Let's face it, in today's society we are always on the run. Sometimes we don't get a chance to physically sit down and enjoy a meal until late at night. This doesn't mean that you can't be eating right on the go. Eating right on the go is MORE important than ever in this day and age and it's a must to be filling your tank w/ all the necessary food fuels it needs to get you through the day. Staying focused and energized so you can concentrate on doing your job to the best of your ability will pay you back in dividends as you climb the ladder of success in your professional life.
Make lunchtime YOUR time. Slow down, relax, and enjoy it! Being one of the three most important times you will eat in a day it is a meal that you should take advantage of now! Speaking for myself lunch is my favorite meal as it falls right smack dab in the middle of the day when my body is craving more fuel. By noon time I've usually still got 5 hours left to go in my workday and in my line of work (running a I.T. dept.) I need to stay focused and alert to avoid those mid afternoon crashes. To accomplish this I make sure to have a power packed lunch every single day week. I know many of you (like myself) may not feel you have the time to get yourself together a nutritious lunch each day, so I asked my wife if she had any suggestions for my readers. My wife is the person in my family behind getting us all fed properly an in a timely manner. Here's a few pointers she came up w/ for you.
Organization - Take a few extra minutes at the end of each week to make a list of lunches that you'd like to enjoy in the upcoming week.
"Shop On Sunday" - Between work, taking the kids to after school activities, making your appointments and everything else that goes on during the week who has time to shop? Make it a point to get your shopping out of the way on Sunday. For most Sunday is a rest and relaxation day and you can easily fit a 1/2 hour trip to the grocery store in at some point during the day. This way your ingredients stay fresh all week to make the delicious healthy lunch recipes you whip together not just great but AWESOME!
Preparation - Make some time in the evening either while you're cooking dinner or after you cook dinner to gather your lunch together for the next day. This way you can get up and take care of the morning duties w/o having to rush around like a chicken w/ it's head cut off.
Take this advice and run w/ it. I truly believe that you will see an incredible spike in your afternoon energy level that will have you looking forward to the rest of your day. Plus healthy lunch recipes aren't just fun to make, they're even MORE fun to eat!
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