I’m linking-up with the WIAW party to show you yesterday’s eats.
This is my sixth year going to college (second of grad school) and I still haven’t perfected packing food to take with me to campus. Most days I’m on campus from 830-5 ish, sometimes earlier and often later. The challenge is how much to pack and how to time my snacks. I want to be fueled, but I don’t want to stress over packing 1000 things or be just eating snacks out of boredom. I’ve found that eating throughout the days helps with my energy levels, so I try to pack around 3 snacks and plan for a smaller lunch.
Breakfast is my favorite time of the day and I love hot fresh coffee, so if I am able to, I almost always eat breakfast at home. Yesterday morning, along with my coffee, I had a whole grain cinnamon raisin English muffin (probably my favorite Trader Joe’s product), an over-medium egg, and nice slab of Neufchâtel cheese.
Finished with a piece of 85% dark chocolate. Of course! ;D
Breakfast is around 630 am, so I’d be really struggling if I tried to make it until 1230 pm without a snack. So around 9:30 am was a red delicious apple topped with plain Greek yogurt and cinnamon. Normally I really don’t like red delicious apples, but I got some from the mountains and they are really good!
Lunch is usually on the smaller side, because I know I will be snacking later. Today was leftover sloppy joe lentil mix (based off this recipe), a couple of turkey meatballs I prepped on Sunday, and broccoli. Isn’t it silly how stems are pretty much ALL you get in frozen bags of broccoli?
Every now and then there will be something sweet floating around the office. Today I was lucky to have my dessert be this little peppermint patty.
Dark chocolate + mint = the perfect after meal refresher.
Later I had frozen banana chunks. Like ice cream!
After work and before class (around 3) I munched on a slice of very hearty pumpkin cranberry bread that refused to rise when baking. The fresh cranberries added such a nice tartness!
I always enjoy coming home from school and fixing dinner for Terry and I. Even when I don’t really have time to be cooking, I do it anyways! Last night our dinner was zoodles with marinara and more turkeys meatballs. Plus a homemade yeast roll with a little butter. Terry loved this one!
We are having revival at our church this week, so dinner was followed up with an awesome church service. Some inspiration I gleaned: when you feel like no one wants your company, God always has a spot for you at His table.
My energy was great yesterday (minus that sleepy 4 o’clock slump). I think not being able to move so much with my hurt toe has caused me to be a little sluggish, but hopefully the rest is for the best and I’ll be doing jumping jacks in no time ;).
So you guys tell me-
How do you best maintain your energy throughout the day? Any secrets to share?