And eat in dining halls!! It was so fun. I think of dining halls as just a huge buffet of vegetables – a salad bar of variety, soups, and cooked ones that I can round out with some grains and dairy (and dessert if need be!). The meats, pasta dishes, and “grill” items (burgers, etc.) are never appealing to me. But it is always fun if there’s a “main dish” that I like, such as salmon.
For lunch today I had vegetable soup with a spoonful of the “lentil and rice pilaf” on top. I love putting more things into my soups to make them heartier. The rice was actually really good – it had hints of cinnamon and you all know how much I love cinnamon!
I also had a salad with spinach, mushrooms, ~1/4 cup pineapple, carrots, green pepper, broccoli, cauliflower, jalapeños, about 2 tbsp cottage cheese, and red wine vinegar for dressing.
On the side I had a toasted piece of rye bread from the “sandwich area.”
My estimate was about 450 kcal –
Lab absolutely SUCKED!! Uggg. It took us 3 hours to measure water. So tedious and annoying. And everyone was so confused on this Excel graph we had to do and my lab instructor (an older man) kept talking to me about where I grew up and stuff and I just wanted to finish so I could be done! When I went to turn in my “lab report” (basically just our data and calculations) he told me it had to be done in INK (I used pencil) so I had to re-write the whole thing in pen!!! I just need to remember the long term goal of all this chemistry….
Finally got out of lab at 4:30. Lunch actually held me over really well! I decided on a LaraBar, but on the way home I remembered the sourdough bread and the leftover plantain we have in the fridge and decided to have that instead! Here’s the LaraBar that I did NOT end up eating – just for kicks because the photo uploaded 🙂
And here’s what I DID have: ~ 1 oz of toasted bread, plantain chips (cut ripe plantains into slices, spray with cooking spray, sprinkle with spicy spices – whatever you like – and bake at 400* until crisp) and a small apple with hot tea. About 230 kcal –
Off to study and then make dinner a little late tonight because the husband has a meeting.