Today’s eats are primarily the best (read: most affordable and least gluten-y) that UCLA has to offer. Why? Because even though I took time last night to pack food that would last me from 7 A.M. – 6 P.M. at school, it was for nothing. Because I locked my keys in my car and couldn’t wait for AAA to save my lunch *sigh* BUT I refused to stress about it. Mainly because I’ve got something crazy important / exciting planned for today *eeeeek* and I will not let stress induced tummy issues influence my plans. Agh guys, I’m so bad at keeping secrets. I just want to tell you what I’m doing today…but I’ll save the surprise and distract myself with the food pics coming right up!
WIAW & What’s Goin On
Majorly impressed with myself for NOT snoozing my 6 AM wake up call, but rather took myself downstairs and got that coffee in my system ASAP. The coffee itself was just a kurig pack in a Coffee Bean cup, buut I also added a scoop of Cofee Bean chocolate powder because my dad buys it and bless him.
I’m never hungry so early, but I ate a banana as I was driving (read: hardly moving at all damn you 405) to school so that I would have energy for my PIIT (affiliate link) workout before class.
Had a very “eh” workout, mainly because I was V irritated that I locked my keys in my car along with my food for the whole day which means I’d be spending big bucks to eat on campus until I could wait for AAA to come after class.Thankfully, I got through the workout without screaming or punching anyone (except the mat) and was able to really enjoy this Chunky Strawberry Peanut Butter bowl at Jamba Juice. I really didn’t want to go back after they were so rude about my Celiacs last time, but desperate times..and this time they were much more considerate actually. Happily subbing the granola for chia seeds.
A chocolate chip brownie LARA bar (best flavor ever seriously) & my newfound obsession: sweet potato Pop Chips! I wish I knew where I could find them – my mom gave them to me – because they’re so sugary and crispy. Perfect combo
My grandma took my family out to eat at Fornaio and I felt so grateful that Italian food no longer makes me afraid. I ordered this awesome, gluten free pasta made from scratch with chicken, sun dried tomato, & garlic sauce.
Also had some of grandma’s ceasar salad and a few bites of dad’s chicken & potatoes.
A little bowl of the Sahale Snacks Nut Crisp that I introduced y’all to on Market Haul Monday. I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again: French. Toast. In. A. Bag. Also, this mix has 140 calories per 1/4 cup. I don’t measure, but I know that is pretty calorically dense. That being said, DON’T be afraid of high calorie foods. Nuts are naturally high in calories but have so much nutritional value and won’t leave you unsatisfied / hungry like a bag of 100 calorie chips. Just portion yourself so you don’t end up with a tummy ache or if you’re a skilled intuitive eater, eat til satisfaction 🙂
~What’s Goin’ On~
Before you go:
Have you ever locked your keys in the car or house at a REALLY inconvenient time?
Are you a tofu eater or meat all the way?
Where’s your next vacation planned for?