For those of you who have not noticed the change in my employment on TravelingRD, Facebook and LinkedIn, I was recently accepted to the University of North Texas Health Science Center to work towards my Doctorate in Public Health degree and totally changed my life to attend. Having traveled for work the past 10 years, I am now Fort Worth based again and really enjoying getting reacquainted. In addition, I am doing work for NutriWorks CNC, a sports nutrition company owned by Eve Pearson, MBA, RD, CSSD.
Since I am accustomed to eating out frequently from my travels and enjoy doing so, I will now be discovering many new and exciting places here in my own hometown. The whole downtown and west 7th street area have virtually exploded with appealing retail, living and dining options. My mom says I was living in every other city in the country. Well, I am glad to be home!
She came to visit the other day, so we ventured out to investigate one of the many new options for dining. My mom eats gluten-free so, we did some investigating and found Terra, a Mediterranean restaurant that serves a lunch buffet that turned out to be most enjoyable. True to the Mediterranean lifestyle, there are many appealing options with inclusion of ample fruits, vegetables, legumes and grains prepared with a delectable blend of seasoning and spices. The service is speedy and efficient yet the atmosphere is pleasant and relaxing for those dining in a hurry to get back to work or people with more leisure dining time.
Mom sampled a variety of interesting options…check out her blog post on The Gluten Free Edge to read about her gluten-free experience.
I devoured Kabob-style chicken, potato cubes, Zattar Bread, Caesar salad and Lebni, a thick yogurt based sauce made with olive oil and mint, that is both tart and savory at the same time as well as packed full of nutrients. Staying true to MyPlate dining options, I had my protein, veges, dairy and grains while choosing a cup of fresh fruit for dessert rounded out my selections.
I look forward to exploring more of the new venues and some old haunts back home in Fort Worth. I will be blogging about the new people I meet, events I attend both sporting and school-based and will continue to blog about nutrition. My blog will now include more sports based advice in looking at dining out to eat well and eat healthy by selecting nutrient-rich foods that nourish and fuel your body while pleasing your palate. Enjoy!