I haven’t done a day in food post for ages and never a bad idea to take a step back and log what I eat now and again. So this is what yesterday looked like…
Black coffee / berocca.
I don’t eat at home in the morning ’cause it makes me feel sick but I drink a glass of water with a berocca in it while I’m waiting for the kettle (the new kettle is like living in the future, I can set the temp from 85C to 100C in 5C increments depending on what I’m making – coffee is 95C!). Coffee gets made before I shower and drunk while I’m getting ready to leave the house. I’ve gone back to my small cafetiere that gives me about a mug and a half of coffee, in my current favourite mug. On the weekends (and all over Christmas) I use the bigger one. What’s better than coffee, more coffee!
Greek yoghurt and apple honey / water / mint teaI get into work and switch on the computer, then go and fill my water bottle and make tea. I drink all my tea and coffee without milk (the work of the devil) and mostly tea is peppermint or lemon and ginger, it’s normally always herbal. Breakfast this week has been greek yoghurt with apple honey, I make them up at the beginning of the week and then I can just grab it from the fridge in the morning. The yoghurt has dairy and protein and the apple honey is the sweeter here, it’s very sweet so a small jar (250ml) lasts maybe 3 weeks!
A banana / a clementine / more water / peppermint tea
Around 11am, it was time for a reup of my tea and water and some fruit. Work supplies fruit 2 days a week and these were my pick!
Black bean and veg stir fry with soba noodles / water / peppermint tea
Lunch was last nights leftovers, more water, more tea. The joy of being back at work is that it’s really easy to stay hydrated. Dinner last night was totally made up on the spot, 1 leek, some red cabbage, a red pepper, 3 mushrooms, a cup of black beans stir fried with some teriyaki sauce and served with soba noodles, it was really good and made a great lunch too!
This is the point that I would show you a photo and I did take one but there were some technical issues, so no photo. Instead, here’s the two celebrations I ate as lunch dessert (I resisted the doughnuts on the snack table and had two of these instead – the healthy option!
More water / more peppermint tea
Yes I realise that I didn’t take this photo until I’d drunk most of the water!
Red Lentil Dahl / Red Cabbage / vegetables
Dahl and flatbread is one of my staples, but I didn’t have flat bread dough made so I made do with extra vegetables!
That’s actually a pretty usual week day for me. I don’t eat a lot of processed food, always eat more than my five a day and mostly don’t drink alcohol during the week. It’s the weekends where my diet goes to pieces!