Another day, another 5 minute packable lunch! Because as we discovered the other day, the best way to stay healthy while busy is to stay prepared. :)
For my main course, I had some leftover Zesty Kumquat Quinoa Salad with some cannellini beans mixed in.
I love revamping leftovers, and the cannellini beans were a perfect addition to this salad — they mixed well with the bright citrus flavors and added some extra fiber and staying power, too!
Along with my quinoa salad, I had a small mixed greens, tomato, and avocado salad with a little baggie of dressing:
Plus an apple and some carrots:
For my afternoon snack, I packed a Chobani pomegranate yogurt along with a little baggie of some raw oats mixed with Kashi Heart to Heart cereal:
Don’t forget the silverware (and a napkin!):
Yum :) A packed lunch can be so much more satisfying than an expensive store-bought one if you just get a little creative!
I’m excited because my college roommate Turner is coming to visit me this weekend! She flies in later today and it should be really fun showing her around Chapel Hill and campus this weekend — and having an excuse to explore a bit more myself, too!
I’m off to class now, but a few of you were asking the other day for more details about some of my classes, so here’s a little overview of one I had yesterday:
Medical Nutrition Therapy I: Chronic Diseases
- This class is the first part in preparing us for our clinical (hospital) internships, over the summer of 2012. We’ll be learning how to:
- Screen individuals for nutritional risk
- Interpret medical terminology and lab parameters related to nutrition (intense!)
- Calculate and interpret nutrient composition of foods
- Calculate/plan appropriate diets for chronic health conditions (diabetes, celiac disease, etc.)
- Identify common nutrient pitfalls of those with chronic health conditions
It’s basically a mini-med school with a nutrition slant. Nutrition is much more tied into everything than you might think, and it should be a really interesting class, although certainly challenging. Yesterday we learned about GI Disorders. I feel like this class is one of the HUGE differences between “nutritionists” and actual Registered Dietitians! Part II of the course will be regarding Acute Illness, and will take place in the fall. This coming summer we have our public health related internship.
I’ll explain the rest of my classes, too, if you guys are interested? And speaking of school — I forgot to mention I went to my very first UNC sporting event on Tuesday night!
UNC Men’s Basketball vs. Clemson! Since I went to undergrad at such a tiny school (Dickinson College — love), it’s cool to be at a school where there’s huge televised sporting events going on! I can’t WAIT for March Madness ;)
p.s. Fun fact — the first (and only other) time I’ve been in this basketball stadium, I was 12 or 13 and at a Smashing Pumpkins concert! They were my favorite band at the time (along with Garbage — who was their opener! fate, right?) and we lived about an hour and a half away — I was dyyyyyying to go, so my mom took me :) At first I was totally embarrassed that my mom wouldn’t let me go by myself (but seriously, how the heck would I have gotten here on my own?!), but once I got here and saw all the scary old college kids I was totally glad ;) It was an AWESOME concert, although we were up in the nosebleed section!
What was your first concert?