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Today was rough overall, not because of the food, but because I had my first day of classes and my first day of my research assistantship and I had to wake up at 5:30 to shower, have breakfast, take the train, and make it to my 8 am class on time. I am...not a morning person, to put it mildly. But I'm trying to change my schedule. I have class at 8 Monday and Wednesday and I have to be on campus at 10 Tuesdays and Thursdays, so I figure if I can keep it up Tuesday and Thursday mornings would be a great time to get back into running. Anyways, on to the food:

Breakfast: oh my god, I did not expect an apple omelette to taste nearly this good. This was seriously so delicious. I don't know why or how it's so good, but it's amazing and you should eat it. I sliced the apples (or rather the Constable did, because he's awesome) the night before to cut down on morning prep time and it made a huge difference in my ability to put together a breakfast so obscenely early. ETA: I forgot to mention - I successfully flipped an omelette for the first time in my life! My enthusiasm for this breakfast might have something to do with that, but also it really was delicious.

Extra snack: I had a meeting at 10 so I couldn't eat lunch until like 11:30, but given that I'd eaten breakfast at 6:30 I was starving, so I added in a handful of a dried cranberries, raisins, almonds and pistachios trail mix. It did the job to tide me over until lunch.

Lunch: this would have been so, so much better without the collard greens, but even with the collard greens, it was pretty good. As long as I avoided any bites that were just collard greens. I would make this again, but with a regular wrap or at least lettuce.

Snack: pretty good, although I'd probably trade it in for blackberries and nuts if I did this again. Greek yogurt is good in recipes, but I'm not so into it that I just want to eat it with berries.

Extra snack: I thought dinner was going to take forever again, so I had some more blackberries and some almonds befor I started cooking. I was wrong about dinner taking forever, but #yolo nuts and berries are the best.

Dinner: SO GOOD. This was basically just fried rice with quinoa, but who's going to complain about fried rice/quinoa? It's delicious. Having you cook the egg separately was silly, in the future I would combine everything else and then cook the egg in that pan, but other than that, no complaints, this is definitely going in the "will make again" pile.

Snack #2: the pear and almond butter were delicious, but in general I realized that I'm not into such late night snacks. I want to keep up with their suggested breakfasts and snacks and add in different lunches and dinners after I'm done with this, but I think I would structure it "breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner" instead of "breakfast lunch snack dinner snack." I've been more hungry during the day and then by the time I get to the night snack I'm kind of like "I guess I'll have this, but I could also go without."