I really enjoyed creating my first monthly photo diary, so I decided to do something similar today, but with food. A food diary! I’ll try posting one every month with a weekly overview of what I ate (with lots of photos). This is my first food diary, with everything I ate (and drank!) last week. Not my healthiest week, but not too different from any other week.
I started the day off right with 4 slices of whole-wheat bread with banana and cinnamon. I love fruit on toast! I also had a cup of coffee with oat milk and cacao powder.
For lunch I had my home-made potato salad (recipe here) with a cappuccino with soy milk.
I started the day early at the university (where I am a PhD student) with a tall Starbucks cappuccino (yes we have a Starbucks on campus!) with soy milk. They finally got my name right (yay)!
It was a busy day and I was meeting my siblings in Amsterdam that night, so I got some takeaway. I had brown rice with veggies, tofu and raw cashews (delicious!) and my name was Emily apparently. Since I was socializing in Amsterdam I also had two glasses of white wine (more in my monthly photo diary at the end of this month!).
Breakfast was unsweetened soy yoghurt (again) with a small piece of chopped dark chocolate (85% cacao) and two kiwis on the side. After breakfast I had a coffee with oat milk and raw cacao powder.
After Pilates I was crazy hungry so I made some popcorn (using popcorn kernels) with salt, turmeric, paprika, chili and a little coconut sugar. Delicious!
Breakfast consisted of unsweetened soy yoghurt with spelt granola and fresh berries. They were on sale; I hardly every buy fresh blueberries since they’re so expensive. I also had a kiwi on the side and another Starbucks cappuccino with soy milk.
For lunch I had some home-made pasta I had in the freezer, with tomato sauce, roasted sunflower seeds, fresh spinach and mushrooms. In the late afternoon I had a hairdresser’s appointment where I had a cup of green tea, a black coffee and some candy (pretty sure it wasn’t vegan…).
Friday was a very busy day (I was at the university before 8am!) and I started my day with a Starbucks cappuccino with soy milk. For breakfast I had soy yoghurt with granola and blueberries (same as the day before). I also added some flaxseeds.
I didn’t have lunch today, which almost never happens, but that’s how busy I was! It was a long stressful day; I had to teach a class and got the time wrong (also never happens!) and had to conduct some job interviews for a new PhD position. Busy, stressful day, so no lunch – I often forget to eat when I’m stressed. Not good, I know.
For dinner I decided to treat myself by making a potato gratin (recipe here) with vegan cheese and marinated mushrooms. I ate the whole thing, that’s how hungry I was.
Today I had a festival (more about that in my June photo diary!) so I knew it wouldn’t be a very healthy day. I started my day with 4 slices of whole-wheat toasted bread with fresh strawberries and a little coconut sugar.
For breakfast I had 2 slices of whole-wheat toast with fresh strawberries and coconut sugar and a coffee with oat milk.
I went to a healthy lifestyle fair with my sister and had another coffee with soy milk. For lunch I had a sandwich with grilled veggies (and forgot to take a photo).
I hope you enjoyed my first food diary. Until next time!