Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Dr. McDougall's Right Foods

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One question I get asked the most - "what do I snack on?"

Since adapting a whole-foods, plant-based diet, I have found myself relying less and less on crackers, cookies and chips and more and more on "mini meals" for snacking.

Typically, I will dish out a much smaller portion of last nights leftovers and take that to work for my afternoon snack attack. I enjoy having a warm, home cooked afternoon snack!

But when last nights leftovers aren't possible, I turn to my latest obsession: Dr. McDougall's Right Foods!

Think cup-a-noodle and you'll get the concept - a cup of dried ingredients that you add hot water to and let stand a few minutes.  But, unlike cup-a-noodle, Right Foods are healthy!

I am usually turned off by "doctors" who have their own "product lines."  But, I have been a longtime follower of McDougall and happen to adhere to his theory for optimum health after reading many of his books.  For a guy treating cancer, heart disease, diabetes, etc. through diet, his food can't be all that bad.

So, when I discovered his line of low-calorie, vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, convenience foods, I had to investigate!  I knew I could trust McDougall and that scrutinizing the labels would not be necessary (although, I still do).  I was not disappointed, these "meal cups" are my number one go-to convenience food now!

I like that I can rely on Right Foods to have minimal, all-natural, vegan ingredients, no oil and no preservatives.  Plus, only non-GMO ingredients are used!

McDougall is also into Sustainability - so he uses minimal packaging, that is BPA free!

My personal favorites are the noodle cups - Teriyaki NoodleSoy Ginger Noodle and Miso Soup with Organic Noodles.  Besides that, McDougall makes a mean Masala Lentil Pilaf and Lentil Couscous.  

I have yet to try the soups and oatmeal, but plan to.

I have found a few McDougall products at Giant Eagle, but no more than a couple cups at a time. Instead, I buy in bulk from the Right Foods website as I tend to go through these yummy cups pretty fast and never, ever want to be without them!

My next plane ride, I'm definitely loading up my carry-on with a couple of these cups!  Just ask the stewardess for a cup of hot water and you'll no longer be reliant on mystery airplane food!

So, if you're in need of a quick, convenient and healthy snacky snack, look into Right Foods!

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