Class was cancelled today for University Day (whatever that is…) — yesssss! We have SO many assignments (including a take home midterm exam) due this week and I’m grateful to have a whole day to tackle what I haven’t gotten to yet.
In other news, I have a new obsession. Whole Foods guacamole + salsa:
Isn’t that genius to combine the two?! I know I could just buy guacamole and salsa separately… but whatever, this makes it way more fun. Clearly I’m a sucker for Whole Foods’ marketing. Whole Foods: 1. Anne’s wallet: 0.
I busted it out last week for a delicious 5-minute packed lunch!
I started with a whole wheat tortilla topped with about 1/3 of a package of 90 second brown rice. I know 90 second brown rice is not the most cost effective, but it’s just SO amazing for these quick packed lunches where I haven’t been smart about planning ahead. It’s funny because I’m very organized with my workouts, daily schedules of homework/to-dos, etc., but I can’t meal plan for the life of me. And I’m okay with that.
Next, I added some canned black beans (drained and rinsed) to the mix:
And then brought the guacamole salsa out to play! Yummmmm
A sprinkling of sharp cheddar cheese…
And a handful of fresh spinach later…
And I was ready to rock.
For a sweet ending to lunch, I also packed an orange. I go through phases where I’m really obsessed with oranges, and this is one of them.
No snacks were packed because it was a short day at school, but it was a delicious lunch! Want to see more of my 5-minute packable lunches? Click here: quick and easy packed lunch ideas.
Are you a meal planner? Or do you do best flying by the seat of your pants like me? I do try to keep healthy ingredients and favorite staples in the house so I can throw things together easily, but that’s as far as I get with planning.
Enjoy your Wednesdays, friends!
p.s. Speaking of lunch time, at noon EST today I’ll be hosting an #attune chat on Twitter! This month’s topic is how you balance treats with healthier foods — I’d love if you joined and shared your thoughts (or picked up some tips from others)! See you there!