Monday, 13 August 2012

Day View: Clean Eating

Thought I'd give you an insight into the types of meals that I have on a typical day. Obviously it depends on what I'm doing on that day, to what sort of food I eat - but I always make every effort to eat as 'clean' and fresh as possible so I'm eating foods with good nutritional values instead of munching on junk food! :)
Breakfast: Poached Eggs on Wholemeal Toast with a Light Dairylea Triangle and Green Beans
In the Winter I usually stick to things like porridge with various fruits or Peanut Butter in it to get the day started However in the warmer summer months I've definitely been preferring the slightly lighter option of poached eggs on toast for breakfast. All in all this comes to around 400 calories and is packed full of good nutrients to keep you healthy and full. I always use light Dairylea Triangles instead of butter as in my opinion it tastes better, and has less calories and fat than butter!
Lunch: Tuna Salad with Spinach & Avocado
Tuna is an amazing food for people eating clean! The vast majority of foods we consume are normally packed with carbs - even the ones that are known to be more healthy - as some companies replace the fat in their lower fat products with simple carbohydrates instead. Tuna is really low in carbs, so is a great food to have if you think you've had a little too much bread or pasta lately! Spinach is packed full of nutrients, and the avocado has lots of good fats in it which help improve satiety (help you feel fuller longer). All round its a lovely meal for the summer that I'm constantly whipping up! :)
Dinner: Chilli, Lime & Ginger Mackerel with Chilli Lime Rice
This meal only costs me £2 and tastes absolutely delicious! The mackerel fillet was £1 from Tesco's fish counter, and already had the lime, chilli and ginger on it, so all I had to do was whack it in the oven for about 5 minutes. The rice was also about a quid and was one of the Tilda microwave ones, so was literally a five minute meal - perfect if you're in a rush! Why eat mackerel? It's got heaps of those good fats again, including Omega-3 which will help keep your brain in top form, and keep your joints healthy! :)
 
Post-Workout Snack: Mattessons Fridge Raiders & MyProtein Elle Vanilla Protein Shake
After a workout I'm always starving, and if I don't eat soon after exercising I always suffer from horrible energy slumps later in the day. Normally I have a banana with my protein shake, but ever now and then its nice to change it up a little - plus it's extra protein I guess!
A lot of girls are intimidated of supplements like protein shakes, but you really needn't be. Some think they would make them get 'big and bulky' but I can promise you it's not true! Protein is essential for helping your muscles repair themselves, and if you do a lot of exercise your body may not be getting the protein it needs, which is where protein shakes come in. All they do is help you top up your protein intake to help your muscles heal after exercise - and protein also improves satiety so it's a double win haha. :)
Afternoon Snack: Graze Natural Vanilla Seeds
I've been getting Graze boxes for about three weeks now and they're a godsend! They have an awesome variety of snacks and they save me from munching on junk food when I'm peckish. Buying things such as nuts and seeds can be so expensive, and Graze boxes just take all of the effort from it AND taste awesome! Especially their guilt-free high tea <3

So that's it - a day in food! If you have any questions on food or diet, just let me know - I'll be happy to answer them as best I can! :)
Do any of you get Graze boxes? What's your favourite snack? If you don't get them but want to give them a go, enter code F9R222C and you'll get your first box free! Once you start getting them, you really won't be able to manage without them, I know I can't! :)

4 comments:

  1. This gave me some great ideas for some healthy food choices. Especially for snacks, I'm useless and always opt for a cereal bar but I'd never thought about vanilla seeds etc so thanks for that! :) x

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    1. No problem! :) Nuts and seeds are awesome for a little snack! :)

      Rhiannon xx

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  2. I've been meaning to try Graze boxes but have been unsure of doing it so far! I've got more of a sweet tooth than anything and for my lunches I love granola, greek yoghurt, honey, apple, raisins and almonds. Whether that's healthy or not I'm unsure haha, but it fills me up at work! xx

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    1. Ahh you should give them a go! They still have things like flapjacks and dark chocolate for people who fancy something sweeter, and they're super convenient too! :)
      The things you mentioned though sound good! Just gotta watch out a little with granola as it's quite high in carbs! :)

      Rhiannon xxx

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