Spring Break Catch-up

March 19, 2011 at 11:36 am | Posted in Grocery Shopping, Lunch | 11 Comments
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Last night I decided to grab a redbox movie to watch since I’m extremely behind on the movie-watching, given that the life of a college student doesn’t leave much time for 2-hour movies.  Hence, my breaks are movie-catch-up times

I decided on Never Let Me Go.


Wow, totally intense, but a truly exceptional film!  I was a little creeped out by the plot – forced organ donors!? – but the characters and storyline were superb.  I’d definitely recommend it!

I had another 5:45am wake-up this morning to get another good portion of my 10-page essay completed.  I am so much more productive on schoolwork in the morning that it’s worth getting up at pitch black hours.

I had an early lunch because I knew I had a full afternoon ahead of me and wanted to get started on it.  I put together a tortilla topped with Daiya cheddar shreds, organic spinach, and organic carrots…


… with a light activia, organic baby tomatoes, and a glass of unsweetened almond milk.



Right after lunch I headed out to grab some groceries at a local grocery store just to stock up on some essentials – produce, yogurts, grains, kombucha.  At least, “essentials” in my world. 😉



What do YOU consider your “essentials”?

Now I’m headed off to a yoga classHope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!









Early Bird Gets the Worm

March 18, 2011 at 11:14 am | Posted in Breakfast, Lunch | 1 Comment
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My morning started at 5:45am today – I have a 10-page essay to write for my Intro to Cultures of Asia class, and I wanted to make a good dent on it today.

Breakfast began with a bowl of Kashi 7 Whole Grain Puffs topped with organic raw pumpkin seeds and unsweetened almond milk, with an organic banana on the side.


Of course, coffee was very necessary this morning given 1) my early wake-up call and 2) my sleep-inducing essay to write. 

Enter: Starbucks tall pikes place with an inch of steamed soy.


YES!  The steamed soy topper returns… I can only live with so much black coffee.

I wanted to get 1/5 of my essay completed this morning, and by 10am I had done just that!  I love accomplishing my goals! 🙂

When lunch rolled around, I was in the mood for olives, so I opened up a can I recently bought at Whole Foods to throw in a wrap today. 


I used to HATE black olives with a passion when I was little.  Then one day I tried them again in chop suey mix my mom made and fell in love.  There were times when I actually had my mom buy a large can for me to snack on plain!  Although I’m not nearly as inclined to choose them today, I definitely still enjoy the taste!

Lunch ended up being a Food for Life Brown Rice Tortilla topped with Daiya cheddar style shreds, organic greens, and organic black olives.  On the side, I had sliced organic cucumbers, activia light, and a glass of unsweetened almond milk.



It’s a little chillier outside today in Madison (about 40*F now), but I’m still heading out for a walk!  I’ll take it what I can get!

Happy FRIIIIDAYYYYY everyone!!!








March 16, 2011 at 4:31 pm | Posted in Breakfast, Lunch | 8 Comments
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There’s nothing I like more than a productive and successful Wednesday!  I managed to fit in doing FOUR loads of laundry, washing dishes, getting my driver’s license renewed, filling up the car with gas, going for a 4-mile walk, and studying for an ample amount of time all before 3pm.  Now THAT’S productivity! 🙂

This morning started out at 6am with a bowl of Kashi U topped with unsweetened almond milk and an organic banana on the side.


After breakfast, I walked over to Starbucks to get my morning cup of caffeine.  I was slightly disappointed when I found out that they were out of soymilk for my usual “inch of steamed soy” topper, but I can live with black coffee every one in a while.


Sans soy topper…


I needed to get my driver’s license renewed this week, so I headed out to the local DMV, forewarned that it can get pretty busy there and therefore be a long wait.  When I arrived, I couldn’t help but get a few butterflies just from seeing this sign:


AHHH!!!  SO glad I did NOT have to take another one of those again… fortunately renewing your driver’s license doesn’t require another test!  That was such a nerve-wracking day 3 years ago when I had my own Driver’s Test, although it ended up being completely uneventful and I passed with flying colors my first try. Do you have any crazy stories from your own Driver’s Test? 

The whole process probably only took about 45 minutes, so I was pretty happy with the DMV’s efficiency.  

One of my latest and greatest finds from Whole Foods is this fabulous shredded cheese alternative by Daiya.  The one here is cheddar style, but Whole Foods also carries a mozzarella that is equally delicious.


I usually spread out a layer on a wrap (this is a Food for Life Brown Rice Tortilla)…


… and top with organic greens.


With organic carrots, a peach activia light, and a glass of unsweetened almond milk.


Today was an absolutely gorgeous Spring day, so I headed out for a post-lunch 4-mile walk on the Bike Path wearing only crops and a hoodie.  I’m really hoping the warmth is here to stay – I’m ready to end any sort of treadmill usage until next winter!

Now it’s back to studying Environmental Geology.  Got to love those General Education Requirements. ;)  Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday!  







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