It’s been quite a while since I shared a post about what I chow down in a day, so after forgetting to take photos of my food approximately 647 times, finally a day came when I remembered to photograph everything I ate.
As I mentioned before, I’m coeliac so everything I eat has to be gluten free. I also have quite low energy and an extreme sweet tooth, so I’m trying my best to eat foods that will fill me up, give me energy and not make me feel like crap.
I’m not sure if this is a lot of food or not, but it’s what I eat in an average day and it works for me!
Let’s begin then…
I pretty much eat porridge 365 days a year. It’s quick and easy to make, it’s filling and THANK GOD I’m not intolerant to oats because I’ve no idea what else I’d eat for breakfast. I use regular milk and add berries and honey. Usually I add granola, but I haven’t made a batch in ages. I also have a Vitamin C drink, although I’m not sure if it actually has any benefits.
While returning a few impulse purchases, I had my new favourite Starbucks drink: a chai latte with low-fat milk. It’s like a hug for your soul.
Side note: I try to drink plenty of water throughout the day, especially when I’m at home.
Smoothie & Lunch
I’ve been drinking a green smoothie (yup, I’m talking about that damn smoothie again) most days for the past few weeks and I don’t see myself stopping anytime soon. I’ve written about it before, but I love drinking a green smoothie most days because no matter how the rest of the day goes, I know I’ve done at least one good thing for my body.
Lunch is v fancy avocado on toast. I rarely buy avocados because they’re never ripe when I want them, but these ones were! I had a whole avocado (which is probably too much, tbh) mashed with salt, pepper and chilli flakes on gluten-free toast and grilled bacon. Yum!
Snack & Dinner
I really like snacks, okay? I had a coffee with low-fat milk and three chocolate rice cakes before dinner, although I wanted to eat the whole packet.
Dinner was a delicious (if I may say so myself) carbonara with GF pasta. I added in mushrooms too because they were leftover in the fridge. This is the recipe I followed.
Before bed I had a cup of decaf tea and a Crunchie (told ya I’ve a sweet tooth). Sometimes I’d have toast or cereal before bed, but I was pretty full that day.
Of course, I could add more vegetables and fruit to my diet and I probably ‘should’ reduce my carb and sugar intake, but yano what? I’m just a normal gal trying my best to eat well, enjoy my food and feel good in myself and my body.
Some days are healthier food-wise, others are more unhealthy. I think once you’re aware of what you’re consuming and how it affects your body, that’s an achievement in itself.
The most important things for me are making sure I’ve enough energy, I’m fuelling my body and I feel good, so I try to keep that in mind when I’m eating. Sometimes it comes in the form of a green smoothie, other days it comes in the form of an Indian takeaway and a bag of Tangfastics.
I really enjoy reading cookbooks that teach you about nutrition (although I still barely understand), as well as including easy recipes. Some of my favourites are Clean Eating Alice Eat Well Every Day, The Food Medic For Life and The Little Green Spoon. Deliciously Ella’s new cookbook arrived today as well, so I can’t wait to read that.
Let me know in the comments below some of your favourite cookbooks, I’d love to hear!