Fit · Food

What’s For Lunch?

Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what’s for lunch.

                                                                                                       -Orson Welles


Choices. Particularly food choices, are puzzling to me. I’m busy. And by busy, I usually mean lazy. I tend to reach for something easy, rather than something that’s going to take the time to prepare. Especially, at breakfast and lunchtimes when four of the five of us are out doing their thing at work or school.

Dinnertime, for me, is my time to shine. Planning, Executing and the Serving dinner for my very hungry family is how I like to show my love. Food equals Love, right? Okay, let’s change that, Cooking equals Love. That’s better. (Food should never be a love replacement, I’m sure you’ve known someone who eats, simply to fill that void. ::sigh:::)

So, I’m changing my choices (and my thought process) about food. For breakfast, I usually eat a bowl of Special K or Cheerios, a few berries and water. I often make smoothies, my one glass breakfast, I’ll post recipes – stay tuned!

Lunch is different. I’m usually doing something like folding clothes, dusting or one of those overly mundane chores that are my job. And, let’s be frank, I forget lunch. It’s funny cause I will usually remember it either too early or too late and by then I just figure I’ll pop a few chips or a fruit bar (not the healthy kind) and call it a day, er…lunch.

Salads are usually my go-to-choice. Easy. Nutritious. But I need variety and so I put some thought into it and looked over my pantry and fridge supplies.

  • IMG_1623Plum Tomatoes
  • Mozzarella
  • Basil
  • EVOO
  • Salt and Pepper

I halved the tomato, longways. Drizzled EVOO on both halves. A sprinkle of salt and pepper. Plopped on some mozzarella cheese and threw it under the broiler until the cheese began to melt (mouth water) and browned just a teensy bit. Pulled them out and finished them with a sprinkle of basil. Oh Yeah. YUM!

Simple. Easy. Non-labor-intensive. Lazy, even.





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