I thought I’d do a slightly different post this week and give you an insight in to what I eat on a daily basis. Hopefully this will inspire some of you to get creative with your lunches and will prove to you that salads – and lunches in general for that matter – never have to be boring!
My diet is usually pretty good, bar the odd chocolate/peanut butter binge, and I’m usually consistent with my lunches. As boring as it may sound (although if you think salads are boring you’re doing it wrong!), my lunch normally consists of a salad – you’ll see why they’re anything but boring throughout the post though!
I also adapt my lunch around my training. If I know I’m going to be training after work for example, I’ll add in a sweet potato, whereas if I’ve trained in the morning, I’ll have eaten my main carbs after breakfast and will probably fancy a lighter lunch.
Either way, I look forward to my lunch every day as I know that even if it’s slightly similar to the day before, it’s packed full of flavour and nutrients.
So…without further a do, here’s what my week in lunches looked like this week!
Super salad (check out Dane’s blog for a more detailed post on the super salad)
These salads are legendary and Dane provided me with much amusement when he was making this one for me.
So Monday’s lunch was made up of:
* Left over fajita spiced chicken
* Pumpkin seeds
* Sundried tomatoes
* Cherry tomatoes
* Raw asparagus
* Raw broccoli
* One Brazil nut (because Dane thinks he’s funny!)
Left over fish and chips
Ok, so this doesn’t look the prettiest of lunches or even remotely Instagram worthy, but it was incredibly tasty! The night before I made my version of fish and chips and made enough for lunch the next day too.
It was made up of:
*1 sweet chilli salmon fillet
*Roasted parnsip chips
*Stir fried leaks and tenderstem broccoli
Wednesday’s lunch was another classic chicken salad. This might sound boring but as I mentioned earlier, it’s what in it that counts!
* One chicken breast, cooked in coconut oil to add some extra taste
* Leaves, of course!
* Raw babycorn
* Raw tenderstem broccoli
* Raw asparagus
Burgers and chips
Again, today’s lunch was my version of a traditional British dish, made with a healthy twist of course. It was the previous nights dinner, too!
* Two turkey burgers (check back in my recipe section for the exact recipe)
* Roasted parsnip chips
*Kale, mushrooms, onion, asparagus and sweetcorn sauteed in coconut oil
Chorizo and prawn skewers
I definitely got over excited when I pulled out this tupperware box on Friday and forgot to take a picture! Luckily I had one from the night before when I made them!
Each skewer was made up of:
*Kale on the side
Giraffe’s Huevos Rancheros Mexican Breakfast
Saturday’s lunch was a late one at about 3pm after a morning of dashing around the supermarket for Saturday nights Come Dine With Me dinner party (more on that in another blog post soon!)
This is similar to the recipe I’ve blogged previously but also has chorizo, cheese, avocado and sweetcorn on it and is made up on a crisp tortilla wrap.
Chorizo and vegetable egg scramble.
Woah, I’ve just realised I’ve eaten a lot of chorizo over the past few days!! This scrumptious meal was more of a post run brunch. I’d just done a tough interval session so this was well and truly needed!
It was made up of:
* Two eggs
* Tenderstem broccoli
* Green beans
* Two small slices of olive bread
There you have it – my week in lunches! Follow me on Instagram @HBryan91 to see more of my meal time creations or search #Hannahshappypace