Food this weekend was a bit of challenge, as I had predicted in my last post. So if some of the meals below strike you as random or odd, please understand that I had limited options.
After my last exam on Friday, I was famished. It started at 7, which is usually when I eat dinner, so I really wasn't hungry beforehand. However, by the time I turned my test in (about 7:50), I was ready to eat my answer sheet! I grabbed my favorite crunchy broccoli salad from The Loop and headed back to the dorm to supplement it with some of my grub. I slathered some hummus on whole wheat bread and made a quick smoothie out of frozen strawberries and almond milk. Yum! It was a great way to bring my exam week to a close.
That night I got hungry for a snack (in the midst of my Amazon surfing), so I had some more of that soy pudding, this time in the vanilla flavor. Dark chocolate chunks made their obligatory appearance.
I woke up fairly late on Saturday, so I just grabbed a quick snack to tide me over until lunchtime. I chose one of my favorite snack bars: Odwalla Carrot Raisin. I discovered these in Colorado a few years ago; my aunt put them in welcome baskets for all of the out-of-town guests to her son's wedding. They've been one of my on-the-go faves ever since--my mom even sends them to me in care packages! They taste like healthful carrot cake.
My lunch on Saturday was a bit of a failure, thanks to my stubborn vegan mozzarella. It refuses to melt! Sheesh. I attempted eggplant Parmesan with an organic eggplant that I picked up on Monday. It still tasted good, despite the unmelted cheeze.Sunday
Yesterday's lunch was a conglomeration of leftovers and available campus fare. I made a Dagwood sandwich out of thick tofu slices, lots of salsa, and lettuce. I also had a delicious cranberry-walnut salad that took me forever to eat, which is probably a good thing. I have a tendency to scarf down my food when I am hungry...
Snack yesterday was an attempt to use up the cold stuff in my fridge; I defrosted the fridge just after taking this picture. I had some plain soy yogurt with wheat germ and a fresh fruit cup. Unfortunately, I still had to throw away a few items, which seriously pains my frugal soul. Oh well.
I cobbled together dinner last night from what remained in my dorm pantry and some greens that I picked up from the on-campus convenience store. Surprisingly the greens were from Earthbound Farms, so they were organic--score! I topped them with roasted soy nuts, and I made a simple peanut butter sandwich to go with it. I also had a big shiny apple.
For breakfast this morning, I managed to hunt down some soy milk, so I was able to have cereal. It turns out that my favorite eatery, The Refectory, is open all summer! While I was there, I got some vegan blueberry muffins for the road and a container of vanilla Silk. Once back in the dorm, I used up the last of my Cheerios, and I had a Granny Smith with PB.
I just finished lunch here. Much to my surprise, The Loop was open today, even though it was closed all weekend. Go figure! Anyway, so I picked up one last broccoli salad (I love it!). I had another hummus sandwich to go along with it, and I had some cantaloupe too. Sorry I'm so boring/repetitive!
Now I am just waiting for my parents to arrive; they're supposed to get here around 4 or 5. We have a long road trip back tomorrow (about 8 hours), so I was thinking about what kind of food will be available on the road. While I have my stash of dorm food (almonds, Larabars, oatmeal), I was wondering: what kind of foods do you eat when traveling? Recommendations for healthful fast food or your favorite snacks to pack are encouraged!
Next time I post, I will probably be home!