I think I learn the most out of seeing what someone else does, rather than them telling me what I should do. I think it’s because I’m a hands on kind of person and doing sinks in better than reading.
I’ve gained a lot of insight from reading other healthy stars “My Day on a Plate” type articles, and I’m also very nosy so love to see how they work their day.
Anyhow, I figure someone should put them all in one place as they might be useful for other equally hands on people (and the nosy ones.)
So here there are. I hope some of their daily habits become yours.
Would it be fair if I didn’t list my own? Not really. So here they are…
6-7.30am As I’m usually woken up by a kid before I’m ready I’ll wander downstairs and put the kettle on to fill my giant T2 mug with lemon juice and hot water. I’ll also drink a glass of water while I’m waiting for the kettle.
7.30 ish Breakfast is usually bircher museli/overnight oats, porridge or a green smoothie (banana, spinach & soy milk).
After breakfast I’ll usually have a cup of tea with soy (if I can fit it in before the kindy run). Otherwise I might make a coffee when I get back (with soy and raw honey).
I don’t usually snack in the morning as my breakfast tends to last to lunch, which I tend to eat at midday (usually have the wee-one around and she likes to eat at 12 on the dot). If I’m working I’ll have a few cups of tea and a glass of water for each cup.
Midday I try to make lunch something raw, so a kale salad usually happens a few times a week, and I’ve been getting into nori wraps as well. I am still addicted to this Zen Quinoa Bowl which I’ll eat once a week and I’ll make a macro bowl if I’m eating with the wee-one as she loves miso-maple tofu and rice.
After lunch I’ll make a peppermint tea.
I do get peckish in the afternoons so I tend to snack on dates or almonds. Sometimes if we drop into my parents after kindy I might be persuaded to have a fruit slice (thankfully mum is gluten and dairy intolerant so all her goodies are gluten free!). There’ll be more tea and a glass of water for each cup of tea.
Dinner We ate later than the kids. I know we eat later than is healthy for us. It’s usually 8.30-9 before we eat. It depends what I’m working on and if I’m stuck in the moment. I tend to cook things that don’t require me to stay in the kitchen for long. So I love a slow cooker meal like a beef rendang, or a curry where I can make the paste, chuck it on some meat and thrown it into pot with coconut cream and then come back and throw in some veg and put rice on. You can see what my dinner plans are here on the pinterest menu plan board. (Don’t knock my poor planning skills – I’ve been a crap at menu planning of late…)
Dinner is usually accompanied by a glass or two of red wine. No sweets, just wine! Sometimes I’ll finish with a chamomile tea and of course a glass of water before I go to bed.