Our lunches usually consist of:
- PROTEIN: 4 oz of Tilapia, Salmon, Chicken Breast, or Turkey Burgers
- GREEN VEGETABLE: 1 cup of Broccoli, Green beans, Zucchini, Steamed Fresh Spinach or Kale (Sometimes it is a fresh veggie from our garden!!)
- WHOLE GRAIN: 1/4 cup of whole wheat bread, quinoa, or old fashioned oatmeal
Making our lunches ahead of time has allowed my husband and I to eat healthy during our busy work day, know our caloric intake, and not stress about what we are going to eat for lunch. Not to mention, it saves us money!
I like to pride myself in knowing that I home cooked all of our lunches for the week. Almost every day at work, I have coworkers coming to me asking me what I am eating for lunch and they always tell me that they “Don’t have time to cook that” or “You eat too healthy.” I find myself being the only employee at my work that actually eats a homemade meal for lunch. Let me remind you that I am only 23 and I am surrounded by various generations of men. Most of their wives are unemployed or retired or are what was once dubbed a “homemaker”. They explain to me that their wives don’t have the time to make them lunches or even cook them dinner. My response? “I am 23. I work full time, go to school full time, have a toddler, a husband, 3 pets, blog for SKINNYMOM!!!, and am the Key Caller for our FRG, and I STILL find time to cook for my family.” NO EXCUSES!
**Please do not get me wrong. I LOVE how busy my life is. I MAKE my life this busy for a reason. I don’t expect nor need SYMPATHY! I love my life as an Army wife and would not change it for the world.**