One of the most exciting things about working from home is having more control over what you eat.
There are no more excuses to grab whatever-you-can between meetings or indulge in desk-a-manger. These may well be tough habits to break, but starting your own business is not just about making more money, it’s about having more control over your fitness, health and lifestyle so you can live a rich LIFE.
Whether you work from your newly fitted home office under the stairs or your kitchen table — like I do! — proximity to your fridge and our cultural obsession with snacking can be a health liability if you don’t have an arsenal of healthy snacks at your disposal.
Let’s face it, you don’t have to be a qualified nutritionist to know that your body is acutely affected by what you eat and drink every day.
When you pay close attention, you notice that how you feel, think — and even behave — is directly proportional to the quality and quantity of what you put inside your body.
But why is this so important? When both body and mind are vital and alert we can operate with elegance and integrity, no matter what is happening around us. We can literally stay in the game until we get the results we’re looking for. Since you’re looking at a 3-5 year trajectory to get your ideas off the ground, this is critical.
That’s why fitness and health are such important component of The Freedom Philosophy Classes.
It’s a strategic imperative to nourish yourself.
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So let’s build you an arsenal of snacks.
These are my favourites.
1. Nuts About Fruit & Nuts
Fill a ziplock with 1/2 cup each of almonds, walnuts, pecans, Medjool dates, dried cranberries & dark chocolate pieces.
Keep in your bag at all times for on-the-go snacks.
2. Humble Hummus Dips
Cut 1/2 a cucumber & 1/2 a carrot into sticks and dip into 1/4 cup of hummus.
Add a swirl of cold-pressed Olive Oil to the hummus first.
3. Go Bananas
Slice a banana and dip each piece forkful by forkful into 1 tbsp of almond butter.
Go for sugar-free almond butter; organic if possible and home made preferable because all you need is 3 cups of almonds and a food processor!
4. Nutty Chocoholic Bliss
Grab a line of 85% dark chocolate and dip into 1 tbsp of sunflower seed butter OR almond butter.
Go for sugar-free sunflower seed butter.
5. Cheeky Avocado
Slice an avocado in half and fill each side with 1 tbsp of cold-pressed olive oil, 1 tsp lemon or lime juice, & a sprinkle of salt and cracked black pepper.
It doesn’t get more simple or tasty than this.
6. Miso Magic
Prepare a cup of store-bought miso from powder or paste & add 3 tbsp of cooked quinoa.
Tip: Soak 1 cup quinoa overnight, rinse in a sieve and simmer for 12 mins. Drain and store in the fridge for a week. Add to salads and anywhere you want to add a serving of protein.
7. Dream Date
Stuff a Medjool date with a walnut and eat.
Repeat up to 3 times for a surprisingly filling snack.
8. Very Berry Chia
*Prepare the night before*
Soak 1/2 cup chia seeds with 1/4 cup blueberries and 1 tsp cinnamon in 1 cup of filtered water or pure coconut water.
Place in the fridge overnight.
Remove from the fridge half an hour before indulging (to enjoy at room temp.).
9. Nori Nosh
Inside a sheet of raw or roasted Nori place:
- 1 tbsp Hummus
- 1/2 Avocado, sliced
- 5 black Olives
- Large handful Alfalfa Sprouts
Roll up and eat on the spot.
10. Berry Bliss
In a blender place:
- 1 handful frozen berries
- 3 Medjool dates, pits removed
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 heaped tsp Cacao
- 1 & 1/2 cups Almond milk
Blend together and drink immediately.
Got a favourite healthy snack?
Or have you figured out a surefire strategy for how to stay healthy when you work from home? Share it with me!