I have a confession.
I never pack a lunch. As in, I packed a lunch yesterday and three of my coworkers made a comment about how proud they were. That included being applauded and I may have taken a bow.
There are five different restaurant/cafe options three floors below me, so I typically grab a cup of soup or a sub from Quiznos and call it a day. This also forces me out of my chair and gets my legs moving, if only for a few minutes.
Yes, that is also an excuse for not packing a lunch! I'm admitting this so you can so graciously help me solve my problem.
It shouldn't be that difficult to pack something! Just getting in a routine of cooking a bigger dinner for leftovers, or making a lunch each morning will make a big difference.
Theme: I need to cook more meals at home.
Solution: Cook more meals at home.
If you've been around for a while, you may be realizing that this is a trend. I go through spurts where I cook almost daily, then not for a week. It completely depends on the week's schedule! For example, if Kyle is on nights, I typically won't make a big meal at home. I'll succumb to a smoothie for dinner or a bowl of cereal. (I tend to eat more like a bachelor when the hubs is gone!)
Although I do enjoy making dinners, my repertoire of go-to lunches is slim to none. It includes a humus veggie wrap, turkey sandwich or a variety of fresh veggies with almonds and string cheese. I'm not embarrassed by my love of string cheese. It's organic so I think it's okay ;)
I found this on Pinterest and immediately thought, "where has my creativity gone?!" I'm totally jealous of all of these options.
This lunch brain fart of mine has gone on for far too long. Not only is it expensive, I'm also digesting more sodium than I should and allowing sysco foods into my diet far too often.
Do you have any favorite to-go lunch recipes, or do you rely on left overs? Do you put them together at night or in the morning?
Share with me your infinite wisdom, friends!
On another note -
We are renting our home in Charlottesville! Our current tenants are buying a house, so we are on the search for new tenants- preferably not undergraduates :) If you know anyone that is moving to C'ville or currently is looking for a new home, feel free to forward them the Craigslist ad :) (Found here)