Another day, another
dollar WIAW. Welcome to what I ate on Sunday.
This week I'm supporting Farmhouse Breakfast Week and started the UK campaign to get people eating breakfast. If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram or like my Facebook page you will have seen my breakfast eats this week. I kicked off Breakfast Week on Sunday with a bowl of two oatibix that the guys at FBW sent me, a banana, skimmed milk, honey and mixed seeds FBW also sent me. It was a really yummy bowl of cereal. I love cereal but don't eat it too often as it can be laced with sugar.
It was the first time I'd tried oatbix, they were nice and welcome change to my usual breakfasts, though I think they should have kept the name they suggested on the advert not-made-from-wheat-made-from-oats-instead-abix.
My driving and hirse riding lessons were cancelled due to the snow, so I decided to do 45 minutes Zumba Fitness on my Wii.
I had a pretty late lunch and was fairly hungry by this point, so I munched on a apple, which went unpictured, while my lunch cooked. When I'm hungry and my food is cooking I often chop some extra veg or snack on a piece of fruit to stop me reaching for something unhealthy.
For lunch I made a stir fry with prawns, onion, broccoli, green beans, pepper, half a nest of noodles and half as slice of bread Farmhouse Breakfast Week sent me. It would be rude not to try something you were sent, right? I made some sauce with soy sauce, ginger and chili. It really hit spot. Delish!
In the afternoon I whipped up some banana bread. Once it had cooled slightly I cut off a few slices and me and my family each had one. Eating cakes and bakes when they've not long since come out of the oven and are still warm is bliss. It's light, sweet and moist on the inside with a slightly crunchy outside. Om nom nom. It tastes great on its own or with a little almond butter smothered on top like I had for breakfast on Monday. I'll be blogging the recipe on Friday.
Dinner was skinless chicken drumsticks, boiled potatoes, some veggies and natural yogurt with mint dressing. My family had gravy but as we had gone out for lunch the day before I decided to make a healthier choice and have yogurt instead.
During the Summer months I can often refrain from eating too many carbs, such as bread, potatoes, pasta, rice, but when it is cold and I'm getting up early I find it harder. I do ration my amount of bread and pasta because they do bloat me a little.
Evening snackage was Ryvita wholegrain crispbread with St Dalfour black cherry fruit preserve, which is a jam sweetened with fruit juices instead of sugar. This was a great find in the supermarket, I do miss simple things like jam on toast sometimes, so finding healthier versions of foods is always a bonus, so I don't feel like I am missing out while trying to lose weight, eat cleaner and healthier.
What's the best thing you've eaten this week?
What's the best thing you've eaten today?
Do you find you eat more in the Winter/when the weather is cold?