Portable Food - Eating on the Run for Lawyersby Attorney Carlos Gamino on 08/12/14
Attorney Carlos A. Gamiño is a food critic (in that he has something to say about every dish that comes his way) and a fine-dining connoisseur… when he has time to eat, that is.
We’re all busy, and we’ve all heard that skipping meals is absolutely traumatic for our already-taxed bodies. But come on – we’re lawyers. What are we supposed to do?
Thankfully, there are ways to squeeze in something a little healthier than a chocolate-dipped, caramel-and-nougat slice of heaven (although those do have a very important place in a well-balanced diet).
Unfortunately, most of them still take time to prepare. If you’re squeezing in some necessary research with your morning coffee or trying to rush for the train to work, you might have to sacrifice five minutes of sleep. Why? Because if you don’t eat—and eat right—you can’t think right. And in our field, that’s an absolute necessity.
325-Calorie Chocolate-Banana Smoothie
This is the breakfast of champions. All it takes is a frozen banana, a half-cup of chocolate almond milk, 2 tablespoons of fat-free Greek yogurt, a little peanut butter, some cocoa powder and a teaspoon of honey. Put all that in your blender and you’re set for the entire morning. (Here’s the whole recipe.) Prep time: 5 minutes.
On-the-Go Apple Sandwiches
These bad boys will give you plenty of protein and help satisfy your sweet tooth. Slice up a couple of apples, slather the pieces with almond butter and sprinkle granola on top. Layer them like sandwiches and put them in plastic bags. (Here’s the entire recipe.) Prep time: 5 minutes. Too easy!
Energy-Boosting, Immune-Boosting Guava
Feeling run-down? Got the sniffles? Skip the orange juice and go straight to a guava. (Wash it first, please.) The rind has more vitamin C than an entire orange, and even the seeds are edible. Having a hard time finding it? Try El Rey in Milwaukee or your local Latin food market.
As lawyers, we owe it to ourselves (and our clients) to be on our toes. That’s kind-of tough to do if all we ever have time to eat is Taco Bell. Besides, who doesn’t want to buy a new suit with a smaller waistline?