Even though you might be totally in the mood for our 5-Spice Onion Soup or our Shrimp and Avocado Salad, the fact of the matter is that on many days, you can 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 closest fast food drive-through? No! No need to sabotage your health and your waistline, there are many creative ways to enjoy the World's Healthiest Foods at lunchtime, even if you aren't able to enjoy one of our website recipes.
Your grocery store will have many ready-to-go healthy options. How about:
- A box of organic, whole grain crackers or low-fat corn chips plus one of the World's Healthiest Foods beans in ready-to-eat spreadable form. Organic garbanzo beans, for example, are widely available in the form of hummus, which also incorporates another health-and-flavor-boosting mainstay of the World's Healthiest Foods: olive oil. Black bean dips and mixed bean dips are also commonly available. These bean dips make a great complement to 100% whole grain organic rye, whole wheat, or rice crackers, and pack a significant amount of protein into a mid-day meal. For dessert, grab an apple, pear, orange, a kiwifruit or some grapes on your way to the checkout.
- Nut butters, including almond and cashew butters as well as peanut butter, also make great lunchtime staples with those whole grain crackers. Bananas really team up well with this combination.
- If your office has a microwave, check out the boxed organic soups. These are now available in a wide variety of great flavors, from standards like tomato bisque to curried butternut squash. Pick up a package of spiced pumpkin seeds and use as a topping for your soup.
- Build a salad from the grocery salad bar using a unique blend of the World's Healthiest Foods. Skip the greasy, refined flour croutons, fatty cheese and bacon bits, and nutrient-poor iceburg lettuce. Pile on the romaine lettuce, garbanzo beans, hard boiled eggs, green and red pepper slices, broccoli florets, red onion slices, sunflower seeds, carrots, and tomatoes. Drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice or vinegar.