What I Ate Wednesday: Classic City Eats

February 10, 2016

Hello, hello!

How’s your week going? Are you surviving the winter temperatures? I think I’ve shivered my way through the entire week thus far. We even had a few Georgia snow flurries yesterday, which resulted in my working from home. It ended up not sticking, but I take zero chances after hearing all the horror stories from 2014’s Snowpocalypse!

For those who are new around here, What I Ate Wednesday is a weekly occurrence where I share a day’s worth of eats on the blog. The meals I am sharing with you today are actually from last Wednesday.

Fun fact: I never post Wednesday eats for What I Ate Wednesday. It is almost always photos from that week’s Monday or the weekend prior. We might have a first on our hands!

I started off the morning with a big bowl of egg white and chia seed oatmeal.

I topped these babies with lots of fruit and Trader Joe’s raw creamy almond butter. I don’t think this breakfast will ever get old.

After breakfast, it was time for a road trip to Athens, GA to attend a Career Fair at my alma mater, UGA. I was so excited to get back in The Classic City that the hour and a half drive passed before I knew it. Once I arrived, I snacked on a hardboiled egg in the car before heading in to set up my company’s table.


I ended up bumping into a few of my friends from college who were setting up for their companies as well. It’s crazy that just last year we were on the other side of the table searching for jobs, and now we’re the oldies chatting to all the college students about internship opportunities.


After setting up, it was time for lunch. I packed a kale salad with broccoli slaw, avocado, roasted tempeh, and Whole Foods sesame ginger dressing. Plus a gala apple and a protein peanut butter bite for extra sweetness and sustenance.


And then I talked my tail off for five hours.

Seriously – whew! There were so many students in attendance, it was wonderful. Working Career Fairs reminds me of all the times I did sorority recruitment in college. Chatting for hours on end about why your organization is awesome and why the other person should want to join it… That is one valuable skill set, my friends!

In the midst of the madness, I took a quick snack break.


I opted for a chocolate coated almond spice Squarebar for a quick and easy protein-packed snack. I love this flavor and Squarebars in general! I am in the midst of setting up a discount code with the brand for my friends, family, and followers… So stay tuned and getchu some.

After the event, I was super exhausted yet super excited. I headed to my brother’s freshman dorm to visit for a while before heading out to dinner at one of my favorite spots in Athens – The Grit.

The Grit is a local, vegetarian restaurant in Athens, GA, that is near and dear to my heart. I remember going the summer before my freshman year and falling in love. If all else failed, at least I knew UGA would have good food!


Four years and a half years later, it still holds its rank as one of my favorites.

I swear everything on the menu is spectacular. It was a hard decision, but my brother and I ultimately settled on two of their signature bowls. I ordered The Golden Bowl (rice, veggies, tofu, soy sauce, and nutritional yeast), and he ordered The Grit Staple (rice, pinto beans, veggies, and cheese).

So simple yet so incredibly delicious.


I just love this dude! It was so nice to spend the evening with one of my favorite people in one of my favorite places.

After dropping my brother back off at his dorm, I turned on the Call Your Girlfriend podcast and headed home. I recently discovered this podcast while reading an article about marketing to millennial women and have quickly become obsessed. I literally laugh out loud and have been listening to the episodes from the beginning. I highly suggest checking it out.

Once I got home, I robotically packed a lunch for the next day and got ready for bed. I’m pretty sure I fell asleep within 10 seconds from hitting the pillow.

Your turn:

What was your favorite restaurant in your college town? 

Have you ever attended a Career Fair event (as a student or with a company)?

XO – Bailee

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  • Reply Savannah Thaler February 10, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    OMG you two ordered my absolute fav items at the Grit. So jealous of you eating there… it’s been way too long since I’ve had myself a Grit Staple since my hubby doesn’t LOVE the restaurant. I need to call up my gal pal who is my Grit loving kindred soul and get myself there before I’m no longer in Athens! Also that Almond Butter from TJ’s is my jam!

    • Reply beetsmeblog@gmail.com February 10, 2016 at 3:34 pm

      It’s seriously the best! I crave it on the regular! You must go as much as possible because trust me you will miss it when you’re gone!! And oh yes – I will never get tired of it. 🙂 happy Wednesday savannah!

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