What’s for Lunch? Monday, February 27

Monday, February 27, 2012

I’m getting in that winter mode where I cannot for the life of me tell you what the actual date is. I can generally tell you the day of the week, but the corresponding numerical date has been lost on me until spring. I know there are weekends, but they’ve been assigned “first, second, second to last and last.” So, anyway, it seems weird when I have to write down the date…like in a blog title.

Dining at my Desk

Alright, let’s look at this lunch! Look at all that food! Unlike some people who subsist on mere snacks, like a handful of nuts or a piece of string cheese for lunch, I’m into volume eating. One of the best parts about being on Weight Watchers is that this is actually encouraged. Of course, you’re supposed to fill up on fruits and veggies, so if that’s what I have to do to get into Camille Grammer shape, well, damn it, I suppose….I mean, ah crap, I can at least try. So I went grocery shopping over the weekend, and instead of just piling my groceries on the counter and then watching crappy reality tv for an extended bit, I put everything away, and then forced myself to prepare and portion out healthy options for this coming week. And then, in a stroke of sheer genius, I even wrote myself a note so that I wouldn’t forget all these healthy snacks in my fridge, like I’m so often wont to do.

I used my new favorite method of hard boiling and peeling eggs from my new favorite pastime (hint, hint – it’s Pinterest), I packed up some multicolored peppers (on sale at Aldi for $1.39/3 pack this week), threw in one of those Starkist tuna salad pouches I’m obsessed with, plunked down a handful of grape tomatoes (also from Aldi), and served this up with some fat free ranch (not nearly as good as the “light,” but I bet Camille Grammer doesn’t even know what salad dressing is) and whatever that mango wasabi stuff is. I found it on clearance the other day at Jewel, and being unable to resist red clearance tags in combination with 5 calorie/serving wasabi, made this exciting purchase. Yeah, it’s a little weird, but research shows me that a cranberry wasabi sauce is also available, and I would really like to try it!

Alright, let’s break this down – 2 pts/egg + 2 pts for the tuna salad + 0 pts for the veggies + 0 pts if you use the ranch sparingly + 0 pts for the wasabi + 0 pts for the ketchup for the eggs (DISCLAIMER – I eat a ton of ketchup. Yes, I realize that it’s all sugary and probably deceptively high in points. I also realize that in the grand scheme of things, if I were to count my ketchup points, I would be a horrible person to be around. It’s a give and take, people. I also apply this theory to spray butter and fat free coffee creamer. Let’s put it this way – I’m no stranger to the pleasures of Taco Bell, McDonalds, KFC and every comfort food, candy, cookie and alcoholic beverage known to man. Trust me – it’s not the ketchup that’s making me fat). Anyhow, that’s a 6 pt lunch, and it looks kind of pretty and fulfilled my volume consumption requirements.

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  1. Steve says:

    Who would eat only a handful of nuts or piece of string cheese for lunch? That sounds awful.

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