Written By Gracie
I find it really interesting and inspiring to see what people eat in their day so I have decided to do the occasional ‘what I eat in a day’ blog post with pictures and ingredient lists to give you guys some healthy inspiration.
This is an example of when I make stuff from scratch, but each day varies depending on what I am doing. My schedule is always very hectic and unpredictable; whether I’m off filming, running around London getting to auditions, attending meetings or working from home. However unpredictable I will always make sure I make time for breakfast at home, even if that means getting up earlier than I have to because I believe breakfast is the most important meal and sets you up for your day.
I tend to make most things in bulk when I make them from scratch. I will freeze the rest or leave it in the fridge to have later in the week or take the leftovers in tupperware boxes when I’m on the go. I find making things in bulk can save a lot of money and also means that you will be more likely to make healthy choices in the week because no matter how late you get home or how tired you are, you have something nutritious and delicious waiting for you in the fridge.
I started my day with an amazingly pink juice. Ingredients: beetroot, apple, celery, broccoli and lemon.
I also made a delicious bowl of porridge. Ingredients: Rude health porridge oats, which I heated up with almond milk then stirred in matcha powder and manuka honey. For the topping I sprinkled on blueberries, passion fruit and mixed seeds.
Lunch was kale and peas (which I had boiled) mixed with Mr Organics basil pesto and whole pine kernels. So good and surprisingly filling!
Around 3/4pm I was hitting a bit of a slump so sliced up a banana and spread on Biona smooth almond butter. This is such a delicious snack and full protein, the perfect afternoon pick me up. I also had a cup of Pukka matcha green tea to give me an extra boost.
Dinner was homemade healthy green Thai curry with cauliflower rice. The Thai curry ingredients: homemade curry paste (lemongrass, onion, chilli’s, kaffir lime, ginger, garlic, olive oil, ground coriander, ground cumin and fresh coriander) with reduced fat coconut milk, green beans, spinach, chicken and stock. The cauliflower rice ingredients: cauliflower, kale and turmeric.
Cauliflower rice is an amazing alternative because it tastes like you are eating rice (without the carbs) and fills you up like rice does because of its high water content.
For pudding I had Sophie’s delicious baked apple, which honestly is so good and tastes like apple strudel. The exact recipe and directions for this can be found on Sophie’s recent blog post: https://squirrelsisters.wordpress.com/2015/05/18/baked-apples/