I am no Master Chef and my photography may not be pretty, but this is a salad for men! (ingredients are listed below)
I know I should eat salad regularly but buying all the ingredients (without them going off) and making it can be a pain and to be honest I cringe at the thought of a salad at dinner time. So this is a Monday Lunch Salad for Men, using the family Sunday dinner left overs as inspiration to create a weekly salad that often has some strange combinations, but it is part of a much bigger health and fitness routine that starts the week off properly so I am ready for anything.
Healthy nutritious food is incredibly important, as is physical fitness and mental health and the trick is to combine them together into a daily or weekly routine that suits you! We need to be fit and strong in order to enjoy life and take on challenges head on. So the best routine must be flexible, enhance the lifestyle we want and not dictate it!
My routine (if you need a hand designing ‘your personal’ routine just call)
Sunday for me often involves a family BBQ (and wine). Sunday night is bed by 9pm to give me 8h sleep which ensures I am well rested for a 5-10km run before breakfast. Fruit snack around 10am with 500ml of water. By midday I am ready for a proper lunch! Plus I need to think about what I need for an after work gym session (bring out the gun show!). Monday night I am in bed by 9pm and after 2x training session I sleep like a baby. Tuesday is all about ‘work work work’ and after dinner I take the dog for a long walk after dinner (to make sure I burn off that glass of wine), say hi to the neighbours and see what’s happening where I live, time to de-stress from the day.
The Monday Lunch Man Salad – ingredients this week
Mixed salad leaf – include spinach leaf, beetroot leaf and carrot.
Feta cheese – low fat, just a sprinkle
Sweet potato – cubed and cooked on BBQ (Sunday leftovers)
Chicken thigh – cut into strips (Sunday leftovers)
Chilli x2 (from the garden – a great appetite suppressant!)
Balsamic vinegar – a drizzle
Best thing is I can dump it in a plastic container quicker than making sandwiches and it keeps the afternoon hunger at bay
You may also like to read the article ‘Economic and Social effects on Men’, you will find a link in the article menu on the right.