to eat well every meal.
by this i don’t mean quantity. lord knows i could “belly up to the bar” of any local all-you-can-eat buffet place and gorge myself on copious amounts of food only to come home and wish i’d never been born all whilst hugging the porcelain altar. instead, i mean quality: taking the time to eat things that fall within good eating habits.
breakfast is simple for me. as i’ve shared in a previous entry, i have oatmeal for breakfast, with a little bit of honey to sweeten it up. i take the time each morning to prepare it: none of this instant stuff for me, thank you – it’s laden with lots of sugars and additives, and i’d like to avoid those “extras” as much as possible.
it’s come supper time that all bets are off.
i’ve heard that saying that, “if you are what you eat, then i’m fast, cheap and easy.” and sadly, for me, supper is just that: whatever i can get my hands on to quickly, for as cheap as possible, and with as little effort on my part as possible. (mind you, going this route is rarely, if ever, healthy).
my dilemma is this: i often times do not get home from my 9-5 monday-friday job until 6pm or later – and usually by that point the last thing i want to do is to spend copious amounts of time in the kitchen preparing something. more times than not, i’m ashamed to admit that i’ll swing by one of the many fast food joints located just a mile or so from my home just to save time and effort.
i want to be able to hit my pillow at night knowing that i treated my body well that day: by not putting in it junk food and things that i cannot easily handle.
how do you eat well for suppers with little to no time available to you?
p.s. – the soda in the fridge – one of my goals is to cut back on drinking it as much as i can. i’m ashamed to admit that at one point, i was having two to three cans a day. now i’m down to one every few days. it’s a habit i’m working on breaking, as the health benefits are, as you’re aware, nil.
p.p.s. – i love the glass bottles for the milk. love, love, love them. i’m totally into trying to reduce waste wherever i can, and glass bottles are just one of many ways with which to do that (but that’s another entry for another day).