Hello from the Charlotte Dietetic Association 9th Annual Professional Day!!
I need to pay attention, but here’s breakfast!
Knowing continental breakfasts are often low in filling protein, I grabbed an Oikos on my way out the door and was able to put together a delish parfait along with some trail mix from my purse. Also brought some coffee from home! Good old Christmas blend 🙂
See you for lunch!!
ohhhh can’t wait to hear how this went! have fun today – and good call on the oikos 🙂
you’re right about the continential breakfasts lacking in protein. at a conference i went to last year, every morning featured a piece of white pound cake. and coffee. that was it. thank heavens for instant oatmeal i brought in my purse!
Heather (Heather's Dish) says
i bet you have an amazing day…that breakfast looks fantastic! happy thursday girl 🙂
shannon (the daily balance) says
your oikos looks like a work of art! I bought a HUGE bag of grapes this week — they have been so CRUNCHY and fresh – just the way I like ’em!
Have a great day!
Such a good idea to bring your own Greek yogurt. Honestly, I really admire you pursuing your interest in dietetics! Being in medical school, there are so many days that I wish I could do something more focused on nutrition… I’m hoping to be able to do that once I finish… til then… I’ll just read your blog! =) Have a great day!
Wise move! I also find that continental breakfasts lack true whole grain bread products. The slices of bread are wheat, but not whole wheat. Same with bagels, muffins, etc.
I hope you enjoyed your morning!
The Paris Food Blague says
hurrah for surreptitious protein…..hotel breakfasts can be icky. although the fruit looks nice enough
The paris fod blague
Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) says
Yum, yogurt parfait! Enjoy your day.
The yogurt looks super cute!
Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg says
Have a great day– I can’t wait to read about it!
Great idea to bring the Oikos!
Looks like a fun day- looking forward to hearing about it later!
Jessica @ The Process of Healing says
Bringing the yogurt is a great idea! I love how you are always prepared 😀
The baby spoon is so cute!!!
Ann @ Appalachian Appetites says
Looks yummy! Hope you learn lots of great stuff!
Paige(Running Around Normal) says
Great idea to have a bring-your-own-parfait at the breakfast! Saved you from MORE carbs! Sounds like it’s going to be a good conference 🙂
Christie @ Honoring Health says
Good idea to bring the yogurt!
Enjoy the day, can’t wait to hear about it!
Mara @ What's For Dinner? says
I love that you made your little container of yogurt look pretty 🙂 I always get laughed at when I arrange my food at work for pictures! Have a great day today!
Jessica @ How Sweet says
Have a super fun day, Kath! 🙂
[email protected] lady says
Your parfait looks simply dazzling! I love making food look pretty. One day, I’ll be as good as it as you are 🙂 Have a great day!!!
Good planning on the protein addition.
BYOY = Bring Your Own Yogurt. Love it! Great idea.
Lauren @ Eater not a runner says
Haha love your little parfait! At least they had some fruit at the buffet!
I bet you make everyone else super jealous when you show up with stuff like your own personal yogurt and trail mix. 😉
[email protected]://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ says
Have a great day, can’t wait to hear how it went. Enjoy your parfait, my favorite.
Allison K says
such a pretty presentation!
Katie @ Health for the Whole Self says
Just another example of why one of the top keys to healthy eating is PLANNING AHEAD!
yogurt parfaits are my favorite, yum!
Deanna - The Unnatural Mother says
Love the grape organization 😉 Hope none of them rolled away!
Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun) says
You are easily the most prepared foodie I know of. I admire your ability to stay so nutritionally organized. 🙂
Smart!! Have fun!!
Nutritious Foodie says
You would think that they would provide a more nutritional breakfast for dietitians.
Freya @ Brit Chick Runs says
Awh only you could make a simple pot of yogurt look so beautiful and delicious!
I wish all the conferences I went to had so much fruit … usually it’s carbscarbscarbscarbscarbs and maybe a bowl of nasty fruit salad that’s been sitting in the fridge for days. But yeah, protein always seems to get lost.
Caroline (Ribbons, Roads, and Raspberries) says
Yea, not much protein in sight there! What I like to do for those continental breakfasts is bring a single-serve packet of Justin’s Almond or Peanut Butter. I want to get my hands on some Barney Butter packets. Where did you get them??
I don’t get why they don’t serve Ezekiel toast, Oikos, and MaraNatha at these things, geez! 😉
Becs in Britain says
That’s not a continental breakfast! Where’s all the sliced meat and salamis and yogurt and fruit salad and oats and cereals and lovely bread?! You do us such an injustice! It’s like people over here thinking you guys just eat waffles and pancakes for breakfast! And don’t get me started on sausages with syrup on your pancakes – how bizarre!
Carrie (Love Healthy Living) says
You make a great point about the lack of protein at most continental breakfast layouts. Nice job on thinking to bring the yogurt, your colleagues must be jealous of your yummy breakfast! 🙂
I love how you really prepare yourself for meals – especially for such an important one like breakfast. Remembering to bring my own staples to events and ” breakfasts” is such a good tip!
Estela @ Weekly bite says
Can’t wait to hear about your day!
Sarah @ THE FOODIE DIARIES says
thinking ahead always saves the day (or bfast, whatever…)
Kath – you truly are an inspiration. Good thinking on the greek yogurt on the way out the door… you never do know what’s going to be at continental breakfast spreads, do you?! (Yikes!)
Have fun today!! 😀
Always be prepared, right? You’re an inspiration to us all!
Foy Update - Garden. Cook. Write. Repeat. says
I need to work on more morning protien. Fixing an egg doesn’t alway happen. I can see yogurt being a good option. Plus Greek yogurt has more protien than traditional yogurt if I’m not mistaken.
Where did you get those cute little spoons?!? I would love to order one.
I brought it back from Africa!