Packing My Bag

I had great plans on waking up early this morning and hitting the gym before work. However, I slept right through the alarm. 😦

 

I’m packing my gym bag, and going straight from work! If I stop at home (which is out of the way) I know that I won’t end up going. 

 

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This morning, I had time to make a decent breakfast. I have a good amount of food here in the apartment waiting to be eaten!

 

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I sliced up a peach, sprinkled it with cinnamon and brown sugar. I microwaved it for 30 seconds, and then topped it with a container of peach Chobani. On top, I added a cup of the cinnamon flavored Kashi H2H cereal. YUM!

 

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Yesterday, before I left for my late afternoon class, I knew that I needed a decently heavy snack. I am really trying to increase my intake of fruits and veggies, so I decided to pack them in.

 

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I roasted a small sweet potato, two carrots, and some brussel sprouts. I sprinkled them with salt and pepper, and baked for 20 minutes at 350F.

 

After writing yesterday’s post about happiness, my mood was brighter all day. I drew a smiley face in the ketchup! 😀

 

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I also made a pre-packed sandwich at home. I’ve been getting really bad about spending too much on food on campus. I’m always tempted by subway sandwiches, when I have the same stuff at home.

 

I tried to think about why I always feel like my sandwiches suck. I realized I was making plain turkey and cheese. DUH! I added some mustard, spinach, and banana peppers, and BAM! Instantly tastes so much better!

 

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It was really filling, too!

 

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When I got home, I had two little “ice cream sandwiches” that I made.

 

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My mom told me about this idea. Basically you take graham cracker squares, and put a large spoonful of low fat cool whip (I used Publix generic) and freeze them.

 

Once they are frozen, they taste like little ice cream sandwiches!

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They are really low calorie and taste great! However, I would probably eat anything sweet.

 

Well, I’m officially on spring break.

 

I really need to get out of this town for a bit. I feel like I have some junk I need to leave behind. I’m planning an impromptu road trip. When I get home tonight, I’m packing my bag and hitting the road.

 

❤ MegaNerd

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35 Responses

  1. Aaah you’re so lucky you get spring break! We don’t get that in England, which sucks – I could really use a uni break about now!
    Love your breakfast, suuuch a good combination 🙂

  2. I love the “ice cream sandwiches”!! This is brilliant! Your sandwich looks fab too. Sometimes it’s all about the accents 🙂

  3. Have a fun road trip!!! I know what you mean. I would LOVE to get out of town, as I’m on spring break too (after my classes this morning). But I still have to work 😦

    Those ice cream sandwiches – BRILLIANT!!!
    And the peach, chobani, and cereal..yum! Double does of peaches is NEVER a bad thing.

  4. Love the sandwich, that combo is one of my favorites! Seriously, Banana peppers make anything better.

  5. Great Sammie!!

  6. What a great idea for the homemade sandwich AND the ‘ice cream’ one!

  7. you’re leaving?!?!!?

  8. Yay for impromptu road trips, they’re the best! Happy spring break 🙂 That “ice cream” sandwich sounds so good!

  9. What a great dessert idea! Have a great SPRING BREAK!!!

  10. Those “ice cream” sandwhiches are good! When I make them I sometimes mix in some flavored yogurt with the cool whip to make the filling. I really like strawberry ones! Or maybe pumpkin with mini chocolate chips mixed in! yumm

  11. Awww, does that mean I don’t get to meet you at the blogger meet up Saturday?

  12. Will you be back in time for Saturday’s blogger lunch? I want to meet youuuu

  13. Multiple comments:
    1) Breakfast looks yummy! I frequently microwave apples or bananas but never a peach….great idea!
    2) I love your “happy” roasted veggies! 🙂
    3) What a brilliant icecream sandwich!!!

    -emily http://www.emilyeatsclean.wordpress.com

  14. Love the ice cream sandwich idea!

    Yay for road trips 🙂 Have a blast!

  15. cute gym bag!

  16. i like the “ice cream” sandwich idea! i would also be awesome with cinnamon graham crackers 🙂

  17. or with mini chocolate chips mixed into the cool whip! oh the possibilities….

  18. Cool Whip sandwiches = brilliance. I am totally trying that!!

  19. Have a great spring break! I can’t wait to hear about your road trip.

  20. Have you tried making the ice-cream sandwiches with chocolate graham crackers? So good! Tastes like an eskimo pie!

  21. I feel the exact same way about the sandwiches that I bring to work for lunch. Turkey, cheese – blah. But it’s not that hard to make it better. I’m spending way too much money on buying lunch every day, so it’s time to get creative – at least a little…

    Enjoy your Spring Break!!

  22. Banana peppers is why I love subway so much! I finally bought some and now homemade sandwitches taste sooooo much better! But I must admit I still LOVE subway.

  23. I LOVE your blog! You’ve inspired me with many things.
    I also loved your *ice cream sandwich* “recipe”- I can’t wait to make some tonight!! 🙂
    Have a great road trip and enjoy spring break!

  24. An impromptu road trip sounds like a good idea. I don’t think I got around to posting on your post yesterday about happiness, but I just wanted to add something. I know you’ve been going through a lot of emotional changes with your breakup and moving into your own apartment, etc. I’m sure that you are tired of feeling sad and down. But just remember that it IS normal to go through this type of emotional roller coaster when major things in your life change. Even if you know you & your ex are both better off broken up, and even if you are out meeting new people, it’s ok to feel sad and down. Sometimes we put a lot of pressure on ourselves to be HAPPY & we continuously search for that happiness. But when we are going through major changes, we need those “down” moments to truly appreciate the “ups.” So just know that there WILL be happiness after this little rough patch of changes!
    That being said, I think it’s SO IMPORTANT to take a step back and look at WHAT you want in your life– who you want to be, what makes you happy, WHO makes you happy, etc etc. So good for you for thinking about it.
    Just wanted to send a little love through the internets! 😉

  25. ahh sometimes sleep just gets the best of us even though we plan so well! Hope you have a good post-work workout.

  26. Hi! I thought a lot about your post yesterday on being happy and it made me realize I need to be happier. I’m always down on myself for not-so-good workouts or eating badly, but sometimes not going all out on a workout and eating fries and drinking a beer make me happy! Thanks for opening my mind up a little to happy = healthy.

  27. icecream sandwiches= well good idea!!

  28. What a wonderful day of eats! Love that sammie 🙂

  29. Love the mini ice cream sandwiches! I have some graham crackers that I need to use up.

  30. Road trippin’ is the perfect way to spend spring break – good for you! It’s so important to go after whatever makes you happy and I’m glad you’re doing it. Have a great time!

  31. Love the ice cream sandwich idea! Have fun on your Spring Break roadtrip!!

  32. Roasted vegetables is one of my favorite meals — just throwing whatever’s handy into the oven and having something delicious come out. 😀

  33. Yum, those banana peppers and spinach on turkey looked great! I’m stealing that idea too! 🙂 Thank you!!! Have a great road trip!!

  34. I just have to say that i love to dip just about everything in ketchup, but carrots, sweet potatoes, and brussel sprouts!? I don’t think i would have ever thought to combine those things =)

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