I know youve probably talked about mini fridge tips but if you have I cant find it. Any suggestions for things I should keep in my work fridge for snacks? I have my own in my office.
Surprisingly, this email was actually the first time Id gotten the mini-fridge question!
We’ve pondered food on the go & junk for the trunk & good choices when eating out but not yet the work-fridge fillage dilemma!
Instead of rambling on & on about food pairings (here’s where you cheer that I am, for once, only answering the damn question) I decided to make a list of what Id put in my fridge and hope that you all will chime in below with what you’d choose:
*Breakstone individual cottage cheese containers
*hormone/antibiotic free sliced deli meat
*laughing cow cheese (soft & hard. all flavors)
*ready to drink shakes (any of you drink these? We’re Myoplex fans in Casa MizFit. you?)
*hard boiled eggs
*Oikos organic greek yogurt
*pre-sliced bagged veggies
*bagged salad (and, yes, a few snack sized snickers bars).
Now, one small digression (for this email anyway), tip: dampen a cotton ball with vanilla extract, shove in a ziplock baggie, get to work, plop in your fridge.
No matter what you stock in there it shall never stank
the way mine did once when I had an office job and brought in some tuna.
MizFit, what do you eat for breakfast?!! I know that people argue whether it is the most important meal of the day but it is for me. If I skip breakfast I am so much more likely to binge but Im really in a hurry in the mornings and would love to know what you do! When I grab a donut it doesnt help me to stay full and I think the sugar makes me binge later too. HELP.
OK, this email made me think a number of things (working.to.stay.focused.).
First an answer to her question regarding what I eat for breakfast since many of you email asking the same thing (& you longtime members of the Bumbling Band may be tired of hearing it already…)
Since the emailer emphasized she’s in a hurry I chose to assume she wondered what I did during the week (as weekends are a freeforall up in herre. always.).
Please to remember the MizFit has said she makes time to eat. not that she creates masterpieces in the kitchen or that she should be anyone’s role model.
As previously established my mornings are hectic. Ive found that the best chance Im going to eat (& not be distracted by my specialneedsbullmastiff’s, well, NEEDS or a Toddler Tornado) is to make this meal a no brainer.
What am I getting at?
Im boring in the morning. Repetitive. Easy. And it pretty much looks like this:
2 or 3 wedges of Laughing Cow cheese (hastily crammed in mouth whilst doing 11 other things. Good fast protein and fat.)
My spoonfuls of flax (inhaled as fast as I can while Tornado yells “I want that! I want that! PUH-LEEEEASE!”)
2 cups of scrambled egg beaters/substitute.
some oatmeal (half cup? Im guesstimating) hastily made and left to sit on counter until lumpy & cold (perfect!) and I can quickly jam it in my piehole.
2 morning star farms veggie patties (love.)
(water, vitamin, tums for calcium, extra vitamin C)
That’s pretty much how it plays out during the week.
Irish oatmeal with soy protein stirred in if—perchance–the Tornado feels like allowing me to eat leisurely (read: not have to inhale piping hot mush and inevitably scald my esophagus).
Protein pancakes if she is truly in s-l-o-w m-o-t-i-o-n (although at that point I mightcould be dialing 911) and I can get out pans & ingredients.
Now, since my resolution is to answer the question asked, I shant offer any suggestions (biting.tongue.) but continue on the path of what I do.
warning: here is where uberfood purists should commence skimming or click on over to Perez.
Sometimes, during crazy times, MizFit resorts entirely to the freezer.
Yep, youre getting that correctly. I heat up frozen food in the microwave while dressing myself & cheering on the Toddler as she peepeepottys & attempting to hold a conversation with my loving husband about his upcoming work day.
Something like this.
Now, by means of full disclosure, it’s typically this—-but that’s only because I
m quirky with dinner for breakfast that way havent had a chance to try any of the Weight Watchers Morning Express Breakfasts yet (cant find em where I live).
Im like you, emailer, with the donut. No breakfast or an inadequate breakfast (for me it’s all about low sugar) makes me RAVENOUS.
My point? That’s what I do on a typical day and that’s what I do when atypically rushed.
In my opinion it’s all about finding those 2 options for yourself. Your idealplanA and your backupincaseplanB.
Thoughts, Bumbling Band?
Help for our emailer with regards to workfridgestockage? I know my list only began to scratch the proverbial surface.
Have you gotten the morning mayhem managed and *still* always find time for a bountiful balanced breakfast (alliteration? I heart ye)? PLEASE to hit us up in the comments.
For your trouble you shall be entered to win (as a result of my following yesterday’s post AND we shall have two winners this time!) coupons for FOUR FREE Weight Watchers Morning Express breakfasts (four per winner).
That way you can try em all and report back to
me us with regards to what you think.
Did the breakfasts make it to PlanA for you? Relegated to PlanB? Shoved to the back of the freezer? Inquiring BumblingBandminds will wanna know.