This post is for those people who have asked me what I eat for lunch most days. I try to keep it as simple as possible because after making lunch for the boys, I really don’t feel like chopping or cooking. (Remember, I eat 4 ounces of protein at every meal.)
That usually leaves me with last night’s left overs or a simple salad. With as hot as it is starting to get, more often than not I am eating salad. Just simple mixed greens, tomatoes, sunflower seeds, and Parmesan or goat cheese tossed with olive oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper. For my protein I eat just under 2 ounces of Trader Joe’s Mediterranean Cheese-Style Yogurt (which is pretty much a kefir cheese) drizzled with olive oil, garlic salt, and herbs. I like to eat the lettuce first, then take the tomatoes and use them to scoop up cheese by the teaspoonful. I pop these in my mouth like those stuffed tomato hors d’oeuvres you get at parties–and to me they taste just as good.
I normally eat twice as much salad, to be honest. But, it’s been desert hot this week. I am one of those people who loses her appetite when the thermometer approaches 90 degrees, so eating hasn’t been a priority. Now that I think of it, this quirk of mine could work in my favor if taken to the extreme. Maybe I should move to Arizona, lose 200 pounds in the heat, and move back just in time for my high school reunion.