Today is…National Registered Dietitians Day! Wooo! (Yes, it is also Ash Wednesday for those of you who guessed what “holiday” is today). And I forgot until yesterday afternoon that yesterday, March 8th marks 2 years since I became an RD 😀
On the American Dietetic Association website they had a great article posted on the Top 10 Reasons to Meet with an RD. Here was the list:
1. You have diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or high blood pressure.
2. You are thinking of having or have had gastric bypass surgery.
3. You have digestive problems.
4. You’re pregnant or trying to get pregnant.
5. You need guidance and confidence in breastfeeding your baby.
6. Your teenager has issues with food and eating healthfully.
7. You need to gain or lose weight.
8. You’re caring for an aging parent.
9. You want to eat smarter.
10. You want to improve your performance in sports.
Most everyone’s needs falls into one of the above scenarios and as a young dietitian, I have counseled individuals with all of the above requests and needs — I think this is what makes being a dietitian so much fun! In the coming years, I wish nothing more than to have increased access and affordability of RD referrals and visits. Our healthcare system does not do an appropriate or adequate job of educating people on the powers of nutrition for treatment or prevention.
Just think the impact that could be made if people could visit an RD for any of the above reasons by simply paying a co-pay through their private insurer, or have such services included in Medicare and Medicaid coverage. Ah…to dream 🙂
Switching gears, last night’s dinner was wonderful. Quite possibly because I was STARVING -and- I proved to Mr. Prevention that he likes horseradish. When Mr. P asked what was for dinner, it was met with a big, long, disapproving sigh and an, “I don’t like horseradish.” Wrong. He loved it…he was dipping his potatoes in the creamy horseradish sauce, even. Men…
a few thin slices of lemon
generous pinch of salt
1 lb large or jumbo raw shrimp, thawed if frozen
1 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 tsp prepared horseradish
1 Tbsp (1/2 oz) plain nonfat Greek yogurt
1 large scallion, thinly sliced
salt and fresh-ground black pepper to taste
Fill a wide, deep saute pan with 1-2 inches of water. Add the lemon slices and salt and bring to a boil.
Meanwhile, whisk together the lemon juice, mustard, olive oil, horseradish, and yogurt in a medium bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Reduce heat to a simmer and poach shrimp in boiling water for approximately 2-3 minutes, or until cooked through. Drain the shrimp and add to the bowl with the yogurt mixture; toss to coat. Serve immediately. Yield: 3 servings.
Nutrition Information (per serving): 223 calories; 8.7 g. fat; 203 mg. cholesterol; 558 mg. sodium; 2.7 g. carbohydrate; 0 g. fiber; 31 g. protein
Result: Flavorful, unique, and a true 20-minute meal from start to finish, max! Like I mentioned, Mr. Prevention enjoyed this recipe, too. It’s great to go with very simple, healthy sides like a simple starch and a vegetable to make for a very low-calorie, low-fat meal. Enjoy!
Weigh-in was last night and for the 3rd consecutive week, I am the exact same weight. With only 2 workouts last week and very sporadic eating (much of which was in the form of popsicles and the most amazing granola ever), I had no idea what to expect on the scale. But I got in a great 5-mile run/walk last night and have plans for workouts on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. 😀
A big shout out to all the Registered Dietitians and aspiring dietitians out there! Cheers to the best job in the world!
Question: Do you like horseradish?