What’s in my lunch box – A day inside my food diary
Last week I told you all about my must have gym essentials! Those were the essentials for my workouts, but nutrition is just as important, if not more. I wanted to give you a sneak peek into what a typical day looks like in terms of my meals. I tend to use similar foods throughout the day, so that I don’t end up wasting a ton of food, but you can mix and match however you like. Feel free to sub out any veggies and fruits with another if there’s one of you like better. With that being said, here’s what my personal food diary looks like:
Post workout (6am): Protein shake with water.
Breakfast (6.30am): GF toast with avocado, spinach, mushrooms & tomatoes.
Snack (9.30am): Coconut yoghurt with mixed nuts and seeds, shaved coconut plus fresh blueberries.
Lunch (12pm): Salmon salad. Baked miso maple salmon, mixed lettuce, baby spinach, baby tomatoes, snow peas, strawberries, cucumber and topped with some bhuja snacks and vegenaise. YUM!
Snack (2pm): Protein nut butter rice krispie bars (like, three pieces).
Snack (4pm): Banana.
Dinner (8pm): Bean and lentil chilli (aka chilli non carne haha) with mixed veggies – tomato, capsicum & zucchini. So delish!
There you have it, a snapshot of what a typical day looks like in my food diary. I try to get one serving or more of veggies at every meal. I eat seafood, or plant based protein sources to get in my protein each day. Hope this example helps you structure your own meal plan! Remember, what works for me may not work the best for you. Play around with things, try recipes out, see what you enjoy. The point of eating healthy is not to just eat chicken and broccoli 24/7. Your goal should be to make eating healthy a lifestyle, so test out recipes and different foods until you find what works for you.
Let me know if you want any of the recipes and I can share them in the comments below.