Tuesday, May 11, 2010

It Takes a Lot to Fuel Me

One of the things I have noticed about eating healthy is that it takes a lot of planning, preparation, and grub.  I'm not talking about carrying a dainty little brown bag to the office.  I haul a truckload of food to keep myself satisfied and properly fueled to handle any water cooler talk and my post-work workouts.  Below are my snacks and the lunch I brought in for Monday:
  • Brown rice puffs, whole wheat crackers, 2 apples (gotta meet my apple quota somehow), laughing cow cheese, Greek yogurt, and my salad
Of course I didn't eat all of the food yet but once I set everything out it was kinda funny how much food I carry around!  What can I say- I'm a volume eater and when I don't plan, I get in trouble.
Today's lunch was also massive- this bowl is maybe 2-3 cups worth of my random veggie soup.  I don't have a recipe because I call veggie stock+random veggies simmered for 15 minutes soup:
In other greedy, massive food supply news, I made out like a bandit at our year round farmer's market.  I feel like a goofball when I don't go for weeks of months because of all the gorgeous produce they have.  Here is my share:
It's Wednesday and the food is almost gone.  Most of it went in my tummy, but I shared because I do that sometimes. 
I better go pack my lunch and I need to take our large suitcase out of storage to accommodate it.  This girl is hungry. Don't judge.


Jessica @ How Sweet said...

I agree on the planning and prep - it takes a LOT but it is so worth it!

Anonymous said...

I'm also a volume eater. The more food, the better! haha

Mo Diva said...

I eat with my eyes... i love LARGE PLATES! LOL. These days I use smaller plates and pack em up so its a normal amoutn of food but looks like MORE.

nom nom nom
gorgeous veggies!

Unknown said...

it always looks like I eat tons of food because I am all about VOLUME i love fruits and veggies and could eat a WHOLE lot at one time whereas the person next to me could eat 1 bag of chips...my food just LOOKS like a lot beacuse its more volume!

i always plan, prep and pack my own food!

Mari said...

HAHA I love that now I have a visual when you talk about all the eats you take to work with you lol

Eating healthy does take a lot of prep but it is so worth it

Katie said...

Hi Yelena! I feel the same way about carting my food into work. That plus my work bag and my gym bag and I look like a bag lady. Tres chic!

Katie ♥ said...

I love your eats girl!! Isnt laughing cow the best?!!!! Yummy!!

Hope your week is great!!!! miss ya!! xoxo

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

I agree!! Eating healthier means a lot bigger lunch bag!!

Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) said...

I'm a volume eater too so I feel you on this one! Laughing cow cheese has been a life saver for me! When I worked in an office, I snacked on that and wasa crackers all the time!