When I began my job, five weeks ago, I decided that I would allow myself to go out to eat once a week. With an office surrounded by restaurants (Qdoba, Paradise Bakery & Starbucks are just a few), it’s hard not to be tempted to run and buy something for lunch, rather than bring it from home. So everyday, except one, I bring my lunch from home, and leave my wallet in the car when I go into work. It’s a system that works for me, especially since I know I’m not completely depriving myself from going out.
Only two weeks into work, on a random Thursday, I learned that Whole Foods (right next door to my building) is my best bet for fresh, fast food, because there is never a line at the salad bar or the checkout, whereas standing in line for a naked burrito at Qdoba could take fifteen to twenty minutes, on a good day. This is when I declared Thursday, “Whole Foods Thursday.”
I went from eating out (anywhere) once a week, to eating at Whole Foods once a week. Except…Thursday comes late in the week and sometimes that is a long time to wait. Which is why… today ended up being a “Whole Foods Tuesday” for me.
I didn’t feel like packing my lunch this morning, and I was craving a salad anyway, so I was perfectly fine with dishing out $6 something for a big salad and a bottle of flavored water.
I wish I would’ve topped the whole thing with more berries. So so good. The water, on the other hand, was a little disappointing. I have tried the blackberry flavor before, but never the lime. It had a bit of a funny aftertaste. You better believe that I wanted to get my whole $2 worth though, so I drank the whole thing anyway :).
As far as tonight goes, I am meeting a friend to go walking and then I plan to relax on the couch before bed. Have a wonderful evening!
Do you bring your lunch, or eat out, when you’re at work/school?
Thoughts on the Whole Foods salad bar?