How To Build A Power Lunch – Modern Picnic

How to Build a "Power Lunch"


In 2023, we're meal prepping. To give you a little lunch inspo, here's a special feature by our very own MP Ambassador, Tinsley Erickson, NTP. 

Lunch is the new most important meal of the day because your lunch ingredients either promote or prevent positive outcomes all afternoon and evening. The key to building a power lunch is to avoid grains and alcohol to eliminate brain fog. Instead, use ingredients that promote mental clarity and quell anxiety before your meeting. 

How to build your perfect power lunch:

Veggies + fruit: tailor your produce to how you feel

  • Anxious about your upcoming meeting, add spinach or broccoli to your lunch.
  • Need a sharp memory to knock out your to-do list, add berries.
  • If you struggle with nausea before a big day, add bananas to soothe your stomach 

Next add protein; this is essential for brain functions and making power moves.

 Add these sources of protein to power your productivity. 

Vegan: lentils, kidney beans, tofu, hemp seeds, and pumpkin seeds.

Animal: grass fed beef, chicken, pork, and eggs. 

Fats for endurance: fats provide long burning energy to boost productivity when you need it most. 

Fat’s that improve mental clarity: 

  • Walnuts 
  • Almonds
  • Chickpeas
  • Pumpkin seeds 
  • Feta
  • Salmon 
  • Cod 

Power lunch recipes that will fit perfectly in your Modern Picnic Lunch Bag

Vegan recipes

Spinach and lentil curry 


Banana protein oats


Animal protein sources. 

Steak and berry salad https://app.thatcleanlife.com/shares/9417eca2-0831-4876-9366-2799e49798bf


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