Yesterday I had a cooking frenzy, with a view to having an entire week’s worth of “no brainer”, good “clean” food (balanced, nutritious, low fat proteins and lots of veggies), that I could just heat up and enjoy.
So, I fired up the BBQ and made steaks, lean meat balls, and tandoori chicken. All modesty aside, I make a mean tandoori chicken… and on the BBQ is definitely the best way!
I made a nice potato and spinach curry, with yogurt sauce, too. (Don’t ask for the recipe… There isn’t one!) And I made sure there were lots of fresh veggies in the crisper to steam up and have as sides. Yesterday I made steamed broccoli and asparagus and had that with some tandoori and veg curry for dinner. In fact, I made enough for two portions and then packed the second portion into a Tupperware container and threw it in the fridge for lunch today.
During my workout, lunch crossed my mind…. Mmm… curry and tandoori are (IMHO) always better on the second day. By the time I was done stretching my tummy was gurgling… It was getting close to lunch and I was hungry.
I hoofed it back to the building where I work and before I even bothered to drop my bag off at the office, I stopped by the fridge and got out my lunch… Only to discover… I brought the wrong Tupperware container! Argh!!
Although it crossed my mind to eat the 3 whole chicken breasts that were in there, ultimately I decided that wouldn’t be a good idea… Not balanced… too much protein (even after a workout!) and besides, if I ate them all today, I wouldn’t get to enjoy tandoori for the rest of the week…
Sigh… Checked my wallet. Yup… enough money for lunch. I headed back to the student centre, hoping to find something healthy.
Today’s lunch is still in the fridge and I’m sure it’ll be fine as tomorrow’s lunch. I should just put a big sticker on it that says, “Hey bleary-eyed not-so-morning person! Pick me! I’m your real lunch!”