The President of Nutritional Guidance, Inc. has a pretty busy schedule. Between mentoring dietitians here at NG, acting as Clinical Director for Blue Horizon Eating Disorder Services, LLC, reaching out and collaborating with the medical community here in Central Florida and serving on the iaedp board, it's a wonder Karen Beerbower can fit in time for her lunch every day.
"Lunch is a top priority." Karen is sure to clear out time for her lunch each day, not just for herself, but for her staff as well. She makes time for a lunch meeting each week to go over cases, answer questions and give the benefit of her 20-plus years of experience to the dietitians under her tutelage.
What does Karen look for in her lunchbox? A variety of temperatures, textures and colors in the meals she brings to work each day helps keep her satisfied with her meals.
On today's menu -- "My absolute favorite lunch!" A meatloaf sandwich complete with sliced tomato, a side of pasta salad, a banana and a bottle of water. A quick round in the microwave for her sandwich, and her lunch is good to go! And the clean-up is easy, since the pasta salad fits easily in a reusable bowl, and the banana comes in its own wrapper.
"The secret is that ranch pasta salad -- tricolor pasta, cucumber, petite peas, carrots, yellow tomato, sweet bell pepper and of course, ranch dressing! It's absolutely delicious and carries me through until dinner at !!!"
Next, we'll catch up with Holly and peek in her lunchbox to see how she fuels up for her day here at NG!
- Les, MS RD LD