If there is one thing I am currently trying to focus on it’s what I eat. Of course having a major sweet tooth doesn’t help, but when I feel down and out I try and take care of my body by eating healthy foods that provide plenty of nutrients. Since I haven’t been moving around much these past few weeks due to vacation and now my seriously needed down time, I have to watch what I eat else I’ll just gain the 5 or so pounds I lost after summer. So here’s what I’ve been eating lately.
Greek yoghurt banana & honey with orange juice
Overnight ‘oats’ (with chia seeds, flax seeds, sunflower seeds, quinoa flakes and pumpkin seeds) with superfood mix & hazelnuts and freshly squeezed orange juice with some carrot juice added into the mix.
Banana-egg pancakes with toasted cranberries
I’ve been keeping my breakfasts simple. Since I’m feeling drained even just after I woke up, I don’t have the energy to cook up breakfast. So yoghurt and seeds & nuts with some dried berries is what I have mostly.
Salad with mixed lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, walnuts and blue cheese
Salad with mixed lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, walnuts and pomegranate seeds
Chestnutmeal crackers with goat’s cheese and mustard
For lunch I’m still sticking to salads mostly. Since I’ve been home much I can have salads with ingredients that don’t stay nice when you take them with you to work. But I’ve also been trying out some easier meals for the lazy days. These chestnut meal crackers contain no added sugars (yay!) and taste amazing. I’ve also been opting for rice cakes with a thin layer of no added sugars apricot jam.
Burger with portobello mushroom for the bun, with mixed lettuce, goat’s cheese, cucumber and cherry tomatoes (and a touch of organic mayonnaise). Recipe is by Blogilates on Youtube.
Cauliflower pizza, this time with garlic marinated chicken. Recipe can be found here.
Dutch pea soup with smoked sausage.
Bacon with red cabbage
Kamut pasta with green beans in a blue cheese sauce and toasted walnuts
Maybe it’s because it’s winter time, but I find myself gearing more towards dinner dishes than anything else these days. From hearty soups to filling pastas: I’m all for it. My beloved cauliflower pizza made the cut again, as well as another favorite: red cabbage, one of my favorite winter veggies! The burger with the mushroom for the bun is the easiest and most filling dish I’ve had in a long time. Oh and I made the burger myself with some ground beef and almond meal. Same goes for the blue cheese sauce: add 100 grams of blue cheese to 125 ml of creme fraiche which you’ve melted in a pan. Stir till you get an even sauce. It’s not lean, but definitely delicious!
No sugar, wheat free banana bread with chocolate chips (Recipe here)
Wheat free cookies & tea (Spice Imperial by Wittard’s of Chelsea if I’m not mistaken)
Snack wise I’ve been mainly sticking to left over veggies: cucumber, tomatoes, carrots, celery sticks and the odd banana. If you saw my December favorites, you will have seen these cookies before, and they are my favorites so far. They are wheat and dairy free cookies (with sugar though) that are amazingly crunchy and delicious. I made the banana bread for today as my mom is coming over to visit and I had 4 over ripe bananas lying around and some left over chocolate chips from a present I gave my best friend. The picture only shows half a loaf though: I had already put part of it in the fridge before I thought of thinking a picture.
What have you been eating?