Lifestyle

A Week of Food

Most of you will know that I’ve recently started an exercise journey – this post and this post may give you a slight hint, if you’re new. What some of you may not know is that between August 2016 and January 2017 I lost two and a half stone based purely on what I was eating.

In July I had way too many indulgences and I’m feeling a little guilty about my recent eating habits, so I thought I’d get back on track. Below is a comprehensive explanation of what I eat in an average week, along with a shopping list if you fancy joining in with the healthy fun. (Just to let you know, I am vegetarian so there may be a few substitutions necessary if you’re an omnivore).

You’ll notice that most days I have around 10 of my 5-a-day (some experts say we should be aiming for 15 a day anyway!) and I eat a hell of a lot of pasta/potatoes. Enjoy perusing my week.

MEAL

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY
BREAKFAST Yoghurt with fruit Yoghurt with fruit Bran flakes cereal
LUNCH Pasta salad Pasta Salad Pitta bread
TEA Jacket potato with beans, cottage cheese and salad Gnocchi with feta and side salad ‘Fajita’ bowl – with rice, spinach and peppers
SNACKS Apple, clementine, yoghurt, Alpen bar, crisps Melon, Alpen bar, apple with peanut butter, yoghurt

Berries, yoghurt, crisps

MEAL THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY
BREAKFAST Porridge with apple and cinnamon Bran flakes with bananas and strawberries Melon, yoghurt Bran flakes/porridge
LUNCH Jacket potato with beans, cottage cheese and salad Pasta with tomato and feta Greek salad Jacket potato
TEA Vegetable and haloumi skewers Tikka Masala with rice and spinach Stuffed Pittas Stir fry
SNACKS Clementine, yoghurt, melon, Alpen bar Sliced peppers, melon, Alpen bars Puft crisps, clementine, banana Strawberries, Alpen bar

The tables above are the basic outline of what I eat daily, I thought this could be useful for printing out. To some it may seem a bit repetitive, but I tend to do a week of very similar meals and then switch it up the next week. Also, I’m one of those people who could eat pasta every day and not get bored, so it doesn’t bother me. I go into more detail about each day below:

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Monday

Breakfast:

  • fat free natural yoghurt with blueberries, banana, red & green grapes

Morning snacks:

  • Alpen Light bar (jaffa cake flavour)
  • green apple slices

Lunch:

  • pasta with spinach, cucumber, and tomato
  • babybel light x2
  • cherry tomatoes
  • Puft salt & vinegar crisps
  • two clementines

Tea:

  • Jacket potato with cottage cheese & beans
  • Mixed leaves on the side

Evening snack:

  • light & free yoghurt (raspberry)

Tuesday

Breakfast:

  • fat free yoghurt with blueberries, banana, red & green grapes

Morning snack:

  • melon chunks
  • light & free yoghurt (raspberry)

Lunch:

  • pasta with spinach, cucumber, pepper, tomato, sweetcorn
  • cherry tomatoes
  • 1 clementine
  • Puft salt & vinegar crisps

Tea:

  • gnocchi with passata, feta and spinach
  • side salad of lettuce & tomato

Evening snack:

  • green apple slices with peanut butter/ Alpen Light bar (cherry bakewell)

 

Wednesday

Breakfast:

  • Bran flakes with fat free yoghurt, banana and blueberries

Morning snack:

  • apple slices, strawberries

Lunch:

  • Wholemeal pitta bread x2 – with feta, lettuce, peppers, cherry tomatoes
  • Puft crisps

Tea:

  • ‘Fajitas’ – rice, quorn chicken pieces (seasoned) cooked in passata, with peppers, red onion, spinach

Evening snack:

  • Melon chunks, light & free yoghurt, babybel light

Drinks:

 

Thursday

Breakfast:

  • porridge with apple and cinnamon
  • Strawberries

Morning snack:

  • Clementines x2, light & free yoghurt (raspberry)

Lunch:

  • Jacket potato with beans, cottage cheese, spinach, cherry tomatoes

Tea:

  • Vegetable, red onion and haloumi skewers
  • Salad on the side

Evening Snack:

  • Alpen bar, green apple

 

Friday

Breakfast:

  • Bran flakes with bananas and strawberries

Morning snack:

  • Melon chunks

Lunch:

  • Pasta with feta and tomatoes
  • Babybel light x2

Tea:

  • Vegetarian Tikka Masala with Quorn pieces, rice and spinach

Evening snack:

  • Chopped peppers, Alpen bar x2

 

Saturday

Breakfast:

  • Melon chunks, light & free yoghurt (raspberry)

Morning snack:

  • clementines x2, banana with peanut butter

Lunch:

  • Greek salad with lettuce, feta, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, peppers, olives and balsamic vinegar dressing

Tea:

  • Wholemeal pittas x2 with spinach, tomatoes, grated cheese and Quorn turkey & sage slices

Evening snack:

  • strawberries, Alpen Light bar (cherry bakewell)

 

Sunday

Breakfast:

  • porridge with banana slices

Morning snacks:

  • apple slices with peanut butter
  • babybel light

Lunch:

  • Jacket potato with beans and cottage cheese
  • Side salad of lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, cucumber and sweetcorn
    OR
  • leftovers

Tea:

  • Stir fry – rice noodles, peppers, red onion, any other vegetables lying around!

Evening snack:

  • Light & free yoghurt (raspberry)
  • Alpen bars

 

 

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Shopping List

Fruit & Veg 

Raspberries
Blueberries
Strawberries
Bananas
Melon x2
Green apples
Clementine
Grapes
Peppers
Baking potatoes
Baby spinach
Lettuce
Cherry tomatoes/salad tomatoes
Cucumber

Dairy/Fridge
Feta
Fat free yogurt (plain)
Light & Free yoghurts (lemon/raspberry)
Fat free cottage cheese
Babybel light
Haloumi light
Quorn turkey & sage slices

Cupboard
Wholemeal pitta
Gnocchi
Bran flakes
Masala curry powder
Passata
Puft crisps salt & vinegar
Alpen light bars (jaffa cake/ cherry bakewell)

 

Congrats if you made it this far! If you’re not interested in food then this post will have been mind-numbingly dull. Even if you are – it isn’t the most colourful of reads. I mainly included this to hold myself accountable to my own eating habits and to maybe inspire clean (ish) eating in some of you. Feel free to leave me recipe suggestions!

Don’t forget you can follow me on twitter and instagram if you’re missing me between blog posts.

 

 

 

 

 

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