As you know, being a mompreneur can get extremely busy. I’ve done all types of things to save time; such as grocery delivery, creating a large family breakfast in only 15 minutes, and everything else in-between. Let’s face it when you’re working at home with a two-year-old, the day can go pretty fast. And let me tell you, I go from zero to stab you with a fork HANGRY in 2.5 seconds. If you’re like me, and want to learn how to make an easy, delicious, and most importantly quick power lunch, then continue reading for more details.
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It all starts with fresh ingredients.
The trick to any kind of food enjoyment is the ingredients. As working moms, we try our hardest to live in both worlds. There’s the world of mom life featuring culinary masterpieces like beef stew with celery stock, and then there’s the world of awesome entrepreneurship and services. We desire only the best for our families; so, shouldn’t we want the best for ourselves, too?
Let’s skip the discarded scraps from our kid’s plates and let’s have ourselves a real lunch. A power lunch! Yes, you heard me. One full of carbs, protein, and nutrition. Although your macros may be on a different scale; in my book, no meal is complete without all three. I understand when the majority of the family is gone for the day, it’s easy to consume only coffee and keep going. Trust me, mama, you will feel the burn out if you don’t take heed.
So, to recap, start out with fresh ingredients and have a proper meal. Keep reading this mompreneur’s guide to the ultimate power lunch for continued information.
There will be prep involved.
Okay, so I’ve talked you this far into the mompreneur’s guide to the ultimate power lunch. The truth is, just like starting a blog that gets thousands of page views, there is going to be some prep involved. Don’t be scared of that fact. Thus, you should be embracing it. Prepping for your future meals means you can enjoy the fruits, or veggies, of your labor. Prepping simply combines mundane tasks into scheduled blocks, rather than right when you need them. Take one hour a week to chop vegetables, steam meats, or create sauces. Furthermore, if you like to batch cook and freeze as I do, more power to you.
I find that ever since we’ve welcomed my Aero Garden Harvest into the home, having fresh herbs and veggies makes prep so much easier. I’ve grown lettuce, tomatoes, herbs, and other edibles. It’s so easy just add water, set the light timer, and forget about it… Harvest when necessary, all year long.
Ways to have a power lunch:
- Eat real, whole foods.
- Have variety in the ingredients.
- Take your time to consume your entire meal.
- Slow down to truly enjoy all the smells and flavors.
- It doesn’t always have to be hot.
- Invite a friend when possible.
Need ideas? I’ve got you covered.
Why not try a taco salad. Prep the meat (1 lb of ground beef) ahead of time and the rest is totally easy. Throw in your own favorites and mix things up according to your own tastes. Then, with the leftovers, create a burrito for the next day’s lunch. Change up the sauces and you’re good to go. Variety and simplicity, all from one meat pack.
If ground beef is not your thing, try this delicious alternative. The Chicken Salad Sandwich.
Don’t forget to call your mom tribe.
Food is always more enjoyable with friends. Make sure to call your mom tribe and have lunch in style.
In closing, I hope this post has inspired you to give yourself the power lunch you deserve. Nutrition, mindset, and exercise are key factors for managing mom life and everything it throws at you. Until we talk again, when your hands are full, remember to live life to the fullest.