Tuesday, 5 June 2007

Beating the mid-day slump

Keeping with the theme of eating right for cheap I want to share with you how I beat the dreaded mid-day slump. You all know the time of day. Breakfast is wearing off, your stomach is starting to growl, you begin to get drowsy, and you have 4-5 hours until you get to go home. How do we beat this nuisance.

Eat a good lunch
I want to share how I create a killer lunch that effectively gets me over the mid-day slump, and increases my productivity. Warning, this may not be for everyone. I recommend you at least try it, you'll notice the difference immediately.

KR's Superfood Lunch
You will need:

  • Green Lentils (they can be canned or you can cook them yourself)
  • Broccoli
  • 1 hard boiled egg
  • Chicken breast
  • Avocado
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Lemon
  • Olive Oil

  • Drain the lentils and throw them into a bowl or your lunch container.
  • Boil 5-6 broccoli flourettes for no more than 2-3 minutes so they retain their nutrients and add them on top of the lentils.
  • In the broccoli's water hard boil an egg. When the egg is done, slice it up and place on top of the broccoli.
  • Chop one avocado into cubes and throw on top of the egg.
  • Add your chicken breast (left over chicken breast is even better!).
  • Squeeze the juice of one lemon on top.
  • Drizzle some olive oil over the top.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Top with sunflower seeds.

Whoa Whoa Whoa...that sounds expensive
Wrong. Yes this might be a little more expensive than a ham sandwich, but you should never ever compromise what goes into your body because of money. Ever. If you are a clever shopper, you can find those ingredients for very cheap. Remember, there is no reason why you need to avoid store brands.

Feel free to try out the recipe and tell me what you think. If you have any other recipe idea's that beat the mid-day slump please share them with us!


C47 said...

You should try coffee. What about for vegetarians?

KRdaCat said...

Do you think I would be able to hard boil an egg without a cup of joe in the morning?

For vegetarians either substitute the chicken with an imitation chicken product or forgo it altogether.