What an awesome week it has been! Last weekend, my sister, mom and my mom’s friend and I traveled to see George Strait. Or as he should be called, King George . He has over 50 top hit singles and is the definition of country music. In my opinion. It was a great little vacation.
We walked around the river walk, had some margaritas and great Mexican food. The concert was at the Alamodome—and was completely sold out. I heard that there was over 70,000 people there that night. It was my first time seeing him in concert and he was great. Sounded just like he does on the radio.
My sister and I before the concert.
Some yummy food we had on the river walk. This was spinach and mushroom enchiladas with cilantro poblano sauce, grilled veggies and beans
TIP: The easiest way to eat healthy at restaurants is to substitute veggies for high calorie sides such as rice, French fries, pasta etc. Try splitting your entrée with a friend, or asking for a to-go box at the beginning of your meal.
Other good news: Last Wednesday was my graduation from my internship!! The internship is the second to last step to become a Registered Dietitian. All that’s left for me to do is take the registration exam. But since I’ve completed the internship, you can call me a Dietitian!
Emily Hein, Dietitian (I LOVE the sound of that!!)
Baylor put together a really nice graduation dinner. We had a giant buffet of food—cheese ravioli, salmon, chicken breast, broccolini, carrots, quinoa, tomato and fruit salad, and a mouth watering display of desserts. I got the cheesecake, chocolate cake and a fruit tart ( I ended up only eating about half of the cheesecake and didn’t touch the other deserts. I had a very hungry eye that evening.) Don’t worry.. I only ate about half of what I put on my plate. Again, hungry eyes that day.
Our Internship Director and the Director of Foodservice at Baylor handed us our certificates, and we had a photographer snapping photos of the whole evening. Our preceptors had put together a really cute slideshow and gave us gifts for working for them in staff relief. The interns had also created a slideshow, with pictures of us from the year. Overall, it was a great evening. I am thrilled and so excited to be able to call myself a Dietitian. Words cannot describe the process. Four years of school, competing for an internship, completing the internship and taking the exam. It’s a long but very rewarding process.
My hospital that I had been doing my staff relief at offered me a position doing outpatient nutrition counseling with patients with cardiovascular problems. I am beyond excited for this opportunity. I had my first day on Friday and it was awesome. I love being able to talk to patients BEFORE they get to the hospital and help them live healthier lifestyles. I also get to contribute to the Baylor Health blog, and organize a series of heart healthy lectures along with the doctors. Oh, and also I am very excited to start getting paychecks.
Hi! I’m Emily, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and self-taught intuitive chef. I firmly believe that cooking is the simplest and most important step we can take to improve our minds and bodies and build healthier communities. Join me and let’s bring food back to the kitchen!