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OT - Tone-up Tuesday

Aniki's picture

Happy Tuesday, STalkers! Sorry I'm so late, but it's been a crazy day.

There are days (weeks!) when it's impossible to anticipate what will happen and if you'll be glued to your desk or need your running shoes. Today is a running shoes kinda day. No doubt about - running around with a cup of coffee can be hazardous!! 

What do you to when you're so busy running around that you barely have time to go the bathroom, much less eat?  Candy bar? Protein bar? Bag of pretzels? Protein shake? Nuts?

If I know in advance that my morning will be hectic, I make a protein shake at home and drink it on my way to work. I always keep a high-protein shake in the work refrigerator and a high-protein bar at my desk, just in case. I tried those protein balls, but those things are too darn tasty and almost like eating cookie dough! 4-5 balls later... Gaaaaaaaaaaahhhhh!!!

What's your favorite meal-in-a-minute?

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ProbablyAlreadyInsane's picture

I keep protein shakes in the fridge at work Smile That way if something happens and I don't get a chance to eat, I can just grab one and call it a day!!! Best way to make sure I have something!!!

4-5 balls... More like 40-50... They're YUMMY. self control is hard!

Aniki's picture

PA, I like Atkins and Core Power, but the Core Power is getting $$$. I used to buy them by the case, but the ones I buy are no longer available. The newest Core Power "subscription" averages $5 a bottle. A BOTTLE! It's cheaper for me to buy protein powder and make my own!

Power Bar Protein Plus is my fave (Chocolate Peanut Butter). 20 grams of protein and it's like eating a candy bar. Nom nom nom...

ProbablyAlreadyInsane's picture

I prefer the protein power. I just keep a couple in the fridge for emergencies Smile

Chocolate and peanut butter ANYTHING is heaven!

advice.only2's picture

A meal in a minute, well usually if I'm running and don't have time I get a bag of Gardetto's. I know so bad for you, but they are so darn good and I don't eat them any other time.

advice.only2's picture

It’s got little bread sticks, pretzels and rye chips, it’s the rye chips that get me every time 

Aniki's picture

Ah, the energy spike of a delicious donut! When my insomnia is working overtime, sugar is the only thing that will give me the energy I need. A maple-bacon donut sounds awfully tasty...

Aniki's picture

Evil, it's like pancakes and bacon in donut form! And with a cold glass of milk or hot cup of coffee?? Heaven in my mouth...

somethingwicked's picture

OMG! That sounds like heaven cloaked in fat and sugar! A maple bacon doughnut...

I am swooning..LOL

Where do you get these?

Tim Horton's ,I gather ,since you are way up thar in them Canada mountains...

 

Cover1W's picture

Almonds in my desk. Sometimes a Kind bar or two. We have a coffee stand in our building so it's pretty easy to get something, even on the healthy side.

Aniki's picture

You're so lucky!! The vending machines at work is full of candy bars and chips and terrbile choices. The pretzels are the first to go and there is only one slot for them. And the crap-feteria is over-priced and crappy.

Cover1W's picture

I'm lucky to work in a health care center so we have lots of healthy choices, even in the cafeteria. People complain about the prices (which are more than a normal caf) but we have like 3 varieties of sparking water to choose from!  Awesome! Food from local farms, fresh vegetarian options. Of course, one can go off the deep end and get a gigantic cookie, but it'll be super yummy.

Aniki's picture

I wish we had that! How about some fries or onion rings or fried potatoes? The eggs are cooked in butter. The bagels are grilled. In butter. The salads are iceberg lettuce, a tomato wedge, and some mild cheddar. You can get them with ham, turkey, or roast beef. Pfffft.

Evil3's picture

I take advantage of the busy time and do intermittent fasting. If I'm busy, I can't stop and think about food, so I'll just extend my fasting window. When I'm not intermittent fasting and have a busy day like today, I have to plan my meals and take them to work. So, today I started at 7 am, did a stairwell workout on my lunch hour and then have karate after work. I brought two smoothies with me. One is green and the other has different vegetables in it like cabbage and celery. Smoothies are great because I make them the night before I know I'm going to have a busy day and all I have to do is throw them into my bag and I can drink them while working at my desk. I work downtown, so there are lots of options to go grab something healthy and vegan if I want, but it's really expensive, so I prefer to bring my smoothies. I also keep miso packets and seaweed in my desk drawer. Seaweed is dry, so it doesn't rot. I keep nuts in my desk drawer for emergencies too. I have a tea drawer in case anyone gets thirsty and needs a cuppa. I tend to stock my desk and/or workout bag and car in the event that I have an unplanned insane day.

Aniki's picture

Lucky you! I can't do fasting - unless I want to pass out at my desk. Days like today? Totally unexpected because SH!T HAPPENED. I'm intrigued by the miso packets...

Evil3's picture

I find the miso packets at Asian groceries, Japanese groceries that are popular in my city and in Chinatown. Same with the various types of seaweeds I get.

Cover1W's picture

I use miso paste - I have miso soup for breakfast in the fall/winter/early spring - throw in a couple eggs.  I get the paste at an asian grocery in a big bag or box and bring in smaller amounts to store in the fridge as needed (about a good tablespoon per bowl is good for me).  I hate the powder packets - can't do them since I discovered the fresh paste.

I throw in a hard boiled egg, or some tofu and dried seaweed and viola - deliciousness!