on 25th June 2018 | Love food

Foods to get you over the Monday blues

Getting the right nutrients on a plant based diet

Foods to get you over the Monday blues

It’s back again, Monday. Why are we surprised? It comes again and again, week after week. And, with every new Monday, your will to go on wanes a little more. Getting over the Monday blues is hard. But, all you need is a bit of perspective and, an excellent meal to get you going. Many of us may be tempted to indulge in sweet snacks and comfort food to make ourselves feel better about the weekend being over. In reality, this will only make your Monday blues worse as you come to the realisation that you feel no better for it. What you need is great high-energy food to kick-start your day. Something that is going to pump you up and give you the energy you need to take on the week ahead and enjoy it. These are our most tempting suggestions.

 

Maca & Cinnamon Waffles with Mulled Berry Compote

There’s no way you can eat this for breakfast and not feel instantly energised. Maca has long been hailed as a superfood because of its excellent nutritional profile, so imagine it with waffles. It’s going to be good. Maca gives you high amounts of potassium, calcium, magnesium, zinc, and it’s an excellent source of iron for those who don’t get enough from other foods. It also provides Vitamins  B, C, E, and all eight of the essential amino acids! Whether you’ve got an important meeting at work or you’re planning on a much-needed workout, these waffles will get you ready.

 

But, let’s not forget the mulled berry compote. Getting one of your five-a-day never tasted so good. Berries contain antioxidants and are high in fibre. They are packed full of vitamins and are heart-healthy foods. If you want to make this breakfast yourself, it is simple. It’s best to prepare a larger amount of compote and keep it in the fridge or freezer for when you need to add it to your freshly cooked waffles. Even easier would be to get it delivered straight to your door!

 

Asparagus & Squash Scramble with Green Tomato Salsa

If delicious waffles and berries aren’t your thing, why not try something a little more savoury but just as yummy. In this dish, the tender bite from the asparagus is what makes the fluffiness of the eggs come to life, giving you a burst of big flavour. This breakfast gives you plenty of energy and will put a stop to cravings throughout the day. You won’t be snacking on junk food to pass the time. You’ll have all the energy you need to make considerable headway doing something more productive.

 

Asparagus is full to the brim with vitamins like A, C, E, K, and B6, as well as folate, iron, copper, calcium, protein and fibre. Eggs have long been a staple food for breakfast due to their high protein and healthy fat content. That is what helps you to feel fuller for longer. The green tomato salsa on top of all this is not only packed full of nutrients but is an adventurous change from your plain old red tomatoes with a beautiful taste.

 

With the right food, you can recover from the Monday blues in no time at all. Why not leave all the preparations to us? Sit back and enjoy the food instead of stressing over trying to fit cooking into your day. Signing up to one of our meal plans to receive scrumptious meals prepared by our chefs delivered straight to your door. Pick your plan to get started.