"You don't have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces — just good food from fresh ingredients." - Julia Child
Keep Calm and Ignore Junk Food
Eating healthy doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Let’s take avocado toast for breakfast: one egg ($0.17) plus one slice of bread ($0.13) plus one avocado ($1.17) equals $1.47. Sure, it’s not drizzled with sugar and loaded with saturated fat but it will help to lower your blood pressure and since hypertension is associated with a decline in cognitive abilities, this little green fruit will help make your brain healthier.
Here are a few recipes that we've tried (and love) that will give you the energy you need to thrive physically and cognitively at work and won't jeopardize your ability to pay the rent.
Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tammi's Basic Hummus
Total time to prepare: 40 minutes
Total servings: 6
We can't say enough about how healthy hummus is for breakfast - yes, breakfast! If you don't believe us, read this article from Milk Street Magazine about the staple that is hummus.
Carthage Must Be Destroyed (restaurant)
Total time to prepare: 30 minutes
Total servings: 2
You read it correctly: salad for breakfast. Why not? Crunch, fresh and packed with protein and flavor, this salad will sustain you through your morning meetings, and beyond.
The Only Basic Steel-Cut Oats Recipe You’ll Ever Need
Total time to prepare: 25 minutes
Total servings: 4
What's better on a cold winter's morning than a hot bowl of oatmeal? Nothing. In the summer, let it cool and top with fresh cut fruit, berries, cherries, nuts, whatever you have in the fridge. Leave out the honey, and you're left with a savory base that you can top with cheese or a poached egg (yes, an egg!) and some fresh herbs. Get creative. Oatmeal is a heart and brain healthy breakfast staple that will fuel your work mind and work body all day long.
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