Just another manic Monday (WIAW)

These eats are from a “manic Monday.” Boy was I glad that I food prepped on Sunday! Monday’s typically mean I’m on campus from 9 am – 7:45 pm, so having food ready and easily accessible is must.

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Breakfast was a scrambled egg, a pieceΒ of baked pumpkin oatmeal, a dollop of sunflower butter, and two cups of black coffee. I toasted the baked oatmeal as opposed to microwaving it, so the top was nice and crispy. Β 
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In the morning I had a butchered orange.

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Lunch at the desk was a simple salad of spinach, chopped peppers, and Annie’s honey mustard plus a bowl of lentil stew which was leftover from dinner the previous night. I love skin-on potatoes and celery in soup!
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Snacks included four of these chocolate peanut butter brownie bites. I ran out dates, so these were made with half raisins/half dates.

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And a handful of gluten free pretzel sticks.
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A Coke Zero to get me through until class is over at 7:45 pm.
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Dinner was waiting at home for me in the crockpot. I think it should be called a “magic pot”, because it’s just too unbelievable how I can be at school all day and come home to this delicious vegetarian lasagna. This is a recipe from I Heart Vegetables, and it’s probably my favorite magic pot recipe ever.
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My cramps were super bad, but at the same time I was craving something sweet. Dark chocolate + vanilla almond milk to the rescue. I have THIS article to back up my decisions. πŸ˜‰
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I slept like a rock after thisΒ snack. Not a bad way to start the week!

Do you have a cramp food cure?Β If not, try chocolate!

How do you get through long days?

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12 thoughts on “Just another manic Monday (WIAW)

  1. Coffee and chocolate always get me through long days. Oh, and wine at the end to ‘celebrate’ them being over! Ha!
    I love my crockpot too, but I love your name for it. We should petition to have the name changed officially to the ‘Magic-Pot’ because it truly is a marvelous invention. How else could you be gone all day AND have a delicious dinner waiting for you at home??

  2. Whenever I have long days, I like to distribute my snacks kind of like you did. Generally I’ll have a smaller lunch so I can enjoy a heftier snack later on! And definitely starting the day out with some solid coffee like you did πŸ™‚

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