Rockin’ Lunch

For the last two weeks at work I’ve been consistently bringing my lunch every day. For someone who used to buy Starbucks every single morning and buy their lunch every day, this is unbelievable. 

As I wind down on Sunday evening, I once again start to ponder the week and what I’ll eat this week. I watched a few of the vegan videos on Essena O’Neil’s blog and her recipes look SO good. They were partially the inspiration for the wraps you see above. Of course the sauce on them isn’t vegan, and neither is the tiny bit of chicken, but they were tasty and healthy regardless. 

The wrap on the left has zucchini, cucumber, spinach leaves, and brown rice on it and the wraps on the right include spinach leaves, avocado, sliced peppers, and chicken. I’m not a huge fan of wraps and burritos normally because they’re so high in calories, but I’m working on finding rice wraps. 

I also have some of this leftover from when Steve was over on Friday night – this dish is honestly so good and lots of protein! I cooked up some chicken, there’s some rice currently cooking away, and I’m going to sauté some butternut squash soon.

This is such an expensive time of year that if i can save money and not eat out during the week, you better believe I’m doing it. Also: healthier. 

So, about two weeks ago, I decided to forgo my usual latte in the morning.  The last kicker was after reading the sugar content in a tall iced chai latte (my usual drink; around 34 grams of sugar).  I was becoming grossed out by the sweetness already and 34 grams of sugar before I ate breakfast?  No, thanks.  So, instead I’ve been drinking green tea with honey and soy milk.  It’s really tastey and guess what?  My office kitchen supplies all of the contents, which means it’s free. 

How much have I saved in the last two weeks by doing this?  $3.81 x 10 = $38.10. 

I am nearly $40 richer and 340 grams of sugar further away from becoming a diabetic.  Sweet.  

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