Saturday, December 5, 2009

"everything you need you know, you learned in kindergarten"

My Mom has always used this phrase, and I found out this week that it applies to after5chef cooking, too! Continuing with the weird schedule and eating dinner at my desk in my office, I thought I'd try something classic this week: peanut butter and jelly, chips (just a serving size), fruit, and a brownie ... exactly what I used to find in the lunches my Mom packed when I was little. I'll admit, it's not the most nutritious meal I've ever put together, but it is quick and satisfying. The key to this one is really the serving sizes. Seriously - read the back of the chip bag. It might say "low calorie!" on the front, but how many chips equal low calorie? It's definately not the whole bag. And take a grown-up approach to your pb&j - multi-grain bread, organic peanut butter, and fruit jam that isn't dorwning in high fructose corn syrip ... just a little food for thought.