Lazy Eats

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I keep moving my “office” into the living room for some reason! I keep the slider open all day and breathe in fresh air… Ahhh.


I wrapped up my last article for a while, which works out well because I need to start focusing on some other small projects.  I have a growing “long term” to do list that never, ever gets tackled!


Snacks this afternoon included a Glo Bar:


And chips:


Dinner was courtesy of the Husband.  I had 1/3 of a Kashi veggie pizza and some steamed broccoli with a ginger sauce.


This was the flavor of pizza.  It wasn’t very good, truthfully.


Only when preparing this post did I realize that I was lacking in fruits and veggies this afternoon (and probably all day)!  Sometimes when I get sucked into work, I just grab the easiest, quickest thing my pantry.  I feel so much more alert and refreshed when I snack on fruits, veggies, or Green Monster smoothies, though…  I need to remind myself that it’s worth the extra effort to prepare those things in the afternoon, too!  Ah well, tomorrow is another day.  🙂


Have a wonderful night!



  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing April 5, 2010, 8:55 pm

    That’s too bad that the pizza was disapointing! Overall, I love Kashi products. But frozen pizzas are never as good as fresh anyhow.
    What a nice “office!” With the warm breeze…

  • Whitney @ April 5, 2010, 8:59 pm

    Man..that pizza looks good. Bummer it wasn’t good. I find it hard to get all my fruit and veggies in too…I really have to pay attention.

  • Kelly April 5, 2010, 9:00 pm

    That’s sad about the pizza. I normally love frozen pizzas

  • Evan Thomas April 5, 2010, 9:02 pm

    When I need time, I go to canned goods. Thankfully, you can eat pretty well out of a can of chickpeas!

  • Sarah @ THE FOODIE DIARIES April 5, 2010, 9:03 pm

    i write from home, too, and i’ve recently moved my office to the dining room bc it’s by our sliding door. it’s a little taunting bc i’m always tempting to just abandon work and just bask in the sun haha

  • Jenna April 5, 2010, 9:05 pm

    I had a frozen fire roasted pizza from Lean Cuisine for lunch today and I sadly didn’t like the flavor, either. 🙁

  • swimsutra April 5, 2010, 9:05 pm

    Wanted to comment on your morning post… I find your story really inspiring (and so real!)… it had me thinking today how can I best achieve what I want to be doing so that ‘my job’ isn’t just work but something that I really enjoy and that fits in with how I want my life to be.

    Anyway, thanks for a good post! 🙂 I hear you on needing more veggies today. I was wondering why I felt a little ‘blah’ today… no greens!

    • Caitlin April 5, 2010, 9:22 pm

      I hope you find your balance!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is April 5, 2010, 9:06 pm

    Blue corn chips are my major vice.

  • Courtney April 5, 2010, 9:10 pm

    I recently started making green monsters! The energy they provide is amazing! I was a little skeptical at first, though.

  • Megan @ Healthy Hoggin' April 5, 2010, 9:14 pm

    Ha, I move my computer around my house to get fresh air, too! Definitely a big benefit of working from home. 😉

    I had a lazy-eating day, too! And now that it’s all said and done, I’m remembering how much better I feel when I put effort into making green monsters and eating more veggies. Lesson learned! Until I forget it again… that always seems to happen!

  • Kelly April 5, 2010, 9:14 pm

    I seriously think time is the only reason I don’t eat more veggies- much more preparation time than most carbs. I try to prep a many veggies as possible on Sundays to help with the time crunch during the week.

  • emptynutjar April 5, 2010, 9:15 pm

    u just completely stun me. u are so neat and i love reading your posts. there are some veggies on the pizza 🙂

    • Caitlin April 5, 2010, 9:24 pm

      Hehe thank you!

  • lauren @ Eater not a runner April 5, 2010, 9:17 pm

    I had an easy night too, sometimes it’s necessary!

  • Jenny April 5, 2010, 9:22 pm

    I totally agree! Eating fresh veggies gives me so much more energy!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish) April 5, 2010, 9:23 pm

    i’m in the same boat as you…not enough fresh stuff today! i know i’ve said it before but i am just shocked at how incredible GMs make me feel. any time i have anything else for breakfast i just feel lazy and gross!

  • Emily Eats and Exercises April 5, 2010, 9:27 pm

    I’m always disappointed by frozen pizza. Plus they’re never very filling. But it was nice of the husband to prepare dinner for you. 🙂

  • Lex @ sweettoothlex April 5, 2010, 9:33 pm

    A change of scenery often helps to get the creative juices flowing anyway!

    I didn’t know kashi even made pizzas (not in Canada?) but I’m not sure I’d give them a try now anyway lol!

    Happy evening!

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin April 5, 2010, 9:35 pm

    Aww bummer about the pizza! I’ve seen that in the store a bunch of times and ALMOST bought it.. good thing I didn’t!

  • Tonyne @ The Unlikely Success Story April 5, 2010, 9:42 pm

    Fresh air is crucial to the creative process. Fact.

