My food diary (part ll)
Hearing way too often that eating healthy requires a lot of time, in my last post I shared what I eat for breakfast and mid-morning snacks on a tight schedule, to prove that it takes as long as eating anything else! 🕒
Today I’ll share what my usual lunches look like.
Because I’m back at uni, I’m back to the packed lunches life. Yes, it takes me 10 extra minutes in the mornings, but I save those 10 minutes x 2 because I don’t have to walk somewhere to buy food and back. Not to mention that what I would find would be nowhere as delicious and nutritious as my own meals 😜
As you may already know, I’m a total sucker for smoothies, as they’re such a convenient way to get lots of nutrients in. Although smoothies are not really a lunch meal, I make mine in a way so that they keep me full for long and fill me up (sometimes even too much). Besides protein and plant milk, I add lots of fat sources, like hemp seeds, nuts (particularly into macadamias lately) & nut butters (almond&coconut and crunchy peanut by @pipandnut
are my favourite), avocado, coconut oil to maintain the satiation. I also like to add some superfood powders, like spirulina, maca, cacao, and acai. I personally don’t add oats or other primary carb sources, because at the end of the day, carbs are sugars, which drive up your blood sugar and only keep you full until it drops back to normal.
Having said this, I don’t meant to demonise carbs. I personally do better on higher fat diet, but I don’t believe in excluding food groups completely. I personally include carbs from starchy vegetables, quinoa and buckwheat into my meals .
Anyway, back to my lunches. As the weather is getting a bit too cold for my liking (I’m so happy it’s still sunny!), my body is slowly drifting away from cold smoothies, towards hot, warming soups. But once again, I’m running out of caption space, so watch this space for some soup recipes coming up, including one of my favourite recipes of my dad’s.