Second on the yogurt. I will force myself to eat it sometimes, at least one single-serve cup a day. Keeps the gut-pipes active. And another second on the miso soup; I like buying these packets when they go on sale.
String cheese; cottage cheese; sliced cheese; lots of cheese. In my world, Puttin’ on the Ritz means discerning fashion for classic cracker combos–and not only in Mr. Astaire’s classic, fancy foot work. I be like a dog, really, in that regard. A carefully folded packet of sharp Provolone or Parmesan is my only undoing, a probable cause for lost hours held mindfully unaccountable, and one Peaceful Village safe tonight. I may have been a fervid Green Bay Packers fan and Wisconsin native in a past life, Or French. I think French.
Oeufs en cocotte. (See? French.
*grin*) When I cannot be arsed to break out the cast iron for charring some meat, I crack two eggs in an olive-oil Pam’d ramekin; garlic, salt, pepper; cheese; chopped vegetables–if I have them at the ready in th’ fridgy–perhaps a Canadian bacon slice pre egg drop, a few tablespoons milk post egg drop, topped with Pam’d croutons to replace toasted+buttered bread slices–
…fifteen minutes later, the 350F preheated oven outputs this tasty and filling protein-bomb; my runny yolks go runneth over an appetizing albumen set nicely; all by little effort and sans formal mise en place from a few pre-cooked ingredients. I envy @Darren_Gough’s patience in making omelettes; this porcelain-delicate, patient folding skill can go for making a neatly loaded crêpe too (Perfect-win, rhetorical French humor aside…I do like them for their minimal buckwheat carbohydrates and a lotta healthy options in topping choices; sweet or savory).
I will also make my own freezer meals. That way I have zero excuse for not eating some kinda balanced diet despite my half-sedentary lifestyle. I have a microwave, thus I have a healthy meal not requiring me to interface with cardboard and impatiently prying it open with the nearest knife. Battle scars adorn my hands as proof when I kinda-sorta admit that sometimes the cardboard won.
I also vary juices consumed; this based on the time of day. Orange juice for the morning to get my blood sugar up, then Juicy Juice (no high fructose corn syrup) and milk until the evening, into the night: cherry juice and pomegranate juice.
Meal habits in general? Proteins and fats stay for morning, for lunch, and for snacking hourly to keep metabolism up in the afternoon; leading to the carbohydrates for supper and snacking before snoozing. I have insomnia otherwise, and all this food pedantry does help keep the weight off too, with the occasional “stand up and walk a bit” for :20 before returning to the keyboard. Finally, I stay away from all carbonated drinks and anything with sugar syrup as a first ingredient.
(Aye. I like to cook. A lot. Also, thank you for putting up with my neurotic writing; it is appreciated.)