17.2.16

Food diary // what I'm eating



The one upside of having a long weekend is having a short week. Another upside is having a day off during that said week ;) I slept in, made myself some breakfast and now I'm just digesting before I go workout. 

Over these last couple of months I have been eating a lot healthier. I still have my "unhealthy" foods on the weekends, I mean what would life be like if I didn't allow myself to ever have a poutine again? It'd be pretty damn depressing! That being said,  I do strive to have balance in my life, there's a lot of good with a little bit of indulging and there is NOTHING wrong with that!

If you're needing ideas as to what "healthy" foods you should eat, here are a few of my favourite meals over these last few months! Above you have one of my go to breakfasts, when I'm in a hurry and don't have time to make a breakfast that takes a little more time I usually just have a slice of toast with peanut butter and banana and some coffee (I always have time for coffee). Although I absolutely love eating this meal, I do find that I get hungry very quickly about an hour after I have my breakfast. I've been beginning to double up on the toast because of it!



Here we have a "stir fry", which is also one of my favourites! I usually just throw in any veggies that I have and then match it with either rice or noodles. My stir fry's (if you wanna call them that) are kind of different though, I play around with flavouring a lot. Instead of using just soy sauce, which for some reason I find ruins it, I use a ton of garlic and a little bit of olive oil and black pepper. Sometimes, I'll even throw in pesto sauce instead. I find that I enjoy working with those flavours more than with soy or teriyaki, which to be fair one is filled with sodium and the other with sugar so I guess its good that I don't care for them! 


I am more of a chicken/turkey eater than any red meats or pork but above is a homemade hamburger made with beef from Brent's farm. Honestly, the meat we get from the farm is the only red meat that I really enjoy. I know where it's coming from and I know what it's fed and that's important to me. I would eventually like to find a farm that sells free range chicken and turkey meat but unfortunately we haven't found one that is reasonably priced. Anyways, we made homemade hamburgers and I topped mine with avocado, red onion, spinach, mustard and sriracha sauce. I also paired it with a salad thats topped with cucumbers and organic Italian dressing. It's a healthy take on an "unhealthy" meal. You can always have your cake and eat it too, you just need to find the healthier version of it ;) 


Are you guys bored of my food yet? If so, I apologize. We're almost done! So here we've got my main go-to breakfast. Avocado toast with an egg and sometimes the occasional turkey bacon! Super easy to make and honestly my favourite meal ever. 


Okay this soupy mess was delicious I promise. This is my famous "mac and cheese," it's not real mac and cheese obviously but it's homemade. I make the sauce myself and then just add a crap ton of veggies. This one here is vegetarian but I will sometimes add in ground chicken or ground turkey! 


Last but not least! We bought a rack of ribs the other day (for the first time EVER) and I was seriously clueless as to how we would spice it up. I found a pretty decent recipe on pinterest, all I used was spices to season it and left it in the slow cooker for a few hours. As a side I obviously threw together a bunch of veggies. It was a simple yet delicious meal!

Well there you have it, a small diary of things that I've been eating. Sure they may not be 100% up to health standards but they're all healthy enough for me. They keep me fuelled, my stomach happy and I'm feeling great. I love food and I honestly don't think I will ever be able to give up on food. I couldn't fathom not being able to eat the foods that I enjoy, so don't restrict yourself eat what your heart desires but eat in moderation! Balance is key! 

xo 

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