A Monday food diary: What I eat in a day

A Monday food diary: What I eat in a day

There’s no doubt about it, I am a huge foodie.

You only need to keep half an eye on my Instagram feed to know my life pretty much revolves around food. (you can browse here if you want to see just how foodie it is) And my love doesn’t just stop at eating. I enjoy looking at foodie photos, reading recipes, and actually talking about food is one of my favourite things to do.

I’ve always been interested in food diaries and i’m always chatting to people about what they’re having to eat. I know it might sound a little odd, but it really does interest me. (yes i’m a crazy food lady and I am fully aware)

Recently I was scrolling through Twitter and came across a post from the very lovely thedailyeverythingblog.com. The link read: What I eat in a Day…

I grabbed my cuppa green tea, and clicked through straight away as this is pretty much my idea of a perfect evening read. It was so interesting to get a little sneak peak into her day, what she was eating and it even gave me some recipe inspiration. That’s another thing I love about food diaries, they’re absolutely full of ideas.

I was so inspired by this post the next day I decided to track and photograph everything I ate.

Here’s exactly what I ate one random Monday in March:

Breakfast

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Salted caramel granola, low fat greek yoghurt, semi skimmed milk, blueberries and grapes.

Green Tea.

When it comes to breakfasts I have a couple of staple options I mix between in the weekdays. At weekends it’s usually eggs or pancakes (YUM) but in the weekdays I eat my breakfast at work. I go for either porridge, granola and yoghurt, or eggs on toast.

Lunch

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Quorn pieces, red pepper, carrots, spinach, garlic, sesame seed mini loaf, and avocado. 

Water.

As much as I can I try and stay prepared when it comes to lunches. If I plan well I know it’ll keep me on track with healthiness and save me money which I am always in need of.

One of my favourite things to do for lunches is a big roast tray. I basically just roast anything we have left in the fridge. I then use this throughout the week and it goes with almost anything. Rice, pasta, a piece of bread. Whatever carby goodness i’m craving that day.

Preparing things like this to keep in the fridge is also great because it saves time in the mornings. And we all know how precious those extra fifteen minutes beauty sleep can be for the eye bags.

Dinner

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Pasta, homemade bolognese, cheddar, lettuce, radishes, cheery tomatos, and cucumber.

Fruit squash.

This week I was actually super super prepared and made a huge load of bolognese sauce from scratch. I am a massive bolognese fan. I could eat it every single night if I wouldn’t turn into a huge ball of cellulite.

I love cooking and if I had the time and money I would do it from scratch every night, but getting home around six every day it’s quite nice to have dinner already prepared. So I often bulk cook on a Sunday and prep for the week.

Snacks

Ski strawberry mouse, fudge bar, and a chocolate covered biscuit.

Green tea, breakfast tea.

In the day times i’m pretty strict when it comes to snacking. I only eat my meals and if i’m hungry i’ll grab a piece of fruit. When the evenings come round I do like to have a snack or two…because who can watch an episode of Friends without a cup of tea and biscuit?!

You’ll be relieved to know I didn’t eat the entire plate of goodies above, it was shared with my boyfriend Chris. Although I have no doubt I really could have.

I drink a lot throughout the day in an effort to stay hydrated, but I also find it keeps my occupied and means i’m not thinking about food so much. Maybe just 85% of the time instead of 99%. Mixed in between the drinks in the photos above I had another couple of fruit teas and a green tea with lemon.

I’m a huge green and herbal tea fan. I’ve written all about he benefits if you’re interested, you can find it here.

Have you ever written a food diary? I’d love to read some more so make sure you send me your links!

Esther xo

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