I am so excited to finally be doing another ‘What I Ate Today’ post! Thank you for being here. I love sharing with you a bit more of my life and what I do with my days, plus I hope this is helpful to some of you to get some food inspo or new recipes.
7.30am – Morning Snack
Woke up at about 6.30am, which is quite early for me. Had a slow morning, did some work on my laptop whilst drinking a cup of Chai tea – I needed a bit of comforting caffeine – and one large and very spotty banana. Only had a little bit to eat as I wanted to go to the gym shortly after and I can not workout with a full stomach.
11am – Breakfast
At the gym I did a circuit workout, quite high intensity but really fun. Things I’ve been challenging myself with include lots of burpees and both normal and tricep push ups. After a quick shower and had a big bowl of porridge! I suppose I could call this my ‘post-workout’ meal, but I literally don’t eat anything special just because I went to the gym. Regardless, oats, penaut butter and seeds are really good protein and carbohydrate sources, the most important nutrients for mucle recovery.
I cooked 1/2 cup of oats with 5 shopped dates in water. As for toppings, the usual: 1 generous teaspoon of crunchy peanut butter, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and coconut flakes. Devine!
1.30pm – Lunch
A very quick ‘mid-revision’ lunch. I couldn’t be bothered to cook but still wanted something warming and filling – I was quite hungry by now. I put two medium white potatoes in the microwave (for 6 mins). Whilst the potatoes were cooking, I fried one red onion and some green beans in a pan until the onions were golden and sweet. On the side, I opened a can of cooked mixed beans and heated half of the can with about two tablespoons of pasta tomato sauce. When the potatoes were ready, I assembled everything together and topped it with some black pepper, paprika and fresh parsley. Sooo delicious and quick!
4pm – Coffee
Nothing new here, you know I am a big coffee drinker and I always look forward to my daily cup of black coffee. Also had a small juicy orange. There’s something about eating an orange that immediately makes me feel refreshed, and that’s exactly what I needed mid revision!
5.30pm – Snack
Just wanted something quick to hold me up until I started cooking dinner. Nothing better than peanut butter on toast. Filling and delicious.
7pm – Dinner
I wanted to use the other half of the mixed beans can I opened for lunch. So I decided to make a burger! I was actually really impressed with the final result. I wouldn’t call it a recipe, it definitely needs some work done to it, but here is what I used to make 1 burger:
Half a can of cooked mixed beans, 1 clove of garlic, about 3 large sun-dried tomatoes, 1 tablespoon of pasta tomato sauce and 1 handful of fresh parsley. I blended all those ingredients with a bit of water (I used a bit too much, only use a tiny tiny bit). In terms of spices I adds some chilli powder, smoked paprika and black pepper to taste.
Gave everything a good mix and fried it on a pan with a bit of olive oil for a couple of minutes both sides. After frying it for a while I pop it in the oven for about 10 mins at 180 degrees in order to take some of the moister out.
Served it with 1/2 cup of brown rice, 1 large cooked carrot and green beans with chilli sauce.
On the day I decided to record what I eat I barely had any food in the house. That was my last can of beans. The only fresh veggies I had were one large carrot and one onion! And my green options were limited to a bag of frozen green beans hence why there is not much variety with my greens and veg.
My online shop arrived that night (Don’t worry, I now have food!). I will share with you all the yuummy food I got in my next post. Thank you so much for reading. Lots of love,