Meal Prep

If you know anything about fitness blogs then you have probably seen pics of meal preps. It seems like everybody tries to eat well. So many of my friends, family, and others constantly give me the best advice when it comes to making meals. 

My meal consisted of roasted chicken, steamed spinach, and a chicken broccoli brown rice mix. I thought that my steamed spinach would amount to more but that was not the case. Marginating the chicken took about four hours but cooking the meal was roughly about 45 minutes. Being a single person, I find that when I make these meals I’m forced to eat them for several consecutive days. 

I’m really trying to make some lifestyle changes. It hasn’t been take easy but I’m ready to say buh-bye to my chubby tummy! Haha!
Ciao Bella. 
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Ziplock Food Files

   My mother would probably cringe if she saw me eattin’ out of ziplock (plastic containers) all the time. I’ve realized my love for cooking over the past few months. Now that I have a kitchen, I’m more conscious of what goes into my mouth. I really try to incorporate fruits and vegetables into my diet. But this isn’t a health rant. My food has become this creative outlet. I will think about things that can be mixed together and often wonder how those things will turn out and taste. Here’s a sneak peek of some of my meals from the last few days. Please note: This was not all eaten on the same day. I eat two meals and a few snacks everyday. Typically more, no less. 

Greek Yogurt, Granola, and Bananas! Breakfast is served.

Soup & Crackers. Buffalo chicken soup! Muchin’ on some Luchin’. 
(I’m pretty sure that doesn’t make much sense)
Now supper is the real deal. Supper can be a bit of a process. Planning and cooking and waiting and listening to music and cleaning. My husband better be one fabulous, loving man if he expects me to cook AND clean every night. Its one or the other. I’m lying. I would probably do both if he’s Mr. Incredible.
So I wanted to added some “old” ish spinach and kale but the brown spots were not looking appealing. SO that went into the trash. *Swish* Sidenote: I can’t stand wasting money on food. 
The finished product. One for now & one for later. 
Nothing like cooking two birds on one stone! That was a play on the idiom, killing two birds with one stone! I can’t wait to live with my sisters one day. We will be cookin’ away. Or at least I will be cookin, one of them will be burning things *cough cough* and someone else will be hanging out with their friends. 
Ciao Bella. 

Cracked Eggs.

 I’m a major foodie. Not in the sense that I just like to eat at great restaurants, but I truly believe that cooking is a form of art… for the mouth. I can’t wait to cook for my family.  Just think how exciting it will be to travel the world through our mouths at the comfort of our kitchen dinning room.  And my husband is going to be one blessed man! I’m the type to cook breakfast, lunch, and dinner! Although, this does not mean that I promote traditional gender roles. He could like to cook and we could cook together. Granted, if he doesn’t like to cook… he better like to eat! *giggles*

So this morning after I hit the gym I decided to make an amazing omelet filled with tons of fresh greens, cheese, and spices. I used three types of greens: Baby Spinach, avocados, and kale. I know avocados technically aren’t a green because avocados are considered a “fruit”. Anyhoo, I added two types of cheese: Smoked Gouda and Colby Jack.  
Who says  a college student has to live off of oreos and ramen?  To balance off my meal, I caramelized some sliced bananas and sprinkled a little bit of sugar on top of them. As a college student I do not have money to waste by not eating my fresh produce. So for the last four days I’ve eaten a  raw banana every day but I wanted to try something new. 
Here’s the final pick of my food! Boy was it good. So much protein and a balance of vitamins from all the ingredients. 
Quick tip: In order to preserve an avocado that you plan on storing in the fridge, keep the seed in the avocado. I don’t know the science behind it but somehow this technique delays the fruit from turning brown.  Do yo have a special way of cooking your omelets? What should I try next? 
Ciao Bella. 

Georgetown Day.

I celebrated my first Georgetown Day! It was fun. Georgetown Day consist of “day-drinking” in celebration of the last friday of classes. There was food, music, and lawn laying with my friends. I really wanted to go out Friday night but plans were never solidified, like usually so I stayed in and did homework. By the way, the picture above is of my friends. I’m really getting into photography. Props to me!

After, we vogued to a local Chinese restaurant. I love food. I got some chicken and rice. So original. We are just too posh! *giggles*

Ciao Bella.

Dinner Dash

Eattin’ dinner with my darling friends. We went to an Italian restaurant. Y’all know how I feel about American “Italian” restaurants. Yes, they are always bland as paper but I still love me some Italian. Random thought: I still need to go back and edit my NY post because of all the grammar errors my lovebugs have been complaining! -_- Any-hoo the food was bland but the company was great. I really enjoy hanging with my homies. Great company. Nuff said.

College is really cool because girls and guys can be friends with none that sexual tension getting in the way. Or you could think about it on the flip side: The sexual tension is the glue that holds the group together. Perspective, perspective.

One day ask me about the “wine story”. It’s one of those memories I will never forget but, it wouldn’t be smart for me to post it on here. 🙂 
Ciao Bella. 

Let’s do Lunch.

Lunch was good today. Typically dorm food is rarely ever good. But today was a different story. Turkey, mac’n’chesse, and beets. I didn’t touch the beets because they’re beets? ‘Nuff said. But this is the first time I’ve actually had a decent lunch for a while. I feel like in college the only thing I eat are cold sandwiches or wraps. It gets old real quick. And without a kitchen to use the options are very slim.   Also I really like to drink green tea. I usually brew it but when I’m on the go, I use sachets. 
Question: How is your campus dinning halls? Have you tried any new recipes lately?
Ciao Bella.