Lunch Shortcuts with the World's Healthiest Foods

Even though you might be in the exact right mood for our 5-Spice Onion Soup or our Shrimp and Avocado Salad, the fact of the matter is that on many days, you'll find yourself having to make a spur-of-the-moment decision about lunch. Should you just take a time-out from the World's Healthiest Foods, and head through the drive-through for a fast food sandwich? We believe there are many creative ways to stick with the World's Healthiest Foods at lunchtime, even if you aren't able to work from our website recipes.

Consider, for example, the many types of beans included in the World's Healthiest Foods. Did you know that many are available in ready-to-eat spreadable form? Organic garbanzo beans, for example, are widely available in the form of hummus, which also incorporates another mainstay of the World's Healthiest Foods - olive oil. Black bean dips and mixed bean dips are also common. These bean dips make a great complement to 100% whole grain organic rye, whole wheat, or rice crackers, and build a significant amount of protein into the mid-day meal.

Nut butters - including almond butter and cashew butter - also make great lunchtime staples.

Also consider trying to build a salad from a local salad bar using a unique blend of the World's Healthiest Foods. Instead of focusing on croutons, cottage cheese, sliced cheese, bacon bits, and iceburg lettuce, head for the romaine lettuce, garbanzo beans, green pepper slices, broccoli florets, red onion slices, sunflower seeds, carrots, and tomatoes. Consider an olive oil and vinegar dressing.

Even though they are not likely to be organic (which would be a huge plus), all of the above salad choices will keep you in sync with the World's Healthiest Foods!

This page was updated on: 2002-11-29 22:40:58
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