Re: Food is not only sustenance
I believe the writer of the piece, talked about mixing the two - a nutrient filler and a sit-down meal.
This could make sense, as productive members of society are now increasingly choosing how they work.
If the creative urge is upon you, the last thing that you want to do is 'break the moment'.
The key is to run with your productive flow, and that often doesn't conform to a noon break.
Therefore, grabbing a nutrient drink that leaves you satisfied, may be far better than ordering in a Pizza (presuming that it is actually a healthy alternative).
Perhaps you can then get the job done and piss off early, and later sit down with your family or friends for a good nosh up.
Personally, I have a full English to set me up for the day, and then don't eat again until the evening meal (but I do get the concept of a midday filler).
What would stop me is the pricing.
It sounds crazy.
It looks like everything is dry goods, that is simply ground up, and bagged.
It doesn't get any cheaper than that.
Even buying individually packaged wet goods, transported to a supermarket, and sold at a profit, is cheaper than that.
Saucisse de Strasbourg 10 cents
1 egg 11 cents
bacon portion 15 cents
Tomato portion 15 cents
Mushroom portion 15 cents
2 slices of wholegrain toast - 10 cents
Potatoe - almost free @ 30 cents/Kg (1 saved from last night to re-fry)
Drop of mustard - almost free
Stick all that in a decent frying pan on lowish heat, and by the time the tea has brewed, and the computer booted...
... and for way less than a quid... 80 pence tops... you are sitting down to a great meal, and checking out your news feeds.
...... All that, involving special packaging, vacuums, inert gas, food management etc.
Yet a bag of ground, dried food, hits £1.30 per meal (ie. a bit of mass-produced powder)!!!!
On top of that.... your PC hasn't finished booting and loading your apps, and your tea hasn't even brewed after boiling the water.
.... and where's the toast?
Okay, I get that it is cheaper than ordering a pizza delivery.... but everything is cheaper than ordering pizza..... even a top quality steak... and don't even mention griddled kidneys and onions (almost free).
So... as a midday filler at 40p a pop... fine.
But at those prices, I'm not going to give up on a decent breakfast to set me up for the day.