I have the same lunch every day. Sounds boring, I know, but I enjoy it and it helps me stay healthy. I buy most of these items at Whole Foods in Newton Massachusetts. Comments and suggestions are welcome.
  1. Lettuce
    I buy bags or boxes of Spring Mix, which includes baby lettuces and a little radicchio, which I sometimes remove.
  2. Red Cabbage
    I prefer it to green cabbage but I don't know why.
  3. Yellow or Orange Pepper
    I buy mine at Trader Joe's, where I find big firm peppers for $1.19. (Did you know that nothing at TJ's is sold by weight?)
  4. Avocado
    Also from Trader Joe's, where I buy them for $1.39. I can't bring myself to pay $2 at the supermarket or at Whole Foods, which insults my intelligence by pricing them at 2 for $4.
  5. Jicama.
    I find these difficult to cut . Fortunately, my local Whole Foods sells tubs of jicama pieces with slices of lime for a couple of bucks. A good food for diabetics, by the way.
  6. Sprouts
    The mixture I buy contains adzuki (whatever they are), lentils, and green peas.
  7. Strawberries
    2 of them, sliced. Almost feels like candy in this context.
  8. Tofu
    Half a package of Golden Sesame Tofu from Whole Foods. Occasionally I substitute Buck's Tuna, which may be limited to WF stores in the Northeast. (Please let me know.)
  9. Tomatoes
    Cherry tomatoes cut in half. Is it just me, or does anyone else find cherry tomatoes much tastier than grape tomatoes? I buy a brand called Zima, which are grown in Ontario.
  10. Pomegranate Seeds
    But only once in a while.
  11. Salad Dressing
    I like 365 organic raspberry vinaigrette from WF.
  12. And for dessert
    A handful of nuts. I buy Trader Joe's Fancy Raw Mixed Nuts and walnuts.