Goodbye summer and hello junior year! I can’t believe I’m starting the second half of my undergraduate career in two days. It’s insane how fast the last two years have flown by.
I’ve started a new thing where I’ll be tweeting my meals with the hashtag #missbakereats____ (insert ‘breakfast,’ ‘snack,’ ‘lunch,’ or ‘dinner’). So for example, my breakfast hashtag is #missbakereatsbreakfast. Follow me @msemilychau if you’d like! If not, I’ll be posting my meals collectively here on my blog. I won’t have recipes for every meal I put together since it’s usually very simple, however, new dishes I whip up will sure have recipes and/or a general direction on how to make them yourself! I’m excited for this new blog style (?) since I have found in the past year that posting full blog entries took up a lot of my free time and I was beginning to feel stressed out not being able to blog consistently. I ended up taking a “leave of absence” from WordPress until I could figure out how to run this blog well and with a clear mind. This year I’m focusing on my entire well being, including my physical and mental health.
#missbakereatsbreakfast: First breakfast in the new apartment! I had Chobani yogurt topped with sliced bananas, diced apples, and a spoonful of almond butter with a sprinkle of sliced almonds for some crunch. This breakfast is very simple and easy to prepare. You can swap out the yogurt for any brand/flavor, though I recommend a plain yogurt to avoid the added sugars from flavored yogurt. You can used any kind of fruit topping, such as berries or raisins. Rinsing some frozen berries can make for a nice bite to your morning yogurt. A spoonful of any nut butter provides flavor, healthy fats, and protein to give you an extra boost of energy to get you through the morning.
#missbakereatslunch: I know I know. I broke some unspoken rule about using the butt-end of the loaf for my sandwich. But I like the crust! And as a broke college student, I can’t afford to waste any food. Plus, you get another sandwich when you end up using the two ends. And surprise surprise, it tastes just as good as the regular slices. I had a turkey, provolone, and cucumber whole wheat sandwich with roasted pepper hummus. On the side, I had cherry tomatoes, baby carrots, and some more cucumbers. The goal per meal is to make half your plate vegetables and/or fruit to make sure you get your daily servings of fiber, vitamins, and minerals you can only get from eating your veggies!
#missbakereatsdinner: So I cheated for dinner and went out to Otto’s pizza. I love their mashed potatoes, bacon, and scallion pizza. Whoever thought to put mashed potatoes on pizza is a GENIUS.
That’s it for now folks! I will be posting a “guide to grocery shopping while on a college budget” soon. This is something I’ve been meaning to write for a while now and after a year of experimenting, I think I have figured out a way to get the most for less that will last you for a while.
Happy eatings and as always, go cook yourself.