Firstly, apologies as last Wednesday was supposed to be ‘What I ate Wednesday’, however I was sick and all I ate was a couple of pieces of toast with marmite. And as you can imagine, that would not have been the most exciting day of eating to feature! So I’ve done it today instead.
Here’s my day of food in pictures. These photos aren’t exactly master pieces but you get the idea 🙂
Breakfast today was muesli, Greek yoghurt and some stewed plums. My muesli was a real hybrid today. It was a mix of a homemade one, a one my husband bought and another one I bought. I had a little of each as there wasn’t much left! There was oats, almonds, seeds, coconut and just a really small amount of dried fruit. For Greek yoghurt I usually buy Anchor Greek. It’s the highest in protein so it’s great to help keep you feeling full. If you remember my big plum haul from a few weeks back, I cooked some up and froze them in little glad bags. They’ve been handy to defrost as I need them and they taste amazing with Greek yoghurt.
When I got to work I had 1/2 an instant coffee. The coffee at work isn’t the greatest so I didn’t finish it.
I spent most of the morning on the road for work. I was a little hungry when I got back late morning and needed something to tide me over until lunch. I am not usually much of a cracker person, but one of my favourite snacks at the moment is wholegrain crackers with either tomato or cucumber and cheese. FYI, crackers vary so much in terms of nutrition, so do check out the nutrition information before you buy. I’ve got some chutney, cucumber and cheese that is in the fridge at work at the moment, and I have a box of crackers at my desk.
I’ve got lots of cucumbers in the garden so at the moment and pretty much everything comes with a side of cucumber! I had 3 sesame and chia crackers with chutney, cucumber and cheese.
For lunch I had left over panko crumbed fish, roasted cauliflower and zucchini and salad. I love having leftovers, it makes lunch so easy the next day. I also took a small amount of quinoa from the freezer and defrosted and heated that to go with lunch.
I usually take fruit and yoghurt to work for snacks but I forgot them today, so I went to the supermarket and grabbed a small bunch of grapes and a yoghurt. I ate these about 3.30pm. I then had just a couple of nuts which I forgot I had (not pictured).
Dinner tonight was a new recipe. I have so many recipe books I thought I should really start to use them more and experiment a bit so I made Chelsea Winter’s Sesame Chicken. Minus the sesame seeds. Whoops. I thought I had some but turns out I didn’t. It still tasted pretty good. I served it with soba noodles and stir fried broccoli, capsicum and zucchini. My dinner had about 1/2 cup of broccoli, a zucchini and half a large capsicum in it – so about three serves of vegetables.
It’s quite an interesting exercise to reflect on a days eating. I always try and get vegetables in at lunch as well as dinner. Food doesn’t have to be expensive, fancy or contain superfood powders to be healthy. My day is pretty basic, but covers a range of food groups and is nutrient dense, but tasty too! In terms of sugar (since it’s a hot topic right now), there would have been a small amount in the muesli from dried fruit, some in the chutney, a little in the yoghurt (the sugar is mostly from lactose, but it did have a little added in the berry) and the sauce for dinner also had some honey in it. But seriously, nothing to stress about in the context of a healthy, balanced diet and likely to be under the recommended intake.
So that’s it – I’ll be back with another episode of ‘What I ate Wednesday’ in two weeks time!