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What do you eat(10 Posts)
So sorry if this has been done before, but I'm so sick of the same things I eat in a day. I do have a healthy, varied diet but interested in what other people have. So, breakfast lunch, dinner, snacks etc - what is a normal day for you??
Usually eggs for breakfast everyday, mostly poached.
Lunch is either sushi, beef jerky and mango.
Or a variety of snacky foods... yogurt, fruit, rice cakes, crisps.
Dinner is Fish, potatoes and steamed veg, sometimes Homemade Mexican food.
Bircher muesli or marmite on toast, usually with pink grapefruit juice and a coffee.
Sushi, or salad with crispbread, Philadelphia, seeds etc. I often have a hard boiled egg or two as a snack mid afternoon if I’m flagging (sometimes sprinkled in garam masala and salt.
Usually followed by a plain yogurt and fruit.
Dinner can be:
Grilled seabass with new potatoes, green veg, and lemon and caper butter, or macaroni cheese with veg in it and salad, or miso soup with rice noodles, Chinese veg, chilli, oyster sauce and prawns.
I LOVE food, I’m not super healthy, but I eat a good variety of stuff (and compensate for macaroni cheese with prop-veg).
Too much . Nothing like the healthy examples above.
In 2017, I decided to cut the snacking down a lot and try to eat 3 good, home-made, and mostly plant-based, meals for the most part (that's not to say I don't eat out or takeaways sometimes - just much less frequently than I did before!).
I've lost 2 stone so far (although not intended as a "diet" as such) and just love the food that I eat, I can't believe I tried so many crappy diets when I could just eat good food A typical weekday goes like this:
Boiled egg and a slice of wholewheat toast and butter OR a bowl of porridge with a big dollop of cherry jam. Also a cup of tea, followed by a cup of coffee
Usually some sort of homemade vegetable soup OR some kind of salad with mozzarella and a home-made dressing OR any leftovers from dinner the night before.
Some sort of veggie chilli, curry/daal or casserole with wild brown rice OR a stir-fry with wild brown rice OR haddock/salmon with baked potato wedges/other root vegetables and salad OR a pasta dish with a veggie sauce (e.g. home-made kale pesto, tomato and chilli, mushroom and chard).
I sometimes have the odd baked chicken thigh (usually with some sort of homemade marinade) with veggies but I don't actually cook meat at home very much anymore.
Dessert (which I have most days :D)
Meringue with cream/greek yoghurt and berries OR good quality chocolate OR hot chocolate/cacao with marshmallows
I don't tend to snack all that much now. If I'm really hungry mid-afternoon, I'll have a handful of almonds or cashews or some greek yoghurt.
I guess I have quite a few "cornerstone" recipes that I can then diversify in the herbs and spices I use, which is a good tip for mixing things up, while still keeping things manageable - a new dressing, sauce or seasoning can completely change the taste of a dish!
Additionally, I have started eating veggies seasonally due to getting a veg box locally every week (I don't know what I'm getting until the day before delivery, although it always includes some kind of leafy green, potatoes and onions/carrots as well as a variety of other seasonal produce). This has forced me to adapt to what I have to hand and try new things, so I'd recommend this if you want to mix things up a bit. If I'm stuck for inspiration, I just google the ingredients I have and want to use! BBC Good Food is fab, and a lot of blogs have good, workable ideas.
Sorry, realised I went on a bit . I guess you can see I like my food!
Today I’ve had Lidl’s fruit & Nut muesli with almond milk. Many cups of tea. A ham salad wrap and I’m bloody starving. Just about to do the mash to go with the braised steak that’s been in the oven all afternoon.
B: something with eggs, today it was a bacon and egg McMuffin because I took the DC to McDonald's
L: chicken or tofu with veg
D: curry, Chinese, burritos
Breakfast, scrambled eggs and bacon, or fried eggs and sausages at the weekend
Lunch, soup & cheese or roasted veg on spinach with some hummus, or salted in summer
Dinner, chilli, bolognaise, meat and veg, fajitas, fish & chips, pie & mash, basically a lot more varied than breakfast & lunch as more time to cook
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