I am lucky enough to work at an office building that is basically inside a gorgeous outdoor mall in LA. One of the best things about shopping in Los Angeles actually is that a lot of the pretty shopping centers are designed to be entirely open air. In fact, the one near my office only has one “indoors” section where the stores aren’t free-standing — and that’s the food court!

While there are many great food options (Coral Tree, Breadbar) there are just as many “evil” temptations (Wetzel’s Pretzels anyone?!). I usually save the restaurants for days when I am meeting friends for lunch in an effort not to waste my dollars! On days when I don’t bring lunch and don’t feel like driving to the grocery store, I end up at Gelson’s, a fancy-pants supermarket that carries SOME unique items but mostly just a melange of overpriced food. I hate spending the extra cash but at least I am saving on gas, right?!

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Today I came to work with red peppers, broccoli, and cauliflower…and that’s it. How I had time to chop fresh veggies last night but not make anything else is beyond me! Luckily, I FOUND SANDWICH THINS at Gelson’s and my meal was set. I’m so happy the West Coast finally has these guys cause they were great! After picking them up, I needed to find some protein to finish off the meal and the most processed lunch ever was born…

Sandwich Thins, Boca Burger, Kraft Fat-free Cheddar Cheese slice

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Which turned into this:

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Thank goodness I had lots of fresh raw veggies to munch and crunch as well 🙂

Late afternoon was spent reading some magazines for work while enjoying a delicious 0% Fage. I don’t know what happened to me, but I am in love! I was going to kiss the container, but thought that might be a wee bit awkward.

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Side note, Fage also looks really good when mixed in my morning mess…

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Oops, sorry, got distracted there.  Okay back to the magazines! The August 4th issue of Woman’s Day included a great quote from Wendy Bazilian, one of the authors of The SuperFoodsRx Diet:

Eating well is about continually making good small choices.

True dat.

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