college food of the week
last week was really hard and i was feeling allll of the feels. but this week i finally got back in the kitchen and it felt so good. i'm going to show you guys my favorite breakfast, lunch, and dinner from the week :) plus, you can make any of these recipes veggie!
i have a hard time eating first thing in the morning so when i'm off work i'll usually start at 11a, otherwise i just skip to lunch. this breakfast is like a mix of both. it's filling and incredibly simple to make! toast your bagel of choice (i love everything) and add a thin layer of avocado on top. i like to make some tuna salad--- one part tuna one part mayo-- and put that on top. top with a little salt and a little pepper. i also love to add a little everything bagel seasoning which is delicious. it's good fat, carbs, and protein which helps me stay energized throughout the day.
salad with a little protein is so yummy! i've been trying to cut down carbs but its soooo hard in college so i thought that if i could substitute at least ONE of those meals without carbs then that's a good start. my work break is from 12-1p on weekdays so making a salad is super easy. when i have leftover chicken then i can add that to the salad. i like to make a greek salad-- iceberg lettuce, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese, and red onions. optional add-ons are meat and olives. then i DOUSE it with greek vinaigrette. so good, so easy.
my girlfriend ellie and i always make the best dinners. she LOVES pasta and i love to cook meat-- fish, chicken, shrimp, etc. our favorite dinner as of late has been pasta with tomatoes, mozzarella, pesto, and roasted chicken. we both feel so full afterwards because its THAT good. all you have to do is start with the chicken-- preheat the oven at 425 degrees. pour unsalted butter over the chicken and season with paprika, garlic powder, cumin, salt, and pepper. rub the chicken so its fully coated in the butter and spices. cook for 18 minutes. boil a pot of water and cook the pasta. drain the pasta, put it back in the pot and then mix in butter and pesto. dice up the mozzarella and tomatoes. add pasta to each plate along with the mozzarella and tomatoes. sprinkle salt and pepper. cut the chicken into thin slices and then add on to each plate.
thanks for reading!! are you interested in seeing a dessert recipe? life is looking up and i'm interested in making more posts to come :)