A Few of My Favorite Fast Foods

If you follow my Tweets you know that I am mostly made of peanut m&m’s …IF we’re going by the we are what we eat theory, but that’s only when I’m at the gallery {mindlessly popping one after another in my mouth as stress builds and releases throughout the day}. On the regular though, I’m pretty lazy when it comes to food. I like it quick, generally healthy and um, quick. I do cook on occasion but my creativity these days lies elsewhere so we order dinner in or eat out most nights. I always kind of assumed that I’d begin cooking regularly when I had kids and since that’s not happening, I’ll have to motivate myself to someday add cooking to my repertoire of daily activities – but for now, I just can’t be bothered with it. So on the four other days of the week where I am working from home, these are the foods I generally opt for to keep me happy throughout the day.

amy's organic lasagna, yummy foods, quick healthy food, DSC_0035

* While I don’t like to use the microwave for too many things I do love Amy’s Organic Lasagna’s & have been eating them for almost 10 years now. They are delish, organic, quick and easy! My favorite is the Garden Vegetable {which is gluten free as well}. They take 5 minutes to cook, 2 to cool, then I sprinkle parmesan cheese over the top and voila! Amazingly perfect little lunch.


* I die for these organic apples …they are the BEST {though I have no idea what they are because the husband does all the grocery shopping for me}. I keep them refrigerated mostly but since I bring one with me wherever I go, it’s the perfect temperature by the time I eat it. Apples HAVE to be CRISP or forget it! I’m kind of a nut for salty and sweet mixed …so string cheese is usually the other item you’ll find in my bag on any given day. {LeRoy is quite aware of my bag at all times & what morsels he might want to snatch out of it} I’m SUPER PARTICULAR about my string cheese …IT HAS TO STRING or it’s no good to me. In fact, the one’s shown here do not string well and I hate them. I ate all the good ones. Frigo String Cheese in the Green Wrapper seems to be the stringiest!


* Confession: I’m kind of white trash when it comes to a few foods, beef jerky being one of them. It’s just such a great source of protein {and sodium so don’t go there if you have a salt issue}. I HAVE to have something sweet with it …usually apple juice is my sweetness of choice.

Top Ramen noodles

* And speaking of white trash, Top Ramen remains one of my all-time-favorite ZERO nutrition foods on the planet. Also super high in sodium and low in anything that’s good for you, some days it’s just all I crave. Chicken is my favorite …and I always eat it with chopsticks – as if they somehow make it more chic!


* I LOVE avocados. I add them to every salad and every sandwich I ever make but sometimes, when I’m on the go, I just grab one, slice it open, sprinkle some sea salt on it and dig in with a spoon.


* Last but not least, and certainly not healthy …but not horribly bad either, Le Petit Ecolier dark chocolate biscut cookies. OMG MY FAVORITE. They HAVE to be dark chocolate though and COLD! I keep them in the fridge and have been known to eat an entire box in one day – not one sitting, but one day definitely. No judgements 😉

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  • *amanda*

    March 1, 2011 |

    Great line up!
    …most are MY usual suspects as well…
    …and now I’m hungry…
    tee hee!

  • taylor

    March 1, 2011 |

    those biscuit cookies look really good. i’ve never thought of keeping them in the fridge. apples with peanut butter are my go-to snack. i love crisp apples!

  • MerciBlahBlah

    March 1, 2011 |

    Okay, first of all – Ramen Noodles are THE SHIT. I eat them if I have a cold, and add sliced ginger and lots of red pepper flakes, maaaaybe some shredded roast chicken if we have one in the fridge, and it clears the sinuses, I can tell ya that. Also? Eating them with chopsticks is a MUST. I am with ya on that one.

    And the Le Petit Ecoliers? Yup yup yup. I mean, they’re no McVities milk chocolate digestives – which sounds disgusting but in actuality are probably a food of the Gods – but the Le Petit’s are a close runner-up in my humble opinion. I like mine with tea that has lots of milk. Y-u-m.


  • Janine aka J-Ezzy @ *La Dolce Vita*

    March 1, 2011 |

    i adore avocado’s, i can eat them just like you! i adore this frozen dinner i buy at trader joes…(indian) butter chicken…so good!

    ramen noodles are the one item i admit to almost no one that i still eat one every once in a while

  • Marisa

    March 1, 2011 |

    I think we are food sisters. Because I always eat frozen lunches and apples and string cheese. And I too HATE when it doesn’t string. I want string cheese not just a hunk of cheese.

  • Deborah

    March 1, 2011 |

    I eat all of these things. With gusto I might add. Doesn’t the avocado even out all the other ish going on? lol

    I’ve never had any Amy’s item. Looks like I should check it out!

    I drove from California to Minnesota with my youngest daughter and we LIVED on jerky and string cheese. Ankles be damned!

