It isn't the sexiest thing to talk about, but coming up with tasty, healthy meals consistently is one of the best things you can do for yourself. And it all starts with creating All Star Meals.
Decision fatigue is real. You're probably already swamped with the decisions you have to make everyday so needing to decide on what to eat just adds unnecessary complexity.
Yet, it's one of the most important decisions you have to make! What you eat has a direct correlation with your energy levels, your state of mental clarity and ultimately the quality of your life.
For most people, this need to constantly decide what to eat is the biggest reason why they fail to stick with their diets. I mean, think about it... You're letting the hungriest version of yourself decide what to eat! What could possibly go wrong!
Sure, there are some days where you might want to plan out a more complicated meal just for fun. But for a majority of the time? You'd be better off knowing exactly what you're going to eat, or at least be able to pluck a great option from 1-3 choices. This is especially so if you're just starting to change your habits. And All Star Meals will help you get there the fastest.
All Star Meals are healthy meals you could eat everyday. They're tasty, and are combinations of ingredients you can't quite get bored of!
Let's look at breakfast. You're not going to cook something gourmet & unique every single morning. You're going to lean on what feels easiest. And for the average person, that's a bowl of cereal or getting sinful takeout.
Personally? Eggs are a breakfast staple for me — I never get bored of them. I usually rotate through a few options every few months to keep things fresh.
There was a period where I was making french omelettes daily. Then it was sunny side eggs. Rosemary omelettes. Now, I've been enjoying scrambled eggs with a drizzle of honey on top. Takes me 5 minutes and it tastes amazing each time.
You need to find out what works for you. This eliminates the need to make an extra decision in the morning. If you want to eat breakfast, you know what you're having. Or if you want a healthy lunch, you know what you're going to make.
Some tips to help you:
- Build your meals around a quality protein source
- Choose what you feel confident cooking
- Use spices & fresh herbs to elevate flavors
- One pan meals are of the least resistance
All Star Meals are cheat codes to nourishing yourself. It's eating healthy on easy mode.
Note: You can still enjoy the moment. It doesn't need to feel repetitive or boring in any sense of the word. Immerse yourself in the process of cooking itself and treat it as a meditative experience. Say a prayer. Eat intentionally. Understand how every calorie, mineral and nutrient is going towards building a stronger you.
Some potential ideas for All Star Breakfasts:
- Rosemary omelette
- Savory scrambled eggs
- Eggs on toast
- Protein oats with yogurt
- Sourdough smoked salmon sandwich
“Cooking, like art, is both reactive and creative—it is about being in flux, navigating and trusting our senses and then connecting and transforming.”
— Olafur Eliasson