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What’s for Lunch on this Healthy Lunch Day?

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Sweet and Sour “Pork” Fried Cauliflower Rice and Edamame Hummus with Crudites as a snack.

I decided to vegetarian all this week and create  a healthy alternative to some of my favorite dishes. Eating healthy isn’t expensive or what I call the 3 B’s, bland, boring or a budget buster.

For the Sweet and Sour “Pork” Fried Cauliflower Rice, I toasted some sesame seeds along with sauteing some eggs and veggies to go into my cauliflower rice that I got for a reduced price for $1.79 at Kroger. I used Gardein meat free porkless bites as my source of “meat”  that was on sale for $3.99. Talking about delicious! This rice dish tastes just like takeout. You don’t miss the meat or the white rice. It is the perfect carb friendly dish for diabetics. I was able to make 2 servings which cost less than $5.00 per serving.

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I knew I would need a healthy snack that would help me get through the rest of my day and keep my numbers steady. I ventured out and made my own edamame hummus. I love hummus! I paired it along with a few of my favorite crudites to make it more antioxidant, vitamin and carb friendly. Also, you can toast and season whole wheat pita bread as another option for dipping.

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Edamame beans are a great source of a complete protein and fiber for it has all of your essential amino acids. Protein and fiber helps keep you feeling fuller and will stop your blood sugar from spiking.

I even saved some money by purchasing hulled sesame seeds at Whole Foods in which I toasted and blended in EVOO for $0.64 rather than buying tahini for $6-8. Delicious and winning! My vegetarian week is off to a good start. This vegetarian dish serves as a great snack or appetizer at your next party or gathering.

I hope you made some great choices today in brown bagging your lunch or finding a healthier option on the menu. Remember to lunch right with every bite!

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