  • Lisa - respect the shoes

    March 1, 2011 |

    Top Ramen and beef jerky, ah, a gal after my own heart! I love the chicken flavor too – it is the only one I’ll buy, and if I want to *feign* nutrition, I’ll throw an egg in!

  • capperson

    March 1, 2011 |

    Love all of your favorites…especially those cookies 🙂

  • Felicia

    March 1, 2011 |

    I love those cookies too but I prefer the milk chocolate ones!

  • Summer

    March 1, 2011 |

    I’m right there with you on the white trash…I LOVE beef jerky and top ramen…and if I may take it a step further, shells and cheese.


  • Julip Made

    March 1, 2011 |

    I could survive on avocados!!! If you like Amy’s meals then check out Moosewood’s frozen entries (http://www.moosewoodrestaurant.com/index.html). The restaurant is amazing and their frozen meals taste as good as what you can get in person.

  • Mindy

    March 1, 2011 |

    Um Frigo string cheese is hands down THE best. I’m the same way, SUPER PARTICULAR about my string cheese and Frigo is where it’s at.

    And Ramen? Yes. Chicken and Creamy Chicken are the best. I like to add a little Tony Chacheres in the Chicken one too.

  • Amy

    March 1, 2011 |

    Love this, I am obsessed with reading about what people eat! Ha! I too am all about avocados. I like apples and cheese together and I love frozen lasagna for lunch, although lately I have been on a soup kick at lunch time…must be a winter thing.

  • Jamie

    March 1, 2011 |

    Honey Crisp Apples! To die for! & String Cheese – my go to’s <3

  • bananas.

    March 1, 2011 |

    dude top ramen is the shit! i don’t care how bad it is for you, it tastes so gooooood! salty plus salty…my favorite!

  • Kati @ "along for the ryde..."

    March 1, 2011 |

    This was such a fun, interesting & different post from you, but I LOVED it! =)

  • modanista junkie

    March 1, 2011 |

    Gotta love the good old top ramen!!!


  • Erin

    March 1, 2011 |

    If you love peanut M&M’s, you’ll go nuts for the new peanut butter ones… I think their stock went up when I was introduced to them.

  • Moosette

    March 1, 2011 |

    Ha! I am cracking up! I totally (secretly) have an obession with both beef jerkey and top ramen – serious staples during my college days!

  • Anonymous

    March 1, 2011 |

    looks so yummy



  • Pretty Little World

    March 1, 2011 |

    I just rediscovered Ramen. I don’t know why, but all of a sudden it sounded good again. So I had it for dinner, pretty much every night for like two weeks or something. I added freshly chopped green onions just as I was adding the seasoning, and it was perfection.

    You know, except for that whole, lack of nutritious value part.

  • Jessica

    March 1, 2011 |

    Hahaha… very pretty pictures of some almost-junk foods! I love the lighting.


    March 1, 2011 |

    Le Petit Ecolier are the biz! But I’m a milk chocolate girl & at room temperature…with milky tea!

    Also an avocado fan, but how could you not be! Delicious!

  • Cherise

    March 1, 2011 |

    I think you just named my diet for the past few weeks 🙂

    I did just trade in Top Ramen for a Ramen place in Studio City that opened not too long ago. It’s AWESOME! Try it!! Jinya Ramen.

    Thanks for the tip on the string cheese. No strings is definitely a deal breaker 🙂


  • TK Kerouac

    March 2, 2011 |

    interesting post
    those french cookies are my favorite also

  • K.Line

    March 2, 2011 |

    I eat all of these!

  • stacy

    March 2, 2011 |

    i’m an avocado whore as well!

  • Poppy

    March 2, 2011 |

    Wow definitely don’t eat too healthy do you lol. Well at least you look like you eat healthy 😀
    You should try Pink Ladies apples, they are soooo delicious!

    I was addicted to ramen & totinos pizza for about a year…ate them almost everyday. Yum!

  • Abbe

    March 2, 2011 |

    I too, love beef jerkey… It is one of my most favorite snacks… And I am also the same about string cheese- I love it, but if it is not stringy, it is no good to me… Target’s Market Pantry string cheese is amazingly stringy. So is Polly-O but I don’ think we get that in Denver…

    My Leather Jacket

  • Maria

    March 3, 2011 |

    I have a sick obsession with petit ecolier’s too…I’m drooling just thinking about them!

    xoxo Maria

  • Di Brito

    March 4, 2011 |

    Oh good news…They make an organic ramen in a package similar to Top Ramen. Look around in your local whole foods or coop. If you can’t find any, I will send you a few packages.
    Diana from San Francisco

  • Mari

    March 7, 2011 |

    It may sound weird but in Brazil we eat avocatos not with salt, try them sometime with brown sugar. delicious!

  • Anonymous

    August 28, 2011 |

    Don’t the cheese/apples get all warm by the time you eat? Or do you carry it around in an insulated bag?

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