Take a tax break!
Is tax time driving you toward stress-eating? Instead of reaching for that candy bar or jumbo bag of chips, try one of our top 5 picks for the best stress-busting delivery meals to help tame the tension on tax day (or any day).
Packed full of anxiety-relieving, mood-enhancing, calm-inducing goodness, these meals not only help you feel good—they taste great, too! And because it’s tax day, we’re offering a 7.5% deduction* (off your delivery subtotal, not the tax)!
Grass-fed Beef Burger
Tempted to reach for a burger when stressed? Go for it. Just make sure your beef is grass-fed! According to researchers, grass-fed red meat might actually help protect against anxiety and depression. It’s also a good source of tryptophan, which signals the brain to release the feel-good chemical serotonin, and it boasts high levels of “anti-stress” B vitamins and omega-2 fatty acids, which improve brain function and reduce the risk of depression.
Spinach is packed full of calming magnesium and folate, which produces the pleasure-inducing chemical dopamine. For a little extra stress-fighting power, choose a salad topped with berries (they’re full of antioxidants and vitamin C, which help improve your body’s response to stress) and nuts (they’re high in mood-boosting B vitamins and omegas).
A turkey sandwich at lunch can help you feel calm and relaxed, but be warned—a full turkey dinner may make you feel sleepy (think Thanksgiving dinner). This is because turkey is full of the amino acid tryptophan, which promotes serotonin production (that’s that feel-good chemical).
Stress can spike anxiety hormones like cortisol and adrenaline, but the anti-anxiety properties of salmon can actually help reduce stress hormones, and counteract their negative effects. It’s the anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids we have to thank, plus a powerful punch of mood-enhancing vitamin D.
Avocados are a fantastic anxiety- and stress-relieving food. Even mashed up into our favorite dip, they’re rich in inflammation-reducing antioxidants like vitamin E and C, stress-relieving B vitamins and monounsaturated fat and potassium, which help lower blood pressure. So go ahead and dip into some creamy guac and feel your tension melt away!
*Tax Break Special: Take 7.5% off when you spend $20 or more on food.
Enter code TAXDAY18 at checkout for discount. Valid for 7.5% off delivery and catering orders of $20 (subtotal) or more on 4/17/2018 only. No cash value. Not valid towards tax, tip or booking fee. One per household. Cannot be combined with any other offer or discount.
Take a break and get a stress-busting meal delivered!