So, look back to the title. See it? Read it. Now, read it again, but this time say it with gusto to the tune LIONS and TIGERS and BEARS… Oh my!
Really though, college is not that bad. That means my title selection for today’s post probably breaks a gazillion rules in the blogging world.
Rule #1: Make sure your title conveys what you are going to discuss in the blog post. MY RULE #1: Make your title catchy, fun, and slightly weird/off topic.
Anyways, it is now Wednesday, technically by third day of class, and my seventh day away at college.
To celebrate, a
totally unexpected WIAW, courtesy of Jenn over at Peas and Crayons.
I usually have protein powder bread for breakfast, but I have been running low. Instead I get up in the mornings, get ready, and head out to a dining hall to buy some fresh fruit.
This pear cost me 69 (or 79?) cents:
This “medium” bowl of grapes was $3.49:
Then I decided that I really did want to eat some protein bread, so I made this.
For lunch I headed to the closet dining hall, bought a “medium” bowl of lettuce and cucumbers. Again… $3.49!! Then I added a can of my own low-sodium tuna.
Canned green beans are a staple for me (I just remembered that there is supposed to be a theme to this WIAW post…). Actually, all of the food that you see here ARE my staples for college eating. I’m limited, so this is what I eat. All of the time. Hopefully the menu next week will be slightly varied with the dining halls. Maybe a different vegetable next time?
For dinner and/or lunch I always start off with a salad of, you guessed it: cucumbers and lettuce, although last night I also added some shredded carrots (Yay me!). Then I get some rice and grapes. If I see one of the chefs who runs the dining halls then I will try to get their attention and order something else, like grilled chicken.
For my late night snacks, I eat fruit and protein powder. Last night I had two bananas sitting on my dresser that I really wanted to eat, so I made this wonderful concoction:
Banana Bread Protein Batter
High in protein
1 banana (or pumpkin)
1 scoop protein powder (I used plain brown rice)
sweetener (I used a 1/2 packet of stevia)
water or milk to get desired consistency
*optional: baking powder/soda (authentic taste), cinnamon, berries, chocolate chips, oatmeal or quinoa
Directions: Stir ingredients together and eat.
And now for my totally random photo of the day, look at what I saw when walking to my Writing Class in the morning:
Any guesses to what it is?
No, it’s not a giant horse fly. If it was, I would not have gotten nearly as close! Those things bite.
It’s actually a cicada. Thanks to Wikipedia I now know what these things are:
- Cicadas live in temperate to tropical climates
- They are well-known for their large size and unique (LOUD) sound
- Cicadas are benign to humans, and normally do not bite or sting unless they mistake a human’s arm for a tree…. WHAT?!
Just for reference size, that cicada above is the size of my thumb.
Check back in tomorrow or Friday for a special post on How to Eat in Dining Halls with Food Allergies.
What food do you eat now that you previously hated? For me it is cucumbers and pears.
Do you have any interesting bugs/creatures where you live?
Is there anything that you struggle with when eating out with food allergies, or any questions that you have that I could answer in my next post?