Then I realized that it is good and proper for a man to eat and drink, and to find satisfaction in his toilsome labor under the sun during the few days of life God has given him — for this is his lot. Moreover, when God gives any man wealth and possessions, and enables him to enjoy them, to accept his lot and be happy in his work — this is a gift of God.
Today — well, actually yesterday — finishes off my week of keeping track of what I eat and when. The last week has only confirmed what I already suspected, namely that I eat fairly healthy with the exception of an overweening passion for cookies, and that I eat basically the same foods every day. I hear diets that incorporate a wider variety of foods tend to be healthier, but somehow I end up eating the same old things over and over. Look at yesterday, for example:
6:15 — Milk and vitamin
8:50 – 9:05 — Oatmeal
10:25 — String cheese and 1/2 chocolate chip cookie
11:50 — 1/2 chocolate chip cookie (the other half, naturally)
12:30 – 1:00 — Salad
1:55 — Chocolate chip cookie
3:35 — Banana
7:00 – 7:30 — Licks of cheese sauce, then cheesy noodles
8:00 — Carrots (too many. Ugh)
Dinners I sometimes mix things up a little bit, but honestly, how uncreative is cheesy noodles and carrots? Surely even I, who arrived home dripping wet and bone-tired at like 6:30, could do better than that. But by the evening my creativity juices have all dried up, and for earlier meals I find that routine works well — I know the food fits in my bag and only a minimum of squishing occurs.
So this is my plea to all you creative eaters out there: What are quick, easy, meatless, portable creative meals that I could try out? I also like being able to spread my eating out over the day rather than having three huge meals a day, so what I really need is a wider variety of interesting nibbly foods. Clarification: My goal is to find munchy foods that I can eat over the course of the day in small portions, rather than as one big meal. Ideas??
To inspire you, I offer this reward: When I try your suggestion, if I like it, I will send you a batch of freshly-baked chocolate chip cookies.