Thursday, August 19, 2010

new school year fast approaching!!

I know as sad as it is for me to type this, I have to come to grips with reality. Summer is so over. I mean in t-2 weeks, but still, soon I will be writing blog posts in between essays and music practices, and running from class to class forgetting to be as healthy as I can be.

SO I HAVE A PLAN. A plan that will terminate and annihilate all chances of unhealthy snacking, and irregular meal eating, etc. I want to have three week meal rotations where on Sunday night I plan out what I need for the week, either freeze it, or store it in the fridge. I commute to my downtown university campus and sometimes I just can't be bothered with bringing lunch and dinner, and extra snacks. Which always ends up screwing me over, where I end up eating my biggest meal before bed when I get back home. Lamesauce.

I will post the meal plans here and for all you students going back to university, now's the time to exchange tips, and ideas so we can be super organized and set for September! My goal is to be about 75-80% raw. I'm estimating that to be all meals and snacks raw except dinner which can include steamed vegetables, or "Stew", including some cooked grain; amaranth, buckwheat, millet, quinoa.

Here's my rule of thumb for packing a satisfying meal:

1) FRUITS; either cut up in a container or on their own, 3-4
2) VEGGIES; either cut up in a container or on their own, 2-3
3) BIG SALAD; add some fats to this, quinoa, nuts, strawberries/orange slices
4) RAW SOUP; in a jar cold, with avocado and some spices
5) GREEN JUICE; 2 fruits: 1 veg ratio
6) RAW GOURMET SNACKS (optional); cookie/tart/crackers/dried eggplant bacon/buckwheat coco crispies/dried fruit/coconut water


  1. I totally agree that you need to plan ahead in order to stick to the plan! I will be doing a similar thing to try to keep on track. My goal is to be like 50-75% raw most of the time. I can't really realistically expect to be as raw as I was before because I will be so busy doing coursework and hospital stuff that I will probably have to do some "quick eats" from time to time.

  2. ha ha "lamesauce" love it!

    Sounds like a great plan! I believe in planning too - just need to do it. Makes life so much easier. Enjoy your last days of summer!

  3. hi amy! i've stopped before but not sure if i said hello, so hello, and thank you for the sweet comments you've left at my blog!=)

    i try all sorts of meal plans - the key is allowing flexibility and not beating yourself up over any steps off the path. things will work themselves out - just listen to your body and you'll know what to do! best wishes and i'm excited to read your meal plans!

    ps - it's nothing short of amazing that you are eating this way as a student. my idea of a healthy breakfast in college was a strawberry pop-tart!=)

  4. some words of wisdom for my uber healthy super cool bff:

    my recipe for yummo yellow gazpacho:

    3/4 pounds yellow tomatoes, halved
    1 cup chopped seeded peeled cucumber
    1 cup chopped yellow bell pepper
    1/2 cup finely chopped onion
    1/2 cup orange juice
    3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    2 tablespoons Champagne vinegar or white wine vinegar
    2 garlic cloves, chopped
    1 medium jalapeño chili with seeds, chopped (about 1 tablespoon... i like it hot, so add another chili pepper (or two) if desired!!)

    top with 1 small diced avocado, and salt and pepper to taste.

    delicious delicious delicious and it's YELLOW.

    i make a new gazpacho every week and have a whole stash of recipes. they are so easy to make... let me know if you want some inspiration!! or recipes! they are like 5 mins to make, max, and SO DELICIOUS. it was like my sole sustenance on those sahara-like days in toronto.

    directions: get the ingredients, get the ice (if needed and in a rush and cannot chill for a few hrs), and three, whazz it all up in a blender and you're golden!!

    xxxxxx stay raw and healthy!

    your bff!