Wednesday, January 11, 2012

WIAW... When Studying for Exams

The New Year always brings tons of great things like new friends, new experiences, and new recipes to try!

It also brings some so-so things like a plethora of new to-do lists (how are those resolutions coming along by the way?) and some of those traditional, but questionable family gatherings that can fall either way.

And tagging along with the great and so-so comes the bad: wars, haters, junk food and things like more and more failures... (a.k.a. EXAMS!)

Yes. Today's WIAW is brought to you in a whirlwind of semester exams. Oh, the whoa of high school years! And I will apologize once again for the blurry pictures. I was in a rush this morning.

So, while I am studying for Thursday's and Friday's tests, please enjoy my brain food:

It has been 2 whole weeks since I ate my last dairy product! This number both astounds and frustrates me, because I love dairy. I really do. Greek yogurt parfaits, protein powder concoctions... Okay, I'll stop now, but I'm hoping that I can finally eat some this weekend. Yay for me! Okay, really, I'm moving on.
Breakfast sandwich with socca, egg beaters, turkey patty and handful of almonds.
You may notice something in my Breakfast, Snack and Lunch pictures that is quite similar. No, it's not my Bento box, but a graphing calculator trying to sneak-a-peek! I never go anywhere with out mine...
Baby carrots for study hall.

I think this picture is a perfect representation of being sea sick.
Today for lunch I used my Bento Box again! TL: Grilled chicken with taco seasoning, TR: apple slices, BL: salad with peppers and grilled onion, BR: unshelled, unsalted, roasted pistachios 30x.

I'm obsessed with pistachios ever since I bought a bag at Wal-Mart!
These black bean brownies are AWESOME. Recipe to come soon.

Black bean brownie with almond milk (Like a vegan Milk-and-Cookies!)
Rice/pop cakes with natural peanut butter.
After my delicious dinner below, I studied English for an hour. That means basically reading up on my notes of Anglo-Saxon traditions, Beowulf, Canterbury Tales, Everyman and then finally Shakespeare: Macbeth and Hamlet! Now onto Physics and I'll be back on later to post my numerous snacks :)

Grilled chicken, an ENTIRE can of unsalted green beans and whole wheat toast with PB.
And half an apple (reused picture).

Sugar-Free Chocolate Banana Cake with PB
Chocolate Cake Bites... for my future guest post!
Peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
I also ate some other snacks, but they were very unexciting. 

What is your favorite thing to eat on test days?

Have you written any guest posts recently? Any advice?


  1. Is that rice cake one of those air popped things? If so, i LOVE those!! They're so deliciousness with pb on them! :)
    Best of luck with your exams girl!

  2. @Alexandra- Yes, mine are called "pop cakes" but I figured no one knew what those were... haha, I guess I was wrong!

  3. Peanut butter is the ultimate brain food. Oh, and chocolate! :-)

  4. I love bento! And those black bean brownies look awesome! :)

  5. Those bento boxes are perfect-- I no longer pack lunch, but I've been wanting to get one for my daughter. Black bean brownies, yum! Thanks for stopping by my blog, too!

  6. The black bean brownies sound great! I can't wait to see the recipe :)

  7. Hi! You won my giveaway for Larabars and hot chocolate mix - please email me with your contact info so I can send it out to you! :)

  8. These are great suggestions for brain food. Hell week is coming up so I'm pumped up for my exams, but I'm also expecting to feel a bit bad because I know I'll be pushing my body to the limit again while studying.