Well, the past few weeks sure have gone by fast. The trip to my school in Kentucky went pretty well. It was nice to see my classmates, and I survived the 25 minute presentation I had to give. I am NOT a fan of public speaking, so getting that part of my education over with has been a huge relief. So glad it's done. And, I just completed my first year of my FNP program! Only 2 more to go...
I thought I'd share some of the travel food I took to rural Kentucky. The food the school provided this time wasn't very satisfying, mostly some version of rice and beans for lunch and dinner every day. I love rice and beans, but by the last day I was craving something different. Here are a few things I took along to eat:
The best thing take-along was a loaf of my favorite, locally made, gluten-free and vegan bread. Happy Campers bread is made with quality whole grains, is soft yet hearty, and delicious. I had access to a toaster and a salad bar, so having a loaf of bread was very useful for making veggie sandwiches. The school only had that crumbly white rice flour bread, so I was especially happy to have my HC.
These next two items were my favorite, flavor-wise. The pistachio butter went on toast in the morning for breakfast. YUM. The packet on the left is a pre-made quinoa porridge that can be eaten at room temperature, warmed up in the microwave, on the stove, or you could put the whole packet in some hot water. It was very tasty with bananas, maple, and cinnamon. My only complaint is that I wish I would have had a few more, because it was so good I would have used it for dessert.
I took along a few types of crackers, for snacking. Both are very good, but the Oregon Cracker Company Harvest Bounty crackers are amazing. I can't even describe how flavorful they are, or how crispy the texture is. And they're made locally, too. Yay, Oregon!
And, of course I took a variety of bars and a few packets of green drink mix for nutrition. The Green Superfood bars are packed with good greens and they taste good, too. My favorite was the chocolate.
Health Conference on Friday, for health care professionals. There are some great speakers with interesting topics related to health and a plant based diet, and I'm very much looking forward to getting nerdy over vegan health care.
In the evenings I'll be at the Dirtnap Records 14 Year Anniversary Showcase, hearing all the good musics, and seeing friends I don't see often enough these days.
By the way, is it transitioning to Fall where you're at, like it is in Portland right now? Oh my goodness, I having been feeling so much better since the temperature has cooled off and the skies have turned grey. I truly am a Pacific Northwesterner, and I'm really looking forward to all of the apples and pumpkins and warm beverages.
I'll definitely be posting about all of the Vegfest and Health Conference goodness! Have anything fun planned for yourself this week?