Monday, April 30th

10:00AM MIT Shuttle en route to lab
1 Promax mini-bar. I was hoping to get something different at a wellness week healthy breakfast event this morning, but apparently they ran out of everything except cereal when I had gotten there. I was in a rush to get to lab, so I just poured some frosted cheerios into a ziplock bag for snacking on later. The Promax bar did a good job of tiding me over until lunch though, especially considering that it is only 1/4 the size of a normal protein bar.

1:15PM Lab Lounge
Leftovers from a Whitehead seminar. 6 oz of roasted seasoned chicken (white meat), 3/4 cup of Italian pasta salad (bowtie pasta with chopped up peppers, onions, carrots, and grape tomatoes, topped with Italian dressing and romano cheese). I wanted to avoid the carbs in the pasta salad, but I didn't have a whole lot of options, since the chicken and pasta salad were the only leftover food available. (If I had gone elsewhere to buy food on campus, the choices would have been worse, trust me). The roasted chicken was not bad though, albeit bland. I guess that's a good thing. The pasta salad was actually quite delicious, especially with the crunchy vegetables mixed in. It reminded me of mango salsa for some reason. Meal eaten with 2 cups of water (16 oz.)

4:30PM Dorm Room
Small handful of frosted Cheerios, just to hold me over until dinnertime. Thank god they're made with whole grain oats lol. 1/2 bottle of water (8.5 oz.)

6:30PM Baker Dining
1 entree of chicken fajitas, eaten as lettuce wraps. I love chicken fajitas, but seeing the flour tortillas that came with the entree made me a bit sad, so I decided to have some fun by making them into lettuce wrap chicken fajitas! And boy were they tasty as ever! The fajita fillings were given to us separately, so that we could fill our own fajitas to our liking. It came with 4 oz. of grilled chicken, grilled bell peppers and onions, salsa, sour cream, shredded cheese, and a side of Spanish rice. I substituted the rice with a side of garlic sauteed green beans (much tastier than Baker's regular steamed green beans!). Then I proceeded to fill my entree box with the largest leaves of lettuce that I could find at the hamburger condiment station.

Here are the fajita fillings. Mmm!

It was so much fun making my lettuce wraps! I'd put a big leaf of lettuce on my palm, and line up chicken pieces along the length of it. Then I'd throw on the grilled peppers and onions, and I even put the green beans in my wrap (it went really well actually!). Finally I'd put in a few teaspoonfuls of salsa and a sprinkle of the shredded cheddar cheese. I added just a smidgen of sour cream to a couple of the wraps to give it some extra flavor, but overall I left it alone. I think wrapping the chicken fajita fillings in lettuce actually made them taste better than if they were in flour tortillas, since the lettuce is so crisp and refreshing. So good!!! Here are some shots of my creation:


 

Dinner complimented with 1.5 bottles of water (25.5 oz).

12:00AM Dorm Room
1/2 bottle of water (8.5 oz).

1:00AM Baker Gym
30 minutes on the elliptical, 10 minutes of stretching.

2:00AM Dorm Room
Post-workout snack: 1 oz. of roasted unsalted almonds, with 1.5 teaspoons of honey, and 1 bottle of water (17 oz). I was thinking how weird it is that I was eating almonds smeared with a little bit honey and really really enjoying them, then I remembered that honey roasted almonds are a popular item, so duh it makes perfect sense. Dunno why I never see people eating them this way though.

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