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Taking my food with me to work tonight

Thursday, March 14, 2013

I've got my food for dinner all lined up and in the fridge ready for me to take with me to work tonight. When we're on 12 hours shifts people bring us boxed lunches for the meals we miss. But you've got no control over what they bring or give you. The food is terrible (think white bread with a slice of cheese a piece of turkey and a couple packets of mayo and mustard. Then there are chips, a red apple (which is not a type of apple I like), a candy bar, etc. The drink is often sweetened iced tea or a soda. The salads are terrible too. Barely any real veggies and some very dried out chicken or something. Then there's a large packet of ranch or something. Again, yuck.

So tonight's dinner for me will be a turkey sandwich (but with good turkey, whole wheat bread, reduced fat cheese, nice stone ground mustard, and some spinach leaves), a low fat yogurt, mixed fresh veggies (carrots, celery, peppers, and tomatoes), and a non-fat milk. For a snack I've got home-assembled trail mix with nuts, seeds, and dried cherries.

As long as I only eat what I brought I'll bring my calories for the day in at 1330 calories and on target for carbs, fat, and protein.
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    I love that I too always pack my own delicious meals like the one you described. I used to think that eating healthy was impossible, but now its completely natural.

    Bon appetit!

    1922 days ago
    I hope you are enjoying a little break from your usual routine. I am surprised that the meals provided are not more nutrious, but you are proactive.
    1922 days ago
    You would thimk the military would practice better nutrition in the box lunches, eh?
    Hop everything's going well aside from that. Be safe over there, my friend.
    1923 days ago
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