I'm sure it's hard to get into a routine but once you get back into teaching I hope you find a good schedule for yourself.
I would not get into those ready-made meals but that's just me. I know they may be convenient but they're very expensive. I looked at the Medifast website and it looks like over $300 for a month of food. I can't imagine spending that! If you're home longer in the day, then you might consider eating dinner in the morning or at noon. You may have more time to prepare and eat breakfast or lunch, so make one of those your main meal. Dinner can then be something smaller like a salad or yogurt.
Having food on hand is important so it's easier to get it ready when you get home. Make a larger chicken dinner and keep half or more for another meal. Use frozen veggies because they cook up fast and they're already cleaned. Or, again, prepare fresh veggies and keep some for another day.
Keep baggies of nuts, carrot sticks, celery pieces, cheese to take with you for snacks.
Check out the low-carb website for more food ideas. http://forum.lowcarber.org/
Glad you're back, Karen, but I'm sorry for all the upset in your life. I hope you're healing ok.
Laniediabetes moderatordiabetes type 2 controlled so far by diet and exercise
very low carb way of eating
Post Edited (LanieG) : 8/25/2011 7:07:50 PM (GMT-6)