3 Easy Food Ideas To Boost Your Creativity, Plus A Bonus Treat
Stock your fridge and sit your butt in the chair because as Picasso says, “Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.”
If you find yourself reaching for inspiration inside the biscuit tin, try these three easy foods ideas to keep the creative juices flowing instead – or just skip straight ahead to the bonus treat. Your creativity and your taste buds will thank you for it.
Eggs contain the essential nutrient choline, which the brain needs to make acetylcholine, a key neurotransmitter for mental focus and learning. Neurotransmitters, the chemical messengers that brain cells use to communicate with each other, are made of amino acids – the building blocks of protein.
Whether poached or hard-boiled with soldiers, eggs top the list of breakfast staples to get creative ideas firing.
For a quick and easy breakfast omelette, crack two eggs in a bowl, add in chopped spinach, whisk together, and pour into a pan heated with a dash of olive oil. On one half add some chopped tomatoes, mushrooms, onion or any other desired veg, season, then flip the other half over to cover and cook for a minute or two. This thin, pita pocket like omelette is excellent for those whose full omelette flipping skills often wind up on the floor (guilty)!
Wild caught salmon
As one of the richest sources of omega-3, one of the two essential fatty acids we need to eat daily, wild-caught salmon is literally brain food. Wild caught salmon contains both EPA and DHA - two types of omega-3 fatty acids that are critical for brain function and development.
For a nutritious meal, pair baked or grilled salmon with a fresh salad or lightly steamed vegetables. Sashimi lovers - be sure to purchase high-quality, sushi grade salmon for this raw treat.
The small but mighty pepita contains a plentiful supply of memory-enhancing zinc. Alongside improving critical thinking, zinc is a well-known antidepressant that can help snuff out creativity killing thoughts before they multiply like gremlins.
The magnesium found in a handful of snack-worthy pumpkin seeds helps soothe any anxiety concerning the blank page, and tossing them in with your morning muesli or lunch-time salad packs a crunchy mineral punch.
Did you scroll ahead to the bonus treat already?
Whether you’re a desert before dinner type or not, the anti-oxidants found in green tea and dark chocolate make for a potent brain-enhancing mix, that’s yummy too.
A few squares of dark chocolate provides improved cognitive function as well as delight, and the amino acid theanine found in green tea ensures the slow release of focus-enhancing caffeine. Plus, the ritual of preparing a hot cup of tea helps move through creative blocks.
Save your time and energy with these easy food ideas for where it’s needed most – outside the box.