Hi everyone! I hope you’re all well.
Today’s blog post is another What I Eat in a Day. If you want to read my previous one, click here!
Yep, I’m being that typical ‘new year, new me’ cliche and I am trying to DIET.
I haven’t been to the gym in 3 months, so I’m starting again this week, and I ate enough chocolate over Christmas to amount to around 20k calories. Safe to say, I’ve been feeling pretty sluggish and am trying very hard to be healthy again!
So, if you’re on a health-kick like me, need some ‘Veganuary‘ inspo or simply want to know what food I’m shoving in my gob, keep reading!
I prepped my brekkie (and lunch) the night before, to ensure I was getting some goodness in me. Come morning, I’m a walking zombie and usually can’t be bothered to faff about in the kitchen, so I pretty much always do this!
No, it’s not a bowl of frogspawn. It’s Chia Seed Pudding – although with very light emphasis on the ‘pudding’ front, I warn you.
To make this, you simply soak some chia seeds in whatever liquid you want overnight (I use almond milk), and come morning, it represents a sort of jelly consistency.
On it’s own? Don’t eat it. Just don’t. Topped with banana and fresh mango? It’s bearable!
This really isn’t one of my favourite breakfasts, or a typical option for me – I just know chia seeds are bloody fantastic for your body (full of healthy fats, antioxidants, omega-3 and iron) so I shovelled that shit down.
I had 2 drinks with my breakfast – a peppermint tea and a glass of Innocent Green Juice. I suffer with IBS (main symptom for me? Severe painful bloating) and peppermint tea is supposed to be amazing for calming your tum. And, well, the juice just tastes good and does good, so I drink it!
Like I said, I’d made my lunch the night before. I had a microwavable pouch of brown rice and quinoa, so I cooked that and chucked it in a bowl with a LOAD of veggies. I’ll do a rough recipe below!
- 1x pouch microwavable rice/quinoa/couscous (whatever your preference)
- 2x generous handfuls spinach
- 2x generous handfuls curly kale
- 2x generous handfuls mixed lettuce
- Some chopped cucumber
- 1x carrot shredded
- 1x heaped tablespoon vegan pesto (you can get this in any ‘free-from’ aisle)
- A dash of lemon juice
- Black pepper
- Some chopped tofu
- Mixed pitted olives
Essentially: chop/tear all the leaves really small so they’re easier to eat, and mix into a bowl with the rice and quinoa. Stir it really well so everything is coated in the pesto/lemon juice. Obviously this is quite a random recipe, so you could easily chop and change anything to your preference!
Trying to be healthy means snacking on fruit *cries*. I bought an apple to work with me but ended up chucking it halfway through because I noticed it was mainly brown inside… let’s not even talk about it. Gross.
We also had TONNES of chocolate leftover from before Christmas, so I treated myself to 1 or 2 (or 5) mini Lindtt Dark Orange Intense chocolates. They’re dark chocolate (hello, antioxidants) and dairy-free, so they count as healthy… right? Yeah, obvs.
My Mumma made dinner, one of my families favourites, beef stew. Luckily she was feeling nice (hehe) and made me a veganised version of a tomato and lentil stew, with dumplings. Perfect winter dinner!
So, there you have it! What I eat in a day. Do you enjoy these kind of blog posts? Please let me know, I love feedback!
Love, Dayna x