WIAW: Vegan Fries, Smoothies Bowls & Dental School Life

WIAW + a Life Update


Thanks Jen from Peas & Crayons for startin this party!

Happy Wednesday! Now that school is officially in full swing, I will probably be making more simple foods and not as many extravagant recipes. That’s just what happens when you have limited time to cook/eat. This semester is going to be especially crazy for me because I have to take a National Boards Exam (part 1) before January. So today I want to share with you the foods that I eat when I have a crazy schedule. They all take little to no preparation, have little clean up, and are super healthy!

You really cant beat that!

Also random, but I am currently writing this post from my desk bike which has inspired me to do a post on how to add more activity to your daily life. I have been learning more about the benefits of living an active lifestyle vs just “working out” and want to share some information with you all!



7:20 a.m. before class: Oatmeal! In order to cut down on prep time (and since I dont have a microwave), I just bowl some hot water on the stovetop and pour it over a combo of oats, chia seeds, cinnamon, and a little bit (about half scoop) of vanilla protein powder. Then I topped it with some almond milk (because I make the oats super thick!), frozen berries, and some sliced banana! This was so delicious and filling and kept me energized until my lunch break.


Lunch time: 12:15 – Big smoothie bowl! 2 frozen bananas, 2 cups frozen bluebrries, almond milk, kale, vanilla protein powder went into the blender. This was then topped with some frozen strawbs and blackberries, and some shredded coconut and sliced banana!


Dinner time: 6:30 Baked oil-free crispy fries with makeshift guac dip! (want to know how to make them? – No worries I will do a post soon – plus show you some better photos!). Don’t worry that was only all I could fit in this cute little dish. I ate one huge russet potato worth along with lots of fresh cut carrot sticks and my garlicky avocado dip. It was so deliciously amazing. I am still dreaming about these fries.

That rounded out my day of eating. I don’t have much time to have snacks (nor am I allowed to while in clinic or the lab) so I have to eat larger meals to keep me full throughout the day.

What foods have you been loving lately?

What do you do to try to stay active other than just working out at the gym/running,etc.?

Do you eat snacks throughout the day or just have bigger meals?



20 comments on “WIAW: Vegan Fries, Smoothies Bowls & Dental School Life”

  1. I have definitely had days where fries became dinner – sometimes you can’t beat it! love the idea of guac as a dipper!

    1. When they are baked and oil free you can do it without guilt! Love using mashed avo/guac as a dipper since I am not a ketchup girl!

  2. Emily says:

    I totally love how you put those fries in that holder; it looks beautiful. And I’m so thankful that God blessed us with things like blenders and oats that make REALLY fast meals like oatmeal and smoothies. 🙂

    1. Thanks Emily! I love having handy kitchen appliances to make meals quick!

  3. Ellie Pell says:

    I really like your new blog layout. It looks great! I think I have an active life outside of running. Part of the struggle of working in the food industry =P

    1. Thank you Ellie! Just trying to give the blog a little face lift -ha! I love that you get to be active all day! I unfortunately spend lots of time on my butt studying right now, but it wont be forever!

  4. Abbey says:

    I’m a snack we! I eat like9 mini meals a day. Also those fries and smoothie bowls look amazing!!!

    1. I used to be like you Abby until I had no other option because of my schedule! Those meals were so tasty 🙂

  5. Ummm yes please post that fry/guac combo. How did you get them so crispy when they are so thick? I must know!!

    1. My trick is NO OIL! and parchment paper + cooking at high temps!!

  6. Those fries look soooo good! I’m behind on making dinner tonight and now all I want is your fries, lol.

    1. Thanks Chrissy! They were delicious! I need to post the recipe I use- its so easy!

  7. Ilka says:

    The guac dip for your fries sounds AMAZING! Recipe please!

    1. Thanks Ilka! i will be posting soon!!

  8. So jealous of your desk bike!!! I used to have a treadmill desk and I loved it. Right now I just having a standing desk, but that’ better than nothing!

    1. Anything is better than sitting! i would love a treadmill desk !

  9. Farrah says:

    I’m with you on less extravagant recipes–the simpler the better! Best of luck to you on your boards! <3

    I basically just snack throughout the day! 😛 (I would love to have a smoothie bowl right now! *-* ) I've also been craving fries lately and those look delicious! Can't wait to see your post on those! <3

    1. The simple life is the best life! Thanks Farrah! Goodluck with your residency 🙂

  10. Esther says:

    Yummy meals! I applaud you for coming up with meals that keep you full throughout your day. I feel like I am eating on and off all day to keep me fueled.
    A bike desks sounds awesome! So cool!
    Good luck getting ready for your exams!

    1. Thanks Esther! I love my bike desk! It has definitely taken some experimenting to find the foods that keep me full!

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