Friday, April 9, 2010

Avoiding the Office Cafeteria

Working in an office with a full service cafeteria is a blessing and a curse. Temptations abound and the first few weeks at my new job definitely were a challenge for me to resist them. I'm doing a lot better this week though, and thought it would be a good idea to share with you what I've been bringing to work for lunch. I'm a single girl and I work two jobs so I don't have a lot of time to prepare meals in advance so I am always on the lookout for healthy, quick and easy options.

Two of my go-to lunches are Kettle Cuisine and Amy's soups. Today's lunch will be Kettle Cuisine Angus Beef Steak Chili and yesterday I had Amy's Organic Lentil Vegetable Soup. Along side both of these I have a few Garden of Eatin' Organic Blue Corn Tortilla chips.

I always keep in my desk drawer a couple of packets of Eco•Planet Organic Maple and Brown Sugar Hot Cereal for the mid-morning or late afternoon snack. I love this cereal, it's packed with 7 whole gf grains, protein and fiber. Back in the day I was on a desperate search for instant gf oatmeal that tasted good and this is my favorite solution.

In the morning, I have one or two slices of Udi's whole grain toast and one or two eggs. I try to prepare them at home so that I know they're organic, free-range, etc. But sometimes I get them at the cafe.

Lately I've been relying on Chipotle (way too often) for dinner. Especially on the nights that I have to go from my day job to my night job. I do need to start getting back to cooking dinners so that I can also have leftovers for lunches. I do not want to rely on too many packaged foods for my meals, organic or not. It's just been tough because on the nights that I don't work, I try to get over to the gym anyway to get in a workout. This time of year weekends are busy too, so shopping has been a challenge. I'll get it all worked out though! I'm definitely making progress.

1 comment:

Farty Girl said...

Thank God for Amy's!!!

Did you know they are coming out with tons of new gluten free stuff?

Stay tuned, I'm going to be reviewing some of it on my blog. :)