Today's noontime menu:
-cheddar cheese (5 slices)
-hardboiled egg (1)
I also have a bag of rice cakes in my desk drawer.
I am a good eater. I like to eat. I do not "diet."
This lunch, which I patched together at the last minute out of what was to hand in the kitchen, depresses me.
I am now teaching at an institution with one of the highest rated food services in the country. It's outstanding. But I will not allow myself to drop $8-$10 a day on lunch, especially not at what happens to be a lean financial time for my family.
So...what on earth do people take for lunch? I used to do this regularly, like back when I was 23 and had a miserable office job--although I do remember an exhausting number of cheese sandwiches being consumed in that period.
Leftovers, when we have easily transportable leftovers, are an obvious solution, but otherwise...? I need to get better at this.