Jan. 7: Snack, Lunch, Snack, Snack

Jan. 7: Snack, Lunch, Snack, Snack

Jan. 7: Snack, Lunch, Snack, Snack

Outrageous experiments in sensible eating.
Jan. 7 2011 5:22 PM

Jan. 7: Snack, Lunch, Snack, Snack

I was going into a meeting at 10:30 this morning, so I geared up with a banana and some macadamia nuts:

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It snowed hard in New York today around lunchtime. While all my co-workers were figuring out what to do for lunch, I just heated up some leftover soup from last night:

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Am I gloating? OK, maybe a little. But it was so warm and delicious and eating homemade just makes me feel cared for. You notice I also brought some parmesan and chopped parsley for sprinkling.

Apple slices dipped in peanut butter for my afternoon snack:

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Don't worry; I didn't eat that whole tub of peanut butter.

Then carrots for my afternoon crunchies:

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Overall, I'm feeling pretty good. One thing I didn't expect to happen was that I wouldn't be hungry enough to consume everything in my lunchbox. Pretty cool.