These days, the dog days of summer in the midst of Covid-19, healthy eating does not always follow the same path I used to plan. These days, meal planning is pretty much restricted to just a few days in advance, rather than a week.
These days I try to maintain some sort of normalcy in meals but allow for more “rescue meals”. I allow for ordering pizza, picking up a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store, pulling something out of the freezer that I made a few months ago, or opting for super simple, like grilled cheese with soup or a can of tuna. Or hotdogs and potato chips.
These days are really driven by self-awareness. How am I feeling? What am I thinking about? Do I need to reach out to talk to someone? Take a nap? Write? Do I have enough energy left to make complicated side dishes, or is a plate of raw carrots and steamed peas enough to compliment the easy chicken and rice I’m cooking? Am I even hungry enough to eat?
Some days I just really want to eat chocolate. Others, I can’t eat enough vegetables. Still others, I crave solid, heavy complex carbs and rich fatty nuts. I typically eat what I want. This is a time for grace.
That’s my eating strategy for this summer, in a nutshell. How does yours look? I’d love to hear about it. Feel free to comment here or check in on my Facebook page.
Be well, friends