Monday, September 2, 2019

Meal Prepping Momma

I have to keep this post short because I'm in the middle of meal prepping.  Yes, I've said it.  I am meal prepping.  I have a new role in my job and I am in the classroom more than the office.  I used to be able to run out and get a bite to eat.  I am finding that this is not the case now.  I have a limited time to eat.  If I don't bring my lunch, I don't get to eat. 

The first week, I don't know what I was thinking. Last year, I started bringing leftovers when I had them but I found that I wasn't exactly prepping my meals.  When my husband was alive, he would make me lunch but it was more a collection of snacks, not really a lunch.  Awww, just thinking about it makes me wistful.  He would put almonds with a hunk of cheese.  He's use anything as a lunch container.  He would throw in a yogurt and those little crab apples.  Sometimes he would throw in an orange and a Kind bar.  It wasn't really a true lunch.  It's our thing now, mine and the children's, to buy meat and make it over the weekend to add to salad, pasta or rice.  It's easy to pair some breasts with a vegetable steamer. 

I have been pairing my ground beef, steak or chicken with pasta or rice mainly.  Such a carby lunch!!!  And when I say pasta, please understand that I mean gluten free pasta, not necessarily healthy pasta.  This week, I'm attempting to pair my meat with organic spinach and veggies.  I'm scared that I'll still be starving by the end of the day so I will be bringing some fruit and nuts to nosh on in case it is not enough food.  Cause if I'm still hungry, I will end up eating Doritos from the Dollar Tree by the end of the day. 

It's not about dieting for me.  It's about eating healthier and making the most of our time.  I am going to the gym with my son to spend some time with him.  We have a shared interest.  So... there you have it.  Let me know if you have any ideas.  I'm willing to try things.  That's all for now.  Happy Labor Day and enjoy your week.

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