I love the Far Side. I mean - who doesn't? Soooo funny. The cartoon above is one that stuck with me, and I will frequently use the term "fud" for, well, food. But when I think about it, there are certain types of food that are more fud than others. A sliding scale as it were.
Obviously McDonalds is on the fud side of the scale. Whole carrots? Well they pretty much define the food end. Gogurt? Fud. Yogurt? If it's pre-flavored, more fud. Plain and unsweetened? Food.
Recently I've found myself sliding further along to the fud side of the scale. I've been eating more protein bars as snacks, and my sweet tooth is a little more readily fed these days. Part of this has to do with pure laziness. Part of it is also the fact that I have long days and moderately high calorie needs with the amount of exercise I'm now getting.
I do pack and bring my lunches to work every day. I usually pack for an afternoon snack; today was blueberries, cocoa almonds, and string cheese. I think, however, that I will have to start packing a late afternoon snack because right before I left work I got hungry. And I knew that if I didn't eat before the 45-60 minute ride home (depending on if the T was acting up - which it was) I would tend to not listen as much to my hunger signals when I actually did get to eat. So - Clif bar.
This long post is basically a way of pushing myself back to the food side of the scale. More protein especially needed.
Instead of protein bars, I'm thinking:
*cottage cheese + blueberries (since they are now in season and cheap!)
* oatmeal soaked in milk w/cinnamon, fruit, and a bit of yogurt
* hard boiled egg (deviled?)
* salt and vinegar chickpeas - recipe @ OhSheGlows
or even making my own protein bars? Either way - I'm not wasting my money and precious calories on fud any more!