I’ve spent most of my life counting calories, working out sneaky (& unhealthy) ways of making sure I can eat junk food. Where has it landed me? In my early/mid thirties, still hating my body, still unable to fit into most of my wardrobe and being fed up to the back teeth of diets that DO NOT work. The reason they don’t work is that I have the attention span of a gnat and can only stick to them for a short amount of time, then I get bored and hit up Dominos. Fed up of swinging between feast and famine, I started the Feeling Fabulous 12 week course. It’s amazing! I know I’ve always been a rubbish vegetarian (there’s no meat in chocolate, right?!) so I finally feel like I’m eating like a proper veggie and a proper grown up. It’s not easy, because every meal takes planning and organising, making sure I do the online shop right (which I don’t!) but I’m never hungry, I’m not craving anything and I don’t feel like I’m missing out on anything. Take a look at some of my recent meals, most of which have come from Laura’s ace blog, Keeping Healthy Getting Stylish.
I’ve been enjoying Berry Baked Oatmeal for breakfast
Carrot & Cumin soup from the Soup for Every Day recipe book
Lentil and Feta salad with chilli, lemon and mint
Red Onion and Feta Crustless Quiche
This is what I’ve been enjoy for lunch. So delicious. I never thought I’d willingly buy a tin of lentils and actually use them! They were delicious. Everything is also really easy & quick to make.
For snacks, I’ve been enjoying lovely fruit, smoothies and a delicious homemade chai cake.
I’ve always stuck with boring ol’ apples and got fed up of them very quickly. No more, my friend. I love watermelon and pineapple so I’m enjoying them much more often.
I’ve never really been a fan of smoothies, but now, I’m almost addicted. I love my afternoon Green Monster and have even started a Pinterest board for recipes that I want to try.
I came across this recipe for a Flourless Cinnamon Chai Fruit Cake on Pinterest and knew I had to give it a whirl. While I’m not following a gluten free diet, my tummy is happier when I limit white flour and such like. This cake is delicious and I’m in love with the recipes on Wallflower Girl’s blog!
This week, I’m taking on our evening meals with a vengeance so tune in next week to see how they went!
How do you make sure you get enough fruit and veg in your day to day diet? Are you a smoothie addict? What’s your favourite recipe?