Brain Food and Fun

So, yesterday our class was given a take home exam.  You are probably thinking “Oh great!  Take home…open note!  open book!”  And you would be correct in those assumptions, however if they gave us the exam to take home, how hard are they going to make this thing?!?!

Guess how long the exam was?  4 pages!  Yep FOUR!  The first question took me 5 hours to complete.  Needless to say proper fueling was needed 🙂

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Before tackling the exam, I drank the most delicious “green monster”.  Ok so it wasn’t green, but it definitely had green in it.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Green Monster

  • Frozen Spinach
  • Frozen Strawberries
  • 1 container of 0% Chobani Strawberry Greek Yogurt
  • Light Chocolate Soy Milk
  • 1 banana
  • 1 scoop of Amazing Grass Chocolate
  • 1 TBSP flaxseed

Soooo good!  Too bad I was still sweaty from my run and it made me shiver. 


The new Kings of Leon CD and all my books helped me through the exam.  I had a lot of Green Mountain coffee from my Keurig (the love of my culinary life). 


I also love Blue Diamond almonds, the cinnamon brown sugar variety.  They come in these great bottles, which let you know when you have had 1 oz (an exact portion).  Also the cap holds about an ounce so you can just dump and munch.  Almonds are a great go to snack for people on the go.  They keep you full and supply fiber and protein.  I keep these in my backpack or on my desk for when I feel a hunger pang 🙂


Then look what came for me today as I was just starting to complete the exam!?  A wonderful package from Mom and Dad for me and Charlie.  Yes even Charlie got a Halloween treat!


I have never seen these granola bars before, but with my pumpkin obsession, they should satisfy any craving.  I’ll let you now how they are when I pop them open (I’m still full from lunch).

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Sweet Cajun Trail Mix from Archer Farms (aka Target) is addictive, so I don’t pick it up all that often.  I haven’t had this yummy snack since the spring, so I’m glad Mom and Dad thought of sending some…my hands ripped into it immediately.


Mom wraps things up in the cutest way!  Even Charlie’s kitty snacks were wrapped in a sweet pumpkin bag.

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I think that when you take exams it is a free pass for chocolate.  Like a get out of hell jail free card. 


Charlie was very patient and watched over the pumpkins while I completed my exam.  But when he found his treats in the box from home and discovered the wonder of tissue paper….well all “H E double hockey sticks” broke out.

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He pooped himself out. Now he’s napping as I write this post. 


I made the most delicious sandwich for lunch (more brain fuel) and I’m still full from it (2.5 hours later!)

Pear, Asiago, and Veggie Burger Panini

  • 1/2 pear sliced thin
  • shredded Italian cheeses
  • honey mustard
  • veggie burger (I like Morningstar)
  • 1 whole grain sandwich bun

On the bottom half of the sandwich, put enough shredded cheese to cover the bottom, and then layer on the pear.  The heated veggie burger goes next.  More cheese on top of that (as much as you want).  Spread honey mustard on the top of the bun.  Put the sandwich together and put into a panini press.  Cut in half and ENJOY!


SOOO Yummy :) 


Well I hope everyone is having a wonderful week and you’re gearing up for Halloween.  I have my MONSTER DASH half marathon on Sunday.  Still trying to figure out what to wear.


What’s your Halloween costume this year?


About Melissa @ Eat on the Run

Hi Gang! I'm Melissa and I'm blogging at I'm a RD2Be and am pursuing a career in nutrition and fitness. I hope to bring you lots of information and tips to make your life healthier and happier. Please join me on this journey! View all posts by Melissa @ Eat on the Run

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