WIAW: What I eat & do in a Day as Vegan Dental Student


WIAW: Good food. Life happenings. Connecting with others over a good meal.

What WIAW is not about: food comparison, food judgment, restriction, or negativity.

WIAW focuses on all of the things I love in life. Connecting with others, positivity, and eating good food! Today I am sharing with you what I eat in a typical day on the weekend when I have a little bit more time to cook/prep my food. Although as we all know, some weekends can get pretty hectic, but I often have a more time to cook some of my favorite dishes.

Thanks to Jen from Peas & Crayons for starting this party!

I hope this post gives you some ideas on how to incorporate more plant-based meals into your diet. Eating more plants will definitely help cut back on your grocery bill and make you a healthier person overall!

Let’s get into it:

The day of eats I am bringing you is from Sunday- aka the last day of my short break before starting my second year of dental school. Even though we only had a short summer break (3 weeks), I still had lots of do! I wanted to get in one more run at home before I left, so I got up and ran a quick five miles. When I got home I showered, packed up some things and made this mouthwatering breakfast.


For breakfast I made Nice cream. I think the Nice Cream craze is in full swing on instagram right now. I definitely am not complaining. I love drooling over the perfectly photographed bowls and jars bursting full with ice cream. My bowl is not so perfectly styled, but it was equally as delicious! I made vanilla-cinnamon nice cream topped with a chocolate swirl. Ice cream for breakfast never tasted so good!!

After breakfast I finished up packing up my car, got gas, and headed off to school. I snacked on a couple peaches and an apple during the drive. By the time I got back to school and unpacked my car (took me like 6 trips bc I don’t know how to travel light) it was just past 3 oclock. I quickly had some fruit because I knew I had to head into the lab to get some work done before the next day (procrastination station). I scarfed fown some watermelon and a couple oranges and headed into lab.


half watermelon


After I finished my work in the lab I came home, cleaned up, and started getting ready to make dinner. I had plans to make my Coconut Curry Recipe for a friend that night. It didn’t turn out quite the same since I tweaked the ingredients a bit from the recipe listed above, but it was still good! We ate with chopsticks and had some good conversation. It was a perfect way to spend the last night before starting our semester.


That rounded out my day of eating!

Also a little blogging update: I am going to work on getting posts up on my blog on a M-W-F schedule this year. I am planning to stick to that, but school always has to come first, so there may be times when posts don’t go live. Thanks for joining me on this crazy ride we call life and continuing to come back to my blog.

Tell me about foods you have been loving lately below in the comments! OR how you/your kids have been transitioning to a new school year!




25 comments on “WIAW: What I eat & do in a Day as Vegan Dental Student”

  1. Looks like a yummy day of food!

    1. Thanks Wendy! it was delicious indeed!

  2. Looks like a delicious day. We’re still into all the smoothie bowls over here.

    1. Im loving them right now! Not sure how many I’ll be making when the weather gets cold!

  3. Your stir fry looks great. Pretty similar to the way I eat as well. Did you know that there is an add for a philly cheesesteak right in the middle of your post?

    1. Oh my gosh thanks for letting me know! I just got gourmet ads up on my site and am learning how to use them- thanks for the heads up!

  4. Mikki says:

    Love the idea of nice cream for breakfast. Never thought of doing that before!

    1. Its so good! I love nice cream when its warm out!

  5. That watermelon looks so ripe and delicious! i had banana ice cream for breakfast this morning, too 🙂

    1. It was so good! Great minds think alike!

  6. abbey says:

    love nice cream! i also think youre curry looks insanely good

  7. Ellie Pell says:

    I love nice cream! My favorite is rocky road 🙂 I also have been loving waffles!

    1. Ooooh rocky road?? What do you add to that? Cocoa powder, nuts & marshmallows??

  8. glenneth says:

    currently loving watermelon, fish tacos, and pineapple. perfect summer foods. i have not heard of nice cream – will have to go check that out.

    1. I think you will love it Glenneth! Watermelon and pineapple is always delicious during the summer!

  9. I strive to keep up with my M-W-F blog posting schedule too, but with grad school already starting, it’s proving difficult, so I am definitely with you on that one. Ice (Nice) cream for breakfast – doesn’t get much better than that!

    1. It definitely gets more difficult as school picks up- but I’m sure we will still make some time for our blogs Kayla! Also I agree- nothing better for breakfast!

  10. my goal is to have m-w-f schedule consistently too but like you said, work and school takes over…im on vacation until Tuesday!!!!!!

    1. Hope you enjoy the rest of your vacation! Sometimes other things take priority over blogging!

  11. Jill Conyers says:

    I’m loving lots of juicing lately. So refreshing, tasty and good for me. I’m also loving big salad bowls.

    1. I love Juicing too Jill! The only thing i don’t like about it is the clean up lol!

  12. masala girl says:

    best of luck in schools! that is a LOT of fruit haha. i am loving all the berries and swimming in end of summer produce and fruit!! aren’t peaches amaaaaazing!?

    1. Thanks girl! I love to eat lots of fruit during the summer – especially when my parents are footing the bill hahah! Peaches are SO good right now!

  13. Those are some seriously goood eats! Summer food is my favorite!

    1. I love the fresh food over the summer- so good!!

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