“But, I dont have time to cook during the day, I just go with what’s easiest”
Hey, Guess what? No one has time to cook during the day and meal prep can be a hassel. But during the same time it takes you to make a midday bad decision you can turn those quick lunch or midday snacks into fuel for your body and not a negative.
Check out some of my favorite midday staples.
Organic Mushrooms 8oz: $2.49
Such a great snack. I can eat mushrooms whole or I love to dip them in hummus.
Fun(gi) facts about Mushrooms:
Mushrooms are an amazing meat substitute. They are low in calories, fat-free, cholesterol-free and the only thing in the produce section this high in vitamin D. Mushrooms provide important nutrients, including selenium, potassium (8%), riboflavin, niacin, vitamin D and much much more that is usually associated with meat. I add them to my salad and wrap or just grab a few whenever I want a snack. Add hot sauce for added flavor.
Mushrooms are the leading source of the essential antioxidant selenium. Antioxidants, like selenium, protect body cells from damage and strengthens the immune system.
Research about the nutrient composition of mushrooms here.
Info about mushrooms and it’s link to cancer prevention here.
Mushrooms and its ties to supporting a healthy immune system here.
Kale Salad & Super Spinach Salad – $3.99 each
Don’t use the dressing as discussed in an earlier article. But the salads themselves are a great quick, cheap meal. I add balsamic vinegar and lemon for my dressing substituent.
Organic Roasted Tomato Gazpacho Soup: $3.99
This was a treat. All the ingredients are healthy, organic and the salt count is reasonable for a prepared soup. The flavor is a great mix of flavors and spice and I can eat this cold, straight out of the container for a mid day snack or with a salad for a meal.
Lemons – $.39 Each
Helps reduce inflammation
Rich in antioxidants
Rich source of Vitamin C
High in beta-carotene