This week's Monday Motivation discusses the importance of including essential fat in your diet and way to do that this lunch time (or any other lunchtime) to start your week right!
Here at Odabash Head Office we try to stay on the straight and narrow and have a salad for lunch whenever possible, particularly on a Monday, after all, how else will we ease our conscience after a weekend of eating ALL the wrong things? Oops.
Recently we decided to spice things up and use a different source of protein in our lunch-time salads and as a result it's fair to say we are now all pretty addicted to... MACKEREL.
Yes, who'd have thought it, but don't be quick to brush aside this potent fish - not only does it taste super yummy, but Mackerel also provides you with the essential fat Omega-3 which your body is unable to produce itself and is essential for a healthy diet. As well as multiple other health benefits listed below;
Rich in protein
Source of Vitamin D to maintain strong bones and teeth
Contains various minerals including calcium, iron and magnesium
Levels of Anti-Oxidant Co-enzyme Q10 which improves cellular health and helps to reduce the risk of some cancers
Fortifies the immune system
Improves the condition of blood, helping to lower blood pressure and promote better heart health
High in Omega-3 fatty acids which play a vital role in cognitive and behavioural functions
So, with all these AMAZING benefits packed into this tiny little fish, we think including some good fat into your diet is the perfect way to kick start a healthy week!
This is one of our favourite office salads below, feel free trial and feedback.
Handful of Lamb's Leaf Salad leaves
3 leaves of Little Gem Lettuce
1 Large Beetroot
1/2 an Avocado
1/3 of a tin of Sweetcorn
2 Falafel Balls (we are partial to Cauldron Moroccan falafel)
2 Smoked Mackerel Fillets
A drizzle of Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar
Also feel free to customise with seeds, nuts, olives and houmous and tuck in!