Must-Read: Ultimate Power Lunches
Lunch is a trap. Coming in the middle of the day, when you may be ready to just crank out that little extra bit of work, many look at lunch as a way to just throw down as much food as they can in order to get through the rest of the workday. Not much respect is had with it, and as such a whole lot of people simply decide to shove a whole bunch of crap in. And that’s when you end up having a terrible afternoon as your body is trying to get rid of the terrible food you’ve put in it. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
And so today we’re heading on over to Men’s Fitness, where they have a list of five of the ultimate power lunches that you can consume in order to get your body ready for a workout. Among the list that they’re giving us is this perfect recipe:
Provencal Tuna Salad SandwichesINGREDIENTS
6 oz white tuna in water
1 tbsp chopped black olives
1 tbsp chopped celery
1 tbsp light zesty dressing
1/2 tbsp chopped parsley
Salt and pepper to taste
1 7-inch baguette
2 pieces Boston bibb lettuce
2 slices beefsteak tomato
1 slice red onion
1 hardboiled egg, chopped
1 tbsp roasted red pepper, julienned
1 oz light zesty dressing
1) Toss all tuna-salad ingredients in a mixing bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
2) Cut baguette in half lengthwise. Arrange lettuce, tomato, and red onion on the bottom half of the baguette. Place tuna salad on top.
3) Top tuna salad with egg and roasted red pepper. Drizzle dressing on top. Place the other baguette half on top of the built sandwich and serve.
453 calories, 23g protein, 42g carbs, 18g fat
So head on over to Men’s Fitness for the rest of the recipes in order to put your lunch on par with some of the great ones of all time.
About Rick Mosely Rick is the editor for TSB magazine.