One thing I of course didn’t do is stop eating. I may have put my blog on the backburner a bit but I have been making breakfast, lunch, dinner, smoothies and snacks all along. So we have some catching up to do and some of the foods featured in this post are from weeks ago. I will give an as accurate description as possible, but forgive me if I don’t always remember exactly what went into these things.
Clockwise from top left:
1. Buckwheat porridge with honey and flaxseeds
2. 2 Ingredient banana/ egg pancakes with cinnamon and peach
3. Buckwheat porridge with chocolate sprinkles, raisins and a bit of honey (my yummilicious breakfast for when I want to cheat)
4. Yoghurt with peach, pecan nuts, goji berries, cranberries, mulberries, inca berries and unroasted cashew nuts
1. Assorted salad with spinach, cucumber, radish, carrot & tomato
2. Slice of gluten free black bread with a poached egg and sautéd veggies: spinach, mushroom, bell pepper
This features also some super unhealthy options, but I have resorted to trying to stick to making my own unhealthy snacks too as a) I’ll know what’s in there and b) I tend to eat less of it than when I buy a tray of cookies or a bag of crisps.
1. Rice cakes with peanut butter & sliced banana
2. Apple, raisins, cinnamon
3. 2 ingredient nutella/ egg cake (I am not a big fan of nutella and although it tasted nice, it also made me a bit sick to my stomach. I will not be making this again).
Rocky road bars
This is a mixture of biscuits/ shortbread cookies with melted chocolate and marshmellows which is left in the fridge for a few hours. So yummy! This was absolutely delicious and of course very very terrible healthwise but this is the best thing to indulge on. If you’re going to eat anything bad, you better make it good! So to compensate I also have some healthy snacks for you. And yes, these are all healthy as all are refined sugar, gluten and wheat free!
Clockwise from top left:
1. Homemade granola bars: cranberry/ date/ almond bars
2. Carrot cake cupcake with cream cheese frosting (refined sugar & gluten free)
3. Buckwheat flower banana bread
4. Banana almond cookies
Vegan grain free enchilladas (with zucchini for the wraps and a bean filling)
This looks messy, but this tasted so good!
Vegan grain free lasagna (with zucchini for the layers & nutritional yeast for a bit of cheesy-ness)
Again super delicious meal with tons of proteins from the lentils in there.
1. Raspberry smoothie with protein powder
2. Blueberry green smoothie with spinach
3. Veggie smoothie with beetroot (I didn’t finish this not because the taste was awful, but because the texture was. It was far too grainy. Flavor wise it worked though.)
That’s it! Some of the meals I ate in mostly June and early July. As you can see I’m still trying to keep up the wheat free thing but it’s been difficult as I’ve had a ton of social gatherings over food. It’s just no fun when everyone is having cupcakes and you’re not! But yeah, I did pay for my stupidity: I spent several days sick and feeling bloated and overall horrible in the past few weeks. At least it confirms that I am doing the right thing trying to eat differently, just too bad that the confirmation isn’t always pleasant.
Please leave a comment if there are any meals you want to get more info on.