I swear I dream about food. I wake up excited to eat each and every day!
I’ll typically wake up around 6:30 am and go for a nice 20-30 minute walk at the gym, to get my body moving and to wake myself up for the day ahead. During the working week I like to keep my meals pretty structured and meal prep so I can be organised during those super busy work days. On weekends I’ll typically to eat a little more fresh and with more variety as I have more time on my hands. I’ll walk you through what a day of eating looks like on Monday - Friday.
I’ll usually kickstart my day with lemongrass ginger tea with a squeeze of honey, fresh lemon juice and a pinch of cinnamon (I’m off coffee for a while…but you have a coffee for me!! Haha)! If I have 10-15 minutes in the morning, breakfast would usually be what I like to call “Leah’s Greek Breakfast” which consists of an egg omelette (with feta), then on the side, I’ll have fresh tomato, onion, olives and avocado. If I’m pressed for time and want a 2-minute breakfast I’ll opt for my Peanut Butter & Jelly Overnight Oats which you can prepare ahead of time.
Snack time! Now, I don’t always snack... But if I’m still hungry 2 or so hours after breakfast I’ll typically snack on something small. My go-to is Apple and peanut butter. If you haven’t tried this... You have to, it’s my favourite!
I personally love sitting outside and enjoying some sun (if any) while eating... It’s always nice to take 30-minute breather during lunch and just reset for the afternoon ahead. Usually, my lunch would be left over dinner or something I’ve prepped ahead of time, at the moment I’m on a heavy rotation between Dahl with rice, chicken yiros, chicken lettuce cups or my chicken pesto pasta.
We all go through those 3 pm energy dips! I’ll typically take a 5-minute break, walk around the office to get my blood flowing and enjoy 2-3 bliss balls for a snack. My carrot cake bliss balls or peanut butter protein balls are absolutely perfect for an afternoon pick me up.
Now we're getting to my favourite part of the day... Dinner! I love cooking a fresh dinner each night for Mitch and I... I take it as my time to shine and get creative in the kitchen, often I’ll experiment much more than I should haha. For me, I’m extremely impulsive so dinner is whatever I’m feeling on the day, at the moment I’m loving Chicken Teriyaki Bowls, Chicken Pesto Pasta, Homemade Pizzas or even a fresh Burrito Bowl!
Typically I won’t eat any dessert after dinner as I’m usually pretty full, however, if I am still hungry 1-2 hours after dinner I’ll usually have a tea with some honey around 8:30 pm to calm my stomach and help me sleep well.