Are you suffering from a Halloween hangover today? Have costumes, beer, and copious amounts of candy collided into one big orange blur? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. That’s why Vancity Buzz and Chowmenow compiled some healthy eats that will help detoxify as you chow them down. Wholesome, nourishing, and replenishing, these eats won’t cost you more than $5, which means the only thing you have to worry about is getting that paint off of your face.
With pumpkin season in full swing, this healthy vegetable is full of antioxidants, Vitamins A, C, B, K, and E, and is said to speed up your metabolism. Hidden away in this small grocery store in Mount Pleasant are Chef Tim’s spoon-worthy creations, including a Curried Pumpkin Bisque that’s vegan and $3.99.
Buckwheat is a seed that’s rich in magnesium, rutin, and 35 other phytonutrients that support natural detoxification, plus it’s gluten-free! If you’re craving pizza, head to Tao Organics and order the Rawkin’ Pizza made out of sprouted buckwheat topped with dill nut cheese, sweet chili sauce, kale, carrots, cauliflower and mushrooms for $4.80.
Quinoa contains nine essential amino acids making it a complete protein. It’s also a good source of fiber and phosphorus that, ya know, gets “things” moving. You can have a healthy protein fix at The Capital, who’s serving a quinoa salad for $4.95.
Seaweed helps to cleanse your body and is full of iodine, which is a natural metabolism-booster. Shizen Ya only serves organic brown rice and all dishes are free of MSG. Try the quinoa-a-kame with organic quinoa and all-natural seaweed, quinoa and beans soup, or various rolls and nigiri for under $5.
Flaxseeds contain heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids that help clear sugar from the bloodstream. Try the gluten-free, wheat-free flax salmon rolls at Laurelle’s for $3.95.
Cookies for breakfast? Absolutely! There’s a reason they’re called Power Cookies. After a morning of overindulging, give you stomach a break with soluble fiber-rich oats that kick your digestive system into gear. With the addition of pumpkin, flax, sunflower and hemp seeds, two of these massive cookies will definitely be enough to tie any hungry person over for at least a couple of hours.
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