So we all know that I plan and track my meals a week at a time. Today was going to be a good one: an egg on toast for breakfast, a turkey sandwich and soup for lunch. But as these things sometimes go, time got away from me this morning and I found myself flying out the door for work with none of the above. So what's a girl to do? Roll with it. Plans are great, but flexibility is important too.
Grab and go breakfast and snacks (strawberry kefir, banana, Brie bite, granola thin)
The whole idea of grab-and-go is huge for me. Even on the most relaxed of mornings, I rely on convenient but healthy foods t get me through the day. Fruit, of course, is the #1 - my favorites are all individually wrapped in single servings. I have broken a serious cereal bar habit, but I have found some HFCS-free options for quick breakfasts or pre-gym snacks. I keep a couple in my desk at work, too.
Lunch from the cafeteria at work (grilled chicken + salad bar and buffalo sauce from home)
I am not really a fan of the cafeteria at work. Convenient, yes, but also over-priced for what you get. After moving offices, it's also in another building on campus. No biggie when the weather is decent and my schedule is open like today, but I don't always want to make the trek. Rather: I don't always wear boots a-made for walking.
My salad cost $8 (salad bar is charged by weight .. stupid chicken boob) but at least I had the foresight to bring dressing from home. I could have gone to the company store and picked up a frozen meal for less money, but I was in no mood for a sad, plastic-coated micro-meal. I spied a couple of food trucks parked out front too, but that would have entered into questionable point-calculation territory. Salad is safe.
My food plan sounded better than what I ate, but at least the back-up plan included brie.