We all need something quick when we’re running from one activity to another and only have only a few minutes to shove something down. So what’s healthy, filling, yummy, and a crowd-pleaser?
- a) a Mars bar
- b) can of Tuna fish (out of the can)
- c) sushi
- d) microwaved chicken wings
Yes, actually, C. The great thing about sushi is that are many kinds. For those who don’t like raw fish and seafood, there’s very appealing veggie choices. Most kids will eat avocado and/or cucumber and rice. So you only have to get over the seaweed hurdle, and not all of them use seaweed.
Not only is it an efficient meal to eat at home, but it’s also easy to transport in almost any container. If you’re going to eat it later on the run, throw it in an insulated bag with an ice pack.
A few important notes:
- a) Get brown rice if possible (more nutritious). Many grocers have a sushi chef on site and you can have one freshly made.
- b) Must eat by next day.
- c) Must not have 7000 ingredients. Just real food. There’s usually a little sugar, and sometimes modified corn starch, but that’s where I draw the line. Hydrolyzed soy protein is another name for MSG. I have seen sushi with about 50 ingredients so that it can sit in the refrigerator for a month. It could probably even survive in the desert. Don’t get this!
- d) Sushi isn’t cheap. But it’s usually cheaper than a meal out, and it’s much cheaper than all the health costs associated with high-sugar trans-fatty fast food.