Hello, friends! I hope you had a nice weekend. You all convinced me to purchase two of my official half marathon race photos, despite the obscene cost. You’re right — in a year I won’t remember how much they cost, but I will remember how proud I felt crossing that finish line :)
In other news, I packed another five minute lunch this morning before heading off to work! The star was my leftover Almond Soy Sauce Baked Tofu.
I spread a wedge of light laughing cow cheese on a toasted (no sogginess!) whole wheat pita, then topped it with one of the leftover pieces of tofu. (Does anyone else agree that pita bread is far more awesome than regular bread? I don’t even remember the last time I bought regular bread!)
Then, I added some avocado for healthy fat, and cucumber for veggie crunch:
And some sliced orange pepper and cracked black pepper. I heart things called pepper, apparently.
Lastly — a huge pile of mixed greens for added bulk. Yum!
For my side dishes, I grabbed some green grapes and leftover steamed green beans.
So obsessed with green beans. As I’ve said before, I eat them with my hands like french fries ;) Anyone else?
All together now!
For my afternoon snack, I grabbed a Siggi’s Orange & Ginger Greek Yogurt (love this stuff):
And will also have a serving of trail mix I have stashed at the office ;)
Do you keep food at your office? I don’t keep much there now since I’m part time, but when I worked full time, I used to keep shelf-stable snacks (nuts, dried fruit, granola bars, crackers, tea, etc.) in my cube, and would also keep a lot of stuff in the fridge so I could make breakfast and lunch. This was when I was mostly exercising after work since I had to be at work on the early side, so I would stash cereal in my cube and store berries and milk or yogurt in the fridge to eat breakfast at the office when I arrived. On my way to work, I’d eat half a banana to tide me over, and the other half I’d put on top of my cereal when I got there :)
Every Monday I would leave home a bit early and swing by the grocery store on the way to work to stock up on a week’s worth of lunch and breakfast stuff. I think my coworkers thought I was insane (or maybe they were just jealous ;) ) when they saw me whipping up all sorts of delicious looking creations in the kitchen during lunch time, heh.
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