Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Lunch Week 15: Oatmeal with Honey and Fruit

So every Sunday, I head over to the kitchen to whip up a big batch of food for lunch next week. Yes, I brown bag. And I almost always do it, unless I become too busy to even buy cold cuts from the deli. I do it for several reasons being health, finance, and laziness. Now, you may think that spending hours on a day off to prep and cook five meals at once is hardly lazy. But let me remind you, I hate it when the time comes to decide what to eat for lunch every day. I work in Midtown so the choices are endless. My problem, the more choices, the harder it is for me. So it's much easier for me to have my lunch ready and already decided. So my lunch for the week: Oatmeal with honey and fruit. I felt like doing a crash/cleansing diet. For me, that includes foods that are high in fiber and low in fat. Oatmeal is perfect. Boring, but it works. I use Old Fashioned Oats from Quaker. I like the texture. I hate the instant kind. It's mush. I like some kind of texture in my oatmeal. Anyhow, I make it in the microwave for ease. I have about 1-1.5 dry cups of oatmeal. I add fat free milk until saturated. Then it's nuked for about 2.5 minutes. From past mistakes, I learned to stand by the microwave and watch my bowl. It can easily boil over and create a huge mess. Afterward, a squeeze of honey makes things sweet enough for me. To complement my oatmeal, I have a trio of fruits: bananas, peaches, and apples. So my lunch for the week is super simple, sweet, and satisfying. AKA BORING! I know but I need a week of this to straighten my insides out. Hopefully more interesting food next week.

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