It’s hard to believe another fortnight has passed and it’s time for “What I ate Wednesday” again!! I feel like it’s the only post I’m writing at the moment, which is almost true. But I promise there are some new and exciting posts in the pipeline I’m working on. Life has been busy, I’ve been tired and blogging has taken a bit of a back seat the past month or so. But not for long…
So back what I ate today. I noticed when I uploaded my photos that warm food has crept into my meals. Porridge for breakfast, soup for lunch and comforting Shepherds pie for dinner! Those cooler mornings and nights mean salads are slowly becoming less common and I’m going for more hot vegetables and porridge is once again appealing in the morning.
Here’s my day of eating in pictures:
Breakfast today was porridge made with oats and chia. For some random reason I bought a new type of probiotic yoghurt which is quite runny and I’m really enjoying using it instead of milk on my breakfast at the moment. It’s really low in sugar and I like the flavour too. I topped it with some defrosted raspberries and added just a teeny bit of maple syrup, like maybe half a teaspoon. I don’t usually add maple syrup or any other sweetener to my porridge, but today I felt like it, and it was delicious.
About 11am I ate half a banana. I didn’t want to eat the whole thing because I was going to a cross fit class at 11.30am and I didn’t want to get stitch. It worked, 1/2 a banana took the edge off my hunger and I didn’t get stitch. Win-Win.
For lunch I tried a Tasty Pot Thai Pumpkin soup for the first time. It tasted great and it contains 2 serves of vegetables as well as providing 4g of fibre. I had this with some Vogel’s very thin toast with tomato and boiled egg. I love soups but they’re not always that filling, hence the toast and egg. I love the thin Vogel’s as it is nice and crispy and it’s a good portion size for me. Topped with tomato and egg it was delicious. This kept me full all afternoon, athough I did have a few grapes (maybe 5?) from a big bunch a girl at work gave me from her grapevines.
When I got home I I had a small glass of milk along a small amount of lindt chocolate bunny that I got for Easter. I only had a small piece as that was enough for me. That bunny is lasting a long time this year 🙂 Apologies for the ugly photo.
This photo looks embarrassingly unappetising. It kind of reminds me of a hospital food picture. But trust me, it tasted great!! It’s not supposed to be mince slop. This sloppy looking creation is actually Shepherd’s pie (or is it cottage pie?) which when spooned hot from the oven kind of splats on the plate. I served this with beans, broccoli and Brussels sprouts which I lightly steamed then stir fried with a little olive oil. The pie also had carrots, onions, peas and capsicum in it. The capsicum was a bit random but I had half a one in the fridge that I needed to use. It was topped with a mix of kumara/potato mash and a little grated cheese. I made this dish partly because I am going to be home late tomorrow night and there’s always heaps of left overs which means no cooking tomorrow – yah! I’m trying to be organised in advance 🙂
And that was me for another fortnight! Are you starting to eat warmer foods now it’s getting cooler?