School is back!
Even though I have a busy semester ahead of me, I am excited both about my class schedule and that it’s my last semester of grad school.
My class schedule this semester includes:
–Sport Nutrition. Can’t wait to share all that I learn with my athlete brother!
–Nutrition Education Theory & Practice. I am particularly excited about this one since counseling is my area of interest and this class will focus a lot on it.
–Food Service (Part II). Not much to say about this one.
–Vitamin Metabolism. I took mineral metabolism last semester, so I know that I will enjoy this one. I love that the class focuses on current research surrounding the vitamin/mineral.
–Seminar in Food and Nutrition. This class will be journal club style, with the focus being on current trends in nutrition and dietetics. I plan to share anything I think you’ll find interesting.
I know this will be a tough schedule, but the fact that I am super interested in (almost) all of it motivates me further.
I’ve been eating some fun things lately, so I thought I’d share a few of them:
Venison tacos. More deer meet from the freezer, thanks to our hunter friends. I was so impressed by how tasty the meat was! I put a pound in the slow cooker with ~1.5 water and a mix of seasonings like cumin (must for tacos), chili powder, garlic salt, paprika, and oregano. The slow cooker cooked on high for about four hours and then low for another two. What really made this meal, however was the homemade tortillas. It’s mindblowing to me that flour, salt, water, and oil can make such a tasty thing! I ate one plain as the others were cooking- that good.
Apple pie smoothie plus pb&b rice cakes. This was from the day after my colonoscopy and I still wasn’t feeling like I could handle a ton of veggies or meat. The smoothie turned out suprisingly good! In went ~1 cup unsweetened almond milk, dash of vanilla extract, ~1/2 cup applesauce, 3 tbsp unflavored soy protein powder, ~2 tsp granulated stevia, dash of cinnamon, and lots of ice.
Ultimate fudge pie by Chocolate Covered Katie. I also used her graham cracker crust that didn’t hold together very well, but worked. This pie was SO good y’all. Seriously decadent. I think my pie was especially dense and fudge-y, because I used regular tofu, not silken. (Thanks for pointing that out to me, Cora!) This is going on repeat in our house.
Quest Protein Chips featuring 21 grams of protein. My co-worker gave these to me because “I like everything”, but I have to tell you- I did NOT like these. I cannot even pretend these taste good enough to have after a workout. These are bad. FYI.
Lastly, I finally updated my Pinterest! This was a great activity for me as I was trying to stay preoccupied on my colonoscopy prep day. FYI, for the recipes I have tried, I put *Tried and True* in the descriptor. If I happened to try something but not like it, I won’t keep it pinned! Check me out! Also, I can’t pin too many things or I’ll get overwhelmed and not look at it… so I don’t have a ton of pins so far.
Have a great Tuesday & tell me…
What was your favorite class you ever took?
Do you use Pinterest? Or do you just have one like me for the longest time ever?
Here is a board I created for most of my recipes from the blog: