The New Most Important Meal of the Day

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You guys, I solved lunch.

I just recently wrote about my periodic breakfast ruts. Truth is, I’ve actually been in a lunch rut for my whole life.

I hate lunch, always have. While I understand I should pick something light and low on carbs in order to reduce the post-lunch stupor I experience, it’s far more fun, when you are craving a burger or are invited out to the Indian buffet, to take part in a meal as hearty as dinner. I know some people who skip lunch completely, but my roaring tummy makes it impossible for me to accomplish that. So I wind up paralyzed and indecisive, a bit hungry or means too complete.

This kale salad resolves lunch by creating a killer balance of rich components with nutrient-rich environment-friendlies. The egg, walnut, and avocado work together to deliver contentment. The kale is their foil, bringing each bite to your mouth without the aid of a piece of bread, my original distribution method. Plus, kale vanquishes lettuce as a base for a brown bag salad: you can dress the greens with a honey-tinged vinaigrette in the early morning, and they soften up by the time you dig in at lunch, as opposed to getting soaked like lettuce.

**Recipe**

Kale Chef’s Salad with Chopped Egg, Walnut, and Avocado
Serves 1 for lunch

Pack a piece of bread or grab a roll if your lunch simply is not complete without carbs. The concept of a chef’s salad is that you can utilize exactly what you’ve around, so don’t hesitate to customize the add-ins with various nuts and veggies if you like.

Ingredients
2 cups torn lacinato kale leaves (from about half a bunch)
Coarse salt
1 medium carrot, peeled and coarsely graded
1 hardboiled egg (for directions, go right here), chopped
2 tsps grated Parmesan
2 tablespoons walnuts, coarsely chopped
1/4 ripe avocado, cubed
1 tbsp cider vinegar
1 tsp Dijon mustard
2 1/2 tbsps olive oil
1 / 4 teaspoon honey (it’s simpler to just drizzle a little bit in than actually measure)

Place the kale in a bowl. Massage a few pinches of salt into the environment-friendlies. Reserve while you do everything else.

Once you’ve actually grated the carrots, boiled and peeled and sliced the egg, grated the Parm, sliced the walnuts, and diced the avocado, include all these ingredients to the bowl.

In a 2nd bowl, whisk together the vinegar and mustard. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil, whisking as you visit emulsify the dressing. Include the honey and a pinch of salt.

Pour many of the dressing over the salad and toss to blend it in with all the components. Taste for salt. Add even more dressing if you such as. Eat now or load up and eat later on.