    Bummer about the pizza. I always hate to hear about bad pizza.

  • Caitlin @ Right Foot Forward April 5, 2010, 9:53 pm

    I just realized that I only had one piece of fruit today and not many veggies! Oh well, it’s like you say about exercise – look at the whole week rather than just an isolated day. Right? 🙂

  • Matt April 5, 2010, 9:57 pm

    Yeah Kashi pizza kinda sucks. I prefer homemade!

  • Deva (Voracious Vorilee) April 5, 2010, 9:59 pm

    I’ve never tried the Kashi pizzas. I haven’t had much luck with the Kashi frozen meals in the past..

    I completely understand your veggie “dilemma,” I always have to remember to chop and add veggies and fruit to my lunch and feel so much better when I am chomping through them!

  • Penny (Wannabe VEGGIEtarian) April 5, 2010, 10:03 pm

    I have 2 kids (one is 7 months old), so I REALLY understand about grabbing the quickest, easiest snacks. (Don’t even get me started on finding time to exercise.:-))
    Anyway, you are right about feeling better when your snacks are healthier choices. 😉 The addition of fruits and veggies does so much for our overall well-being!

  • Run Sarah April 5, 2010, 11:59 pm

    I find myself more alert with fruits & veggies too but sometimes when I’m focused or in a rush a granola bar is so much easier!

  • Elizabeth April 6, 2010, 12:04 am

    The Kashi roasted Vegetable Pizza is pretty disappointing. I LOVE the Kashi Mediterranean Pizza though!

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs April 6, 2010, 3:41 am

    I always feel pretty low on energy and health when I don’t eat enough f+v – it’s weird how quickly you perk up though when you do have some! I do like to get my veg hit each day 😀

  • Cassie @ A Very Busy Mind April 6, 2010, 5:27 am

    Oh, I’m notorious for adding to my long term to do list, but never getting around to most of it. You’ve been pretty dang busy, though; it’s no wonder you haven’t had time!

    I’ve been wanting to try a Green Monster for the “energy” factor you’ve mentioned, but just never go through with it (it’s on my long term to do list hehehe). Today may be the day!

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) April 6, 2010, 6:15 am

    You’re so right about feeling much better when munching on fruits and veggies. Sometimes I fail to remember it when I’m hustling and bustling around, but it does a world of difference on how I feel too. 😀

    I liked that kashi pizza, but there definitely needed to be a little more sauce and crust involved. And veggies. 😀

  • alexe @ soyaetchocolat April 6, 2010, 6:34 am

    Did you see what you ate for lunch? I think just with that meal you took in more vegetables than most people do in a day… 😉 I move my computer and eat my meals at different places in the appartment to follow the sun… Maybe I was a plant or a flower in my last life?!?

  • Samantha April 6, 2010, 7:18 am

    I’ve read a few comments on here lately from UK readers asking if the Operation Beautiful book will be available in the UK. Well just wanted to let everyone know I’ve just been looking on and they’ve got it to pre-order for about £10 – I’m very excited!

    Apologies if everyone knows this already…

    • Caitlin April 6, 2010, 7:19 am

      thank you so much samantha!

  • Diana (Mymarblerye) April 6, 2010, 8:22 am

    first of all I think you are getting more toned…second of all are you in your undies?!?!

    • Caitlin April 6, 2010, 8:40 am

      heheh NO! those are shorts… that are lookin a little short now that you mention it.

  • Heather April 6, 2010, 8:32 am

    caitlin. you are so smart. just a reminder. 🙂

  • Sami April 6, 2010, 10:31 am

    This breakfast is making my mouthwater! I must recreate this! Oh wait…I don’t have a waffle iron 🙁

  • Sami April 6, 2010, 10:31 am

    This breakfast is making my mouthwater! I must recreate this! Oh wait…I don’t have a waffle iron 🙁

  • Amber K @ sparkpeople April 6, 2010, 10:44 am

    I keep individual Amy’s spinach pizzas in the freezer for those quick nights. They taste fantastic and I’m so glad I can trust all of the ingredients. Plus I LOVE thick pizza. I can’t stand “cracker pizza.” I’m sorry, but thin-crust is not pizza! It’s a cracker with toppings!

    Pizza crust should be chewy, not crunchy. But really, we’re just getting into picky texture issues. =P

    Here’s to a green monster today! Mine is going to have pea protein and flax seed!

  • Laura Georgina April 6, 2010, 2:19 pm

    I’m also a not-so-good-choices snacker when I’m busy at home. I think it’s harder to THINK of what to have and prepare it than it is to eat something you’ve packaged and planned for at a desk away from home sometimes (or even grab the first easy thing in the cupboard)!

  • Amanda @ Cakes and Ale April 6, 2010, 6:25 pm

    To me, bad pizza is like bad sex. It’s never really “bad” per se, just not “the best”! I always still enjoy it… 🙂

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