It turns out, I was working so much at the end of 2017 that I was skipping lunch. For months! Not only that, but I never had time for social plans, breakfasts, in-person client meetings, and just plain fun. Just today I thought I had a meeting but I had gotten the day wrong. I decided to take that extra hour of my life and go to the dog park with Athena. I was healthier and happier for it! You know I’m all about small goals in the new year, and I do think if you execute them daily, they lead to BIG changes. I’m so glad to have lunchtime back in my life. Lunchtime is sacred time. And lunchtime can be FUN time as well.
1 – Spend your lunchtime with someone special. Isn’t that the BEST? It reminds me of when I worked at an office and had lunch with other people daily. Sometimes, Cassidy will come home for lunch, just to see me. That’s been happening more and more lately. And sometimes it’s so cold out that it’s nice to invite a friend or neighbor over. That’s another change I’ve been making – putting on a pot of coffee, a pot of tea, and putting out a light lunch to share with a friend or loved one.
2 – Exercise on your lunch hour. This is what Cassidy does and he works outside the home. I realized that even though I work at home, I can set aside my lunch hour (or the hour before or after) to go for a brisk walk or light run.
3 – Make lunchtime screen-free. Step away from your computer, phone, TV, and whatever other screen is beckoning to you. It’s so good to spend an hour clearing your eyes and your brain from all the information overload from screens.
4 – Use your lunch hour as a mental time-out. You’re already screen-free, but also make this a time to put on light music, practice your breathing, do some stretching, clear your mind, or anything else that puts you in “time out mode.”
5 – Prepare a deliciously easy, easily delicious meal, especially if you’re on a budget. You all know how much I love Tai Pei entrées. Lately I love that they’ve become my lunchtime solution of choice. No more skipping lunch!
I alternate my lunches, but Orange Chicken is awesome, and best prepared with a clementine too! Tai Pei has a range of great tasting entrées – and there’s exceptional flavor in each dish. All of their entrées are made with real, pure ingredients. There are no preservatives or artificial ingredients, and it’s none of the bad stuff – just pure and delicious goodness.
I love that the product packaging makes Tai Pei a quick and simple meal to prepare in just minutes, using my microwave, and I love that the range of flavors helps eliminate the boredom of typical, everyday meals. There are so many choices, and they’re a great option for meals at home, or anywhere with a microwave! Want to find them near you? Use this store locator to find out where Tai Pei single serve is available near you! They’re in the frozen food section – and the single serve entrées are each made with flavor-infused rice! I’m such a sucker for good fried rice!
If you love Asian Food the way I do, you’ll love Tai Pei’s real, quality ingredients and fresh taste. It’s time to take back boring lunches, and make them extraordinary!