Over the last 6 months or so I’ve been steering towards a more plant based diet. I still eat fish occasionally and sometimes eat things that contain eggs/milk but for the most part I try to avoid animal products. I am going to write a separate post soon about my reasons for this.
I’ve always loved watching videos, seeing photos and reading blogs about what others eat. It was especially useful when I started switching my diet up and needed inspiration. I wanted to start sharing my own food diary as people I know are always asking me what I eat to stay healthy. I also think it’d be a good way to encourage myself to cook more so that I’m not blogging about eating oats 20 times a week. Here is what I ate/drank yesterday:
8.00am- 500ml water
Drinking water is one of the first things that I do when I wake up. I always have a water bottle with me and aim to drink at least 2 litres a day. Gotta stay hydrated! I usually only ever drink water or herbal tea unless it’s a special occasion and I’m feeling wild. I’ve been addicted to peppermint tea lately and had about 5 cups yesterday.
9.30am- pancakes and green smoothie
Believe it or not, these pancakes are healthy. Yesterday was Shrove Tuesday/pancake day so obvs I had to have them for breakfast. I like to make my first meal of the day high in calories and high in fat to keep my blood sugar stable. Eating high fat works really well for my body and my skin (providing they are the healthy fats of course!) and I feel so much better when I eat this way. I’ve tried so many different ways of eating and high fat works best for me. These pancakes, including the toppings, have 627 calories, 40g fat, 16g protein and 50g carbs. Recipe coming soon.
I had my pancakes with a green smoothie which was made with water, spinach, cucumber, celery, lemon juice and ginger. Adding mango or pineapple would probably make it taste a bit nicer but I’ve gotten used to it without. It’s the easiest way for me to get a good amount of vegetables in one go. This had 42 calories, 1g fat, 2g protein and 10g carbs.
1pm- salad roll
I had a wholemeal roll with some hummus, cucumber, tomatoes, lettuce, jalepenos and olives. It tasted fab but I don’t have a photo ’cause it looked ugly. Including the two baby oranges I had afterwards, my lunch had 445 calories, 14g fat, 15g protein and 60g carbs.
4.30pm- guacamole, oatcakes and veggies
When I got home from work I couldn’t really be bothered making a big meal but I needed something so that my blood sugar didn’t get low. I made some guacamole quickly using a whole avocado, half an onion, a tomato, jalepeno and lime juice. I had this with 6 oatcakes, half a red pepper and some cucumber to dip in. 478 calories, 28g fat, 10g protein and 48g carbs.
7pm- sweet potato fries
I prefer normal potatoes but I had none left so I baked 2 small sweet potatoes with some olive oil and chili powder. The lid on the chili powder may or may not have fallen off whilst I was ‘sprinkling’ my fries. 296 calories, 13g fat, 3g protein and 40g carbs.
11pm- protein shake
I got home from the gym quite late last night and wanted something quick so I made a protein shake using unsweetened soy milk, peanut butter, half a banana, cocoa powder, oats and flax-seed. Forgot to take a pic so here’s one of me having the exact same thing for breakfast today. It had 651 calories, 35g fat, 34g protein and 42g carbs.
My macros for the day were 2540 calories, 130g fat, 80g protein and 250g carbs. All on a healthy, plant based diet! A lot of people freak when I tell them how much fat I consume but I think as long as you’re eating healthy foods it doesn’t matter. Don’t be afraid of the fats! As I said, this is what works best for me and what makes me feel good. Just listen to your body and do what feels best for you 🙂