You may have read lots of articles stating that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and that as long as you get your eggs and avocado in the morning, all other meals are peripheral. Well, the first might be true (although not necessarily the most important meal), but the rest is empty rhetoric. A good meal is a good meal and will sustain you regardless of when the time you eat it. Lunch often bears the brunt of most people’s eating habits because they are with working and are too afraid to make anything other than a flaccid cheese and ham sandwich, or they are simply unaware of what to make. As with any meal, the first step is finding the best ingredients within your budget and using any of the plethora of recipes you can find online to satisfy your midday urges.
Use A Quality Butcher For The Protein
Unless you have already turned to the other side and become vegetarian (or perhaps even vegan), you will probably want to add some meat to your meals. However, not all protein is created equally, and if you want to eat the very best, you will need to eschew the local supermarket and search for your nearest butcher. Don’t have a butcher nearby? Don’t worry; most developed countries have online delivery services which offer freshly-sourced meats and deliver them directly to your home. Many will even allow you to set up monthly payments where you get different meats sent fresh every week, allowing you to come up with new and exciting meal plans.
Spend Some Time Perusing Your Local Grocery Market
We all want to be able to buy fresh veg from the local farmers, but in reality, this is a luxury only provided to those who live in rural areas or have the money to spend on sourcing things directly. Most mere mortals will have to make do with the supermarket but fret not because you can usually find some interesting options when you spend time walking around the vegetable section. Look around and really think about what you need, and when you see it, take the time to search for the best example on display. Many supermarkets will even have so-called “ugly veg” sections that allow you to buy the same veg but at a cheaper cost because they don’t conform to the aesthetic standards that most people expect. However, they taste exactly the same and at a fraction of the cost.
Consider Visiting Markets That Cater To Immigrant Communities
If you live in a large city with a melting pot of cultures, a quick search where they shop should yield fantastic results. These stores typically sell herbs and spices and all manner of exciting ingredients you might never have heard of but will add so much flavor to your lunches that you will be shocked at how bland your food usually is!
Don’t Be Afraid To Spend Some Money
Quality costs money; there is no way around it. While you don’t need to bankrupt yourself, you must be prepared to spend a little more than you might otherwise. Although this sounds like terrible advice, given the current cost of living crisis, you can still be a savvy shopper and look for items that enable you to prepare your meals in bulk, saving you money and time in the long run.
Luch should be high on your list of meals to enjoy. Not only will it provide sustenance for the remainder of your day, but a remarkable lunch can also perk you up and offer a little morale boost to get you through the rest of the day with a smile on your face. So the next time you think that lunch involves throwing a few carrot sticks into a Tupperware box, read this post and make an effort to cook up something tremendous.