I brought an egg salad sandwich for lunch.
When I broke out my sandwich at my desk, the stink-egg aroma filled the air. Within four days at my new job I had already become the Stinky Girl.
I felt terrible for making the entire office smell like sewage. I now know to always open every lunch in the break room, because that first whiff of smell out of a Tupperware container can stink up a small office for hours.
Today I was reminded of my first week on the job when I popped open my egg salad and was greeted with a pungent odor.
Sure, it’s stinky, but it’s also delicious.
My egg salad contained:
- 2 hard boiled eggs + one hard boiled egg white
- Light Miracle Whip
- Dijon mustard
- Sweet corn
- Sweet relish
I added a big serving of egg salad on top of a bed of freshly chopped romaine lettuce for some extra volume.
I brought steamed broccoli to enjoy on the side, but ended up throwing that into the salad as well.
Have no fear, this entire meal was assembled in the break room where I could stink up the joint without worry. (The pictures were taken prior to leaving for work this morning.)
Of Possible Interest
- A look into the eating habits of a vegan ultra-marathoner (NYTimes.com)
- Two restaurant chains aim to keep all meals under 500 calories (The article *mentioned below* from Entrepreneur.com)
- 20 meat-free recipes to make on the grill (SouthernLiving.com)
500 Calories or Less at Two Restaurant Chains
(Fun fact: I applied for a public relations job at Season’s 52 that required 10+ years of experience when I first graduated college. I never got a call. 😉 A girl can dream, right?)
I hope more and more press is dedicated to covering restaurants such as these. I hope more Americans learn about healthier dining options and can visit these locations and show other restaurants that the public does care about nutrition and would like to have the option to dine out without being faced with 1,500 calorie-plus meals and portions big enough to feed multiple people.
What stuck out to me in the article was the mention of large chain restaurants, such as Applebee’s, that offer a small selection of lower-calorie fare. Though I absolutely love that these places offer healthier options, I honestly hate ordering off the “diet” menu because I feel like I’m missing out on the “real deal.” I think that’s why I love when a restaurant is all-around healthy. It helps keep me in the healthy-eating mindset without feeling like I’m missing out on more indulgent options if I choose healthier fare.
Would you visit a restaurant that offered 500-calorie (or less) entrees, or does dining out mean going all out to you?