Today is the second part of my “What I Love About Working From Home” series, and it is all about food. Managing to have a healthy breakfast and lunch was darn near impossible when I worked in an office. I always intended to get up early enough to have a light, sensible breakfast and pack my lunch, but I was much too fond of the snooze alarm to make that happen. So, I wound up skipping breakfast and grabbing fast food for lunch. Bad, bad, bad.
Now that I am working from home I have so many more options when it comes to my food choices. I’m not limited by what can be reheated in the microwave or whether there is room in the breakroom fridge. I’ve never been much of a breakfast eater, so most days it is just a hard boiled egg and a piece of fruit or maybe a toaster waffle. Sometimes I just wait and make myself an omelet and have brunch. That is definitely something I couldn’t have done in my cubicle!
For lunch I try to have leftovers whenever possible. On days that I don’t have leftovers I usually just heat up some soup or have a sandwich. Yeah, I know that is all stuff I could have done in an office, but I was always so bad about forgetting to pack them along.
Another great thing (especially in the winter) is that I can put on a pot of stew or chili or pop a roast in the oven during the day. My house stays toasty warm and dinner pretty much cooks itself while I’m working. I get to feel like both super employee and super wife. Can’t lose situation!