Savory Sweet Potato Spinach Buddha Bowl

Savory Sweet Potato Spinach Buddha Bowl

This is not the meal I intended to make. I had my sights set on a quinoa, chickpea, spinach bowl with a tangy, citrus, olive oil dressing. As I started to cook (aka pulled out a pot), I realized I didn't buy quinoa. Okay, no worries, can totally do without it - I'll just switch it to a hearty sweet potato black bean bowl. Started to get going on that (aka grabbed the can of black beans), when I realized that the kitchen I'm using doesn't have a can opener... slightly bigger problem. I considered taking a stab at opening the can with a knife, but visions of slicing my hand open quickly took me in a different direction.

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How I Passed the RD Exam (2017 Edition)

How I Passed the RD Exam (2017 Edition)

So I did it. I passed the RD exam. 

You're probably too stressed to hear about my happiness, so I'll jump right into the whole process. 

My route is likely a little different than yours, because I completed my dietetic internship during my undergrad at The University of Alabama in the Coordinated Program of Dietetics. After I graduated with my BS in early May, I waited nervously for the paperwork to clear through CDR. Pearson emailed me about 2-3 weeks after graduation saying I was authorized to take the RD exam. Exciting, but also terrifying. 

I recommend scheduling your exam as soon as possible, because the testing centers book up quickly. It's not just future dietitians taking exams - there are nurses, teachers, etc. all in the same room taking the biggest tests of their lives.  I was in the San Francisco area for the summer and the centers were pretty full, so I booked my exam date later than I planned - the first week of July. 

After I paid for the exam, reality set in. Now I actually had to study.

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Feel the Glow Buddha Bowl

Feel the Glow Buddha Bowl

Let me set the scene: it's Sunday. Your head throbs from a lingering hangover, and your face is puffy from the alcohol and the messy fries and the Domino's cheesy bread and the free vodka shots that you got because the bartender was in one of your classes freshman year. Not that I would know or anything. But it's Sunday, and the whole week is ahead of you. And you actually have some time today to cook something other than a microwaved veggie burger, and boy oh boy, are you feelin' extra. 

So this is what you do.

Make this b-e-a-u-tiful buddha bowl and post it on your Snapchat story and let everyone know that you not only survived the darty AND the night at the bars, but now you are THRIVING.

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