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.



  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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!


  • 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.


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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