Cheap & Healthy Eating in Japan. FamilyMart.
After lunch today, I decided I would share exactly how dead easy clean eating is in Japan – even if you are on a budget.
Todays lunch menu:
- Boiled skinless chicken breast (really delicious)
- Boiled egg
- Sparkling water
All this for under ¥1000 (around $8USD)!! It was all purchased from the Family Mart, loaded with protein and less than 500 calories. They even give you hand wipes and chopstick + toothpick along with the purchase.
So, get yourself a healthy and quick lunch on a budget is dead easy, just walk into any Family Mart (they really are available prolifically throughout Tokyo) and you will be presented with literally dozens of healthy and budget priced options (along with a gazillion other fascinating food products you will be tempted to try, but that will wait till cheat day right?)
The word ‘itadakimasu is spoken before eating and is roughly translated as “I humbly receive” It’s nearly always used before eating food by Japanese it’s much like saying “Bon appétit”!