Hey friends! Sorry for being MIA last week.
We had a visitor all the way from Sweden (our son’s grandpa farfar). We got stuck in a whole bunch of shenanigans, so there was simply no time left to blog.
Shocking, I know!
We’ve been fed and entertained, and just enjoyed hanging out.
And we ate. A lot. Indian at Saffron, Pasta, Noodle Box, more Indian, Burgers, Malaysian at Banana Leaf and lots of Häagen-Dazs. Oh my!
And I have no time to exercise and burn these calories, because I really should be using every free minute to catch up on my coursework. I have a feeling I won’t be getting any exercise in until this semester is over. Instead, I have to try and at least eat healthy.
Here’s the food plan for the next few [busy] weeks, in order to keep energy levels up and snack cravings down:
Laying low with (refined, white) carbs, focus on whole, unprocessed foods, add more protein and healthy fats.
*Daily cheat treat allowed*
Breakfast ideas: Green Smoothies (with avocado for healthy fats, spinach for fibre and iron), Oatmeal (with lots of fruit), Coffee, Eggs (omelette, boiled or scramble), yogurt, granola and fruit
Lunch ideas: Grilled Cheese and Greens (add kale or spinach, use tasty cheese, but less of it), big salads, leftovers on greens (Funky Bowls anyone?), Spicy Black Bean Soup
Slow Cooker Spicy Black Bean Soup
Dinner ideas: Chili, Split Pea Soup, Pasta Bolognese (small portion with a big side salad), potatoes & quark (German fresh cheese, low in fat, high in protein, so good with fresh herbs like parsley, dill and onions), salmon and asparagus
Nothing beats fresh salmon!
Snacks: Here’s where I usually fail. Do you have any easy and quick snack ideas (please don’t say hard-boiled eggs – I like them, but get bored easily). Fresh fruit, cheese, yogurt, anything else? Is there anything I can prepare for a week or a few days? I need some inspiration…
Gotta go and catch up on my readings with a glass of wine – because I study better with it, ha!