Friday, October 18, 2019

What I Eat in a Week as a Graduate Student!

Hey muffins! One of my favorite parts of living in an apartment is getting to cook for myself 👩‍🍳 Being a grad student, I am often busy and stressed, so taking the time to cook nutritious meals is a huge priority. Something I haven't mentioned on Life of an Earth Muffin yet is that I have been vegetarian for the past couple of months... Here are the budget friendly, vegetarian, and healthy meals I cooked in a normal week in my life; I hope you enjoy! 🥳

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B - A bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios with unsweetened almond milk. This is typically my breakfast, as I am often leaving for class around 8 or 8:30. To avoid creating waste (and not having any access to cereals in bulk bins), I opt to purchase the largest bag of cereal my local grocery store carries. 😊
L - A peanut butter sandwich, pretzels, apple, cucumber slices, and a sugar cookie. You will see that my weekday lunch is almost the same every day with the fruit and veg changing... I buy my salty snacks in bulk and bake my own cookies (I recommend storing them in the freezer and then taking out what you need for lunch!).
D - Pesto pasta with roasted carrots and onions. My friend gave me a bunch of packaged food when she was moving out, so I made this pesto pasta from a package to save it from going to landfill!


B - Honey Nut Cheerios with unsweetened almond milk 👌

L - A peanut butter tortilla wrap, banana, carrots, pretzels, and cookie

D - Baked nachos with tofu, black beans, red onions, and shredded cheese (with a side of medium salsa). This is such a delicious dinner if you are craving Taco Tuesday! It is also super quick, which makes it a fave meal when I get home late.


B - Vanilla cinnamon bagel with plain cream cheese. The alumni association on campus hosts a free bagel event every Wednesday morning, so if I am around I usually try to grab one. 🥯
L - Peanut butter sandwich, cucumber slices, apple, honey wheat pretzels, and a cookie... I told you my lunches are basically the same every day!!
D - Rice and chickpeas in tomato sauce 🍝 Spaghetti vibes for sure!


B - Overnight oats topped with apples - I used this recipe, which I absolutely love!
L - Leftover rice and tofu with soy sauce and a side of roasted sweet potato. Peep my adorable mini jam jar that I repurposed and my amazing stainless steel tupperware 😍
D - Fried pierogies with rice and roasted carrots. No, these pierogies are not my homemade ones (which are honestly WAY better!), these were also leftovers from my friend and have been in my freezer for awhile.


B - Soft boiled eggs with toast and strawberry jam
L - Peanut butter sandwich, cucumber slices, banana, pretzel sticks, and a cookie
D - Leftover fried rice! On Friday nights I always use up all of the random things in my fridge... It makes such tasty fried rice 🙂


B - Honey Nut Cheerios with unsweetened almond mik

L - Grilled cheese sandwich with tomato soup. So cozy for a day of homework and studying!

D - Spinach and tomato sauce pasta. This is a great way to get in your greens, as I just throw in a TON of spinach to my tomato sauce.


Brunch - Pumpkin pancakes!! After coming home from church I love to cook myself a tasty brunch. The weather was so crisp and chilly this day, that I just had to whip up some fall inspired pumpkin pancakes!
D - Hard boiled eggs, toast, and roasted sweet potato. I was studying for an exam all day, so I wanted to whip up something quick and easy... Plus, I love having breakfast for dinner! 😋

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1 comment:

  1. What an interesting post! You eat so healthy and really put thought into your meals, which is excellent.


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