Listening to Your Body

I can’t stress enough how important it is to listen to what your body is telling you. It’s talking, you just need to listen!

Last night, I went out with my closest friends. I’m hesitant to drink on the weekends because I know that it’s terrible for me. But everyone deserves to go out and let loose and have fun, so I went. Well, let me tell you-¬†it was worth it.¬†It’s really all about balance. You can’t expect to see the results you want if you’re going out 3 times a week and drinking your weight in alcohol, but I love having a couple drinks and going crazy every once in awhile. My legs are killing me after all the dancing we did. So much fun!

Its nights like this that make me feel some anxiety about graduation. I may want the exams to be over and to be back in my own house with my family, but I don’t want to leave the good times and all the amazing people I’ve met. It’s definitely bittersweet.

WELL, I don’t know if it’s because I had a few drinks last night, but when I woke up this morning I had some weirdddd cravings.


I opened my refrigerator and a million things seemed to call to me. So, what did I do?

I listened.

1 egg + 2 egg whites, whole wheat toast with sunflower seed butter, sweet potato mashed with tahini (and a little drizzled on the eggs) and a dollop of pineapple salsa. Definitely a sweet and savory combo that I loved

photo_1I ended up making mini sandwiches by smashing the potato onto the bread, putting a piece of egg on top and then adding a little salsa. It satisfied my cravings and even though it was small, it didn’t leaving me going back to the kitchen because its what I wanted!

Sorry for the pictures by the way- a growling stomach + bad early morning lighting= crappy iPhone pictures taken .2 seconds before devouring.


First Food Post!

So I realized¬†after I ate my breakfast that the pictures I took were less than stellar. I wasn’t hungry when I first woke up so I waited to make some food. After 1 episode of Smash, a big angry wave of hunger hit me and demanded food. After it was on the plate, eating took priority over spending time getting a decent picture. photo-25

This is a pretty typical meal for me. Breakfasts usually consist of some sort of combination of egg whites, plain greek yogurt, some sort of fruit and either a whole grain or a plant- based carb.

Today I was in the mood for a pancake-ish meal, with less effort. I mixed 4 egg whites with 1 TBSP of coconut flour and some cinnamon. I love the idea of sweet eggs! I put it in a pan with coconut oil and cooked it until it was a delicious golden brown.

On top, I mixed about a 1/3 cup of plain greek yogurt with a tablespoon of peanut flour and then topped it with unsweetened coconut, strawberries and sauteed bananas and peaches. Plus coffee and water on the side.

And there we have it, folks. My first food post!