Good morning, friends!
I only have a week and a half left of classes before finals, yay! Where has the time gone? Even though it’s going to be a rough few weeks, I can’t wait to enjoy my winter break (mostly) study-free. I have an exam the second day I get back from break. How does that even happen?!
Did you know the first day of winter isn’t until December 21? I assumed it’s already winter since it has snowed a few times. Anyways, I figured I’d update my fall bucket list. I guess technically I still have time to do a few of the things I had hoped to do before fall is over!
I have done everything that is starred. I’m pretty excited to see that I’ve crossed off most of my fall bucket list! “Attend a bonfire and make s’mores” is starred on the other side because I didn’t attend a bonfire, but I did have s’mores with Josh when we visited Max Brenner. That counts, right?! I also made raw chocolate and pumpkin peanut butter cups for “create healthy Halloween candy recipes” and “make a new pumpkin dish”. I definitely promised the recipe for the pumpkin pb cups when I perfected it, which I still have not posted. Oops, bad blogger. I think I’ll make that a priority when finals are over.
On to What I Ate Wednesday hosted by Peas and Crayons!
Breakfast is my absolute favorite meal, so I rarely skip it. When my alarm went off yesterday morning, the last thing I wanted to do was eat. I almost decided to pass on breakfast and sleep in for 30 more minutes, but I talked myself into getting in a healthy meal before the day started. I had 2 eggs, 1 egg white, and a grapefruit. I love grapefruit! I’m so glad I ended up having breakfast because it always sets a healthy tone for the rest of the day.
To fuel me through the next few hours of studying, I made a snack of greek yogurt with stevia and raw cacao nibs.
Luckily, my mom made me a bunch of my favorite dumplings to take with me back to Philadelphia. This definitely saved my butt because I didn’t have time to cook up a meal. Thanks mom!
I grabbed two of these “moon cakes” before heading off to class (also courtesy of my mom). Inside these little pie crusts are a mixture of various nuts, oats, and honey. They are so, so good and do a great job of keeping me full for a few hours. Great success!
I felt pretty bad for not eating ANY vegetables all day (except for the tiny bit of cabbage in the dumplings), so I made one of my favorite dinners with a boatload of broccoli slaw – “Pad Thai”. You know when you eat so fast that you barely remember eating? Yeah, that happened. It was just too delicious!
I should probably do a little better on the veggie front today. I’m off to study…have a fantastic day!!
Question of the day:
What’s the greatest thing you did this fall?