Today I would like to share with you all what my typical day looks like nutrition wise.
If you red my previous post where I share my gluten free journey, you know I’ve been into a gluten free diet for the past few weeks. I never thought skipping all sort of flour goods could be so easy and equally make tasty and good meals. Considering a typical lunch, back in my Italian days was a big plate of pasta followed by a crunchy sandwich with cold cuts and cheeses of all sort, I consider to have made massive changes in my diet. So here I share with you my achievements ranging from breakfast to dinner.
I will share with you all recipes so just click on the link to access it. Let’s start with my favorite: COLAZIONE (It’s the first thought I wake up with) breakfast. I normally wake up very hungry so I like to have nutritious food that will keep my stomach at bay for a while. I like to alternate sweet and savory breakfasts, however sometimes I end up having both. Here’s an example.
Veggies Omelette with avocado + Strawberries Muffins + my favorite coconut hot drink
Veggies Omelette is simply made by warming up some Ghee butter and throw int he pan your favorite veggies, mines are: spinach, kale, onions, scallions, peppers, courgettes, tomatoes, leeks, broccoli. I always add to the eggs mixture salt, pepper, turmeric and paprika. I replaced the slice of bread with a nice piece of avocado. Voila! Quick yummilicious breakfast done.
Regarding my favorite drink, I call it Coconut heaven. It’s so delicious, delicate and tasty I can’t help having a cup each morning. This is how you get it done. In a pan warm up coconut milk on low heat, add a teaspoon of coconut oil, cinnamon stick or powder, vanilla to taste, sometimes I add chopped strawberries to add flavor and there you go, your morning coco paradise, will take your senses to tropical destinations. (only in your imagination though).
Some other breakfasts may include gluten free porridge, chia pudding or lemon coconut biscuits.
Usually this breakfast keep me full enough so I don’t feel like snacking for the whole morning.
At lunch time most of my meals are based of Basmati rice or brown rice, many vegetables often times with coconut cream and lots of spices. I use quinoa quite a lot and even make crackers with it. Sometimes I do add chicken or minced beef to these meals, but just very sparingly. If I don’t have eggs for breakfast then I would have a spinach or mixed veggies omelette for lunch and a salad. I experimented a dressing in particular i love made of Tahini.
Just add 2 tbs of Tahini, 1 tbsp of lemon juice, 4 tbsp water, salt, pepper, cumin, paprika, top with parsley.
This is by far one of my favorite meal ever. It’s so rich in flavors that truly I keep cooking it at least 3 times in the last weeks. For full recipe see here.
In the afternoon I like to have a snack mid afternoon with red berries, soy yogurt, nuts or a smoothie.
This mid afternoon snack in particular was quite delicious. It’s mango milk free yogurt with flax seed bran, hemp seeds, strawberries, blueberries and the cinnamon cereals I’ve made in the morning. For full recipe click here. Refreshing and perfect for summer!
In the evening I try not to have big meals. I don’t like to go to bed on a full stomach. I always try to eat at least 3/4 hours before I go to bed. As you may know, sleep is one of the most important part for our general wellness
During sleep your body repairs and regenerate, if the body is busy digesting your food then it can’t focus on the regenerating process. No wonder lack of sleep causes a whole big list of unpleasant health issues.
A typical dinner might be a salad, soup or more vegetables. Last night I tried this great home made Baba Ganoush and I loved it. It’s very simple to make it and I can guarantee your your taste buds will be grateful. I also made a quinoa flatbread nice and crunchy to go with the dip, or celery sticks go just as good with it.
To summarize I always have a good breakfast preferably savory, as sweet breakfast can spike sugar level and make you hungrier sooner after. Drink loads of water and herbal tea throughout the day. Eat generous lunch with plenty of veggies, small snacks rich in fats and protein and very light dinner. My staple for a perfect night routine is a bedtime tea that I usually make with ginger, turmeric, lemon, cinnamon. Alternatively a Moringa and mint tea, Roibos or bay leaf tea with lemon.
And you? Have you made changes in your nutrition too? How was it? Share your story!
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