dietitian. Today she did a talk for nurses on Heart Healthy Eating. We went over the content before and debriefed after. She did a great job explaining the guidelines and had prepared some really helpful handouts to give to the nurses to use with clients.
I’m so glad I was able to work with her this week, as it totally confirmed that nutrition is a field I am destined to enjoy. My ultimate career goal is to choose a job that doesn’t feel like work, and I know this is also a field with lots of choices and opportunities for flexibility. I just have to get through another year and a half of education first!
The husband made gazpatcho yesterday with some of our CSA ingredients. I was looking forward to a big bowl all morning, but I couldn’t even finished this bowl, as chilled soups sometimes get kind of gaggy towards the end. I added half a cup of white kidney beans to add a little protein and fiber for staying power.
And had a big handful of these multigrain chips on the side. I used them to eat it like salsa -
I thought about adding a yogurt or fruit to lunch, but I knew I would be quite full after finishing this ~2 cup bowl. This soup comes out to about 50 calories per cup, so it’s a volume eater’s delight – fill on up! I might end up needing an earlier afternoon snack. We’ll see what my hunger does.
Winning THURSDAY: Honest-Foods Giveaway
Obviously I don’t know what day of the week it is!!! D’oh! I’m reposting the contest with a revised timeline: oatmeal photos due by MONDAY and I’ll announce winners on Tuesday!
I have a fun surprise for you guys!! The folks at Honest-Foods are excited to give away a box of their famous Blueberry Vanilla Crackle Granola Planks and an Apple Ginger Spice Country Square to 10 lucky readers!! Here are the contest rules:
Email me a photo of your most creative bowl of oatmeal. This could be a photo of oatmeal hidden in beautiful flowers, a new delicious combination of flavors, a photo of you eating oats upsidedown – whatever you think makes your oatmeal shine! The husband is going to choose the 10 winners (and if only 10 of you submit a photo then you’re all winners!) (Note: HF can only ship in the domestic U.S. so I apologize to the international readers.)
Send your photos to KathEats at Gmail dot com by MONDAY and I will announce winners on Tuesday – along with a photo recap of the entries!