This is the week that is going to be rather hellacious for me as far as exams, papers, meetings, and several other obligations are concerned. Because I really must study and cannot be tempted to blog (too much), you will be seeing a few guests post throughout the week from a few rather lovely ladies that graciously wrote one for me!
Tomorrow I will be recapping my race from yesterday and perhaps a WIAW post… and I will very likely be commenting and reading all of your blogs…. whoops, I can’t stay away! haha
So let me present you with the first guest post from Melissa! I recently discovered her blog and I am rather glad I did. Not only are her pictures absolutely stunning, but she is gorgeous and quite talented! I am excited to feature her on my blog
Take it away Melissa!
Hi there, I´m Melissa from neon flamingos and white peacocks and this is actually my very 1st guest post – yayy, excitement
I love Tessa´s blog as she is an awesome, beautiful and strong young lady who truly speaks from her heart and I´m in total awe of her ability to express the inner battles and mind-games unfortunately so many of us are dealing with! Thank you Tessa ♥ Reading your blog personally helps me so much!
For today I wanted to share some meal and snack ideas which are quick, nutritious, easy to prep and mess free to pack for a day on campus – or school, work, etc.
For me it was trial and error. Trying to be über creative with my packed lunches and ending up with rather inedible, mushy messes in my school bag. Now I stick to safe and trusted options – please feel free to sub whatever foods you personally enjoy and love ♥
I always appreciate the days I have actually time to sneak in the dining hall for half an hour and have the opportunity to choose from a very decently stocked veggie and salad bar (I eat a dairy free, mostly vegan diet). However I do not always find the time and even if I do, truth to be told, veggies are delicious but on their own clearly not substantial enough to fuel your brain and body for a long day on campus.
A little planning and prepping on the weekends is necessary but will certainly pay off!
You might want to consider to prepare your own snacks in order to safe some money
Look up muffin recipes on your favorite blogs, bake on the weekends and freeze. Parchment paper will keep them neatly separated in your freezer bags. Pack in the morning, by the time snack time rolls around they will be thawed and ready to enjoy.
I like dried fruits, chocolate squares, cookies, cereal, granola clusters, crackers, nuts you name it. Prepare little containers or zip-lock bags on the weekends. Dehydrating your own fruit will safe even more money!
The only piece of fresh fruit I personally will carry around in my school bag (whole or sliced). 100% mush- and leak-free for fresh veggies it´s usually carrot sticks. Maybe boring but I´d rather not have a mess in my bag. Prepare in the evening and store in the fridge.
Filling and perfectly delicious. Dice pre baking. Prepare in the evening (with your dinner) and keep in a container in the refrigerator, lid only loosely closed with a paper kitchen towel to soak up moisture. Throw away the paper towel in the morning
I always feel PB&Js and (B)LTs (sub your fave protein) are kind of messy. Wraps are rather forgiving. But be careful to not overstuff!
I like nut butters and very thinly sliced fresh fruit for the sweet option. For the savory I prefer mashed beans or sliced tofu, a few lettuce leaves for the crunch and maybe some mustard or hummus. Simple but again, clean to eat Prepare in the evening. Wrap twice in tin foil and store in the fridge.
Other things to take would be
(soy) puddings (will still taste good at room temperature, whereas yogurt won´t)
homemade granola bars (look up recipes)
oats in a jar (this is delicious!!).
As I said in the beginning, these are things I personally think are most convenient. I´d love to hear your personal favorites!!
Have a lovely week you all!