lunch on the go

There have been countless occasions when frozen bananas have saved my breakfast.

You all know how my Wednesdays tend to roll.  The kitchen is bare of any and all fresh foods.  Which usually leaves me munching on prunes and frozen peas. 

That’s where the frozen banana comes in.  Whenever  a banana appears to be approaching the last of its days, I simply peel it and pop it into a ziplock bag for the freezer.  I can’t tell you how many times this has literally saved my breakfast.  Saved my life!  I’m not even being over-dramatic (okay, maybe a little.)  They’re great for making a perfectly smooth, sweet smoothie.  They’re great for hot morning oats, when heated directly in the liquid.

And they’re also great sliced in “un”overnight oats.  Like little marshmallows in every bite, I kid you not.

This morning, I decided to sleep in until the ripe old hour of 6:15, rather then wake up for an early morning run.  The plan was to go out for a run once I came home from the internship’s orientation at 5 o’clock.  I’m not much of an evening runner, but I figured it was worth giving it a shot for that extra 30 minutes of sleep this morning. 😉

Morning snacks included some almonds and a juicy peach (not pictured.)

Lunch involved some homemade basil hummus and a chopped tomato from the garden.  These tomatoes are so sweet and juicy, I think I could eat them straight up like an apple. :mrgreen:

There were also raw veggie sticks (peppers, carrots and celery), an orange, some kashis for dunking and a cheesestick.

After packing my lunch, I realized I need help.  Which is why I’m asking you guys this next question:  How do you pack your lunches for work/school?  I felt so environmentally damaging today, with all those bags and wasted plastic.  I think I could use a shopping trip just for containers.  Any recommendations or ideas?

Save a tree.  Help me out.

Today was the second day of orientation.  I’m starting to get a feel for what my schedule will look like, but there’s still a lot happening that I haven’t quite wrapped my head around yet.  So far, it’s looking like the next two weeks will entail preclinical intensive training.  Basically, it’s a major refresher course on past Medical Nutrition Terminology classes.  Revisiting the different diets (renal, diabetic, etc.), looking at medical vocabulary, and jam packing the brain full of everything that I’ve learned in the past 4 years.  It’s going to be intense!

Following the 2 weeks of preclinical training (August 31 to be exact!), I’ll be going to my first of three rotations, the “Food Service Rotation”, which is going to be at a high school.  I’m so excited! 

I decided to treat myself to a Decaf Soy Misto for the ride home. 😀

Once home, I grabbed a medjool date for some pre-run energy before hightailing it out the door to beat the rain.

I fit in a good 3-mile run, but definitely felt sore from…well…sitting down all day!  I had to work out a few kinks for the first 1/4 mile before feeling like I could stretch out my legs a little more.  A sore calf.  A tight shoulder.  All those random things that simply float away after a few minutes of running. 😀 

All in all, it was a pretty good run for being a late evening run.  Hopefully once the Food Service Rotation starts, I can switch back to morning runs, which is when I feel my best and most energetic.  We’ll see. 😀

Dinner was on the table when I came home, thanks to mom’s pizza skills.

I had a side salad for some veggies and c-r-u-n-c-h.  With a drizzle of EVOO and a sprinkle of sea salt.

pizza slice x 2

Tomorrow is FRIDAY! :mrgreen: 

Plans?

Question: What do you pack your lunches/snacks in when you need to eat away from home?  I’m still trying to find ways to be “more green” when packing my snacks and lunches.  I think tomorrow’s lunch will be a vast improvement from today. 😉