Monday, June 24, 2013

What's in your lunch box?

Very quickly, because my lunch break is almost over: what do you eat for lunch?

One of the perks of work in The North (or at a camp, anyway), is that you don't really have to worry about feeding yourself, except for overeating (or, if you have any sort of alternative dietary needs, you just have your baseline worries). I have hated packing lunches forever, and now that I'm out on my own again, but working out of town with no hope of buying anything, I've been really struggling getting back into the whole bagged lunch thing.

Last week I had a bit of a brainwave and realized that the best way to deal with my current schedule, with a chance of actually dragging my increasingly out-of-shape self to the pool after work occasionally, would be to distribute food throughout the day so that I'm not starving to death when I head home. So this week I'm trying to figure that out.

Today I packed:
  • a sesame seed bagel
  • strawberry flavoured light cream cheese
  • a banana
  • an apple
  • cheese and crackers
  • plain Greek yogurt (accidentally bought this instead of vanilla, but it's not as inedible as the last plain yogurt I bought, so maybe I'll get into this) with fresh raspberries
  • a granola bar

I've eaten most of that so far, with half the bagel saved to eat at afternoon break, and the granola bar for my drive home. It doesn't seem to be quite enough food, but I don't feel as starved as usual, so I think that's a good sign.

Leftovers are no good because I have some strange aversion to hot lunches. Lunch is easily my least favourite meal of the day, although I do have one very fond memory of a sandwich mixte (ham, emmental, and butter on a baguette) eaten at a sidewalk cafe by the water in Nice a few years ago.

In short, lunch is my least favourite meal of the day and I am really inept when it comes to feeding myself.

And my lunch break has been over for a little while now, so this post is, too.

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