Giant Pizza

I seriously think that I just ate the biggest piece of pizza ever.




I think it was easily equal to 4 slices!


A couple of my friends came over to hang out after school, and we picked up a giant Lazy Moon pizza. I got my own slice with some veggies because I can’t stand regular cardboard cheese and pepperoni.


Lazy moon is the UCF college kids hangout. It’s super cheap! It has been SO long since I had a giant slice. It was delicious.


Look how much bigger it is than my hand!




I tore off slightly less than half for dinner. It was very filling!




Today was pretty crazy, but I did manage to squeeze in a quick workout:

  • 1.0 mile jog for warm-up
  • walking lunges up and down the hall
  • hamstring curls on stability ball
  • calf raises off edge of stairs
  • 30 push-ups


My legs started burning?! Not bad for 20-ish minutes!


Rewind to this morning…

My morning started off 1.5 hours late. I slept through my alarm and missed the first hour of class. Whoops! Instead of grabbing coffee (I’m “kind of” trying to cut back") I whipped up a green monster to go.




Green Monster contained: banana, half cup milk, ice, and half a bag of spinach.


After my first class, I was starving again, and practically inhaled this Blueberry CLIF bar.




Luckily, I made my lunch ahead of time last night. I’m getting REALLY bad about buying food on campus, so my new strategy is to make food the night before.


I toasted two slices of bread to keep them from getting soggy. I stuffed it with Natural JIF peanut butter, and organic blackberry preserves, plus apple slices.




Basically a glorified PB+J with yogurt.




By 2:00pm, I was majorly dragging. I need my coffee STAT! I stopped at the on campus coffee shop for an iced caramel macchiato, which set me back just short of $5. So much for packing lunch and saving money! Oops…




Afternoon snackage was the rest of the bag of pita chips, carrots, celery, and hummus.




I honestly REALLY hate packing my lunch ahead of time. I feel like I have to eat what I packed and it isn’t usually what I’m craving. It stinks, but it’s just what I have to do to save money! My schedule doesn’t allow me to be home at all during the day. I leave at 6:30am and come home at 6:30 pm!


Does your school/work schedule require you to pack all of your meals ahead of time?


❤ MegaNerd

Ready to Eat Healthy

Today I realized just how busy this week is going to be!

I have two test this week, several assignments due, meetings, lab reports, you know how it goes.

I also realized just how unprepared I am in the nutrition department! I’m always in such a rush that it’s hard to make healthy choices. Bad idea when you are trying to ensure a good balance. 😦

Take this morning, for instance. I made some Kashi Hot Cereal, with a banana and a kiwi in a to-go travel mug.


Good choice! Plenty of carbs and protein…but eaten at 6:30 am.


Bad choice: Not thinking to pack a snack because I was FULL at the moment!

I stopped at the little on-campus convenience store and picked up a Balance/mocha chip protein bar. My stomach was basically eating itself by 10:00 am, and the only other option were nutri-grain type bars. I digest those things before I’m done swallowing them.


This bar was actually amazingly tasty! While the ingredients list was quite long, it didn’t taste like artificial junk. It was the density of a reese’s cup, with 15g of protein!


It held me for 2.5 hours, which I consider amazing for a snack. I came home and made a salad using leftover ingredients from the fridge:


  • spinach
  • 1/2 tomato
  • 1/2 bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup refried beans
  • handful of cheddar cheese
  • black bean chips, crunched up


I warmed the beans, so the sort of sunk mid-picture. I mixed it all up and didn’t even need dressing!

After I finished up lunch, I decided to solve this problem of buying snacks and meals on campus by spending 30 minutes to prep some food for the week. What kind of engineer would I be if I didn’t solve problems!? I know that things are going to get crazy, but I think I have at least some stuff under control now.

First, I used these little containers to portion out some chili and other leftovers to heat and eat during the week:


I then chopped up some veggies and put hummus in individual to-go containers. This saves so much time! I hate getting the cutting board out just for a carrot stick.


I cut up fruit, washed grapes:


Individually packed some nuts and Clif bar halves:

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I think I’m all ready for the week now! That only took 20-30 minutes, and minimal effort. No excuses to eat unhealthy food!

What do you pack to take to class/work? Do you prep your food in bulk ahead of time?

❤ MegaNerd

Cookie Monsters

Sunday night, BFF Debbie brought over some delicious fresh out of the oven chocolate chip cookies.

I was really looking forward to having one for a snack attack this afternoon, when I realized they were all gone! I texted Jason, and sure enough, he snagged them all up. Hmm… looks like we have a cookie monster in the house!

I had some extra time after finishing my homework and an extreme cookie craving, so I decided to bake a batch of my own!


I ate two cookies hot out of the oven. Some things are definitely worth the effort.

There was also dunking action in a small glass of milk… but I was cleaning and forgot to photograph!

I followed the recipe on the back of the Publix chocolate chip bag to the T (except didn’t add nuts) and I had to use whole wheat flour instead of white because we’re out. I couldn’t taste any difference, though.


I didn’t realize this recipe made FIVE DOZEN cookies. Wow! I made two dozen and saved the dough in the freezer!

I then headed to my 6:00-9:30 classes and when I returned I was beyond happy that my dinner was already in the fridge, just needing to be reheated.


My random looking combo was quite filling and much better than a frozen dinner!

It included:

  • Soba Noodles
  • snow peas
  • red pepper
  • matchstick carrots
  • zucchini cut into little strips
  • edamame
  • bean sprouts
  • scallions
  • 1 TBL whole foods brand Peanut sauce
  • dash soy sauce


I really like planning ahead! I could get used to this! I used a lot of the same ingredients for tomorrow’s lunch, so check back to see another delicious combo!

Goodnight, bloggies! 😀

❤ MegaNerd