I totally understand your situation! I lived in a dorm and ate dining hall food for my first two years at school. Unfortunately, most colleges aren’t known for their spectacular food, especially when it comes to vegetarian options. There was always one tofu or tempeh option but it was usually gross.
Cutting meat out of your diet, no matter how much, is always great! I used to think it had to be all or nothing, but it definitely doesn’t! But cutting back on meat, you are making a difference for your body, animals, and the environment!
Some tips for finding veggie protein in the dining halls and in your dorm:
Welcome and thanks for following!
You will never ever see bacon, cheeseburgers, or shrimp on this blog!!
Good luck with transitioning your diet. My advice is to take it slow! You don’t have to 100% cut out meat right a way. Limit the amount you eat, and eventually, you’ll find it easy to it little or none at all!
Alright. I know what you’re thinking. It’s like 5 degrees outside and this just screams summer. But people who don’t eat ice cream or ices all year long baffle me. I mean, I eat soup all the time in the summer.
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I have two full ice trays of these! Perfect for later when I’m craving something subtly sweet but don’t want to over indulge!
This recipe was slightly modified from Cooking Stoned.
Hi! Glad to have you. :) I’m also no longer exclusively vegan, but eat mostly vegetarian and try to eat healthy, natural foods! Hopefully you will find some things you like here! Check out the recipes link on the right to see some of the things I’ve posted about in the past!
I’m not sure if this is a new thing, or maybe I just live under a rock, but recently, I’ve been seeing a lot of egg/avocado combos - egg salad avocados, egg and avocado omelets, etc. But I was skeptical. Avocados are one of my favourite foods, and I just wasn’t sure I was ready to go there. I’ve been eating a ton of oatmeal for breakfast recently (which I’m sure I’ll post about soon), and I decided to switch things up today and try the whole egg/avocado thing. Here’s what I came up with:
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This is also crazy easy. It took me maaaaybe 10 minutes, including prep and cleaning up.
Here’s a not-so-secret: I love to snack.
I’m super happy snacking on a bowl of berries or a stalk of celery, but it’s not always that easy. I don’t have a car, and I share a fridge with three other girls, so I can’t stock up often and when I do, I can’t buy very much. I keep apples on the counter, but that gets boring.
So I resort to non-refrigerated snacks. I’m a sucker for animal crackers and tortilla chips with salsa. I also recently came across a huge box of Cheez-Its in my cabinet? I didn’t buy them but none of my roommates said they did either so I’m not sure where they came from.
BUT ANYWAY. Whether I keep these snacks in the kitchen cabinet or I’m forced to keep them in a draw in my bedroom, (again, 4 girls. Small kitchen.) it’s too easy to just grab a bag and sit there snacking. Even if I pour something into a bowl or onto a plate, it’s so easy to pour more. Which brings me to portion control. A few months ago, I professed my love for my Sistema Klip-It salad container. It made taking salad to work so fun, with it’s neat little compartments and adorable plastic silverware. Over break, I was in TJ Max looking for random odds and ends when I came across a pack of Sistema Klip-It little containers! I have a bunch of random Gladware and Tupperware containers, but none are particularly snack-sized, and none of them are as fun as these.
Tonight, I looked at the portion size on my animal crackers. 2 grams of fat and 120 calories. Not bad. But that’s in only 16 crackers! I easily eat at least twice that, and probably more, mindlessly snacking. So I decided to count out 16 crackers and put them in their own fun little containers. I did that twice, and then counted out 27 Cheez-Its, which aren’t as healthy. :/
So now, I can grab them easily if I want a snack on-the-go for class, or even just to eat at home. If I want more, this will encourage me to reconsider if since I’ll have to count them out again. And even if I take more, at least I’ll be more aware of what I’m eating and not mindlessly reaching into a bag or box.
I encourage others to try this too! It’s helpful to be more aware of what you’re eating.
I am really curious, what brought you to my blog? In the past few days, I’ve had a surge of new followers, but I haven’t posted much recently! It’s been a hectic winter, but I promise I’ll be back in the kitchen soon!
Please tell me, what brought you here?