My job has nothing to do with running or eating, but that hasn’t stopped me from trying to incorporate some running and lots of eating into my daily 9-5.
Most week’s I’m out RUNching with willing co-workers on Wednesdays enjoying the London weather of the moment and getting some fresh air. Sometime’s we can be found at the park across the road doing a bootcamp session or in the gym downstairs. Overall we’re a pretty active office so when some PRs for food companies got in touch to sample their products I thought – why not send them to my work and put them in the staff kitchen for those runger moments.
Aloe vera juice
Taj Foods only sent me 2 bottles of the juice which wasn’t quite enough to share around the office, I tried the mango flavour and was immediately put off by the sweetness and the gooey chunks floating in it. It was not the type of drink I’d reach for post-run, but others have said they like it.
Fruyo – (aka 0% Total Greek yoghurt with fruit)
I am one of those people who eat the 0% yoghurt – not because it’s fat free – because I don’t like creamy yoghurt (or milk…) I know they’re loaded with sugars and fat is good for you but for me they’re a treat not a staple in my diet so I’m all for less creamy yoghurt options.
Fage sent over a huge selection of their new Fruyo yoghurts and they were so good. I baked with a few of them (Banana bread!) and the rest were left in the office for post-RUNch runger snacks. They were also really popular with the workout-before-work crowd who wanted something to eat at their desk.
So I couldn’t quite leave this one in the office kitchen, but when Quorn sent me a bunch of their products they wanted me to try them as a way to add more protein to my diet and recovery. I love meat and have no problems cooking my own meat so I wasn’t keen on replacing any of my meals but figured it was worth giving this different product a shot.
Plus if it’s good enough for Mo, it’s good enough for me.
I can’t say that I was sold on the visual of my various Quorn products – but on a Sunday when Alex and I had got home from our half marathon and even after having a roast AND pudding earlier in the day we were hungry 2 hours later. Hungry & lazy we weren’t up to going out or even walking up/down the flights of stairs to get takeaway so the Quorn escalopes in the fridge seemed pretty appetizing. They’re a quick cook and once I covered them in buttery garlic mushrooms and added a bit of rice provided a perfect second dinner.
Does anyone else get random food deliveries to their office and use their co-workers as guinea pigs?