Working at night makes it a bit more challenging to find options for healthy eating outside the home, but it is not impossible to eat food that will truly nourish our bodies even at 3AM.
BYOB |Bring Your Own Baon
Many times this has meant bringing my own baon.
Doing this has made it easier to keep away from white rice and bread – because it’s nearly impossible to find Red or black Rice in a restaurant, much less in an office pantry or a convenience store.
It’s been fairly easy to bring packed lunch, thanks to a husband that cooks. 🙂
This also saved me a lot of lunch money (that I redirect to getting new clothes that would fit better now ?).
I used to skip lunch a lot – because I was too busy to have one – and thought I was saving money then. But it only meant over eating on the next meal which tended to be fast food, and very un-healthy.
For those times though that I don’t get to bring packed lunch, I just do my best to make the better choice.
Convenience Store Find: Gourmet Farms
At our Makati office, where I go 2x to 3x a week, I’ve looked forward to getting my meals at the Lawson convenience store nearby.
I didn’t expect it, but I was so thankful to have found that they offered Gourmet Foods.
I would have to admit, the salads at 99 pesos are NOT cheap. Paired with the chicken or tuna wraps, or a banana, they could be quite filling.
On Tuesday, my lunch of Chicken Mexican Wrap and Sicilian Chicken Salad cost 178 pesos. Mahal if you compare it to pantry food, or a one-piece chicken meal at Jollibee. But it’s fresh, and organically grown. So that’s a price I’m willing to pay occasionally, when I don’t bring my own baon.
And if you think about the long-term benefits, okay na din to spend a little bit more diba?
If only it didn’t mean having to dump all this plastic packaging:
It is possible!
Yes, it is possible to eat better at work. It just takes some planning, and a whole lot of resolve to make informed food choices.
What are you having for lunch today?
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