I’d like to do something a little bit different today. A lot of YouTubers will do a ‘what I eat in a day’ video but as I don’t do videos, I’ve decided to write it all down instead.
My day started with some homemade Chocolate and Banana Porridge, inspired by Niomi Smart.
3/4 Cup of Porridge
3/4 Cup of Almond Milk
3/4 Cup of Water
1 Banana (Sliced, with approx 6 slices saved for later)
4 or 5 Strawberries
Small handful coconut shavings
A couple drops of vanilla essence
1 tablespoon of Organic Cacao Powder
Put the oats, milk and water into the pan and cook on a low heat. Once it starts to thicken a little bit, add the banana slices, coconut shavings, vanilla essence and cacao powder. While that cooks/thickens, cut the strawberries into slices.
Stir the mixture well, adding extra almond milk if needed, pour into a bowl and top with the strawberry & banana slices.
At about 12 pm, I went for a long walk with my cousin. By the time we came back at 1.30pm I’d smashed my 10,000 steps. Of course, by then, it was time for some lunch. Because it was nearly 2 pm by the time I got into my kitchen, I didn’t want a massive amount. I decided on Beans on Toast – but better.
1 Slice of Wholemeal (Seeded) Toast (buttered if preferred)
1 small tin of Baked Beans
Handful of Mushrooms (Sliced)
Handful of Cherry Tomatoes (cut into quarters)
Cheese (enough to cover toast)
Seasoning (Season all, pepper, salt – whichever you prefer)
Toast the bread and add a little bit of butter. Load with cheese and pop under the grill. While that’s cooking away, Put all the other ingredients in a pan and cook until warmed through. Keep stirring throughout. Put the toast on a plate and pop the beans etc on top.
Easy Peasy! (A child could make that!!)
After lunch, I decided to do some of my coursework. As you can see it’s Nutritional Therapy. I’m really enjoying it although so far, it really is all about science. I’m yet to really get to the ‘food’ side of things. I’m learning so much though. For example… Did you know: Although you can’t change you DNA, you can change its expression by modifying your environment, with nutrition being a large part of it.
For example… Did you know: Although you can’t change your DNA, you can change its expression by modifying your environment, with nutrition being a large part of it.
Also: Chromosomes are made up of Genes. Genes are made up of DNA. The terms ‘Genes’ and ‘DNA’ are used interchangeably.
And: The key to preventing degenerative diseases such as Cancer is to enrich your DNA protection mechanisms with antioxidant foods & activities such as Yoga (which are proven to reduce oxidative stress!) #JustSaying 🙂
Dinner was a disaster – at first. I’d decided to have some rice with a Vegan Pie. It’s like a chicken pie but without the meat. (Linda McCartney makes them). Anywho – It takes 30 minutes to cook and for some reason, after 15 minutes the entire thing was burnt to a crisp. (I think I’d accidently put the wrong setting on the oven). So I had to quickly come up with something else that could still involve the rice. I think what I had, in the end, was better, healthier and a lot more enjoyable than what I was going to have.
This delicious concoction was made. I’m not going to do a proper ‘method’ for this one because literally all the ingredients just went into a bowl and got mixed together. Obviously, I cooked the rice. I also chucked in some mushrooms, cherry tomatoes and some carrot.
While that was quickly cooking, I also chopped up some celery, cucumber and low-fat (Weight Watchers) Feta Cheese. Mix it all together, add a bit of salt and pepper and voila. Dinner is served. The rice had a few vegetables in there as well so you can also see some bits of pepper and sweetcorn in the picture.
Pudding was some Sweet and Salty Popcorn by a brand called Passions Deli.
The offending pie and irony of it being placed next to the words “Homemade with Love”
Being a Sunday it was a lot easier to get into my kitchen and make something properly. I’m not sure what I’ll be having for lunch at work tomorrow. Tomorrow evening though I’ll be picking up lots of fruit and vegetables from Asda so hopefully I’ll be able to do some meal prep for the rest of the week in my lovely kitchen.
Enjoy what’s left of your weekend guys. Byeee xx