2018: A Year In Food
In 2018, my gym coach assigned me to keep a food blog so he could track my meals. Through developing healthy eating habits to satisfy all of my nutritional needs and a rigorous exercise programme, I lost the 21 kg between January-August 2018 I'd gained on anti-depressants.
I wanted it to be somewhere more private rather than being shoved down people's throats (literally) through Instagram/WhatsApp. Hence I've posted my culinary creations here.
Being vegetarian and/or vegan always presents a challenge in terms of hitting the protein target so this was particularly the most interesting challenge for me.
I made a conscious decision to stop food blogging in 2019 (due to time restraints), but it's useful to have a year's diet documented as a reference and a source of inspiration!
Wetherspoons, 1st day of the Christmas hols.
New Year's Day breakfast bagels with scrambled egg, mushrooms, baked beans and veggie sausages.
Breakfasts: raspberries and banana 🍌 protein milk 🍼 smoothie overnight oats (mornflake) layered trifles topped with strawberries 🍓 and a drizzle of honey 🍯 rise and shine! 🌞🌇
Time for a weekend special! 2 quorn sausages, 70g two chicks egg 🍳 whites (substitute smashed tofu if vegan), 100g Spinach, 1 Sainsbury's be good to yourself Wrap = split in 2 = 350kcal!
Minor criticism: more distance between the egg 🍳 and the beans. I may wish to mix them, but I want that to be my choice.
Use the sausage as a breakwater.
Soaked oats with mango pieces and pumpkin seeds
1 part oats to 2 parts water
Half a small bag dried mango pieces
Sprinkling of pumpkin seeds
Mix up and leave in a plastic Tupperware in the fridge overnight.
A leaner breakfast 🍳 wrap. Fry's vegetarian sausages, 1-egg omelette and spinach. No butter or mayo. Just need to find a healthier bread.
Rory spent the first few years of his life in an ice cave, carving out his palace of wonder. He's a bit of a love doll, but he who melts the ice shall have their reward.