Happy National Registered Dietitian Day!
It’s also National Nutrition Month® ! The theme of NNM is "Nutrition From The Ground Up." I love this theme because it can be interpreted in so many ways!!
To me, "Nutrition From The Ground Up" most appropriately means that a healthy diet is based on plants – real foods that come out of the ground. Real food as our recent ancestors would have recognized it. Fruits + veggies of all colors. Nuts, legumes and seeds. Breads and grains. If your diet based around plants, fill the rest with whatever you want to complement your nutritional gaps. Ethically raised meats and dairy foods, of course, provide more nutrient density than desserts or alcohol might, so they would be preferred, but the choice is up to you! I try to base my meals around plants and complement with animals products – rather than starting with the animals and pairing with food from the groundIt’s not what we don’t eat but what we do eat that matters.
So in honor of RD Day, I’m going to a late breakfast this morning put on by the hospital to honor the RDs! And tomorrow I’m attending the Charlotte Dietetic Associations Professional Day for RDs. Fun times.
I went to the gym a bit unwillingly this morning. I just didn’t know what kind of exercise I wanted to do! It was one of those days where if I’d had an elliptical in my house I would have been excited to hop on, but it was the drive to the gym I didn’t want to face. I went, though, and did 26 minutes on the Stairmaster followed by 15 on the Squirrelliptical. And then some stretching. I’m sore from my weights yesterday! And Emily and I have a big plans for tomorrow.
I came home and poured myself a cold one!
There’s no way I could have waited until 9 or 10 to eat after my workout, so I’m splitting the difference and having a smoothie now and a breakfast snack when I get there.
- 1/2 banana
- 1/4 an avocado (first time I’ve done this! I couldn’t taste it but I do think the texture might have been thicker?)
- 1 big handful spinach
- 1 cup vanilla soy milk
- Greens packet (below)
- Handful ice
Topped with some Galaxy Granola – plus another layer when I got halfway down. The smoothie filled my mug to the brim!
I added this packet I got at the Summit last year. It was very similar to Amazing Grass. Not sure I’d buy these grass packets with my own dollar, but they are fun to add when you have them on hand.
Karen brought back this mug from New Zealand!! I bet it thought I was about to pour beer in it. Muaahahha.
I’m wearing my Lands End green loafers and a green sweater! Celebrate the greens!
I’ll try to iPhone post my breakfast snack this morning and will probably have a very late lunch. And then Matt and I have a date after work!
Eat well today!