Dietetic Internship Orientation + Food

Medical Nutrtition Therapy Notes + Coffee = Winning Combination

Well good evening to you! I know I have been lagging behind with posts, but I have been swamped with work and rotation training over the past week and a half. When I have down time, I am sleeping, catching up on cleaning or enjoying the parks, restaurants and coffee shops in my new neighborhood. 
Also in my free time I have been continuing to contribute to Food & Nutrition Magazine. This month I wrote a piece about the definite pros of shopping at Farmers’ Markets. I also give you tips on how to best navigate the booths and vendors for the best possible experience. 

Orientation is just like the start of school. You are given pages of assignments, powerpoints, contact lists, timelines and valuable resources. This along with practical tutorials, homework, field trips and introductions has filled each day to the brim. I am happy, excited and exhausted all at the same time!? My brain is  slightly miffed at me for trying to process so much all at once.

I think once I “officially” start my rotation in September, my food routine will normalize a bit more. Oh by the way I will be at 9+ sites over the course of the next 9 months, which will definitely keep me on my toes. I like to think it keeps my mind sharp and will continuously challenge me to be better and more flexible.That being said, as you can imagine, it has been a lot more difficult trying to rouse myself to  make legitimate meals…it’s been more like mixing and matching “bulky snacks”.

Examples:
– Air popped popcorn with a drizzle of truffle oil and dried rosemary
– Oatmeal with fruit, hemp protein powder, nut butter and granola
– Steamed or chopped vegetables
– Hard boiled eggs
– Banana with almond butter
– Gluten-free crepes with cinnamon roasted apples
– Salad with red pepper hummus vinaigrette
– Green smoothie

Back to the food! One of the many perks about orientation is that our awesome program director has been providing us with breakfast and homemade lunch each day at the office, which goes beyond my expectations! I have been enjoying dishes like: zucchini casserole, loaded salads, spinach pizza and eggplant parmesan. Extra bonus is the saved $$ on groceries : D

Cross your fingers that my next post will be a recipe because that is after all, a major component of this blog. Creating healthier versions of my favorite things is still very high on my list of priorities, no matter how busy life gets. It is all a balancing act, that is for sure.

Be well and see you soon!

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2 thoughts on “Dietetic Internship Orientation + Food

  1. Steve Vera says:

    Somebody's been a busy, hemp protein powder eating bee! (Is there really such thing??) So excited for you! And please let your miffed brain know that it'll be getting some rest…just as soon as you catch up to your bum! Great to see your post and I'll look for you on the Scramble battlefield…Best of wishes.

    P.S. How do you like your new neighborhood?

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  2. Brieanna says:

    Steve, I miss you and am so happy you continue to read the blog. Haha, yes there is such thing as hemp protein powder. I use a brand called Tempt and it tastes like vanilla with spices and is delicious. Unfortunately it turns your oatmeal a weird green color, but I can live with that : ) I am loving the new neighborhood, it is cute, quiet and close to a lot of restaurants and grocery stores, so I am in food heaven. Thank you so much for the well wishes and I too am wishing you luck (not that you need it) with the next book!! You're going to knock it out of the park (again).

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