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OK - it’s lunch time!

Here’s the truth. For YEARS lunch was my downfall - I would eat the kids’ scraps, I’d grab a piece of toast, it would always be carb heavy and leave me tired in the afternoon.

And some days, lunch can still be an afterthought - especially when I’m on the go. But I’ve learned that a really small time investment at the middle of the day makes a HUGE difference to how I manage the afternoon and night, and if I’m going to be honest - it’s that space between lunch and dinner where things can go pear-shaped for me!

Today I’m reminding you of the simplest way to ensure you eat a healthy, wholesome lunch….

Repurpose your leftovers!

It really is simple, isn't it? But so often I only make just enough for dinner and then think "I would have loved some of that leftover meat/fish/pumpkin/broccoli - whatever - in a salad today for lunch".

Seriously, it has to be one of the most economical ways to do things. And - like I said above - I often end up bulking out those leftovers with greens or other veggies.

Happy body!

So that's it. Not tough. If you're cooking something that you can make a bit more of, so you can take it with you the next day for lunch - DO IT!

Which dinners can you stretch out for lunch this week? Even just one element of the dinner?
I encourage you to get into the habit of cooking a bit extra at dinner to ensure lunch is easy and nutritious the next day.

Recipes to try
Easy Way to Repurpose lunch

Leftover lamb? Slice and add to a salad of rocket, bocconcini, cherry tomatoes and balsamic vinegar

Leftover chicken? How about in a Mountain Bread wrap with lettuce, avocado, alfalfa, cucumber and seeded mustard

Leftover pumpkin/Sweet potato? Mash it up with feta and mixed herbs and spread over a gorgeous sourdough bread or brown rice cakes

Leftover rice? Add it to a pan with butter, garlic, baby spinach, sliced spring onion and warm through. Crack an egg through it if that tickles your fancy.

A short watch
Cyndi O'Meara

Cyndi O’Meara shares three simple upgrades you can make to staples in your pantry for massive nutritional benefits.

Extended interview found in The Vault here.

More Info:

Dulse Cheat Sheet

Wheat Cheat Sheet

Gluten Cheat Sheet

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