You all read my latest post on healthy living a weight loss right? Well if you weren’t fortunate enought yet HERE it is! As I said in my previous post living a healthy lifestyle really is simple, you just have to break yourself out of bad habits and get yourself into the right head space before you start. I’m a massive foodie, always loved food maybe a bit too much! I appreciate great tasting, well seasoned dishes and I’ve a serious sweet tooth (which is a BIG problem). Basically my relationship with food is terrible, I rely on food for comfort and to help lift my mood, but more than that; I’m greedy! Changing my lifestyle to a healthier one first seemed hard when I thought about it, It was a constant battle in my head! When I eventually took the plunge to change things I remember feeling angry with myself! Angry that I was seeing results, that my body was changing, my clothes were becoming looser, I felt more energetic and I was loosing weight quicker than I expected – What have I been doing!? Because of my relationship with food (BFFs?) I often had to remind myself that all of those indulgences I love and want so desperately wouldn’t be gone forever, I need to limit myself, not over do it & make sure I’m not indulging everyday!
Below you’ll see a typical healthy day for me and I’m hoping that you’ll gain some inspiration, see how easy healthy eating can be and hopefully try some of the recipes below (Or variations of them).
You know I’m a lover of overnight oats, unfortunately this morning I really wanted a pot but I hadn’t prepared any the night previously so I improvised & it was delicious. Its technically the same as overnight oats you just leave out the overnight part! There are hundreds of ways to do overnight oats but this is one of my favourites…
You want to start with a thick layer of plain greek yoghurt, top that with a handful of oats (it should be a much thinner layer than your yoghurt), throw in some raspberries, I usually only pop in 5-6 at a time. Cut up half of a banana and add that to your pot too. Now you want to add a little spoon of honey. Top with a couple spoons of yoghurt, sprinkle on some chia seeds and flaked almonds & your done!
I mix mine altogether before tucking in… Mmm!!
I always try to have an egg based lunch so that I’m getting a good amount of protein throughout the day (I also have a protein shake for breakfast or lunch). Today I decided on making a vegetable frittata. A frittata is basically a thick omlette or a crustless queche! Typically you can use any vegetables you already have in, there are loads of variations, here is mine –
Boil a big handful of green beans, while thats going on chop your spring onions, I used a whole bunch. Continue with some garlic, a bell pepper & 1 courgette. Once your green beans are ready wack them into a big skillet pan with everything else you just chopped, fry it off for 5 minutes and season well. Crack your eggs into a bowl and mix together (I used 3 eggs & 3 egg whites). Now add the eggs to your vegetables, you can add a little cheese if you want at this point! Let the skillet sit on the stove on a medium to low heat for 5 minutes, finish off in the oven until golden brown and wallah!
Remember when I told you I eat mostly vegetarian dishes now? This is the perfect example of a meal I’ll usually eat for dinner. Vegetable curry with quinoa! Again there are so many variations of curries so its really all down to your own personal taste!
Pinterest came to my aid yet again and provided us with a delicious recipe to follow, you can check out that recipe here! That one uses pumpkin which we didn’t have so alternativly we filled it out with more carrot and butternut squash!