I often get asked, 'what do you eat in a day?' 'What do you snack on?' 'Do you snack?' 'How do you get organised for lunches during the week at work?' or 'How do you stay on track?'
One of our biggest strengths is meal prepping and being organised. This is a non-negotiable and we don't create the option of going down the street at lunch to the local cafe or fast food shop. By being prepared, we just simply don't do it! Don't get me wrong, we enjoy eating out with friends and we have brunch/lunch dates on weekends or days off but we don't rely on it when we're at work. We like to be organised with fresh, nutritious and delicious homemade food.
We make it a PRIORITY!
We make it our priority to do one big shop once a week, on a Sunday generally, so we can get organised for the week ahead. This works for us and maybe a mid-week shop works for you, you just need to find what suits you.
Our secret is, making extra at meal times for our next day or couple of days lunches. It's that easy. Making that little bit extra really isn't that hard nor is it any more time consuming.
My breakfast option is super easy, I prepare that in less than 5 minutes the night before. I definitely used to be one who would skip breakfast and then when 3pm came around, I would be craving all the 'bad foods' and just feel so hungry! Now I usually eat three meals a day with one snack in the afternoon to get me through until Dinner time.
All in all, being prepared is one habit Dave and I have really nailed and we are always packing snacks with us if we know we are going away and may not find foods we want to eat (keep an eye out for an upcoming blog about staying ‘on track’ and eating healthy when travelling).
We are proud of our nutrition habits.
We don't restrict ourselves, we simply find healthy alternatives. We don't crave the 'bad' foods anymore, our substitutes are way better!
We are Gluten and Dairy Free and we feel fantastic! Fuelling our Bodies with all the nutrients to THRIVE!
So, let's have it! Here is a 'Day on My Plate':
First-thing in the Morning:
3 glasses of water
Greens Powder shot (Changing Habits Peak Performance Powder)
1/2 cup GF Oats
1 cup Almond Milk
1/2 tsp Cacao Powder
1/2 tbsp Chia Seeds
1 tbsp Desiccated Coconut
Blend Milk, Cacao Powder and Banana in nutri-bullet. Stir through all other ingredients and combine well. Place in fridge overnight.
Add a handful of almonds and cashews or homemade granola!
Coconut Bullet Coffee (@AdamandEve - Bendigo)
Chicken, Pumpkin and Leek Risotto (Thermomix Recipe)
1 clove Garlic
6 short cut bacon rashes (dice)
20g Coconut Oil
3 tomatoes, quartered
300g Arborio Rice
2 Tbsp Vegetable Stock
650g Chicken, diced
Place leek, garlic, bacon and onion and chop for 10 seconds on speed 7.
Add oil and saute for 2 minutes, 100 degrees, speed 1.
Add tomatoes and chop for 5 seconds on speed 3.
Add water, stock and cook for 5 mins at 100 degrees on reverse speed 1.
Add rice and chicken and cook for 20 minutes at 100 degrees on reverse speed 1.
Banana + Peanut Butter on Rice Cake
Spag Bol with Edamame Pasta
1kg Beef Mince
1 can Crushed Tomatoes
1 jar Passata
1 cup Vegetable Stock/Beef Bone Broth
1 Carrot (grated)
1 Zucchini (grated)
Herbs, salt, pepper
Love and Happiness
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