My favoirte days are the ones where I can sit down at my computer with a hot cup of coffee and know I have all day, or at least a good chunk of time to dive into my work. More often than not, I get so engrossed in my work I forget to eat! I look up from my computer several hours later, exhausted and hungry. So here are my top ten foods to eat while I am writing.
A Peanutbutter & Jelly Sandwich
Oh man, I am a sucker for a goodPB&J! The best thing about this snack or meal is that it isn’t too messy and the nut butter will keep me fueled to keep writing.
Usually, food with dip is a no go when writing, my fingers are busy typing. The exception to the rule for me is hummus. It is filling! It is also a bonus that it is healthy. I like it with whole wheat pita or veggies.
Grapes & Berries
Any fruit that I can just pop into my mouth and it fills the craving for sweet is a win in my book!
Soup or Stew:
If I know I have a weekend of writing ahead or I am on a deadline, this is my go to. I will make a big pot of soup, stew or a casserole that easily reheated. Three minutes in the microwave, and I have hot food.
Leftover cold pizza is my weakness! The best part, aside from taste, is that is easy to eat! Hot pizza is messy, cold pizza isn’t.
I love to keep some convenience meals in the freezer. Pre-made meals from the store are a lifesaver when I am really stuck into a project.
Cheese & Cracker Plate
Nutritionally this is a good option when you put some dried fruit on the plate, and maybe nuts too. I eat this even when I am not writing.
Anything Brought to My Desk
Living with a fellow writer has its perks, this is one of them. Recently my husband wrote his dream book, a non-fiction look at British culture. A good spouse to a writer feeds them when the writer is really on a roll! The deal is though, you eat what you are given or you stop and go make something yourself.
Grace Frazier says
Jacqueline, There’s only one thing I would add to your lovely list – salted avocado slices! Am wondering, though, do you only drink coffee when writing?