The Steve Jobs Rule
+ What I Eat in a Day

One Pot Chicken & Broccoli with Peanut & Lime Sauce

What’s the Steve Jobs rule?

It’s a concept I learned in the nutrition part of my Health Coaching certificate.

The idea is that Jobs wore the same clothes every day.

Because it reduced the number of decisions he had to make.

And freed up his creativity for other things.

This can be applied to food as well.

In class we were encouraged to write down our go-to meals.

To apply the Steve Jobs treatment to nutrition.

I love this simple approach.

So today I thought I’d share my ‘Steve Jobs’ go-to meals:

GO-TO BREAKFAST: Black coffee.

I practice intermittent fasting so breakfast is super simple for me.

The same thing every day. I love it!

GO-TO LUNCH: An Abundance Bowl.

I’ve written about them over here.

Basically I create a beautiful bowl of food by combining vegetables, protein (usually poached eggs or sardines) and a delicious sauce (usually mayo, pesto or tahini).

GO-TO SNACK: Seeds & Yoghurt

Basically I soak a tablespoon each of chia seeds and linseeds (flax) in 3-4 tablespoons water for 30 minutes or longer.

I then serve with home made yoghurt and a little almond butter, peanut butter, pumpkin seeds or nuts.

GO TO DINNER: Whatever is on my Meal Plan.

This year I’ve been using my done-for-you Simple Meal Plans.

Dinner is different all the time.

It might be a nice piece of fish and salad, an omelette, a stir fry, meatballs, a big bowl of soup, a curry, a fast roast…

So many options.

Without lots of thought!

Or effort.

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Have fun in the kitchen!

With love,
Jules x

5 Comments

  • Hi Jules,

    Reading this post made me realize I have been streamlining my meal habits, but I didn’t know there was a name for it!
    I tend to apply the 18/6 (intermittent fasting) rule most days, so breakfast is black coffee too.
    I find it easier to make lunch from whatever is left over form the previous evening meal. For example, yesterday I made your Spinach & Feta Frittata for dinner, so today’s lunch will be leftover Frittata with salad and home-made mayo for added healthy fat.
    Tonight I’ll probably cook some chicken breasts with courgettes (zucchini) and red peppers and that will provide tomorrow’s salad lunch too…

    I have no go-to snack and that usually derails my eating habits when I feel peckish, so I will definitely try your suggestion of soaked seeds+yoghurt as a standby.

    As an aside, I love your app! I turn to it based on what I have in the fridge and always find suitable suggestions for a quick, healthy and tasty dinner… Thank you :)

  • Fasting and I don’t get along, because I invariably overeat if I get too hungry. And I’m usually too hungry a couple of hours after arising. I like the idea of simplifying, but not to where I’m eating basically the same stuff all the time (I get enough of that when it’s my husband’s turn to cook, because he is not an adventurous cook). So my way of simplifying is to use simple recipes like yours, or easy stuff I’ve been making for a very long time – my favorite I’ve been using for more than 50 years… I have been using your recipes as a standard for simplicity, and I judge recipes from elsewhere by how they compare to yours. :-)

    • Fasting definitely isn’t for everyone Susan.

      Especially if you aren’t eating low carb (and burning ketones).

      I’d love to hear about your favourite recipe Susan!

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