Hello again! Every couple of weeks, I want to share a What I ate Wednesday. I love sharing my meals and inspiring my readers to eat intuitively. Reducing the stigma surrounding food is a big motivator for me and I want to help you find peace with food and your body. Food doesn’t need to have labels or be perceived as healthy or unhealthy. The healthiest thing that you can do for yourself is to listen to your body.
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Ask yourself why you perceive food the way you do. Has someone or something else labelled it for you? The most important label is ‘tastes good’ and ‘tastes bad’. That’s all you need to care about. Let’s jump into the What I ate Wednesday and you can decide for yourself what you fancy!
What I Ate Wednesday
For breakfast, I had chopped fruit with a warm cinnamon swirl. My fruit bowl included honeydew melon, banana and tinned peaches. I’ve recently started to like warm cinnamon so I really enjoyed the swirl with my fruit. I also got a bit peckish and had a slice of toast about an hour after this too.
Lunch was a recipe that I adapted from one of Davina’s cookbooks. I cooked bulgar wheat with mushrooms and butternut squash and I threw in some salad on the side, as well as a fresh piece of baguette from our local bakery. This recipe made loads so I had some leftover for lunch and two more containers to put in the freezer. Yay, batch cooking!
I adore honeydew melon when the weather is hot and last week’s temperatures made me add it to my shopping list. When I got peckish during the afternoon, I enjoy munching on the last slice of melon. I also bought a packet of chocolate digestive biscuits which I snacked on throughout the day. I didn’t take any pictures because my entire blog post would have been biscuit pics…
This recipe was so annoying to make. The cooking time in total was 1 hour and 30 minutes. I have a life to live, I don’t have time to spend that long on fake pizza. But apparently, I do, because I made it. This recipe came from the Jamie Oliver Veg cookbook and it’s a puff pastry pizza. The toppings include red onion, red pepper, courgette, mozzarella, basil and balsamic vinegar. I can’t lie, the pastry was a bit much for me but the combination of vegetables was delicious.
When James went to buy a fresh baguette from the bakery, he also came back with a surprise piece of cake. It wasn’t a huge piece of cake but it was very rich and decadent in texture. I was really glad he only bought one so that we could share it. Don’t get me wrong, I could definitely put away a whole piece but we were fairly full after dinner so half a piece was just enough. The cake was a chocolate brownie with a glazed chocolate topping and some kind of chocolate orange twist at the bottom. It was delicious!
I like to be honest, even if I don’t take a picture, about what I’m eating. If I eat an early breakfast, I quite often snack on a slice of toast or a bagel mid-morning. When we have biscuits in the house, they’re never around for long. I’m a big snack-er and I used to be ashamed about it. I always felt like I was out of control with my eating. Sometimes, I’ll be snacking out of boredom and I do have to take a step back and re-assess my situation. Other times, I just roll with it. Snacks have a bad reputation but more often that not, it’s your body’s way of telling you that something is happening. Be it boredom, sadness, happiness or genuine hunger.
Always remember to take a ‘paws’!