Hi! I’m typing up this post on the first day of the semester- which also happens to be the first day of the semester! I think we’re off to a good start 🙂
So last semester I wrote about the different snacks and meals that I keep stored in my dorm room. I’ve been living in a dorm for four years, so I’ve gotten into a good habit of eating certain meals in here, and other meals in the dining hall. Neither is ideal because I tend to eat a lot of processed food in my room and I don’t love the food in the dining hall, but I make it work.
It’s the usual, but from top left:
- Vanilla-Coconut Almond Breeze
- Peanut Butter
- Pequea Valley Farms Yogurt (Full fat and so, so good)
- Barbara’s Multigrain Spoonfuls
- Golden Raisins
- Natural Toasted Oat Bran
Of course, I don’t use it all at one time. These days I have been having 1/2 oatmeal, 1/2 oatbran, with sliced banana, a spoonful of peanut butter and a few spoonfuls of yogurt. I like the mix of hot and cold and it keeps me full.
I’ll eventually open the quinoa and mix it with the oatmeal for some added protein. Occasionally I also add raisins, but I usually forget.
If you’ve never had oatbran, essentially, it’s like oatmeal powder. It makes a thick, pasty porridge, which sounds awful, but I enjoy it.
Lunches and Other Meals:I don’t have much as far as standard MEALS go, because if I’m going to eat a meal in my room, it’s usually a peanut butter sandwich or a bowl of cereal. If I’m feeling fancy (ha), I have these things.
- Organic Low Sodium Tomato Soup–> I love this stuff. It’s perfect on it’s own, but I always throw crackers in with it.
- Trader Joe’s Indian Fare–> I’m not going to lie, this stuff looks horendous when it comes out of it’s astronaut food package, but it taste good (usually). I think most of the Indian Fare dishes are a bit over-spiced and over-salted, so I made oatmeal, quinoa, or rice, and then put this on top. It cuts some of the harsh flavors and makes for a decent meal.
- V8 Low Sodium-Original–> This isn’t a meal, but when I’m feeling snacky, I drink some of this to cut cravings and it really works! It tastes like soup and gives me two full servings of vegetables. It’s great that it’s low sodium and I definitely don’t feel like it’s missing any salt.
- Not pictured: A loaf of whole wheat bread. It’s probably going to go moldy any day now, but I like having some bread to make quick lunches like peanut butter and banana.
Snacks and Things:Snacks, snacks, snacks. They’re my favorite “meal” of the day. That’s not true when I’m home, but when I’m at school, I tend to eat small meals and don’t eat much in the dining hall, so I rely heavily on snacks to keep me going. And if it’s not obvious, the carbier, the better!
- Cheddar Rocket Crackers–> Taste like Goldfish, easy to much on, and I love them in the above-pictured tomato soup!
- Trader Joe’s Wheat Crisps–> Also a favorite!
- Multigrain Crackers–> Haven’t tried these, but it’s hard to go wrong with crackers.
- Cheddar Puff Popcorn–> The BEST Cheddar Popcorn in all the land. Almost done the bag.
- Trader Joe’s Vanilla Yogurt–>I don’t love these, buuuuut I feel like I should.
- Fruit–> Grapefruit, oranges, bananas. I eat the bananas. but the citrus is a lot of work. (Lazy…)
And last, but not least… DESSERT!If you guys like Resees, you’ll LOVE these. They’re mini, so you can eat a billion 🙂 For the normal size ones, three of them are a serving, but 27 of these are a serving! So, so good.