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Will It Heal or Harm?


I am sure I have mentioned my black and white rule regarding food choices and what to eat. To sum it up, in case you missed it the first time around, here it is: The foods we eat will either build our health or build our disease. And then picture me dusting my hands of the matter because it really is that simple.

The tough part is putting our good judgement before our taste buds. As you know, my kitchen is currently a disasterous wreck. I have been working odd hours in an effort to keep up with my work and refinish my furniture. The most challenging part is lunch time.

The other day, I had been working non-stop from 8:00 am and when 1:30 rolled in and I started feeling all wonky, I realized it was time for a break. I walked out into my neighbourhood thinking I would grab a salad from the local cafe. I looked at the menu of sandwiches and cheese and chicken filled salads and just wasn't feeling it. I walked further up the street and saw a roti shop and since I had been all in the Caribana spirit I thought I might go that route.

I took a moment and thought this through. I thought about what I had to get done in the afternoon, what my dinner and evening plans were and knew that some big heavy hot lunch was going to weigh me down like an anchor our at sea.

And so I went into the little grocery store, not really sure what I would be able to put together but was thrilled with what I came away with. Hummus, baby spinach, brown rice wraps and a little dried mango for an afternoon snack.  Total cost was $11.00 and I now had lunch for at least three, if not four days.

It is always easier to take the easy route, but it is definitely not always worth it. And I know, I know... I should have packed a lunch like I tell my clients to do and been prepared but I wasn't. At least, my good judgement was in full force 'cause goodness knows I would not have been bragging had I blown myself up on garbage food and then felt poopy for it.

I am curious about your favourite go-to, non-cook meals are. Share with me... please! I may kitchenless for a few more weeks still.

25 Responses to “Will It Heal or Harm?”

  1. Marissa said…
    I eat many a hummus salad, and mine aren't small. We are talking about 1 1/2 lbs of salad, plus a container of Trader Joe's Eggplant hummus (which is like a seriously garlicky mixture of baba ghanouj and hummus and I am a complete addict.
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