What’s In My Lunch Bag, or Evidence That I am a Nomad

Remember when I was saying that it’s very important to pack a satisfying amount of food?

Here’s what I packed for lunch yesterday:

One and a half loaves of homemade oatmeal bread

One wedge of homemade cornbread

One tupperware container full of homemade cheese grits and homemade Brazilian black bean soup

An entire box of Stoned Wheat crackers

A tub of hummus

A bag full of almonds, walnuts, pecans, cashews, raisins, craisins, and dried cherries

Half of a very large carrot, many celery sticks, and a few sprigs of broccoli

An orange

A banana

Six homemade brownies

Do not fear, gentle reader. I did not consume all this food in one setting. So far, I have eaten two lunches, one dinner, many snacks, and I shared some of my bread with Jerry. And I still have leftovers! There’s enough for lunch and snacks tomorrow, too.

Why, you may ask, did I pack enough food for three days? Because I am a nomad, and I like to carry my food with me as I traipse about the law library.

Also, bad things happen when I pack a “normal” amount of food. First, I eat my lunch at 10 a.m. Then, I realize that I am starving and I buy lunch number two. Two hours later, I am starving and I buy a brownie. Basically, I am a bottomless pit.

Finally, carrying a loaf of bread around makes me feel  safe. Laugh if you want, but there’s something very powerful about knowing I have so much food that I cannot possibly run out. And by “powerful” I mean “enables me to walk past coffee shops and falafel stands and keep my money in my pocket.”

3 Responses to What’s In My Lunch Bag, or Evidence That I am a Nomad

  1. Erin says:

    I found your blog through Gala Darling’s website, and I’m definitely going to follow it. I’m really keen to eat healthy, but I need a bit of inspiration to make the food interesting, and you seem to do that with these posts. Also, I love that line about carrying a loaf of bread. You make such a good point! I’m tempted to carry around a loaf of wholemeal and a jar of honey, just for the security 🙂

  2. localizing says:

    I’m so glad that you’re enjoying the site – let me know if there’s anything I can do to help. There should really be a secret society for people who carry bread and honey around in their bags.

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