My food diary: a healthy day

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Well I'm sure like many others this Easter, I have gained a few extra pounds after indulging in chocolate rabbits, eggs, cake... basically chocolate anything and I regret absolutely nothing. BUT...I am only 5ft2 so even a few pounds can make my clothes fit a bit uncomfortably! 

I find it easier to eat healthily if I have a plan to follow or some recipes/ideas, so here's what I ate on one of my healthy days:

Breakfast: A glass of luke-warm water with the juice of half a lemon and then a small bowl of Muesli Crunchy Bran with semi-skimmed milk.

I read somewhere that drinking lemon water helps with digestion and should be drunk 15-30mins before eating. There are also lots of other claims such as that it freshens your breath, gives you an energy boost and keeps your skin blemish free!

Morning snack: 10 Almonds and a Kiwi

Almonds are packed with nutrients, antioxidants and Vitamin E as well as reducing hunger, thus your overall calorie intake!

Lunch: Spinach and Ricotta Tortellini with pesto.

 I ate 1/3 of a pack that was meant for two. I'd like to say this way because of my super good portion control but actually it was all we had left in the house so I had to share it with my parents!

Afternoon Snack: Soy seeds and a Banana, 1 cup of tea

Evening Meal: Chicken and White Bean Stew (pictured).

The stew was surprisingly filling and pretty tasty too! I have included the recipe below if you want to try it, it's really easy!

Chicken and White Bean Stew Recipe (serves 4)

You will need:
Fry light 1 calorie spray
400g chicken breast in chunks
1 onion, finely chopped
3 carrots, finely chopped
3 celery sticky, finely chopped
2 springs of thyme ( or 1/2 tsp dried thyme)
1 bay leaf (fresh or dry)
600ml chicken stock
800g of haricot beans

1) Spray a large saucepan with a few spritzes of fry light and heat it up, before adding your chicken and frying it until it goes light brown in colour.

2) Add all of the vegetables to the pan and fry for a few minutes

3) Stir in the herbs and stock and bring to the boil

4) Stir well and reduce the heat. Cover and leave to simmer for 40 minutes until the chicken is tender

5) Stir in the beans and simmer for a further 5 minutes

Each serving contains approx 291 calories, making it low in calories and fat!!

If you have any other healthy meal ideas let me know in the comments as I love trying lots of new things.

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  1. Your blog is just the sweetest, I'm so in love with your design! Thank you for sharing this recipe, it looks sooo good and I can't wait to try it - though I don't think it will come out as well as yours :D loving your food diary, it's reminded me to sort mine out xD xx

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  2. I love making stews, nothing like a one pot wonder - super easy! x

  3. Its great to see you eat healthy , you should a smoothie bowl in the morning. Trust me when I say this they taste so good !


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