We don’t mess around with salads.

Two of my best friends and I had a group text going on about where we wanted to go for dinner.  Why are girls so indecisive? Especially with food!

Three very different tastes (they are pro-Mexican food…I am not), but we all agreed on one thing: we wanted something super healthy. After throwing out restaurant ideas we decided to just put together our own dinner at my place. Which I prefer anyways because we get to talk and hang out in the kitchen before eating, where we can be sillier than in public ;)

Easiest thing EVER to make: a colorful salad bar. We don’t mess around when it comes to salad-building.

Super Salad (stronglikemycoffee.com)The base was spinach leaves.

Diced carrots, bell peppers, tomato, and avocado.

Olives and black beans (I skipped those.)

Apple chunks and strawberry slices.

Feta cheese & dried cranberries.

Raspberry vinagrette.

With a side of (unpictured) baked sweet potato crisps.

5 stars for the most un-boring salad. :)

Super salad bar (stronglikemycoffee.com)

Allllllll the nutrients and vitamins in this beautiful salad were counterbalanced with a couple cocktails later when we explored downtown. We experimented with fizzy and flavored waters for homemade cocktails at home first, and discovered the super simple blend: Sparkling Peach Water with Malibu Rum. 100 calories for 2 ounces of rum in 8 ounces of water, with ice.

All these veggies are good for the brain, which I NEED right now becauuuse……

I’ll be taking the GRE in 24 days. I have no general direction for my life after May, but I figured I best keep Graduate School in the realm of possibilities. Application deadlines are quickly approaching, so I secured my spot in one of next month’s examinations. An hour after registering, I was sitting in Barnes & Noble deciding which test prep book looked the prettiest  most helpful. I got good ole’ vocabulary flashcards to go with it…

GRE prep (stronglikemycoffee.com)

WHAT THE PHONICS!? Who made these up. “Diurnal.” “Xenophobia.” “Vituperate.” I don’t know these words! When was the last time you heard anyone say “polyglot” in a sentence? My roommate is studying with me, and we decided to do “Words of the Day.” Therefore…I think I will fall asleep early tonight because this studying is soporific. ;)

Sam Hunt is killin’ it with the playlists on Youtube….he’s like country meets coffee shop. Pure perfection for my study session. So I’m trading Monday Night Football in the clubhouse gym for Monday Night Flashcards (plus pumpkin coffee/Sam Hunt covers/big sweatshirt/Sprout’s snacks/roomie bonding/lemon candles/intermittant dance breaks / Sports Center app updates.)

More brain food to come!

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About Stronglikemycoffee

College student-athlete committed to living healthy and happy. I want to share my recipes, fitness tips and silly stories with YOU! There's nothing like crushing goals and becoming stronger than you ever knew you could be.

Posted on September 22, 2014, in Healthy Habits and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. That salad looks delicious! Good for you for tackling yet another challenge that will benefit your future. Studying with a buddy will definitely help in learning those extremely ‘non-useful’ but required words! Here’s one for you both: kakorrhaphiophobia: This is the last word that someone with kakorrhaphiophobia would want to encounter in a spelling bee. What does it mean?

  2. Hi Kenzie, just discovered your blog through Pinterest. Noticed this salad and had to leave a comment. Un-boring is right! Looks awesome! Cheers!

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