I get asked all the time, “what do you eat for lunch if you don’t have a sandwich?” That’s easy: meats, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits, and fats. There’s nothing magic about a sandwich at lunch time, not even “ease of eating”; lots of things are fast and easy to make / eat.
Start with dinner leftovers; actually, PLAN for dinner leftovers. Buy and cook more dinner than you think you’ll need to, and pack the leftovers for lunch. No leftovers? Make sure you have nuts, seeds, fruit, veggies, or good lunch meat and cheese on hand to throw together in 5 minutes. ( Planning is EVERYTHING.)
Here’s a few recent lunches I packed: that’s leftover sausage with broth, broccoli, cauliflower, and mushrooms, and those two white chunks on the side? That a couple of chunks of coconut butter I popped out with a knife.
What about kids? Meat and cheese roll ups, bags of nut/chocolate/fruit mixes, fruits with nut butters, gluten free nut bars, carrots and celery sticks, salads, homemade paleo treats, and occasionally, a sandwich with gluten free bread. (My youngest wears me down – but I do have standards!). I’ve got a post on feeding kids in the works, but know this for now:
*****You Are The Example***** Your health, your habits, your issues, you’re teaching them and conveying them to your children EVERY SINGLE DAY. If your message is that you’re too busy, too tired, too overwhelmed, too sick, too too too too, your kids are sucking that right up.
On a different note, have you been thinking about the Mother Theresa quote, ” Find someone that no one else loves, and love them.” ?? Remember, you’re taking a couple of months to ACTIVELY work on getting rid of your negative thoughts. Check out the last several posts to see where that’s going.
Here’s a great quote from Joyce Meyer’s book, Power Thoughts, “Whatever you hold in your mind will tend to occur in your life. If you continue to believe as you have always believed, you will continue to act as you have always acted. If you continue to act as you have always acted, you will continue to get what you have always gotten. If you want different results in your life or your work, all you have to do is change your mind.” Anonymous