WIAW: Exam Day

Welcome to another WIAW, my friends!

Here’s the thing about me…I have a nervous stomach. That means, that on test days, I either have to get up and eat waaaaaaaay before (like 4 hours) my test…or I can’t eat until it’s over.

Like I mentioned, yesterday I had my last final and it wasn’t until 11:30. I chose to get up at 7:30 and eat a small bowl of cereal and call it a morning. That means I was extra hungry after my test was over!

In celebration of being done with another quarter…I really only wanted two things: pizza and frozen yogurt. My willpower was truly tested because I had to stop by the UPS store to mail my books back and it’s literally RIGHT NEXT to a frozen yogurt place.

But I resisted! Instead I went home and made myself a big bowl of deliciousness. So delicious, in fact, that it’s the exact same thing I ate for lunch the day before:

Plain oatmeal, Greek yogurt (a mix of plain and lemon), a peach, some blueberries and a sprinkle of leftover of leftover No Bake Chocolate PB Oatmeal Balls.

And then, to satisfy my fro-yo craving, I turned to the infamous Banana Soft Serve. But this time I really took it up a notch and even impressed myself :) I added a few frozen blackberries to food processor with some bananas and blended them up. Then I added some crumbled animal crackers to the mix. Then I promptly gobbled it all up. Craving satisfied!

For the rest of the afternoon, I got organized, went for a run and made some pizza dough. I had high hopes of satisfying my pizza craving with a made-at-home pie. Bad news was, whenever I made thick crust pizza dough in the oven, I can never get the dough to cook all the way through in the middle unless I pre-cook it like half way before adding any toppings. Last night I tried again with little success. The good news was, all wasn’t lost! I’d been thinking about hummus on pizza for a while now and when I realized I didn’t have enough mozzarella cheese to make the second pizza with the dough I made, I turned to some frozen naan from Trader Joes. I popped it in the oven to heat it up, then added a thick layer of sweet potato & roasted garlic hummus, abunch of veggies and a tiny bit of cheese. Back in to the oven for a few more minutes and then I dug in. DELICIOUS! Hubby is currently mad at me because I may or may not have failed to mention that I was using frozen naan for my crust and not the dough I made for him! Whoops!

Craving #2 satisfied!

How do you satisfy your cravings at home?


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Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian and new mom from Columbus, Ohio. On her blog, she shares simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life. Follow her on Twitter @LeanGrnBeanBlog and Instagram @TheLeanGreenBean and be sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a post!


  1. Hope your test went well! I would have such test anxiety in school that I couldn’t stomach a thing before a big one. Some college students took alcohol shots, my roommate and I would take Pepto shots. Good times, good times.

    Mmm, naan pizza sounds amazing.
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  2. Hey lady, I hope your test went well! That pizza naan sounds like perfection :)
    I am actually working on understanding my cravings, I have been ignoring them for far too long!
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  3. Food looks sooo yummy!!!
    Good luck with your exams!!
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  4. Ahhh I live really close to a fro-yo place and it’s not easy to resist its calling! But a lot of times I whip up some banana soft serve, and that does the trick :)
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  5. I finally tried banana soft serve. So good. My kids loved it too.
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  6. Good problem solving with that pizza dough. :) [I think Naan sounds BETTER anyway…or maybe it was just the layer of sweet potatoes?]
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  7. That yogurt bowl looks so, so good! I FINALLY joined the WIAW party – today was my first post!

    The naan from TJ’s makes a great pizza dough – yum!
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  8. Mm, your pizza looks divine, we had some last night too! We resorted to puff pastry when we realized we didn’t have any dough!
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  9. Ah your pizza looks SO good. I actually have some frozen bananas in the freezer…perhaps soft serve with chocolate drizzle will be happening tonight :)
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  10. Congrats on being done!!!! And yum to that yogurt bowl. I have the same problem with pizza at home, I always partially bake the crust alone first
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  11. Your soft serve sounds way better than fro yo!!! Usually (always) banana soft serve satisfies my cravings. Unless I crave dark chocolate, in which case the only solution is…dark chocolate!
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  12. Test anxiety suuuucks. The only thing that helps me is copious amounts of coffee, my inhaler, and inordinate amount of “prayers please” and “finger’s crossed” texts to my friends and loved ones. (I’m sure they’re all glad I’ve graduated now.) Hope you did well on your test and well done on the craving-curbing!
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  13. I always cake when it comes to frozen yogurt. Your banana/berry/animal cracker combination sounds amazing though! I’ll have to try this trick the next time :)
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  14. those at home eats look great! hope you did well on your exam :)
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  15. hmmmmm,,,,,when a sweet craving strikes, I reach for some dried fruit or cereal, Or one of my homemade projects!
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  16. OHHH YUM! all your eats look delicious, naan pizza is always a win! xxx
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