This morning, I had to decided between this:
Guess which one I chose? If you guessed bills, youâ€™re right. :) I think my legs need a rest day, anyway.
For the rest of February, Iâ€™m trying really hard to eat all my meals in (with the exception of travel meals + my dadâ€™s birthday dinner, which is actually tonight!). The goals are two-fold: hopefully, weâ€™ll spend less money by dining in, and Iâ€™ll be eating more nutritious foods.
Iâ€™ve been thinking a lot about why I get so much take-out so I can better avoid dining out. Iâ€™ve concluded there are three general times I fall prey to takeout:
1) LUNCH â€“ Takeout for lunch happens when Iâ€™m too lazy/busy/tired/stressed to pack my lunch and end up foodless at the clinic. I have no other choice but to call up my favorite restaurants and place an order for takeout.
2) DINNER â€“ Takeout or dining out for dinner usually isnâ€™t triggered by stress, although sometimes, we get takeout because weâ€™ve worked late and just want to eat. Mostly, we use dining out as a way to escape home and the responsibility of having to clean up. So eating out for dinner is more about enjoyment.
3) COFFEE â€“ Starbucks. Enough said.
Now, Iâ€™ll have to think of creative ways to get our date night fix at home, but solving my lunch conundrum is pretty easyâ€¦. I have to actually plan ahead and pack my lunch. Duh.
Todayâ€™s packed lunch:
Four corn tortillas (such a fun change from wheat) with a filling of chickpeas, tomatoes, and spinach, all drizzled in olive oil for some healthy fat.
All packed up to go, with an apple for crunch.
I really LOVED this lunch. It was portable and satisfying (albeit small; Iâ€™ll need a snack soon!). I loved all the different flavors in the little wraps. And best of all, it literally took me 3 minutes to prepare, and half of that time was spent hunting for tupperware. 🙂
Are you trying to cut back on eating out, too? Whatâ€™s your takeout trap?