Balance…it is my word of the year. A more balanced lifestyle in every aspect is certainly something I am aiming for. BUT, I totally get that my responsibilities aren’t changing. I still have work, the blog, kid’s activities and a host of other items to do which makes the thought of grabbing food from the drive thru so appealing. Instead, I will be seeking out convenient things at the grocery story that will also help me make healthier choices.
On a recent trip home from running errands, we stopped in our local Walmart to pick up milk and a few other supplies ahead of an impending snow storm. While there, I looked for a few things to help making healthier food choices a little easier even when I am busy.
Breakfast is definitely one of my most difficult meals…especially during the work day. I leave our house by 4:45am so I try to get every minute of sleep that I can. But, I am not really a muffin or sweets for breakfast type of person which means I need a hot breakfast that is also heart. The Lean Cuisine breakfast sandwiches are great option because they give me protein but I can grab them and take them to my office to heat up.
Some days lunch leaves me struggling for what to eat: a sandwich or more of a comfort food style dish. I found two great options while shopping. One is all the ingredients I need to make a yummy buffalo chicken wrap using a tortilla from my own kitchen. The other is a delicious macaroni and cheese which is the ultimate in comfort food.
My sweet tooth is my absolute weaknesses. By 2pm, I tend to go over to our my co-worker’s desk and start raiding the candy drawer. Not a healthy choice, right? Now, our candy drawer will also have a few healthier choices that still get me my sugar fix.
Whew…I’ve made it through the day making lots of healthy choices and it comes time for dinner. On my way out the door for gymnastics, I know I have an “emergency” meal in the freezer in case I can’t throw together my dinner in time.
What types of changes are you making for a more balanced lifestyle for 2014? Do you have a favorite freezer meal that helps you get through the week?