“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” -Lao Tzu

Loving every chance I get to spend in nature…

Being a “typical” college student….sometimes…

Eating lunch at a cafeteria (yes! That is gluten-free bread). More on this later.

Using my magic bullet as much as ever for smoothies and energy bites.

Drinking hot chai tea to wake up the brain and start the day with a tasty kick of cinnamon.

Licking clean 3 jars of peanut butter in 3 weeks.


Then, of course, all the homework, classes, reading, socializing, 6am workouts, tennis practice, and joining 3 organizations. My life has been a tad bit hectic, but I am loving it. I’m not in the kitchen experimenting as much as I like, and my lack of car makes it hard to go grocery shopping. However, I have made a couple new treats that I can share with you once I photograph them. In the meantime I am setting up a new weekly edition on the website:

“Healthy Eating College Tip Thursdays”

Otherwise known as HECTIC!

I know the acronym doesn’t match up exactly, but HECTIC works a whole lot better than “HECTIT” or “HECTT.” It also describes my life these days perfectly. 

Starting this Thursday I will be posting a new “Healthy Eating College Tip.” You do not have to be a college student, though, to benefit from these weekly postings. Anyone can use these tips because they will be based on fast and easy food choices.

Even if I don’t have a recipe to share with you each week, you can count on the HECTIC posts every Thursday from now on. Within the next couple of days I will also make a new HECTIC page that will have a tab placed under the image header.

I’m excited to start sharing these new tips with you!

Thought-provoking, mind-prodding question of the day:

Do you have any questions or thoughts about eating healthy in college or eating healthy in general? I can start compiling these ideas for my new HECTIC posts!


7 Responses to A Day in Pictures (College Edition)

  1. Sistajuju says:

    You should name it “HECTIP” 🙂

  2. Haha. Cleaning out 3 jars of peanut butter in 3 weeks is nothing to be ashamed of. Yum yum. 😉

  3. hahah I LOVE the PB jars! You go girl. Im on my second jar of almond butter in the last 8 days, proud moment.

  4. Cindy Wiebeck says:

    Hi Alex, I just found your website and I am VERY excited to start trying some of your recipes. I am wanting to be sugar-free, not because I HAVE to, but because I WANT to. I know that it’s better for me and I need to still have the “sweetness” in my life. My daughter-in-law is GF and Dairy Free so I try to make things that we all can enjoy.
    Thanks for you website and good luck at college.

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