I’ve talked on occasion about my feeble strivings to eat better without spending a lot of time doing so. This is a common dilemma, I think, for geeks and nerds and others of my ilk. We have many other endeavors we’d rather pursue than eating – and this oftentimes results in a poor diet. I’m still working to find my solution and slowly replacing my diet with healthier, quick alternatives – in addition to being lovingly cared for by my awesome wife who is always cooking something time consuming and delicious for me.
I think I have found another addition to my healthy regimen: Garden of Life’s RAW Meal. It falls into the category of “meal replacement” and comes in a large jar which cost me $45 from a local natural food store but can be picked up via Amazon for $35. Each jug provides around 14 “meals.” The consistency of the substance is somewhat grainy/sandy. It doesn’t taste bad – or much at all. I mix it in with some 100% fruit juice and slosh it down. It isn’t a very tasty meal – but it is a healthy and quick meal.
It consists of a sprout blend (e.g. amaranth, millet, buckwheat, and so on), flax and coconut, fruits, enzymes and probiotics, and so on. The whole meal consists of only 270 calories (not including the fruit juice) but provides loads of nutrients – e.g. 100% of Vitamin D, K, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, B12, Pantothenic Acid, Zinc, Manganese, Molybdenum, Vitamin C, Iron, Vitamin E, Thiamin, Niacin, Folic Acid, and Chromium.
I don’t use it every day – I’ve had it twice now…but I’ve had enough to know it is something my palate can take and which is quick and easy to eat. You should only use it once a day at most, though I doubt that will be a problem for most. 🙂