Picnic Lunch…

Last night as I was driving home from work, I kept telling myself that I needed to go to the grocery store. I was out of some key items at home:

1. Greek yogurt

2. Bread

3. Produce (peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, spinach, radish, etc.)

4. Eggs

I still have not fully recovered from being under the weather. At the end of the work day I had next to zero energy. Some how I just drove straight home and did not stop at the grocery store.

I wondered what I was going to pack for lunch on Friday.  I did not have much, but as I looked around I realized that I had the makings of a decent day of food. I packed a few different things and ended up thinking of lunch as a picnic of sorts.  Often when I do not feel like I have a cohesive meal, I like to pretend it is a picnic even if I won’t be sitting on a blanket on the grass or at the beach while eating it. It is definitely a way to make your usual bagged lunch more interesting.

Today’s picnic lunch looked like this:

I bought the soup (which was a minestrone and while a bit salty for my taste, it had a great mix of vegetables in it!) at the cafe, and everything else was packed from home. The container of vegetables was full of broccoli, carrot sticks and celery sticks. There was artichoke hummus on the side to go with the vegetables. Along with a light babybel cheese and whole wheat crackers. An Adora chocolate calcium disc for dessert. I have a mix of almonds, craisins and dark chocolate chips for a snack if I need it later.

[For the record breakfast today was shredded wheat and skim milk and two cups of coffee.]

I am looking forward to a couple of things this weekend. Going to the gym, reading a lot, getting a pumpkin spice latte, and a family gathering tomorrow evening.

See you later tonight. Happy Friday, everyone!


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