In an instant, summer break is over. Monday marked the first day of senior year, yes I said it. Senior year. I've put in SO much effort and twisted so many arms to make this possible (mostly with the help of my incredible advisor). 2 years ago upon move-in day, I would've never thought that this was going to happen to me. I am beyond lucky. USM, despite it's flaws, has shaped me into an even better person. My goal to become a history teacher is almost tangible.
Anyways, let's talk food. Living off campus certainly has its perks, but it also means that I have to cook every single day. I no longer have the convenience of walking into the dining hall. Between classes, work, homework and the multitude of other things going on around me, it's hard to find time to cook during the day. For this week, I sliced 3 massive chicken breasts in half and marinated portions 3 in chili and lime juice and 3 portions in regular seasonings. Having the same chicken all week can get a little redundant so I decided to switch it up.
If I was feeling ambitious at the beginning of the week (which I clearly was not) I would have cooked it all in one day. Instead, I cook it as I desire. Here's a snippet of a dinner I had last night with the chili lime chicken!
Chicken + chill hot sauce = amazing.
For lunch I've been having salads with iceberg, feta and cherry tomatoes. I've also been snacking on bananas and coconut Luna bars.
I think it's easier to eat better during the school year. I still allow myself to have sweets, usually ice cream. Actually, mostly ice cream. Especially since it's been so hot lately.
The beautiful bright medley above is diced bell peppers, red onions, greek olives and feta tossed in balsamic vinegar and olive oil. I've had this with my dinners as well.
It's fairly quick and inexpensive to eat well at home, especially on a college budget :)