Monday, 16 March 2015

My Week of Eats = Normal!

There's not too much I can really say about my meals this week - they just felt like they were kind of standard.  It was a long weekend, so I was home on Monday, but that was the only different thing about this week.  I'm not complaining!  Sometimes a normal week is something to be happy about.

As always, I'm not sharing every single thing I ate each day - just my meals, and anything else noteworthy.

Eats



Monday



  • Breakfast: Smoothie with frozen mixed berries, spinach, oats, amaranth flakes, linseed, chia seeds, and milk.  Short macchiato.
  • Lunch: Hot cross bun with butter, and rockmelon and watermelon on the side.
  • Dinner: Pulled pork soft tacos (x 2): low fat tortilla,  avocado, sour cream, cheese, tomato, onion, spinach and pulled pork.


Tuesday


  • Breakfast:  Multigrain toast with butter and vegemite.  Smoothie of coconut, banana, pineapple, chia, dates and pomegranate.  Long skinny cappuccino.
  • Lunch:  Mexican vegetable salad, with rice, carrot, beans, celery etc.  Vegetable juice of celery, cucumber, spinach, kale, apple, lemon and ginger.
  • Dinner:  Marinated salmon fillet baked, with steamed corn on the cob, and mixed vegetables (carrot, zucchini, onion).

Wednesday


  • Breakfast:  Multigrain toast with butter and vegemite.  Smoothie of coconut, banana, pineapple, chia, dates and pomegranate.  Long skinny cappuccino.
  • Lunch:  Tuna salad of snow peas, celery, tomatoes, corn, beans, spring onion and tuna.  Green smoothie including peaches, banana, spinach, dates, nutmeg and almond milk.
  • Dinner: Baked sweet potato, topped with sour cream, cheese, minced garlic, pulled pork and coleslaw.

Thursday


  • Breakfast:  Multigrain toast with honey and butter.  Smoothie of cacao, peanut butter, dates, and almond milk.  Large skinny cappuccino.
  • Lunch:  Tuna salad of snow peas, celery, tomatoes, corn, beans, spring onion and tuna.  
  • Dinner:  Marinated salmon fillet baked, with steamed corn on the cob, and mixed vegetables (carrot, zucchini, onion).

Friday


  • Breakfast:  Multigrain toast with butter and vegemite.  Smoothie of coconut, banana, pineapple, honeydew melon, chia, and dates.  Long skinny cappuccino.
  • Lunch:  Tuna salad of snow peas, celery, tomatoes, corn, beans, spring onion and tuna.
  • Dinner:  Coleslaw with grilled chicken, and baked sweet potato.

Saturday


  • Breakfast:  Smoothie of rockmelon, maple syrup, spinach, amaranth flakes, oat bran, chia seeds, linseed and milk.
  • Lunch:  Smashed avocado on grain sour dough with a poached egg.
  • Snack:  Skinny cappuccino, and various protein samples.
  • Dinner:  Thai takeaway - golden bags, steamed rice, red vegetable curry and chicken and vegetables in satay sauce.
  • Snack:  Mini Connoisseur salted caramel and macadamia icecream.

Sunday


  • Breakfast:  Two poached eggs on wholemeal toast.  Short macchiato.
  • Lunch:  Baked sweet potato, topped with sour cream, cheese, minced garlic, pulled pork and coleslaw.
  • Snack:  Toasted hot cross bun.
  • Dinner:  Black bean burger with brussel sprout salad.

Thoughts


I liked this week of food.  I had pretty well rounded meals most of the time with a focus on veggies.  My guilty pleasure of Kinfolk for breakfast every morning was enjoyable, but not really sustainable.  But I've been saying that for weeks now.  I'm really liking the smoothie and toast combo - as well as the half an hour to myself before the work day begins.  


Next Week


I've done a bit of Sunday set up to try to be organised with dinners this week - especially because Gareth is working late a couple of nights.  I've cut up lots of veggies that can either be steamed, pan fried, or added into other meals.  I'm hoping this helps!

I'm also taking our old smoothie maker (that got superseded by the Nutri Ninja) into work, in an attempt to have a way of having smoothies for breakfast - because it seems that's what I want.  Now I just have to pick up some ingredients to have on hand too.

It is my birthday this week, so I'm expecting a little more celebration eating.  And I've got my race on Sunday morning, so that will mean a little bit of carb loading.  Not because I need to for a 15km race ... but because it's one of the perks of racing!!  I'm just going to enjoy it all.


What do you think are the perks of racing?  



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