Today for lunch I actually brown bagged it. Trying to save money, what better way than to bring something from home where one has salt and sugar portion control. Usually I’ll bring leftovers but since yesterday’s leftovers (Shepard’s Pie) is today’s meal as well, I had to bring something else. So today’s lunch is peanut butter and grape jelly on flax seed and fiber bread. I also put a strawberry-banana flavored yogurt. This should hold me over until dinner. If I feel hungry I’ll just keep drinking water and try to stray away from the chocolate chip cookies that were left in the conference room for my amusement. Maybe tomorrow I’ll have a fun filled Bento Box 🙂
Today I bought lunch, second time this week, not the norm. I got egg salad on a toasted onion bagel. I like both but this combo together does not work. The deli guy should have warned me. I usually get egg salad on a raisin bagel but I wanted to try something new. I thought the onion would enhance the flavors of the salad. To my disappointment the onion bits on the bagel were all burnt, giving the salad that nice charred flavor. LOL! Tomorrow I’ll try to brown bag something from home. By the way, including a small water lunch was $6.42. Now, can someone give me a piece a gum to kill this horrible taste.
Yesterday for lunch I bought tuna fish salad with alfalfa sprouts on whole wheat bread, price $6.48. Crazy I know. Even crazier is that I have all the ingredients at home to make this. Well, at least the sandwich was good. Usually with the sandwich they give a free bag of chips but as I am trying to lose some inches I asked them for an orange instead. I got it, half an orange thought.
Last night I prepared tuna for lunch. Today I put the tuna into a tupperware and sealed it alone without its partner, wheat bread. Yesterday when I remembered I had no bread I went to the store and and all I saw was an empty parking lot. Supermarket closed! I couldn’t believe it, they never close and for holidays they usually close early. But of course on Easter Sunday, closed, and no bread for me. Today I must confess I stole 2 pieces of wheat bread from the cafeteria because paying $2 for it seemed ridiculous. My tuna lunch was great. Now, I need a spoon for my yogurt. 😉
As I read more cookbooks, blogs, recipes, etc, I’ve come to realize that there are a bunch of vegetables I’ve never tried. It’s not that I don’t want to try these veggies it’s just that I have no idea how to make, prepare or combine them with the foods I make. Here is a list of some of the veggies I steer clear from at the supermarket;
- Celery Root
- Zucchini Flowers
And it wasn’t up to a year ago that I finally ventured out and prepared some food with dill and thyme for the first time. Yeah sure I have tasted these two before but in restaurants.
What veggie haven’t your tried yet or recently tried?
Yesterday I watched, “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revoultion” and I was just amazed. The show is about Jamie (chef) going to a school in West Virgina and trying to change up the lunch menu by adding food that is health and not process. Of course he faced some unwilling people along the way which I couldn’t understand. As for the children…sad. They didn’t know what any of the vegetables were but knew pizza and chicken nuggets. Really sad. You have to watch this show here is a clip.