Last time on the blog, I talked about healthy eating, but if you found my food pyramids a little abstract, I can help by illustrating the principles with some actual meals. Here are a few meals that I’ve eaten this week.
And just in case anyone is wondering, I do enjoy my food. Although my diet is quite strict, I find all of these meals to be absolutely delicious.
It’s important to get the day started well. This is a typical breakfast of half a grapefruit, oat porridge with bananas, a slice of wholegrain bread with peanut butter, and a mug of redbush tea.
A pot of green tea and an apple to keep me going.
This lunch consists of a slice of wholegrain bread with camembert cheese, some tinned mackerel, a green salad with dressing, cucumber slices, pickled beetroot, tomatoes and grated carrots. Plus a glass of water to wash it down.
Another slice of wholegrain bread today, this time with an omelette, green salad, roast pepper, tomatoes, pickled beetroot and some steamed asparagus. Dessert is a fruit salad with fat-free natural yogurt.
It’s winter, so what could be better than a bowl of homemade butternut squash soup? This is served with another slice of bread spread with homemade hummus, a slice of beef, and some tomatoes.
I enjoy my coffee strong and black, and nothing goes better with black coffee than a small piece of dark chocolate.
Salmon served with brown rice, aubergines, pepper and red onion in a tomato sauce, and some asparagus with a little butter. A pot of jasmine green tea goes very well with this.
About half of my meals are vegetarian. This is one of my favourites – lentil dahl with vegetables served on a bed of basmati rice and accompanied by cooked spinach, yogurt dressing with garlic and fresh coriander, mango chutney, and another pot of jasmine tea.
It’s the weekend! Time for a spaghetti bolognaise cooked with added vegetables, wholegrain pasta and a glass of red wine.
A simple dessert of mango and black grapes concludes my cookery guide.