Another Day in Food copy

Another Day in Food 2

I did one of these a while ago and you guys seemed to like it, I like to eat, everyone’s a winner – so why not crack it out again? I gave all my foodie spiel in the last post if you want the backstory, but if you want the abridged version then I’ll fill you in. Before when I lived sans parents at Uni I gorged on every type of junk food available in the aisles, but without three nights a week of sweat-inducing dance floor moves to balance it all out I’ve reigned that in somewhat. It’s all in moderation, you know? The 80:20 ratio of healthy eating/’chowing down on whatever the hell I fancy’ rule sometimes gets pushed but hey if I want to gobble down a Yorkie, it’s happening. I try and be a good girl and fill-up on fruit, veg, pulses, nuts, protein – all that good stuff, and most of the time it works (sometimes it doesn’t, evidenced by the Dominoes box that is peeking out at me from the recycling). So without further ado here’s what a day in my plate looked like…

BREAKFAST: I’m a cereal girl – always have been, always will be. And with my favourite healthy-ish cereal no longer to be found on the shelves of my local supermarket (Dorset Cereal’s Spelt Flakeswhat kind of trickery is this?), I’ve had to move on. But I think I’ve found something better. Dove’s Farm Cereal Flakes, with a dollop of The Collective Dairy’s Sweet Jane Yoghurt (honestly the best yoghurt I’ve ever tried, everything else tastes like milky water compared to it), with a smattering of strawberries and cocoa nibs on the top (which taste pretty foul at first, but trust me – you get used to them). It’s like having your own little breakfast sundae every morning. It satisfies my sweet-tooth without being being too outrageous and keeps me going until lunch unless I’m having a particularly ravenous day.

LUNCH: This is my ‘throw whatever I’ve got in the fridge into the pan, cook and eat it’ meals. On this particular day the leftovers of spring onions got lobbed in with some with egg and a grating of cheese with a side salad of avocado and beetroot. I’m always surprised by how full-up I am after devouring my makeshift omelettes, man do they fill a hole? If it’s not an omelette then it’s usually a salad, again featuring the bits and bobs that are looking suspiciously near their best before with a slab of chicken or a tin of tuna. The great thing with that is I can always lug it around with me if I’m out and about. Just remember a fork. Ben there, done that.

DINNER: When time allows I love to have a good dinner making session in the kitchen and one of my favourite cookbooks to whip out is the Clean & Lean one by James Duigan. On this particular occasion I went for the Grilled Cajan Chicken with Salsa and Quinoa. Tasty, filling and not too time consuming to make. A side note to add: I bought a steamer the other day and I think it may have changed my life. It’s so easy to whip a few veggies in to accompany any meal and though it’s meant Mark and I have eaten some not-so-apt side dishes – Spaghetti Bolognese and Broccoli anyone? – it means we’re wasting so much less and eating more greens. Win, win.

SNACKS: Over recent months I’ve gathered quite the stash of snacking produce in my cupboards. I don’t tend to go crazy with them, but I usually find I need a mid-afternoon pick me up. There is just something comforting about knowing that there is always something that’s going to fill you up, quickly, because don’t even try talking to me when my belly is grumbling. Nakd Bars rock – the Rhubarb and Custard Flavour, why you so hard to find? – as do Bounce Bars and Clif Bars, can you tell I like bars? All are made without any nasties and don’t make too much of a mess when consumed out and about. Which can’t be said for my mini bags of Cashews, one of which when I opened the other day exploded all in my bag, over me and the floor and meant that I found them swimming around in the depths of my luggage for days. If I’m at home though you can’t beat a good ol’ grapefruit. I would be very grateful if someone can explain to me a way to eat them without creating a juicy, sticky mess reminiscent of that a two year old would make. Thank you.

  • Anna Blush

    Sounds like a yummy day of food! I love how you’ve written this post- more please! x

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  • http://alittlelilly.blogspot.nl/ A Little Lilly

    Can’t deny it, grapefruits are aaamazing! But I’m the same, can’t eat them without becoming the stickiest person ever! Lilly xx alittlelilly.blogspot.nl

  • http://www.honeygolightly.com/ Honey Go-Lightly

    I am not very good at eating grapefruit either! I do cut the segments out first though, helps…kinda…

  • http://hannahbeths.wordpress.com/ Hannah

    I love the Clean and Lean cookbook! I can always find something in there!

