It’s food diary time!! I received a lot of questions from you girls about my current “diet”, and you are right: it’s time for an update! Overall I’m a healthy and clean eater, but you must have noticed that I don’t deny myself a little cheat now and then. I do everything in moderation in order to keep up a healthy & happy lifestyle and you can read today what that looks like!
1. I start with a “lemon-shot”, which is simply a little amount of water mixed with half a lemon’s worth squeezed into it. After the shot I drink 1 glass of water, because it’s important to fuel your hydration first thing in the morning after not drinking anything during 8 hours of sleep. Read here why I start my morning with lemon water.
2. After 15 minutes I eat my breakfast (in the meantime I make it) which is 220 ml water mixed with 60 gr. oats and 1 scoop Whey Vanilla. I add some crumbled walnuts for a little crunch, one banana in slices, a little bit of honey and cinnamon. Each night I’m already looking forward to this breakfast bowl!
TIP: I prefer to eat my banana separate as a snack between breakfast and lunch when I have a busy morning and ate my breakfast already very early.
From Monday till Friday I prep my lunch, because I’m always busy, in meetings, traveling and simply don’t want to eat “outside my own kitchen”. What’s in my lunch box today? 75 gr. cooked chicken (not baked in oil), 150 gr. broccoli and one protein pancake from my own recipe. I add 25 gr. cottage cheese to the broccoli to make it more tasty!
TIP: If you’re not a veggie-fan, simply bake or grill your veggies in cocos oil and add some garlic powder. It’s delicious and makes such a difference!
Snacky-time, that’s when my sweet cravings usually hit! I prefer to kick my sweet snack cravings with my own recipes for healthy treats. Today I brought myself 2 slices of peanut butter banana cake with some honey on top! Ok, and an extra spoon of peanut butter…
TIP: Try to get your “sugar” only from foods like honey and banana.
Yippee, I’m home and it’s time to enjoy dinner with my hubby: best part of the day! What’s on the menu? Oven-baked salmon fillet, with 100 gr. mixed vegetables (eggplant, zucchini, mushrooms, bell peper, carrots and spring onion) and 50 gr. quinoa. Again, I add 20 gr. cottage cheese!
Late night snack:
Though I satisfied my hunger at dinner, I somehow always feel like a little late night snack. I mix 200 ml water with 175 gr. low-fat quark, 1 scoop of casein Vanilla and 1/4 avocado in my blender for a shake!
I take a balanced approach to eating, which means I eat real and clean foods in a very structured way, but allow myself an indulgence now and then (especially during the weekends) to avoid feeling deprived.
Please let me know in the comment section below if this information helps you and if you want me to share my food diary more often on the Foodie-ness blog! Don’t hesitate to raise you questions as well sweeties 🙂
Click here to see my previous food diary.