“It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like ‘What about lunch?'”
— A.A. Milne
If you have been following my blog so far, you might think I have a slight obsession with breakfast food. You aren’t wrong. However, my breakfast obsession has another contender- my love for salad and all things lunchtime. Nutritionally speaking a well balanced lunch is as important as having a good breakfast. If you miss out on this opportunity to give your body the nutrients it needs- it will demand them from you later in the form of irrational cravings. Lunch should always consist of a combination of protein, good carbs (non-green veggies, or fruit) and greens and other veggies. Lunch gives you the perfect opportunity to get your vegetable servings in, and if you aren’t eating as much as you should be salads and soups are a great way of tricking yourself into it.
For any boys reading this; before you get too worried, lose any faith you had in me and reckon that the rest of these posts will be all about the rabbit food and less about the protein (boet), don’t. Protein at lunch time is crucial for stabilizing blood sugar levels, and missing out on this will give you that energy drop at around 4 o clock that somehow makes you feel like the only thing in the world that will stop you from keeling over and dying is a whole bar of chocolate. Even though it can get a bit tricky if you are a vegetarian, protein is just as important; believe me, I’ve been there. Even if you aren’t a veggie you can get your protein fix from alternative sources like lentils, chickpeas, boiled eggs or tofu; which can be a nice change from traditional animal based protein, for your body and your wallet.
Apart from all that, what is there not to love about lunchtime, really? It is basically the hump-day of every day, provides another socially appropriate opportunity to eat something delicious and because it is so versatile there is just ‘so much room for activities’.