Saturday morning I woke up after a very restful night sleep, bright and early to head to our Nutrition Entrepreneurs board meeting. Our room was reserved from 7:30 – 3:30, where we would have breakfast & lunch and go through all our agenda items.
I walked in to this spread:
Juice, Bagels with cream cheese, jam & jelly
Yogurt (yoplait sweetened), dried fruit, milk, cereal (cheerios, multigrain cheerios, total, wheaties) and fruit (berries, honeydew, cantaloupe & watermelon)
Here’s my plate:
I decided to go with a toasted cinnamon raisin bagel with 1/3 less fat cream cheese (I was surprised to see that as an option!); plenty of fruit, and a glass of skim milk (for protein).
My colleagues either went for cereal bowls or bagels. I knew a simple bowl of cereal, would not fill me up, and I was hungry!
Mid-morning I snacked on a little more fruit.
Around 12pm, our lunches were delivered. We had ordered ahead of time, and I got a veggie sandwich. Here was the box:
My sandwich included: grilled eggplant, grilled zucchini, roasted red peppers, lettuce, tomato and boursin cheese on focaccia bread. The bread was huge!! I think it was close to 4 ounces. I immediately got rid of the top half of the bread, and ate the sandwich open faced:
The veggies were surprisingly not very oily, and I loved the combination with the boursin cheese. I ate the apple with the sandwich. I tried the pasta salad, but did not like it.
Throughout the afternoon I snacked on the chips (not typical for me to eat regular chips, but they were yummy!) and the cookie. Definitely some boredom eating…but I didn’t feel bad about it. Sometimes chips & cookies are fine, if you normally eat healthy foods. And if you were wondering if the others ate the chips & cookies – well I didn’t stare and analyze what others ate but I’d say a good majority had at least one of the treats, if not both!
The meeting wrapped up around 4pm, and we headed directly to the opening session where both the ADA President and Suze Orman spoke. Wow – Suze Orman was inspiring to listen to! I think tons of dietitians were taking notes on how they can have more money 🙂 The opening session finished at 6pm, and we had to go directly to a networking event that our group (Nutrition Entrepreneurs) was hosting with another DPG (dietetic practice group) called DBC (Dietitians in Business & Communication). We hosted a joint networking social, and it was a blast! There were 300 people at the cocktail party and there was tons of food! I took photos for you to see.
Great presentation, right? Sesame crusted chicken skewers with asian coleslaw.
I had one, and ate all of the coleslaw which was light & refreshing. I had one piece of chicken which was good, but there were too many sesame seeds and it was a tad on the dry side.
Mashed Potato Topping Bar. They had mashed yukon gold potatoes, purple potatoes, and yams that they put in a martini glass and you added your own toppings. Loved this idea! I was full after my first plate of food though, so I didn’t have any.
There were some other things I didn’t get photos of: more cheese with crackers, smoked salmon appetizer, 3 types of dips with pita, cajun chicken skewers and probably a few other things!
Here’s my plate of food:
I had 2 triangles of pita with some hummus (the hummus was one of the best parts, not sure what they put in it!), 1 cajun chicken skewer (I did not like this at all, and left it), vegetables (grilled asparagus, white asparagus, zucchini, pepper, a few pieces of cheese (pecorini & cheddar), bean bruschetta, and fruit. It doesn’t seem like a lot but with the chicken skewer and coleslaw from earlier I was full and knew I wanted to save room for dessert!
They had a lot of mini desserts to choose from plus fruit. The berries were so delicious! I also chose the mini chocolate chip cheesecake and a chocolate mousse. Both were fantastic, I finished the event full but satisfied and not overly stuffed.
Just to let you know I did not drink this weekend. Being 1 mile in the sky, you are already prone to dehydration and some “icky” feelings; I didn’t want to add to that!