I had no idea the hashtag #WFH was a thing until I wrote an article for Shape about how to tweak meal-preping for your work-from-home life. I’ve gone through phases with working more out of my home or more in an office or co-working setting.

As I mentioned this spring, I decided to give up my office space and work primarily from home. I already do most of my private coaching over video and phone, and I can write from anywhere. For the recipe development, I have to be in my own kitchen, so having a little more hands-on time there has already been helpful. I thought I’d miss going somewhere to work, but it turns out I feel way more productive and better able to get into a good writing flow when I’m not surrounded by chatter.

The key for me, when juggling a bunch of stuff, is setting myself a schedule to stick to every day. I had found myself craving more flexibility. Interestingly, life started throwing me a whole bunch of stuff that demanded said flexibility, and the lower overhead also has helped me be more selective about the projects and people I take on in the midst of a hectic time.

Anyway, I thought today I’d share a look at what I ate on a #WFH day.

Breakfast: I knew I had a busy morning ahead, so the night before I’d made a frittata and some roasted sweet potato to enjoy after my workout. Pardon the ugly photo. I was rushing!

Frittata with sweet potato

Mid-morning I had a coffee meeting and stayed a little longer than planned, but thanks to the giant iced coffee I had, I didn’t even notice I was hungry until I got home.

Lunch: I knew I’d be going out of town the next day, so I threw a bunch of leftovers together with lettuce and a half an avocado and added a can of tuna. A client had recently reminded me of the tuna-avocado combination last week and I’ve been craving it like crazy since.

Arugula Salad with Avocado and Tuna

Snack: In between client calls, I managed to have time for my typical Greek yogurt with cocoa powder and peanut butter. Still not sick of it. I never remember to take a photo, but I’ve found that a tablespoon of cocoa powder gives exactly the flavor and texture I like, and a teaspoon of the peanut butter (you could use almond butter or SunButter or any other nut butter) is enough to add just the right amount of staying power.

Dinner: I met up with a lady-friend at Meme Mediterranean in the West Village. I need to go to this place more often—I’m not usually a fan of small plates-style places, but this is an exception. We shared a beautiful salad with grilled haloumi cheese, and I demolished most of this grilled octopus dish with chickpeas. To drink, I had a glass of prosecco. My tastebuds would have loved a second glass, but I knew I had to get up early the next morning, and that second drink always messes with my sleep.

Meme Mediterranean Octopus

It was so nice to sit outside on a perfect evening and catch up on life and how much has changed since the almost-ten years since we met when I was brand new to NYC.

I was a little hungry again by the time I got home, so I had some blueberries with a spoonful of yogurt and raspberry jam (recycled photo from instagram—I’ve been enjoying this a lot lately!)

Blueberries with Yogurt and Jam

Do you work from home or in an office? What are some of your favorite summer foods? 


To see more WIAW, check out founder Jenn’s blog Peas & Crayons or visit hosts Laura and Arman‘s blogs.

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