    Hannah xx
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  • girlie blogger

    Oh how I love seeing food pics! Always interesting seeing what others eat. Especially since I’ve been sharing my clean eating meal plans – I’m constantly looking for new ideas.
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  • Giuditta Balzaretti

    My dad, a Virgo like you, cuts it in half like you did and then goes around the orange pulp leaving out the hard white part with a little spoon. This leaves the juice at the bottom so he can drink it afterwards ;-)

  • http://www.lulabelloves.com Lulabelloves

    I love your food posts you do! I really want to try some cocoa nibs might go and buy some today:) xx

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  • http://jessicalaar.blogspot.co.uk Jess French

    This food looks amazing, definitely some food inspiration going on here.

    Jess x

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  • http://writermode.blogspot.com Grace

    I’d love to know how to eat grapefruit gracefully without the sticky mess too :D

  • http://bethsearle.blogspot.com.au/ Beth

    All of it looks delicious! I’m going to have to spend some serious time in the kitchen, so I can try all of these. :)

    Beth. x

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  • http://theconsciencefund.com/ Divya

    Sounds extremely healthy and looks absolutely scrumptious! I have read that a lot of people have been going off cereal.. is it for carbs and sugar? No matter what I do I don’t think I am abandoning my daily dose of cereals any time soon!

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  • http://thatszoe.blogspot.com/ Zoe Cayetano

    I’m definitely a “throw whatever I’ve got in the fridge into the pan, cook and eat it” type of person! I can’t deny. Anyway, I love this kind of post! It makes me sooo hungry, though (and I’m reading this in the middle of the night)! So frustrating :(

    Zoe
    http://thatszoe.blogspot.com

  • Stephanie

    So healthy but still looks delicious!

    Stephanie

    http://missstephanieusher.blogspot.co.uk/

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    xxxx

  • http://www.girlmeetsreal.blogspot.co.uk GirlMeetsReal

    I agree with the 80/20 rule,its important not to ge too obsessive! Making good choices enough of the time is a great start. I wrote about this exact subject in a recent blog post.

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  • http://littlemisskatyenglish.blogspot.co.uk Katy English

    Mm that looks so good! Your breakfast looks absolutely delicious. Yay foodies! xx

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  • nueyork

    The 80:20 ratio is a really good outlook on healthy eating. Even if I wanted to cut chocolate out of my diet, I don’t think I could!

    nueyork.blogspot.com

  • http://www.laurelloves.com/ Laurel Loves

    All of it looks great! You are making me crave avocado, and I laughed at ‘Spaghetti Bolognese and Broccoli’ :)

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  • http://pursuingadreamcalledlife.blogspot.it/ Michela Amp

    Love those kind of posts :)

    Michela xx

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  • http://pinkelephantbloggin.com/ Pink Elephant Blog

    I love food posts! For some reason I really like seeing what other people eat…a bit creepy, but true :P

    Alex | PinkElephantBlog

  • http://vodkaandarose.blogspot.co.uk/ Jessica Rose

    I’m a sucker for cereals. as well..although I think my portion sizes are a bit big!!

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  • http://brushandbullet.com/ Teresa

    I peel my grape fruit — whack one end off, stand it up, then slice strips of the peel off, and section. Waaaay neater :D

  • http://www.everythingandanythingbydanielle.blogspot.com/ Danielle Sullivan

    Why is it so satisfying to know what people eat! I’m so nosey!
    All looks very healthy! I love the Clean and Lean book, has great meal ideas:)
    Thanks for sharing Anna x
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  • Samantha Harden

    Oh god I miss avacado…I’m on Slimming World and its a big thing I need to avoid, Once I reach target this will be something I work back in some how.

  • http://qworterlifecrisis.com/ Maddie

    Thanks for this post! It’s great to get some ideas for different, quick, healthy meals QworterLifeCrisis

  • Zazie Bibi

    It all looks delicious! x

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  • Kristy Swithenbank

    Eating a bowl of cereal as I’m reading this. Have you tried lara bars? I don’t know if you have them in the UK.

