I started to add a daily coping tip to the SQLServerCentral newsletter and to the Community Circle, which is helping me deal with the issues in the world. I’m adding my responses for each day here. All my coping tips are under this tag.
Today’s tip is to eat something new and healthy today.
A few weeks ago, I was in the Colorado mountains with my wife. We were late getting started, and stopped to grab a bite to eat as an early lunch. I decided to try and eat better here and chose a “power bowl” from a restaurant. It was a combination of rice and quinoa with a number of vegetables piled on. I thought it was delicious, in addition to being visually appealing, and decided to duplicate some of it at home.
I grabbed these ingredients at home the next week and have had this for lunch a few times, assembling things for me and my wife:
- mixed greens (instead of the rice/quinoa)
- cucumber (chopped)
- tomatoes ( I prefer smaller ones, sliced in half)
- avocado – sliced or cut into chunks
- red onion – thinly sliced
- chicken – sautéed with salt, pepper, dash cumin, paprika, garlic powder
- calmata olives
- feta cheese
- balsamic vinaigrette
I tend to cut the cucumber, tomato, and onion up and keep a couple days worth in plastic. I’ll do the chicken up, but chop up a couple portions on demand. I use chunk feta and olives in separate containers and then add them as needed. I prefer more feta, and my wife doesn’t like olives, so I customize those.
I’ll usually cut open an avocado and slice that with chicken. The rest I assemble in a bowl on top of greens, add some dressing, and then toss. Usually I’ll just use two bowls if my wife is eating, and do each next to the other.