Hi, thank you so much for being here and reading my post. I appreciate that lately I haven’t been very active here so thank you very much for sticking with me. More will come soon.
Today I am sharing with you what I eat in a day, Portugal edition. You might know that although I live in England, I am actually Portuguese and a lot of my family actually lives in Portugal. I try to visit at least twice a year and I absolutely love it here! Even though I visit quite often (considering), I am always amazed by my country’s beauty and its amazing food and culture!
Fruit is my absolute favourite thing to have for breakfast, specially in Portugal where fruit is so delicious and cheap. Here I have half a mango, one banana and one kiwi. I also had one piece of wholegrain bread with massed avocado. I am amazed at the size of the avocados here! They are so beautiful and creamy!
And of course, a classic portuguese espresso. You know I am a coffee lover. Usually have a classic Americano (plain black coffee), but in Portugal, espresso is a must have.
On my way to Lisbon I decided to have one of these seed crackers. We were going to cycle around Lisbon so I needed a little something to keep me full. These crackers are really filling and super delicious. Sunflower seeds are my favourite and as you can see, they are full of them! I believe they are from Aldi, so really affordable as well.
We were at LX Factory in Lisbon which is one of my favourite spots in Lisbon. It is an old industrial complex which is now filled with restaurants, coffee shops and beautiful curated shops and brands selling the most beautiful things. From clothes and accessories to home decor, technology, traditional products and handmade crafts. Everything is gorgeous!
We surprisingly only found two places with vegetarian options. We went for the one with a vegan lasagne, obviously! I love lasagne and this one was probably one of the best vegan lasagne I’ve ever had! It was creamy, had a beautiful texture and the greens were also amazing.
After cycling and walking around Belem for another couple of hours, we went to a supermarket and bought some supplies. We sat by the river and chilled. I had the juiciest orange ever, one apple, a handful of mixed nuts, handful of dried apricots and some mango juice and water. I love simple yet delicious foods.
And finally, the last meal of the day. This one it is quite hard to describe, as you can see there is quite a lot going on. For the main I had white rice with white beans in tomato sauce with peppers and courgette. On the side I also had a mix of delicious mushrooms, onion, more reed peppers and more courgette.
I went back for a second round of the main (about half of this portion), which was a mistake as I was so full by the time desert came. I only manages to eat half a slice of watermelon and half a slice of melon. I was sooo full! But one thing I learned from this: always ask if there is desert so you know how much you can eat in the main haha.
That is the end of my day and everything that I ate. Once again, thank you so much for reading. I will leave below the previous “what I eat in Portugal” posts in case you want to check them out.
Lots of love,