Wednesday, February 18, 2015

What I Ate Wednesday: Pancake Day!

I have always loved being a nosy parker and finding out what people munch on throughout the day.

Is that odd?

It's just fun and interesting to learn how people support their lifestyles with their diets - it gives me ideas and examples... So here's mine!

Just a quick note - this is not what I eat everyday; I mostly consume porridge with a shed loads of toppings on, I'm not always a salad person as i crave hot stuff so soup and avo on toast is a favourite, and dinner is always different. Snacks vary and somedays I get it wrong and just have tiny meals and too many snacks. Everyday is different: everyday is a new opportunity to learn and re-shape.

I woke up around 9, and did some little side stretches before I got up out of bed. However odd this sounds, I'm finding that having a little smile and looking at something that makes me happy in my room makes my day feel so positive which is fantastic because it means that no matter how much stress I've had to deal with the previous day, the morning feels great. I'm trying out this whole mindful, meditating, yoga-y kind of lifestyle to fit in with GCSE's, high intensity workouts, pilates and doing other things that I love in my day (not that I love GCSE'S, but they're necessary... apparently... ;) ) which can be tricky but I've already noticed a calmer feeling inside. ANYWAY, food!

 For breakfast, I devoured this delish green smoothie from Deliciously Ella's blog.. naturally ;) Spinach, hemp, blubes, raspberries, banana, spirulina, almond milk, oats and chia seeds! Actually so tasty, sweet and nutritious! And filled me up a heap! But, 11 o'clock striked and although I wasn't hungry at ALL, I like to keep my energy up with regular snacks. I prefer being the more snacky person than I do big meals and no snacks kind of gal... Even if I have big meals too whhoooops.

My morning was packed with a calm relaxed-y feeling and a spot of yoga. Happy days.

 Mid morning post mini yoga session snack = brazil nuts (3 count as your full selenium intake for the day apparently! Roll on that disease preventing beauty of a nut!), almonds, hazelnuts and sultanas with a soya cappucino topped with nutmeg. After I went on a doggy walk with mum - it was the most beautiful Winter into Spring transition day! Absolutely stunning!
A bit of a use up lunch but it was super yummy!
To make 2 delicious and nutritious salad bowls:
- 1 cup of quinoa (Although after cooking it was a little much so maybe 1/2 cup or 3/4 cup would be better? Honestly it depends on you and whomever you're making it for/your future self's appetite :) ) cooked for 15-20 minutes in double the amount of boiling water, covered, with a bit of tamari.
- 1 apple cut into little thin slices and as many cherry tomatoes as you want cooked in the oven for around 10-15 minutes at 180C.
-An avocado, chopped
- Butternut squash cubes, peeled and roasted with salt, pepper, 1tsp paprika, cumin, coriander - and any other spices you would like! Roast them in 180C oven for around 40 minutes or so (I like to roast a huge butternut squash chopped up and just keep some in the fridge for salads and general picky snacky times!)
- A shed load of spinach
- Dressing: 1tsp tamari, 1tbsp tahini, 1tbsp apple cidar vinegar, 1tbsp olive oil
- Chopped celery
- A few quickly stir fried mushrooms and optional kale!
After lunch I did some doodling and went to town with mum. After some wandering and a quick little Specsavers trip, I grabbed a cashew cookie nakd bar from Holland & Barrett for my pre workout snack! I'm not a massive fan of a raw fruit and nut bar for my pre workout snack, I prefer hot cacao and carrots with humous but ho hum it was quick simple and tasty nevertheless.
I'm really sorry  as well, dinner was boring and I forgot to picture it because i was starving! I had lots of gf oatcakes with homemade humous and carrots as my post pilates and aerobox session, which I know was a little dinner but it was okay because PANCAKE DAY FILLED ME UP REAL GOOD!

Homemade buckwheat crepes with sugar free blueberry compote and honey drizzle! SO TASTEEHHH!

My 2nd pancake: chocshot with almond butter!

 And then, right at the end of the day whilst enjoying 'Last Tango in Halifax' with mum and dad, I had a hot cacao and a bit of reading of my new book!
I hope everyone is having a lovely week, please comment and tell me how you are and what you've been munching recently. Ooh, and if you like this type of post!

Lots of love,


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