Sometimes you’ve just had one of those go-go days in your office and suddenly it’s 4pm… you realize you’re famished! You’re also beat to a snot. Tired, sore, aching, have a cold, or whatever it is for you… You KNOW you need to have a healthy meal. You know you kinda don’t care when you’re that hungry and tired… Before you can eat something that would have been your ‘before’ choice…. Something you know now that will irritate your stomach or spike inflammation or interfere with your sleep or increase your arthritis pain or give you a carb high followed by a carb crash…. You compromise by deciding you’ll have a cup of cottage cheese. It’s the only ‘prepared’ healthy protein in the house. Then you see grapes, so you grab those. You feel weird now if you don’t have spinach at lunch or supper and again wonder who you’ve become while grabbing the spinach. Spinach loves my strong balsamic vinaigrette so that comes out too. Ta-da! A pretty balanced and tasty 1 minute ‘meal’ -Two cups spinach -1 cup of cottage cheese, add 1 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar, a tap or two of your fav spice -handful of seedless grapes -Epicure’s Balsamic Dressing with double balsamic vinegar to oil. – Use sparingly!