Thursday, April 5, 2007

These Are Four Star Foods!

Here are the four criteria for making this list:
* food is nutritious (benefits exceed deficits by wholesome margin)
* food is inexpensive (no need to trade health gain for wallet pain)
* food needs little/no prep time (no kitchen fatigue)
* food is portable (not too heavy to carry, before or after you eat it)

Here they are:
- banana
- clementine
- apple
- yogurt
- kirby cucumber
- grape tomatoes
- baby carrots
- snow peas
- yams (see earlier post)
- hard boiled egg
- applesauce (in ready cups)

Most of these items are readily available year round.
Hard boiled eggs can stay up to a week in the frig.
A small (8 oz) plastic bottle of water frozen can provide
extension of quality. (Allow room for ice expansion).
What other four star foods can you add to the list?

2 comments:

Jen said...

hmm, i would say oatmeal, if you have water and a microwave (so maybe not so portable), goldfish (maybe not so so healthy, but still not bad), and generic brand fruit bars (i.e. store-brand nutrigrain bars)...i'm sure i'll think of more in a few weeks, after officially being off the meal plan and having to make more food-purchasing decisions :)

Morgana said...

Great work.