“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.

It all makes sense now. 

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

or ORTGS as we call it on the street.

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

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They are good for you dammit
Lemons are really a superfood. They are great for our bodies in so many ways, I always have lemons on hand. I use them as a salad dressing and in my water and tea or I can just eat one whole. Add one to your water and watch your midday hunger suppress. 
Organic Persian Cucumbers: $2.49
I love these little dudes. I eat them raw as a snack or throw in my smoothie in the morning for some added hydration to start my day. You will be surprised how eating one of these on the goal will suppress hunger, a lot of the time you aren’t hungry, you are actually dehydrated and these puppies do the trick.
 Other benefits include: