Thanks to one of the more common side-effects, things don't often stick around for very long, so I've got to make the most of what's going in. Who knows if it's really in there long enough for any nutrients to get sucked out. In reality, it shouldn't take chemo or cancer or my love of flushable toddler wipes to make want me to make every bite count.
In the end, we can all admit that making a salad heavy in whole food goodness can involve a little bit of manual labor, right? So busting out one for lunch every day is a heavy commitment, right? All that chopping and slaving away, yeah?
One night during dinner prep, I found myself chopping everything and putting it in a bowl apart from the lettuce. There are some people in our family who do not like cucumbers. And there are others who think mushrooms are a nasty little fungus because they are a nasty little fungus. So by mixing it all together in a bowl I figured it would be easier for everyone to pick out what they didn't like rather than picking through a bowl of salad. I also think it had something to do with picking a bowl that was too small to hold it all.
We ended up with leftovers and it made eating a salad for lunch the next day a no-brainer. Then that light bulb I wear above my halo went off.
I'm now making the effort to chop all that wholesomeness in mass every few days and have my ready-to-eat salad toppings in the fridge at all times. It makes eating a salad so easy and so much more of my go-to choice for lunch.
|Several days worth ready to go, minus the nasty mushrooms.|
|This never gets old.|
Now go, be healthy and eat something whole today.