Whole Foods Tuesday

30 Aug

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?


12 Responses to “Whole Foods Tuesday”

  1. Karolina @ CounselorMusings August 30, 2011 at 6:48 pm #

    I pretty much only eat out when it’s “mandatory”- meaning the entire office is going out for a birthday or celebration of some kind. I do love eating out though…

  2. Meaghan August 30, 2011 at 7:00 pm #

    At my new job, I bring my lunch because there isn’t anywhere near by to get something from. Not within walking distance at least (I take the bus to work). Luckily it’s a small office with a full kitchen and a fridge that only a few people use so I can actually buy a few groceries and just make my lunch there if I want.

  3. Jess August 30, 2011 at 8:00 pm #

    There isn’t a whole foods near me, so I haven’t gotten to try it! Looks great though.

  4. lactosefreelizzie August 30, 2011 at 11:49 pm #

    I looove the whole foods salad bar. Its so easy cuz all a bunch of yummy stuff is layed out right in front of you and all you hav to do is scoop it into your little container!

  5. Em ... Living & Learning August 31, 2011 at 7:26 am #

    I always pack my lunch for work or days that I can’t come home from class to grab something. not only does it save me money, but it keeps me healthier as well – i’m not tempted to get those french fries or milkshakes. haha

    sadly there are no whole foods near me, so no fun salad bar trips for me, but it def looks like soemthing I would hit up as an alternative!

  6. sara @ the foodie diaries August 31, 2011 at 2:27 pm #

    I love the new layout!! Did you design yoru header yourself??

  7. Scarlett August 31, 2011 at 5:45 pm #

    Love love love the Whole Foods salad bar, but it’s far too pricy (especially in NYC) for my grad student budget!

  8. Mallory @ It's Only Life After All August 31, 2011 at 5:51 pm #

    Whole foods salad bar is amazing, but too pricey for me! i have to save it for special treats. as for lunch, i make it at home everyday during the work week.

  9. Bethany @ Accidental Intentions August 31, 2011 at 9:58 pm #

    That salad looks sooo good. I’m obsessed with salads topped with fruit. So good.

    I very rarely buy lunch. I just can’t justify the cost, you know? I do love the convenience of buying lunch rather than making it, though.

  10. Kelsey August 31, 2011 at 11:30 pm #

    i just posted about my first time in whole foods a couple weeks ago. God i love that place, their salad bar was definitely impressive!

    xoxo ❤

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