Yesterday definitely *felt* like a Monday. I was a little sleepy, but I also felt energized by a new week.
My food service class got the opportunity to tour the kitchen of a local hospital. It was very informative and interesting to hear how a kitchen manages to feed 200 patients along with their family members. Most people who go into dietetics aren’t interested in food service, but often times end up going that way because it is where the money is at. I wouldn’t say it is where I see myself, but I do love administrative work, so I am definitely not closing my mind to it.
We laughed at this picture of us, because it is likely our future look!
Some interesting facts: The hospital has a $1.4 million dollar food budget. They only use cage free eggs. Anytime a patient calls in an order it is made fresh. The dietitian serves as the go between for the kitchen and the patient. The kitchen is peanut free.
After the tour, I headed over to Chick-fil-a where Terry was holding a fundraiser for his youth group. I honestly wasn’t feeling very good and the idea of my usual salad made my stomach hurt. So instead, I went for the classic sandwich, something I haven’t had in years! It was simply tasty. However, it is crazy how salty it tasted! I guess you really do “re-train” your tongue’s sensitivity to salt when you don’t eat a lot of processed food.
Speaking of processed food… a few days ago I had my first Quest bar experience.
I’ve been seeing Quest bars all over the interwebs for a while now. I hadn’t tried them before, because I like to choose non-processed food as often as I can and they are far more expensive then most bars. Additionally, I don’t think I actually need 21 g of protein in a bar.
Anyways, I saw one on sale and decided to try it. It was cookies n’ cream which made me think of my childhood candy bar lover, Hershey’s cookies n’ cream. I enjoyed the bar with some coffee following a workout. I liked it- the texture and the little cookie bits.
After I finished it, the wrapper sat on the table while I finished studying. I glanced over at it and the dietary fiber popped out at me- 17 g of fiber??? In a little bar?! I knew I was in trouble. Sure enough later that night my stomach began to ache and I felt like there was a brick in it. A literal brick. I felt like this until the morning during which I finally started to feel a little better.
Needless to say, I will not be partaking in another one.
Now after all this rambling, I am going to get back to studying. I hope you have a great Tuesday!
What’s your take on Quest bars? Do you have a favorite brand of bars?