My long-time readers would know that I care a lot about eating well and enjoying my food so I thought a “What I Ate” snapshot on the blog could be fun. I’m also going on a punt from my Instagram photos that you guys actually quite like it when I post food pictures up and I personally love looking at what other people eat on a daily basis in a photo diary format.
Right now, I’m still breastfeeding and had a C-section delivery so my priorities have changed a little. I eat with my baby in mind — I don’t consume food/drink that would affect his health and well-being. I also eat more protein and carbs because they are necessary to produce nutrient-rich breastmilk. Walking is my only form of exercise so I’m not eating to fuel up or repair strained muscles like before when I was running long distance.
Here’s what I ate last Friday…
Breakfast was a bowl of oatmeal porridge sweetened with stevia, mixed with almond butter, and topped with chia seeds. I added banana and cooked blueberries with organic brown rice syrup which ended up like a watery jam (inspired by Jamie Oliver’s video, How To Make Perfect Porridge – 5 Ways).
I try to drink two mugs of Weleda Nursing Tea daily with a bunch of vitamins.
I was going to have a late lunch so I noshed on a spicy cod roe rice ball.
Lunch at Chun Shui Tang in Roppongi was simple finger sandwiches and an iced lemon jasmine tea with jelly.
After lunch, I had a small cup of almond pudding with black beans and Tie Guan Yin tea flavoured sauce.
Canned tuna packed in water mixed with a tablespoon of mayo served on top of raw green crackers (dehydrated sunflower seeds, kale, flax, collard etc). The green crackers by Lydia’s Organics definitely tasted like “health food” (not crunchy, just hard and bland) — great in concept but not sure if I’ll repurchase. As an aside, I’ve to point out I’ve a high tolerance for weird tasting health food – you know, substitutes for the real thing, so while these were not revolting, they were just not the type of thing I would salivate for. I must say though making super healthy food taste good is certainly a difficult task.
Dinner was a piece of steak with cauliflower soup, sauteed spinach in garlic and white wine sauce, leftover pumpkin mash, and a bottle of pear juice to chase it all down.
What did you eat today?