3:00PM Greg's Room
Rest of the whole wheat fusilli with carbonara sauce (1.5 cups, 600 calories). Pasta with cream sauce never tastes too fantastic after it's been refrigerated and microwaved. Somehow it all turns into a puddle of grease. Oh well, less grease that I'm ingesting haha. Spring break started this weekend, so for the next week there won't be any dorm dining to lean on for food (and healthy choices). I have to figure out what I can eat this week, and if I order out, it will be disaster for my eating habits! I would normally turn to cooking, but this week I have to focus entirely on studying for the MCATs coming up in 2 weeks, so I really don't have time to do much cooking unless it's quick.
9:45PM Dorm Room – Studying for MCATs
1 pizza bagel left over from Baker's study break, except this one was on a real bagel half (~ 300 calories), 1 spring fling oreo (50 calories). I posted a picture in this past Thursday's entry so take a look there if you want to see what it was like. Hmm…I miss eating vegetables and unprocessed foods… all this takeout and stuff is making me lethargic.
11:30PM Dorm Room – Late Dinner
1/2 chicken salad sandwich on wheat from La Verde's (~220 calories). I adore the new cranberry walnut chicken salad that La Verdes is offering nowadays. It is so much tastier than the old version that was always too salty, too peppery, and too onion-y. The cranberry walnut version is sweeter, and I really like the texture of it, with the crunchy walnuts and the fresh fruit bite of the cranberries. I don't know if they use dried cranberries or not, but in the salad it doesn't bite like a raisin, so I assume they use fresh cranberries? I don't know, I could be wrong, but they just taste kind of like grapes. I was a little bit frustrating while wandering around La Verdes trying to find something healthy to eat, that had vegetables in it. But short of getting some kind of frozen entree which would either be too fatty/salty/greasy or too little food to be satisfied with (i.e. Lean Cuisine and Healthy Choice type meals), I just couldn't find anything else with vegetables in it. I also wasn't interested in getting a huge sub filled with meats and empty vegetables like lettuce and onions. The chicken salad isn't much better, except that it is smaller in portion size. While I was there, I was also interested in trying some Kombucha tea, which I heard is really good for you. But it cost about 3 bucks for a small bottle of maybe 12 oz. at best, so I really wasn't about to pay for that. Maybe some other time…
3:45AM Dorm Room – Late Night Snack… (a.k.a. My Boyfriend Was Hungry)
2/3 cup of Rice-a-roni (herb and butter flavored, 200 calories), 1.25 oz. canned tuna (45 calories). Greg couldn't sleep and really wanted to eat something, and after looking through all my random crap he decided to make Rice-a-roni. Our first box (using microwave directions) failed miserably because we accidentally burnt it. Second time around it came out much better, and was pretty tasty for a microwaved rice dish. The tuna went well with it. There's leftovers for tomorrow too, so that's kind of convenient.
Total for today was about 1350. Much better lol.