What I’ve been packing for lunch
Although I work from home, I no longer work from home a couple of days a week.
On days when our awesome nanny comes to watch Raffi I’ve been packing up my laptop and heading to our community room to work.
I LOVE IT!
I’m able to get a lot more work done than if I was home. There are no distractions of doing laundry, prepping dinner, saying hi to Raffi, or running errands. I sit here in this giant room by myself and work, work, work. Hours pass and I barely realize that I haven’t checked my personal email at all. It’s fantastic because I get a lot more done, and I can relax a bit more when I go home instead of working all hours of the night.
I forgot what it was like to pack food for lunch and snacks, and I’ve been going a bit overboard. I pack my lunch sack to the brim. It’s so fun though! I’ve only worked out of the house 4 times so far, but I’m going to make it the norm.
Here are the 4 lunches/snacks I’ve packed:
1. egg salad, scooped out sesame bagel (scooped after I took the pic and because I like the crunch without the cals), watermelon, water, sparkling water
2. leftover spaghetti with meatballs, 1 oz Armenian string cheese with 4 Triscuits, apple, water, diet root beer
3. big salad with leftover salmon, olives, feta, tomatoes, cucumber, baby spinach, romaine and balsamic vinegar and olive oil, 90 calorie granola bar, water
4. yogurt bomb with Oikos yogurt, raspberries, blueberries, slivered almonds and a sprinkle of Love Grown granola, 2 sliced cucumbers, 2 oz leftover chicken, water, diet root beer
+I’ve been keeping a big chocolate bar in my lunch sack so I can have 1 perfect square after lunch. It’s a bad habit that I can’t break, but I enjoy it so I’m not trying that hard to break it.
I haven’t eaten everything I pack yet in one work session, but I like to have extra just in case.
It’s so fun to pack food! It’s so fun to work outside of the house! I really love it. I put Raffi down for his nap, pack my lunch and snacks, wait for our nanny to arrive, go upstairs to pump, then head out for 3-6 hours (as long as I can be out before needing to pump again) and head back. I think I finally found a good balance as a SAHWAHM.
Off to think of what to pack for next week… ideas?