TGILTPosted: February 4, 2011
Thank God It’s Lunch Tiiiime 😀
Well, it was lunch time just very recently.
Once I started taking pictures of my meals on a regular basis, it really challenged me to start thinking and eating outside of my comfort zone. Clearly it didn’t work 100%, as I usually eat the same cereal for breakfast every morning 😉 Old habits (and comforts) die hard, friends! But really, it’s just so easy to pack the same thing every day. Like a PB&J (my one true love) or an apple, cheese and some other random items. Maybe it’s because of the blog, or maybe it’s because I’m slowly becoming an adult (nahh 😉 ), but I’m trying to eat actual meals not just a combo of mostly healthy things. It’s much more satisfying!
Today, I succeed – and hot damn, it tasted so good!
It was so simple too. Is it weird how happy and satisfied I am over a silly lunch? It was honestly put together in 5 minutes, and it was all in the microwave.
Enter: 1-minute rice pilaf and veggie medley.
Again, so simple but it was healthy and delicious 🙂
It took 5 minutes to make (and by “make” I mean push a few button on the microwave and do calf raises while I wait) and it cost me maybe $3
And you know what? There is pumpkin cake with cream cheese icing in the office kitchen (is it always someone’s birthday?!) that I was thinking about having for dessert, but this meal left me feeling good and satisfied – so I don’t even want the cake. Healthy eating has a way of doing that. If you eat crap, you crave crap. If you eat healthy foods, you crave healthy foods. It’s honestly that simple. Trust me, I know from personal experience 😉
Is it time to go home yet? I’m ready to start thinking about dinner 😉