Since I don't eat breakfast, I make sure I pack plenty of nutrients into my lunch with a massive salad.
Although salads can get a bad rap as boring bowls of leaves, I pack mine with nuts, seeds, and a wide variety of vegetables. Serving vegetables is what most people try to eat in one day (four to five). I can usually pack it into just one meal. When the microbes in your gut begin to digest the fiber from these vegetables, it helps in the production of short chain fatty acids. These fatty acids are critical to treating inflammation in the body and for overall health.
More important than just eating a salad is making the salad differently every day. One day the base can be kale, and another day I can add extra leafy greens, cabbage, or crushed Brussels sprouts. A change in diet not only increases the diversity of the gut microbiome, but changing the pace also helps mentally – nobody wants to feel trapped in a rut.