By Milli ThorntonWe all know writers with healthy eating habits, right?
(That wasn’t me winking. Or thinking of my friend who deifies French fries.)
If you’re guilty like me, you sometimes do things you know would not get you the Oprah seal of approval.
Go on, admit it. When was the last time you drank another cup of coffee when you should have been eating a protein breakfast—because you were glued to someone’s better-than-stable-blood-sugar blog for writers?
How abut the last time you stuck a frozen thing in the microwave for lunch because you were having a writing binge and you didn’t care if you starved? (But the belly rumbles were distracting you, so you made a dash to the nuke machine.)
Since I’ve been doing a few similar things lately, I thought I’d remotivate myself by posting my special recipe for Milli’s FlatOut Outrageous Wrappers. This recipe is also perfect for our 10K Days coming up this week.
Naturally, you can substitute ingredients and do what works for you. If you try it, please let me know any modifications you made that are yummalicious enough to share.
Milli’s FlatOut Outrageous Wrapper
Smart Balance Omega Plus Mayonnaise
Plainville Farms Oven-Roasted Sliced Turkey Breast*
Adam’s Reserve New York Extra Sharp Cheese
Natures Basket Organic Sweet Baby Lettuce**
Bolthouse Farms Matchstix French-Cut Carrots***
Dried Cranberries (or use cranberry sauce)
Cucumber (or use diced celery for extra crunch)
Sliced or diced red onion
* No Antibiotics – Vegetarian Fed – Humanely Raised – No Growth Hormones
** The plastic package is made from plants!
*** No preservatives
If your local store doesn’t carry much in the way of organic, I recommend reading labels. Avoid anything marked “low-fat” . . . unless it passes the squinty-eyed label-reading test. If you see sucrose, glucose or fructose featured high on the list (and if you still want your lunch to be healthy) you can shake your fist and swear at the marketing whizzes for their creative labeling.
By the way. This recipe doesn’t have to take much longer than microwaved Chicken Surprise. Once you get in the swing of things, these beauties take a mere 5-10 minutes to assemble.
FEELING INSPIRED? We welcome contributions to our new Healthy Writers series. If you’ve got a healthy-lifestyle tip for writers (one that’s fun and doable for most folks but not necessarily a recipe), please visit our guest blogger invitation page.
Milli Thornton is the author of Fear of Writing: for writers & closet writers. She is owner of the Fear of Writing Online Course, where her mission is to put the fun back into writing. Milli blogs at Screenwriting in the Boonies and Milliver’s Travels and coaches writers individually at Writer’s Muse.