Today started off strong, but around 4 I realized I have no idea what I'm doing in any of my classes or my research assistantship, and all I wanted was a giant bowl of pasta. Smothered in butter. Just nothing but carbs. It passed, and the dinner, while not butter noodles, was pretty good. But damn, eating healthy is WAY harder when I'm actually facing some stress. I'm really hoping I can keep up the healthy eating, but I'm starting to think it's going to be more of a challenge than I anticipated.

Breakfast: delicious! For sure would make again. My only (minor) complaint is that the last couple of bites were just onion. I mean, I love onions, but just bites of nothing but onion isn't really my thing.

Lunch: I mostly liked this, but I would probably leave out the chickpeas next time. They kind of threw off the texture of the salad.

Snack: again, you're never going to see me complaining about veggies and hummus!

Dinner: I was once again pleasantly surprised by how collard greens, while tasting truly disgusting when I took a bite while they were cooking, didn't actually detract from this pretty delicious meal. This was also the first substitution I made - I'm allergic to shellfish, so I just cut up some chicken and replaced the shrimp with it. I also ran out of garlic, so I substituted in some crushed garlic (my roommate got a whole jar of the stuff at Trader Joe's) and the result was basically garlic coated chicken and it was delicious. This isn't really a dinner I'd rave about to everyone I know, but I'd be down to have it again.

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Snack: blackberries are pretty self-explanatory. Mine were kind of weirdly bitter though, and I'm still not really hungry for snacks after dinner. I think tomorrow I might have my night snack before I make dinner.