does this packed lunch really look all that exotic or bizarre to you?
contents: smoked salmon + goat cheese wrap; cucumbers, radishes, + carrots with annie’s light honey mustard dressing for dipping; 2 late july faux-reos*
i’m guessing that if you’re reading this, you’re not all that shocked by this lunch which took all of 5 minutes to throw together. but at work? i typically can’t eat without at least 3 people:
■ asking, “what is that!?”
■ asking, “how do you have time to DO that?”
■ saying, “you’re so healthy!”
come on, this lunch contains both chocolate AND cheese! i’m not eating a pile of alfalfa sprouts and kale. i don’t really get annoyed by these comments because i like my coworkers and i’ve grown used to the (undue, in my opinion) attention. but i do wonder why it seems so foreign and hard to pack a (relatively) nutritious lunch.
part of the spectacle/wonder comes from the fact that we often have free lunch supplied to us. i personally would rather eat a non-free healthy lunch that is made up of things that i like than settle for FREE food that is neither satisfying nor all that appealing to me. but this is definitely not the majority sentiment.
finally, i think it’s kind of funny (and even a little odd) that we spent a LOT of our time in primary care clinic counseling patients about nutrition (5, 3, 2, 1, almost none, baby!). . . after being served pizza or chick-fil-a for free for a noon meal. while i’m not about to go all jamie oliver-style on our residency program, i just think it’s a little weird. then again, the budget is limited, and cheap food does not usually equal healthy food.
okay, off my soapbox! anyone else suffer from lunchtime gawkers? i have a feeling i am not alone in this . . .
you know who certainly would not be confused by my laptop lunchbox? these local ladies! i’m hosting a little gathering at our house this evening for the local blogger set and i’m pretty excited. i don’t think we’ve ever had more than 3-4 people over for dinner at this apartment, so it will also be a bit of an adventure . . .
certainly pix to follow tomorrow! i know there will be plenty of food papparazzi present — but unlike the article referenced, i will welcome these ladies (and their cameras) with open arms!
* i am sure i am not the first person to come up with this term, but i’m still pretty proud of it!