You’ve heard of* Kibbles and Bits.
*Assuming you ever watched television during the late 80s and early 90s.
This is a diet in the literal sense, as in “form and content of daily food intake.”
There are no weight-loss or health improvement claims* associated with it.
*Although it will most definitely help you get over calorie counting, if that’s something you are dealing with.
Spending an extensive amount of time making a beautiful breakfast to take to work [slash]school…
…but deciding once you have arrived that the goodies offered by the fifth grade’s ‘Writer’s Coffee’ or the special treats in the teachers’ lounge are much more appealing. [And then eating your breakfast, too.]
Subsisting on trail mix–official* or unofficial^–for days at a time.
*Pre-packaged or made-at-home, but involving a well-thought-out combination of dried fruit, nuts, and seeds.
^Random handfuls of nuts, dried fruit, and seeds grabbed from various locations in your kitchen.
The knowledge that spoonfuls of nut butter can add up to a meal.
–or delicious eggplant bulgogi–
–and rather than ever creating a beautiful ‘plate,’ eating everything straight from the pan, or at random hours of the night, straight from the fridge.
[This includes cold roasted (white) sweet potatoes, cabbage, squash or eggplant 'chips.']
A nagging uncertainty about whether you’ve actually sat down to eat in weeks.
(And when you DO make a legitimate meal, getting so excited you end up eating the whole thing on the way from the kitchen to the table.)
Considering making dinner, but instead testing and tasting multiple recipes for the cooking class you are teaching.
And deciding that is good for now.
Relying on some bizarre(ly delicious) combination of hemp protein, Plant Fusion Phood (protein and vitamins) or chocolate protein powder, psyllium husk, and almond milk–with or without applesauce–and cereal as your constant go-to snack when you just don’t know what else to eat.
An inability to pass the fridge in your house without popping a
hundred few pieces of melon in your mouth.
Adding granola and/or protein bars to your personal food pyramid.*
*Or should I say, “personal (my) plate (dot org)”?
Nibbles ‘n Bits!
Nibbles ‘n* Bits!
I’m gonna get me some nibbles ‘n bits!
*I think, technically there should be an apostrophe on both sides of the ‘n’ but I’m choosing to ignore that. [Except in this footnote.]