The night before my first day, I made a delicious lunch to bring along with me to university. After getting completely lost on campus (a couple times), I finally found a nice little sunny spot to eat my lunch in between classes. I sat outside to get some sunshine in the cold weather.. I felt like the chill kept me alert and ready to continue the rest of the day and the sun felt amazing! I popped in my headphones, turned The Brain Candy Podcast on, and ate away! It was a hectic day to say the least, but I’m so glad I prepared a healthy breakfast and lunch for my long day at university.
First, I started off with my absolute favorite Numi jasmine green tea! My coffee tumblr holds two whole cups (*insert emoji with hands palms together here*), which I needed. I have to get up super early and commute to school, so to say the least, this tea IS A LIFE SAVER. Moving along..
On the go, I had this delicious sprouted wheat bagel (from Trader Joe’s), with avocado, persian cucumbers, mini pearl grape tomatoes, pink himalayan salt, and pepper. I made a huge mistake pre-tea and thought, “Oh I can just eat this in the car, NBD.” LITTLE did I know, my tomatoes from one bagel were all over the seat and avocado was all over my black jeans. It was still darkish out while I was driving in the morning, so I had no idea what kind of mess I had made, haha. Bad idea, good bagel though!
Ah, finally. It’s lunch time. I had made a HUGE, and I mean huge amount of this meal the night before so I could take some everyday I had school this week. Its something I know I don’t get sick of and that keeps well in my little lunch pale (so geeky, I know). This ramen salad is PACKED with all the goods.. seriously! It has: soba noodles, zucchini “noodles,” cabbage, red bell pepper, cucumber, spinach, shredded carrots, mushrooms, edamame, cilantro, green onion, sesame seeds, and a sauce I really like to make for this sorta meal, which has: soy sauce, rice vinegar, agave, lime, LOTS of sriracha (I’m obsessed), and a teeny tiny lil drop of olive oil. Along side this, I drank a gingerade kombucha and some fruit from whole foods. 🙂
I hope you got some inspirations for packing your breakfast, lunch, or even dinner when going to school, work, or anywhere on the go. I LOVE to prepare my food healthy, fresh, and delicious. On my first day at a new school, I needed something comforting and uplifting, so I went with foods I know I love. Bringing a healthy lunch only takes a couple of extra steps to go out of your way to prepare. If you’re used to buying out all the time or want to make a healthier lunch, try bringing one really healthy meal a week to start off with and go from there. So easy and rewarding all in trade for a few extra minutes of cooking or preparing.
What are your favorite healthy meals to bring with you when you’re on the go? Comment below and we can all swap ideas 🙂
Thanks for reading my What I Ate Today post here at healthy&handmade! Always remember to eat your veggies, think positive, & love yourself unconditionally.