Here’s what I really wanted to call this blog post: “Tips for Eating Healthy When You Can’t Use Your Kitchen Because It’s Tented Off to Dry Out All the Water Damage.” But, you know, that makes for a pretty long title.
So … in case you couldn’t guess, we have water damage in our kitchen. We woke up one day, only to find water seeping up between the floor boards in our kitchen. Turns out, we had a leaking pipe in the wall, and the water spread from the wall to the floor. Major water damage everywhere. And now, our kitchen is totally tented off with a million professional dryers and fans, and has been unusable for days. We can get in and out through a zippered opening, but obviously they asked that we minimize doing so. And using the stove is totally off limits.
With no kitchen, we’re eating out a ton. And when you’re trying to be health conscious, eating out is really, really hard. My husband and I are on a major health and fitness kick, getting ready for our one-year anniversary vacation to Asia (which will include a few beach destinations like Bali and Phuket—gotta look good in that swimsuit!). Up until last week, we were doing great. I was making tons of healthy, tasty, homemade meals and snacks that were keeping us on track.
Then they took my kitchen away. Fortunately, we do have a spare fridge in our garage, so we were able to put a few food essentials in there, like fruit, cold cuts for sandwiches, etc. But, sandwiches get old after a while, so we’re still eating out for one or two meals a day. That’s what led to the inspiration for this post.Continue Reading…