Skip to main content

Nerdy Nutrients

It was on our car ride back from Arizona that the BF and I decided we had some work to do - nutritionally speaking that is. We both need to lose a few pounds, clean up our eating habits, increase/start an exercise routine, and stop making excuses. While we both suck and almost all of those things, we decided that maybe combined we could help each other out. Hopefully one of us is motivated when the other one needs some motivation. I asked all of you, my faithful readers for some quick, easy, healthy recipes [you can still email me some at nerdyapril@gmail.com] and you delivered. 

But tonight's dinner didn't actually come from a recipe...that's right, little old Nerdy April herself dreamed it up. And.....it was so simple, easy and delicious, I thought I would share just in case ya'll need some Nerdy Nutrients.

Ingredients:

Flat bread (I bought the garlic flavor and it was delicious)
Fresh Asiago Cheese
Fresh Goat Cheese
Mushrooms (can be the "fancy" package, but I just bought regular and it was good)
Olive Oil
Seasoning to taste for dipping (I did olive oil with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning)

Directions: Get out a pan (I used a pizza pan because it was clean). Spray with cooking spray (duh! My mom told me to ALWAYS spray except Angel Food Cake). Place flat bread on pan and add desired amount of cheese and mushrooms. Bake for 10-15 minutes (until cheese is melty) at 350 degrees. 

I'm telling you it was delicious, and 30 carbs for half a flat bread (for those who need it). Tonight we just ate the flat bread with salads topped with our favorite toppings (pecans, cheese, etc.). And shout out to Denise for the Ken's Creamy Caesar Lite dressing, it was perfect!!!

Oh, and don't forget the post dinner entertainment!!

Nerdy April: Chriiisssss!!!!! Noooooo!!! Don't eat Pee-wee!!!! Think of the calories!!!!!

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

The road to curing Type 1 Diabetes

From the moment of diagnosis, the road is rough, the learning curve is steep and the stakes are literally life or death. The map is less-than-helpful - paths originating from virtually every corner, coalescing at a center point (aka "diagnosis") and bursting back outwards - some paths cross and wrap around each other but others are isolated. And even with all of these roads, most of the territory is uncharted - how did we all get here and how will we all exit? Where are the obstacles we haven't found yet? Which passage holds the key to unlocking the solution?

On any given day I feel pretty isolated with this disease - I'm the only T1D in my group at work, the only one in mission control, the only one in my family. I go through the logistics of calling insurance companies, ordering supplies, changing sites and troubleshooting malfunctions mostly on my own. Even those pesky carbs really only get counted in my brain, no group think for a meal bolus here. But there is b…

International Travel with Type 1 Diabetes

Whew! Back from one international trip and on to another next week! I will admit my eyes roll every time I get the "we're gunna need to pat you down" talk at TSA, but international travel is a whole different animal. I thought it might be fun to see what goes through my brain and into my bags for these types of trips!


I wouldn't be a NASA Flight Controller if I wasn't good at planning, the key to international travel as a T1D is PLANNING!

3 months prior

Assess supplies. Mine come in 90-days supplies so I like to inventory at least 3 months prior and make a plan to order more early if the trip is going to coincide with the end of my 90-day stock. In my experience supply companies are usually pretty good about adjusting orders as needed if you tell them the reason for the early request - just mention you have an international trip coming up and want to make sure to have plenty of supplies (and backups!) in time. Request a loaner insulin pump. It's likely the comp…

Hot OJT

Last week I had the chance to mentor a newly certified ADCO trainee - the NASA process is called "Hot On-The-Job-Training", or Hot OJT. What makes it "hot" you ask? Well, essentially I am hands off - he is sitting at the console, working all the plan reviews and updates, making calls to other flight controllers and to the flight director, reacting to anomalies and preparing material for the shift handover. My job is to act as the fault tolerance - a backup ADCO of sorts.

Tuesday was his last official day and by Wednesday morning he was in the backroom sending commands to ISS in preparation for the docking of a three-person Soyuz.


The beauty of this system is the gradual buildup in responsibility. There is a subtle shift from student, to subject matter expert, to fresh operations trainee to advanced trainee and finally to certification and real-time operations flight controller - the process takes two years on average and is considered by many to be enough specializ…
01 09 10