WIAW #27 – Veggified Mardis Gras

I oh so wish I could have thrown a green monster smoothie together to make this Mardis Gras complete.  But, I do have to say, my day was filled to the brim (maybe overflowing as I am stuffed writing this post) with fruits and veggies.  Got to love Trader Joe’s and California produce!  Did you all get to celebrate Mardis Gras?

Started the day in the gym.  Long session on the elliptical as I studied, weights and core, then off to breakfast.


When I was little, my mom would make us pancakes for dinner.  I decided to create a version of my own and even incorporate some Valentine’s day fun.


Ingredients: 1 banana and 2 eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, and red food coloring! I even added some Greek yogurt on top for extra oomph 🙂


Lunch: leftover Trader Joe’s tuna salad wrap with veggies and special TJ kale/spinach/Greek yogurt dip (delish!) along a few of my new fav – Sweet Potato Tortilla Rounds

Snack in the library: nonfat vanilla latte w/ sliced apple covered a special seasoning all the way from Hawaii (Li Hing Mui)

Plan for the day? Study, Athletic Department social media meeting (talking about Instagram for our sports programs), study, class, library, and more homework.  There also was a Mardis Gras celebration in our villas/apartments with Popeyes chicken, biscuits, and more.


Dinner: I decided to experiment with yet another recipe.  This time, eggplant pizza from Sara Smiles – website.  It didn’t turn out exactly how I expected, but was still pretty tasty.


Basically, I sliced an eggplant in half, removed the inside of the eggplant, diced it and put it in a bowl, mixed in some chopped onion, red pepper flakes, mozzarella cheese, and TJ pizza sauce.  Then put it in oven at 400F for about 15-20 minutes or until the eggplant is tender.


Today also marks the beginning of Lent.  Though I am not Catholic, I try my best to give up something.  Hey, I attend a Jesuit school, so might as well.  This year, I am going to give up sweets during the week and allow myself a treat on Sunday.  Additionally, I’m going to try to use my smart phone less.  I have gotten quite annoyed by the fact that every single person on my campus (and surrounding cities) has their noses buried deep in their smart phones and oblivious to the rest of the world.  May be difficult, but going to give it a shot.

Any good ideas for summer jobs? Yep, it’s that time to start thinking about the future again…



18 thoughts on “WIAW #27 – Veggified Mardis Gras

  1. I know of some in RI…. 🙂
    But I like that you’re not completely cutting out sugar. That’s actually much more reasonable. i’m thinking of doing the no-dessert thing too, although that doesn’t include pancakes, chocolate milk, granola bars, etc. I can’t go too crazy!
    Do those pancakes actually taste like pancakes? It just seems like they’re totally different.

    • Oh I don’t think I could completely cut out sugar and my mom agrees. I would go crazy! I certainly had a delish Luna brownie bar. Those pancakes do taste like pancakes or at least Swedish pancakes. Have you had those? It’s worth a shot!

  2. Man, you always discover the best finds at TJs, now I need to go get my hands on some Sweet Potato Tortilla Rounds! I love how you still celebrated the Mardi Gras festivities, yet someone managed to keep it ridiculously healthy. Kudos Man. And about that summer job….ah I keep wanting to call my quest for a real job, a “summer” job, but I don’t think I can justify that anymore… Its too soon for #graduateproblems ahhh

    • Haha, thanks. Grocery shopping is sort of my thing 😉 They are DELISH (that seems to be my word lately but it’s true). And I’m right there with ya in terms of the job. I don’t want to face reality. My sister told me I should work on a co-op or something. You never know 🙂

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