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