Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Take Out

Getting used to a new work lifestyle rhythm is hard, especially when it comes to your eating habits. As you can imagine, after years of having absolute flexibility on my schedule now I find myself having to accommodate to a whole new schedule.

My thing these days is taking my lunch to work with me {yup, I'm a lunchbox lady!} because the location of our office is not very "out to lunch friendly". Also, by taking my lunch with me I save a large amount of money because each meal I take with me costs me between $3.50 to $5 versus the typical $10-plus.

The healthiest choice is to take a salad with you because it is easy to transport and it's pretty much smell free {hate  people with smelly food in the office}. For your choice to remain a healthy one, opt for salad dressings with that are low fat or make your own at home using olive oil, lemon juice or vinegar, and some type of spice to add an extra layer of flavor.

Try to add protein to your meal in the form of chicken, tofu, grilled calamari rings, chickpeas, or lentils. Pasta or grain salads {you can go for rice or couscous} give you the option to experiment with interesting mixes and give you the option of heating up your meal in case the weather calls for it.

My salad tomorrow will consist of radicchio and romaine lettuce, buffala milk cheese {interesting flavor}, chickpeas, and sun dried tomatoes with a raspberry vinaigrette.

Have a great and flavorful day!