I know I have been away for a few days. To be perfectly honest, I just haven’t had much blog-worthy activity. It’s been pretty ho-hum here at the Confessions house. So I thought I would just show you a couple of pics, just to show you what I’ve been up to.
Made an excellent batch of Easy Chili on Saturday which led to several lunches and snacks this week…
I like to serve chili over noodles—whole wheat noodles. But I also like to eat my chili with baked tortilla chips, like a salsa. Either way… yum.
So. On to the breakfast and lunch packing. I have to be at work pretty early. I also drop off my little girl on the way. That means that I have to be out the door in the morning pretty early. That means that I don’t have time to make breakfast and eat at home. So I pack it and take it with me. I like to take items like:
- fruit (see fruit find below!)
- ham and cheese slices
- grits (instant individual packets)
I made an awesome breakfast discovery that I want to share with you: Del Monte Fruit Naturals!
I bought the red grapefruit cups the other day just on a whim and I LOVE them. It is seriously like biting into the juiciest, freshest grapefruit ever. These are a lifesaver for breakfast. I just throw them in my lunch bag and I have a healthy breakfast without all of the mess and cutting that grapefruit sometimes involves. They also make cups of blueberries (hello cereal topping!), peaches, mixed berries, and mixed fruit! I plan to try them all.
On to lunch…
I’ve been enjoying Potpourri Platters for lunches lately.
These are the best kinds of lunches. A little bit of everything. Some of the things I like to throw in are (the goodies vary from day to day):
- hummus (topped with tomatoes and/or feta cheese and/or cucumber)
- pita rounds or pita chips
- turkey slices
- clementine oranges (gotta enjoy them while they are in season!)
- string cheese
- almonds (I make my own mini packs of these. I buy them in the bulk bins at Earth Fare and then count them out into small portions. I just grab one of my premeasured portions and throw it in my lunch bag!)
Having ingredients like these on hand really has helped me to get through Eat-In Month. It has helped me avoid spending extra money on lunches this month, and of course I can eat healthier when I am prepared.
Now, on another note, check out this haul of groceries from Earth Fare that I got for just $15!
I got an awesome coupon via text this morning (Click here to find out how to get coupons texted to you from EF) and I couldn’t wait to use it! (If you get this coupon, hurry—it expires on Friday!)
- veggie burgers
- cheese puffs (like cheetos but a little healthier)
- 2 Chobani yogurts
- 3 healthy Ramen Noodle packs
- tri-color quinoa (from the bulk bin)
- almonds (bulk bin)
- banana chips (bulk bin)
I love shopping the bulk bins. It’s fun to pick out something new to try each time. And I love being able to decide how much I want to buy of a product.
Wow. What a boring post. Listing my lunch ingredients? My grocery list? Oh my goodness. I better cook something fast so I have a better post next time!