I was really hungry when I got home from work tonight, but I don't keep a lot of convenience or quick foods in the house, and I only had an hour and a half before I needed to leave for my second job. I grabbed some chips and salsa and threw a spaghetti squash in the oven to bake, so I could have it with some marinara after work. During work I sat and fantasized (yes, this is the accurate word) about supper. I needed to stop by the grocery store and knew I was in trouble. Me + Starving + Grocery store = huge bill and lots of crap.
I surprised myself! I limited myself to only impulse buys in the produce aisle. I picked up some jicama to dip in guacamole (recipe later), and some beautiful red peppers. I needed frozen strawberries for smoothies, and I also picked up a bag of frozen mixed fruit. I am snacking on the mixed fruit now, and it is fantastic. It was also on sale, so I got 3lbs. of fruit for under $3. My last impulse buy was Bocca "Chicken" patties. I forgot how good these were. I know they're processed and not the best thing for me to eat, but it's better than the nachos I was making almost nightly because I needed something fast.
I came home and instead of using the squash I had a Bocca sandwich and some fruit. I feel good because even though it was not the meal I was planning, it still wasn't bad.