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First Full Day at College

Greetings from my college dorm room!

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Thank you for all of your comments on my last WIAW post. They were lovely and so positive! I don’t usually wear glasses because I have contacts, but I thought that it would be a good idea to have some for back-up just in case.

Right now I am sitting on my big comfy chair, eating a can of green beans for breakfast, and blogging.

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Today on my agenda is … meeting with the school’s dietitian this morning, who is going to help me figure out how I can eat on their meal plan will all of my allergies. Then I’m going to walk around campus and try to figure out where everything is at. This also includes locating a printer, because I need to print off a report that is due today at 2:00 pm. (Yay!) Then I will test out my new food-skills by eating at one of the dining halls.

To be honest, this really scares me. I haven’t eaten out in a few months, and when I do, I usually just bring my own food. I’m always just so scared that I will eat something wrong and my stomach will start hurting again. The dietitian said that this is totally doable though, so I’m putting my trust in her!

At 2:00 pm I have my first Honors Critical Thinking class. We are going to discuss our reports and summer reads. Scared and excited! 🙂

My parents are coming back up later this afternoon for a goodbye dinner that the Honors Community is hosting. I have been texting and emailing my mom ever since she left… with a list of things that I forgot.

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After that I have a hall meeting and some other optional-ice breaker activities where I will probably use the “optional” part to my full advantage. Sunday my roommate is moving in (she was at the Olympics… So Jealous!).

That’s all that I have to say right now, but I’ll be back later with hopefully a positive report on my food adventures for the day! Most likely no pictures though. Sorry!

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What is on your agenda today?

Have you ever met with a dietitian before?

What is a “must-have” for your dorm room?

Wiaw While Packing for College (Pumpkin recipe)

Hello my fellow bloggers. It’s time for another WIAW from Peas and Crayons!

This week’s pictures are brought to you in a mix of shopping and packing for college (mostly shopping and no packing at this point though…).

Staple #1: Garage Sales

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In the picture above I spent about 28 dollars on a rolling table, Raplh Lauren shirt, Aeropostale sweatshirt, two dress jackets, 1 dressy pair of pants, an old clue game, Treasure Island, Little Women, Shakespeare, 1 glass bowl, 1 ceramic bowl, 1 large pink cup, a mini stapler, brand new Casino Royale dvd and a large bag of kale (technically free!).

Staple #2: New Glasses

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Can you see that arm in the background?

I lost my old pair a few years ago and have relied on my contacts since. These will be nice during late night reading or studying.

Staple #3: Video Game + Munchies

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It's Pacman!

Deformed food is awesome, and when shaped like Pacman it’s even better.

Staple #4: Pumpkin

I have been digging pumpkin lately so I thought I’d share with you my two latest recipes. One sweet, one savory.

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Sweet Pumpkin Microwave Muffin

Serves 1

High in protein, no added sugar, allergy-free

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Sorry for the messy picture!

Ingredients:

1/4 cup canned pumpkin puree
1/4 cup brown rice protein powder
1 packet stevia
1/4 tsp sodium-free baking powder
Water as needed
Cranberries (optional)

Directions:
Combine all of the ingredients together in a small microwave-safe bowl. Add water as needed to mix until wet, but not liquidy. Cook for 1-2 minutes depending on desired texture.

Savory Microwave Pumpkin Bread

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Nice break from sweet goods.

Serves 1

High in protein, no added sugar, allergy-free

Ingredients:

1/4 cup canned pumpkin puree
1/4 cup brown rice protein powder
Dash of salt (optional)
1/4 tsp sodium-free baking powder
Water as needed

Directions: Combine all of the ingredients together in a small microwave-safe bowl. Add water as needed to mix until wet, but not liquidy. Cook for 1-2 minutes depending on desired texture.

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ENJOY!

I’m heading off to college on Wednesday, so thr posts may be scarce for awhile, but I promise I WILL POST!!

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What staple ingredient have you been loving lately?

Do you love/hate garage sales?

How would you feel about more microwave recipes?