Hello friends! It’s been one heck of a week so far. Yesterday I completed another chapter on my thesis yesterday and sent it off to my supervisor for those all important corrections. I now have another 2 chapters to write (as long as my supervisor doesn’t want to add anything else) to write then it’s all done. Scary times, but I think I can finally see the light at the very long tunnel.
I love me some veggies!
For this weeks WIAW I’m going to rewind to Monday cos’ it was simply snack-tastic. Recently I’ve been having days where I just want to snack all of the time especially during the day and if I’ve had a large breakfast- it just seems to make my eating patterns go a little bit askew.
Before I started on my snacking frenzy I headed to the gym for 30 minutes of speed intervals on the treadmill, cross trainer and the bike followed by strength routine 1 and a 5 minute cool down on the bike. I was such a great work out and I definitely got my sweat on!
Once home I made myself a huge bowl of Dorset’s Cereal High Fibre Flakes which I couldn’t resist after seeing that they were on offer on last weeks grocery shop. I added a chopped pear and a chopped banana and rice milk, which made for a very amazing breakfast. I am a huge fan of cereal especially for a quick and easy breakfast and this didn’t disappoint.
Mid morning I snacked on some dried mixed berries and cherries. These baby’s are seriously addictive and I am proud to say that I am totally addicted…love them!
After breakfast and copious amounts of dried berries I wasn’t really feeling lunch but felt like I should eat something. Instead I ate what I had planned for my afternoon snack: half a chopped red pepper, carrots, two Clear Spring crackers with hummus and cream cheese.
And then since lunch was snacky mid afternoon meant that another snack was required in the form of a berry smoothie made using rice milk, mixed frozen berries and half a banana topped with dark chocolate covered pomegranate seeds and chocolate covered sunflower seeds…so good!
So good in fact that I went back for some more of the seeds!
For dinner I made baked tilapia fish with brown rice and a delicious salsa made from half an avocado, tomatoes, yellow peppers and cucumber mixed with my Basic Tomato Sauce which I warmed through in the microwave. This was a really lovely and light dinner which is what I felt like I needed and it was a great mix of flavours with the nutty brown rice, fresh tomato salsa and the smoky tasting fish…yum!
For dessert I the other half of the banana from my smoothie with grapes and a chopped pear with half a pot of Alpro soya chocolate pudding and so Kashi Go Lean.
This was the perfect end to a snack filed day. I have snack days very rarely, but sometimes if I eat a large breakfast or even lunch it can sometimes throw my other meals that I had planned out of the window as I’m not longer have that much of an appetite left and revert to snacking instead. I never really feel guilty about the amount of food or what I eat because I truly believe in listening to what your body wants, as long as it’s not mindless eating for the sake of it of course. If my body wants to snack then it shall snack on beautiful and delicious food.
And it was a delicious day of food indeed!
Do you have snacky days often? Do you snack intuitively or just because you feel like eating something?
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