The first week of my dietetic internship is winding down. Wooh was it a whirlwind! I read a 600-page book in 3 days, had four tests, and had orientation at my first site. My first rotation is food service, where I learn how to manage a hospital kitchen and patient orders, and I am so excited!
It’s one of the longer rotations, so I’m glad I’ll be there for a while. I’m so ready to put all of the information I’ve used to work and learn a lot from the Registered Dietitian I’ll work under!
I’ll be updating y’all along the way and sharing all of the nutrition tips and advice I’ve learned with you.
Right now, I’m on my lunch break at orientation and thought I’d work on this recipe. I’m not sure how this is going to work, working on my blog, doing my dietetic internship, and juggling life. Yesterday, I woke up at 5:30 to go work out before orientation.
Then, I went to orientation, went to the grocery store, made two recipes, stopped in the middle of cooking to go to mass, and did laundry. All of that took me 13 1/2 hours to complete, and by the end of the day, I was beat!
I crawled into bed as early as I could. Although I was super tired at the end of the day, I felt fulfilled. I spent so many days during the summer just lying around my house, not getting anything done, and I felt terrible.
It was relaxing for a little, but eventually, I just started to feel unfulfilled. Not doing any work made me lose my purpose which made me want to lay around even more, and it became cyclic.
Although this was a lot to do in one day, it was nice feeling so tired from the day that I was excited to go to bed. I like this new sense of purpose that I have with my blog and internship.
This fresh salad with seasoned shrimp is SO good!
It’s so fresh, and the citrus brightens up my day. Additionally, this salad is very light, so I don’t feel bogged down after I eat it.
Mix and match it with any salad dressing you like! I prefer to only add olive oil and balsamic vinegar because a lot of salad dressings have added sugar, but feel free to do whatever you want!
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This shrimp salad is SO fresh and delicious! It brightens up my day and keeps me full through the afternoon. Enjoy!
- 4 cups of baby kale
- 2 lbs. of shrimp
- 3-4 clementines
- 30-40 grapes
- 4 tbsp. olive oil
- 2 tbsp. slivered almonds
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp. onion powder
- 1/2-1 tsp. of salt
- sprinkle of black pepper
- sprinkle of lemon pepper (optional)
- 1 ziplock bag
- 1-2 tbsp. olive oil
- 1-2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
- Place the shrimp (already thawed) into the ziplock bag along with two tablespoons of the olive oil garlic powder, onion powder, salt, black pepper, and lemon pepper. Shake until the shrimp are evenly coated.
- Next, heat the other two tablespoons of olive oil in a medium-size pan. Saute the shrimp for 3-5 minutes on each side. They should turn from a translucent grey to an opaque white color.
- Then, prepare your salad. This recipe is large enough for two salads so you can either mix the ingredients in a huge bowl, or half of them and make two separate dishes. I’m going to give you instructions for the large salad in one bowl, but do whatever you would like!
- Place the baby kale into a large bowl. Peel and separate the clementines and place them onto the kale. Next, take your grapes and cut them in half. You don’t have to do this, but it makes it easier to pick them up with a fork! After this, sprinkle the slivered almonds on top.
- Top with the seasoned shrimp and voila!
- Add whichever dressing you like, but I usually use olive oil and vinegar because a lot of salad dressings have added sugar!
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