Three Simple Tips for the Workaholic
Some of us on the Miracle Noodle Team can relate to the challenges of being a desk jockey, corporate shill, cubicle warrior and workaholic. Like you, we can identify with any of these hard-working appellations but the rudest insult of them all: a nine-to-five-er….
If your day is more of a 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. pedal-to-the-medal grind, chances are you have no time to cook, and unless you’re a multi-millionaire with your own personal chef, it’s impossible to prepare healthy meals.
Or is it? If you’re on the job all day, and don’t have time to cook, follow these 3 tips if you work all day but want to eat healthy:
1. Prepare a huge serving of Miracle Noodle stir-fry on your day off
Hopefully you have at least one day off during the week. If so, all it takes is about 10-15 minutes to prepare a healthy meal that you can have for lunch and/or a late afternoon snack for the whole week. Take 1-2 packages of Miracle Noodle for every day of the week. Remove from the eco-friendly packaging. Place noodles in a colander and rinse them for 30-60 seconds. Chop up a bunch of veggies or remove already chopped veggies (hopefully, organic) from the bag. In a large wok or pan coated with coconut oil, stir fry the veggies. Add Miracle Noodle to the veggies for the last few minutes of cooking.
Separately, bake or grill a lean, grass-fed or wild or free-range protein for 10 minutes. Go to the food store once a week and buy a few pounds of lean protein and cook the bulk of it. After the protein is ready, you can chop or cut into bite-size pieces and mix into the stir fry.
Buy some Pyrex or other glass containers. Place your Miracle Noodle-veggie-protein stir fry in the container and bring to work. Reheat in a microwave. It’s that easy to eat a low-fat, low-calorie, high-fiber, high-in-antioxidants, super-healthy meal, every day of the work week.
2. At night, take 2 minutes to prepare a green drink for breakfast
On the one day a week you go to the food store, stock up on green leafy veggies like spinach, kale and chard. Also buy some berries and bananas. Splurge on a Vitamix or other powerful food processor. At night, before you go to bed, grab a handful or two of the greens, a handful of berries and one-half a banana. Optional ingredients to include: flax seeds, unsweetened almond milk, one scoop of raw almond butter or similar nut butter.
Place ingredients in the food processor and place in fridge. In the morning, add water to the food processor and then let ‘er rip! In 10-20 seconds, you’ll have a superfood cornucopia breakfast. For those who need more bulk for breakfast, toast a piece of sprouted bread and top with cottage cheese and sliced tomato, or if you’re really on the run, just spread with grass-fed butter.
3. Have a plethora of healthy snacks at work
Nuts, seeds and fruit are the easiest and healthiest snack for those who work all day. Simply take 30 seconds to eat a handful of mixed seeds and nuts (preferably raw and not roasted as the roasting process can kill some of the beneficial nutrients) as a late-morning and late-afternoon snack to hold you down in between lunch and dinner. Other simple healthy snack ideas are hummus and carrot sticks, celery dipped in nut butter, or olives. These healthy snacks contain nutritious fats that help you feel satisfied for prolonged periods.
Extra Tip: If you want to get creative, download the Miracle Noodle Recipe Book for free. At a hefty 82 pages (but weighing zero pounds; it’s digital), you’ll find lots of recipes that take as little time to prepare as the standard Miracle Noodle-veggie-lean protein stir fry mentioned above. Remember to use low-sugar but tasty, minimally-processed-at-most sauces. Miracle Noodle really soaks up the flavor of whatever you’re cooking with. Add sea salt to taste (opt for a brand that offers unrefined sea salt with trace minerals).
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