What are Parkview dieticians eating?

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If you’re feeling a little discouraged when it comes to your diet or you’re just ready to shake things up, our dietitians are here to help.  We’ve reached our to our dietitians to get their go-to healthy eating tips and tricks, and a peek inside their healthy eating habits.

“Since I’m a vegetarian, its important for me to keep all my produce sliced, diced and ready to eat. Immediately after I get home from the grocery store, I prep my fruits and veggies by washing them and storing them visibly on my refrigerator shelf.  This makes it easier to snack on them, pack them for lunch, or cook with them at dinner. At the end of the week, if I have a lot left over, I’ll opt for a green smoothie for breakfast, or I’ll roast them all together for dinner.”

- Sara Bennett, Clinical Dietitian, Parkview Regional Medical Center

Sara’s one day food log:

Breakfast:

  • 100 calorie vanilla Yoplait Greek Yogurt
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate almond granola
  • 3 cups coffee
  • 8 oz. water

Snack:

  • 28 almonds
  • 8 oz. water

Lunch:

  • 1/2 salad from the PRMC café (spring mix, romaine, carrots, peppers, black olives, strawberries, sunflower seeds, dried cranberries and rice noodles with lite olive oil vinaigrette
  • 1 string cheese
  • 1 pickle spear
  • 1 oz. dark chocolate
  • 20 oz. diet Pepsi
  • 8 oz. water

Snack:

  • 1 clementine
  • 20 mini pretzels
  • 16 oz. water 

Dinner:

  • Garden Burger (boca burger, 2 slices whole wheat bread, provolone cheese, onion and pickle)
  • 1/2 cup light cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup carrots
  • 2 tablespoons hummus