School has started which means I’m busy putting in 10-12 hour days. It’s a terrific way to spend my time, but it also means that I don’t get to work out every single day and have been indulging in the occasional absent-minded stress eating. Three handfuls of skittles? Don’t mind if I do. 3/4 of a caramel-stuffed of a chocolate bar? That sounds like a terrifically irresponsible dessert.
In a fit of consumerist glee, I did manage to purchase one of these:
I never thought that shoveling cottage cheese into a small plastic container and then placing it into another slightly larger plastic container would be so satisfying! When my boyfriend unexpectedly decides to eat most of a can of beans, I can save the remaining few ounces and eat them for lunch. What a magnificent system! My lunches have been so healthy! Another perk is that this encourages me to waste less food because I no longer have an excuse as to why all of the [insert random vegetable here] is not eaten and goes bad at the end of the week. I can bento it!
You can buy your own here or at Whole Foods. Not included: What to say when your friends and family make fun of you because you are obsessed with your lunchbox (and perhaps adorn it with stickers.)