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    Five Tips for Avoiding the Comparison Trap

    Has it really been over a month since my last blog post? I’d like to blame it on being busy. That would be an easy excuse. Between graduate classes, my research position, and the internship rotations themselves, I am swamped. It would be a lie though to blame the internship. I could blame other aspects of my schedule. Trying to squeeze in time with family, or one on one time with Aaron, spending more time with the pets. The list could go on for miles. These days everyone is chronically busy. But there are still plenty of bloggers out there making their scheduled posts. And that’s where the real answer…

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    Honeycrisp Apple and Red Grape Fall Salad

    Fall food is my favorite food. It can be cool, crisp, and refreshing or it can be warm, hearty, and comforting. It’s like the best of both worlds. Fall food also has some of the best seasoning too. Cardamom, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, cumin, chili, fennel… I could keep naming these spices but I think I’ve made my point. Obviously I have a deep love for fall food. That’s probably why most of my recipes on the blog have been born during the fall months. This Honeycrisp Apple and Red Grape Fall Salad is my take on one of my favorite fall seasoned items–the Ancient Grain and Arugula salad from…

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    Dietetic Internship Week 5: NEP

    Today’s blog post weekly recap of my dietetic internship will be a short one. Last week was my second week on my Nutrition Education Program rotation. Unlike last week, I didn’t do much teaching this time. Actually, out of my four days at NEP, I only taught 3 classes on my last day. What did I do the other days then? I’m glad you asked. Here’s what my week not teaching consisted of: Spending an entire day with a professor for chemistry of foods. I graded undergrad lab reports, gathered up items needed for the lab that day, made a market order for the next week’s lab, assisted students during…

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    Dietetic Internship Week 4: Nutrition Education Program

    Remember all those RA days I talked about where we just made lesson plan bags and stuff? Well those finally paid off today because… I F I N A L L Y got to go to one of our elementary schools and teach! The first day started off as a disorganized day but it got a lot better after I got into the classroom. I was nervous because I’m always nervous (anxiety man). Once I walked into the school and saw the students walking around I felt so at ease. Since this is the first week we’re actually in the schools and I’m on my NEP rotation, I get to…

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    August 2017 Favorites

    1) Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Joining a CSA has been a long term goal of mine since I first learned about them about four years ago. A CSA allows you to pay a discounted price for produce in advance to a farmer. This gives the farmer the money in advance to pay for the price of raising crops. You do share the risk of crop failure with the farmer. It took me awhile to find a CSA in my local area. In July I joined my first CSA for $10/week (paying $40 at the beginning of the month) and received a tote of fruits and vegetables from their farm. It…