  • GummyVision

    Grapefruit is one of my favorite things, particularly the ruby reds!! They sell actual grapefruit spoons, which I’ve been using for a long time and they forever changed my grapefruit eating life :-) The grapefruit spoons are smaller than a regular spoon and are somewhat pointed with serrated edges. They are sold at many places in the US – hopefully you can find some in London :-) Here’s a link to the ones on the Amazon US site to see what they look like: http://www.amazon.com/Thick-Stainless-Grapefruit-Dessert-Serrated/dp/B000FYXIJ6 Happy grapefruit eating!!! xo :-)

    • GummyVision

      oops…forgot to add…with these spoons you simply cut the grapefruit in half as you have in the pic, and then dig in with the spoon. The serrated edges and pointed tip does all the work for you – no need to precut or anything. Best of all, you end up with a bunch of yummy juice still left in the grapefruit bits that you can squeeze and drink at the end instead of it ending up all over the place :-)

  • Annemie

    With no intention to be the crazy commenter who everyone thinks is a nutter, but grapefruit can affect the effectiveness of contraceptives. My sister is a doctor and she assures me, it’s not a myth. Just to raise awareness. I love grapefruit too though!

  • Janine Maral

    Clif bars are my weakness!

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  • Mel Wills

    I’ve honestly never eaten a Grapefruit in my life but then again my diet is what one could easily describe as atrocious – and I ain’t even proud of it. To be honest your photos make everything looks delicious even if it’s of the healthier variety which I usually turn my nose up at (not gonna lie). I’m quite interested in throwing together a make-shift omelette as yours look very satisfying!

    Mel

    http://blog.meljwills.com

  • https://twitter.com/ESRScreatives Emily

    The dorset cereals spelt cereals are now exclusive to Waitrose!! They also now have three spelt ‘flavours’.. think they only had one before they went exclusive..

  • http://MrsDarcyLovesMakeup.blogspot.co.uk Janet Highland

    When is your mum’s lemon drizzle cake recipe coming to Youtube……. I am waiting with my cuppa ……… mixing bowl at the ready

  • Katie

    For grapefruit you’ve got to buy a grapefruit cutter – it will change your life for real. You can get one off amazon for really cheap!! And of course you can’t forget grapefruit spoons :-)

    http://k-b-beauty.blogspot.com/

  • simplynaturale

    Love this post, I agree for lunch I’m definitely use up what we’ve got sort of person! Everything looks so yummy! Can totally relate to the snacking, I’m exactly the same! For cereal, a healthy one I eat which I’m sure you’ll like is Jordans Honey and oats, its basically granola but not as fine. Its super yummy topped with some greek yoghurt and strawberries!

    Eloise | simplynaturale
    xo

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  • Joycelyn Steib

    Just looking at the dishes makes me hungry!! I love food!! Grapefruit is one of my favorite fruits but then I like most all of them! :) Thanks so much for sharing with us!

  • http://blushingbiddies.com/ Puri

    Annnd I’m ready for dinner now. Feel a little silly making a microwavable meal, but oh well, livin’ a lil! Great post! <3

    Blushing Biddies

  • Daniella

    awesome

    xx

    daniella

    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

  • http://www.vibrantbeautyblog.com/ Jennifer Monforton

    Such yummy, colourful meals! I love anything with avocado or berries :)

  • Sybil Mae

    Some of these meals look and sound so delicious! :)

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  • http://houseofphytoceramides.com/ Michelle Kimble

    I had to stop reading to go and make a snack.The epicurious Ipad app has awesome ideas for for food.

  • http://cleanandeggsperimental.wordpress.com/ Jessica Bamford

    mmmm. I love these kinds of posts, thanks for sharing! I’ve been meaning to try out the Nakd bars for a while and you may have just given me the last push.

  • Lauren S

    great post anna, i love seeing what others eat. I have porridge with hot banana, blueberries, almonds and pumpkin seeds – so good. I find soya yogurt is really nice and not runny at all

    Lauren x

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  • http://mickeyxo.blogspot.com/ Mickey XO

    mmm… the breakfast looks delicious! X

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