If you’re searching for what to have for lunch, try Austin Wildlife Removal. Not only will they fill you up, you may take in vitamins, antioxidants and vitamins and not add considerably to your weight. Not bad if you are like me, not so young and watching everything you eat.
Why not? After all, the body is not what it once was, the food-grinding machine of a sixteen-year-old – or a twenty-six-year-old, for that matter.
Cheeseburgers or Egusi/Melon soup with pounded yam are yummy food, but you do not always need to eat them – unless, of course, you’re lucky enough to be into manual labor.
But I am not so blessed, as I mostly do a sedentary occupation. Not that I don’t like my job, but I wish it came with some real physical actions – just enough to break sweat and keep the weight off, but not so much as to tire the ankles, the knees and the bones. I’ll be needing those when I hit age ninety, like my nonagenarian friend. Well, that is by the way.
For a start, peaches and bananas complement each other such as water and cement. In combination they will quench your hunger and satisfy your desire.
If you are wondering where to get fresh peaches and bananas, stores like Big Y, Stop and Shop are my favorites. Find a store close to you, where you can get easily get your supply of fresh peaches and bananas.
Until I began to write this article I never understood that peaches could refresh the body, the face, the appearance of the skin, and may even slow the aging process. You do not need any more reasons to include peaches in your menu, do you?
One particular afternoon I was searching for what to eat for lunch instead of almond nuts. Normally I skip lunch because I think lunch is unimportant, especially if you are like me, with a sedentary lifestyle. I sit around all day, sometimes getting up to stretch a hand, but quickly sitting back down on a seat.
The point is that I do not do much and therefore do not deserve much food. A few days, however, when I felt hungry (not with a sense of guilt), I’d drive to a nearby store and purchase a sachet or 2 of almond nuts. After that I would face the other pack and deal it a blow just like I did the first. Each bag was a walloping 130 calories, so together this small snack gave me 260 calories.
Most times my appetite would vanish, allowing me to continue through the day with my sedentary lifestyle of sitting on my stool, occasionally standing up if I have to stress a point when talking to parents and their children, doing the best I can to alleviate, even if only temporarily, their physical and occasionally their mental afflictions.
Do not misunderstand me. There are times I will go from one consultation room to another, across the short hallway to the fridge to decide on a vaccine or stretch out a hand to rummage through the wall cabinets to get a needle, syringe or gloves.
Nobody in their senses would call one of these actions anything but sedentary, for which a hefty load of food, such as pounded yam or Garri, or rice or goat meat or soup or French fries or hamburger or sandwiches, would be unnecessary. That’s the reason I tried to keep my lunch very simple and restricted to almond nuts.
So, that day when I was looking for what to eat in place of almond nuts, my mind settled on banana and peaches. Well, it wasn’t that I never ate sausage or banana, but I never knew it could be this a good replacement for my 2 packs of almonds at about 260 calories. Somewhere in my brain, banana and peaches had been hiding in plain sight because I saw my son Jermane snack of a wedge of banana and my daughter Amy snack of a chunk of peaches.
“Is that all of the peaches you bought?” I had asked Amy, when I saw her eating a big peach.” Yes, Dad, sorry,” she said.
Next day at lunch time, rather than buying two packs of almonds at the corner shop, I went into the’Stop and Shop’ food shop and picked two ripe but firm peaches and a whole lot of four ripe, firm bananas.
Back in my car that I searched under the chairs and found a half-full bottle of water which I washed the peaches. I put one peach on a clean napkin on the front passenger seat and held another one, reexamining it for dents and tender spots, which I dislike in fruits.
Satisfied, my teeth bit into it and took a chunk of hot peach. What a delicious, refreshing, slightly tangy flavor! The velvety feel of skin made me want to hold the fruit a little longer, but hunger was getting the better of me.
Peaches are nutritious, with tons of vitamins, antioxidants and minerals. I don’t think they are given the respect they deserve among the fruit family.
Banana is a really popular and ubiquitous fruit, so there is no need to discuss it in any detail, simply to say that I take time to select my banana since I want it exactly the right way, not overripe or under-ripe, just ripe, and powerful and easy to peel from the top, not squishy. Like peaches, bananas contain vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
As usual the banana did not disappoint, and I ate two of those four. Shortly after my appetite went away I started to suffer with post-gluttony despair.
Perhaps I have overindulged in food, sweet food which I still remember my grandma warning me against when I was a young boy. I had run away to stay with her in my village in Akokwa, because I wanted to escape the scrutiny of my parents. My mother in particular would come so frequently to my room to check on me and ask,”Are you okay, my son?” Grandmother never bothered with any of that; she would bring some bitter leaf soup with dry fish to me, her eighteen-year-old grandson: bitter leaf soup, cooked with dry fish.
Oh, I miss Grandma. Forgive me where I have digressed, but I thought you should understand the sort of person I am – at least a little bit of what I was as a kid.
Forced by the sort of person I’ve become, I added up the calories and the cost of 2 peaches and 2 bananas. A peach, the size I ate, was about 70 calories, two of these, 140 calories. Say a humongous banana comprises 150 calories, two would comprise 300 calories. Together, two large peaches and 2 humongous bananas add up to about 440 calories; not so expensive either – all for the price of just $2.00. Next time you’re wondering what to eat for lunch, then try two peaches and two bananas. I promise you’ll enjoy them. If you are a weight watcher, do not feel guilty; you will have had a nutritious meal and only consumed about 500 calories.