Monday, 9 March 2015

My Eats This Week: Including A Spanner

Being sick in the middle of the week threw my eating and exercising plans out of the window, especially when you also add a long weekend into the mix.  So here are my eats for not quite a normal week - a bit random, but sometimes its all about what your body is telling you that it wants.


Eats


Monday

  • Breakfast: Raisin toast with butter and honey, and skinny cappuccino
  • Lunch: Green smoothie of kale, spinach, celery, cucumber, apple, lemon and ginger.  Tuna salad including snow peas, celery, spring onion, tomatoes, corn, chickpeas and tuna.
  • Dinner: Two poached eggs on one slice of toast, with pan fried veggies including snow peas, brussel sprouts and onion.
I tried a new cafe for breakfast, and although it was ok, it was no Kinfolk.  Lunch was pretty standard, with a smoothie thrown in for extra veggies.  Dinner was for one, so I made it easy with eggs on toast, and another side of veggies.


Tuesday

  • Breakfast: Porridge of oats, amaranth flakes, quinoa flakes, oat bran, currants, walnuts, linseed, chia seeds, mixed spice and milk.  Skinny cappuccino.
  • Lunch: Smoothie of banana, peaches, spinach, almond milk, nutmeg and dates.  Tuna salad including snow peas, celery, spring onion, tomatoes, corn, chickpeas and tuna.
  • Dinner: Two kangaroo sausages, with pan fried veggies including carrot, zucchini, broccoli, onion and snow peas.
I wen back to porridge for breakfast - go me!  Lunch was a repeat - just with a slightly different smoothie combo.  Again, dinner for one, so I whipped up some pan fried veggies and some kangaroo sausages.


Wednesday

  • Lunch: English muffin with butter and vegemite and honey.
  • Dinner: Two poached eggs on an English muffin.
I was sick on Wednesday, so I slept the morning away.  When I woke up I didn't want much, but knew I should have something, so I went for basic vegemite and honey on a muffin.  I always want vegemite when I'm feeling sick.  Dinner was a bit the same - I needed something, so again, eggs on toast to the rescue.


Thursday


 
  • Breakfast: Multigrain toast with butter and vegemite.  Smoothie of beetroot, almond milk, pomegranate rose syrup, dates and banana.  Skinny cappuccino.
  • Lunch: Tuna salad including snow peas, celery, spring onion, tomatoes, corn, chickpeas and tuna.
  • Dinner: Two poached eggs on an English muffin, with a veggie burger.
I wanted to fortify myself for the day ahead, so I had a Kinfolk breakfast of toast and smoothie.  It always feels like a well-rounded meal.  Lunch was my usual tuna salad - nothing special.  By dinner I was starting to flag, so I had more eggs on toast, with a veggie burger on the side.


Friday

  • Breakfast: Two poached eggs on multigrain toast with kale, broccoli, and pine nuts.  Skinny cappuccino.
  • Lunch: Smoothie of banana, peaches, spinach, almond milk, nutmeg and dates.  Tuna salad including snow peas, celery, spring onion, tomatoes, corn, chickpeas and tuna.
  • Dinner: Grilled chicken burger with multigrain bun, tomato, onion, avocado, cheese, mayonnaise and spinach.
Friday I was still tired, but I wanted to have a decent breakfast.  Kinfolk's egg special hit the spot, with a short black for my caffeine hit.  I'm sure you're sick of this lunch by now, but luckily, I'm not!  Friday night dinner was easy - grilled chicken on a burger with some veggies.


Saturday

  • Lunch: Two poached eggs on sourdough with tomato salsa and avocado.  Skinny cappuccino.
  • Dinner: Indian takeaway with palak panner, chicken masala, saffron rice, vegetable samosa and garlic naan.
  • Snack: Lemon tart with whipped cream.
Saturday I hit the gym, and by the time I finished and walked Angus, I had missed breakfast, and headed straight to a cafe for brunch by myself.  It was nice but nothing special.  Dinner with my man was Indian takeaway - picked up this time, so we could eat at a decent hour.  Different place, but still great food.  Dessert was homemade lemon tart with whipped cream - yum!


Sunday

 
  • Breakfast: Smoothie including oats, quinoa flakes, linseed, chia seeds, protein powder, mixed spice, frozen mixed berries, spinach and milk.  Short macchiato.
  • Lunch: Skinny cappuccino. Toasted ham and cheese sandwich on sourdough.  Some mixed salads - beetroot, carrot, leek, sausage.
  • Snack: Watermelon and mixed berry frozen yoghurt, with strawberries, kiwifruit, and passionfruit.
  • Dinner: Black bean burger on mixed grain bun, with avocado, tomato, onion, spinach and mayonnaise.
Sunday started with a really great smoothie - the combo worked really well!  Lunch was out with my family, and the Farmers Place delivered a really yummy, simple toasted sandwich.  The salads were the hit though - fresh, local ingredients cooked perfectly.  I made black bean burgers when I got home, and they were a good brew!  Everything is made better with pickles on the side.


Thoughts


The last half of the work week was all about eating what was going to get me through when I wasn't feeling 100%.  I'm kind of surprised about what I chose - apparently eggs make me feel better.  It could have been worse I guess!

I enjoyed making a couple of interesting recipes this weekend - nothing too crazy or even particularly healthy, but new to me.  I like playing in the kitchen!  And I think Gareth likes trying my concoctions :)


Next Week


Next week will be about getting back on track with my normal eating.  I do have a few breakfast meetings, so that will be a bit different - I'll just make healthy choices.  I like that I'm being more flexible about what I'm eating, because generally I still make a relatively healthy decision - it's what I want!  So I'll just keep doing that, but maybe with a little more preparation, rather than eating out (I think that sounds familiar ...).


What do you feel like eating when you're sick?  


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