Hiya guys! If you have read my fitness post, you would have learned that I try to follow a paleo lifestyle, as I like to live a healthy lifestyle and I can get poorly off some dairy and gluten products. Therefore, a paleo lifestyle is an easy way of me being able to meet all my dietary needs, and honestly, I think it’s such a good lifestyle to follow!
Some of you were curious as to what I eat when following this lifestyle and if i’m honest, it’s not that much difference to what I would eat if I wasn’t paleo based! Therefore, I thought I would do a What I Eat in a Day post.
Breakfast: Coffee and Eggs
I couldn’t be that person who didn’t eat breakfast: I wake up every morning starving! One of the first things I will do is make myself a coffee. I have a deLonghi coffee machine, so I will normally make an almond milk cappuccino, purely because I love the froth! Then I will either have baked eggs with tomato and spinach, or scrambled eggs with chorizo. I love eggs in the morning as it starts my day off with protein and keeps me fuller for longer. I also prefer hot breakfasts as it makes me feel all cosy in the morning, haha!
Lunch: Some sort of salad and meat!
If you gave me a simple salad packed full of lettuce and peppers and cucumber, I would never feel full and this would cause me to snack even more than I already do! Therefore, I always have to add some sort of meat or protein to it to make it nicer and fill me up! I love adding chicken or steak, but cooked in chinese spices or even just paprika and garlic. If I feel like a lighter lunch, I will make a simple Caesar salad with maybe some salmon or falafels. Just something quick and easy, that I can take on the go and feel full but not horribly bloated!
Dinner: Meat and vegetables
Dinner for me is normally some sort of meat and vegetable dish. I LOVE homemade breaded chicken with sweet potato fries, mixed veg and homemade guacamole! I am also partial to a soup, such as butternut squash or Mexican tortilla soup. Other popular meals with me are deconstructed burgers, Mexican burrito bowls or just a simple stirfry! It all depends on how I’m feeling.
Snack: Otherwise known as my favourite thing to eat
I am a terrible snacker, but if I snack on the right foods, it really doesn’t matter. If I’m bored but mistaking it for hunger I will just make myself a green tea. Otherwise, I will make a large smoothie with a ton of fruit to satisfy my sweet cravings! Let me know if you would like to see some smoothie recipes, I would love to share them with you! In the evenings, I like to snack on something like dark chocolate or nuts, because a girls gotta have her chocolate!!
This post isn’t in anyway trying to convert you to try the paleo lifestyle or anything like that: I just wanted to show you how I make my dietary requirements manageable for me. As with everyone, there are always those days I can’t be bothered so grab a Pret or a takeaway and eat a litre of icecream in an evening, but this is what I will typically eat and I enjoy it and it works for me!
I would love to know what your favourite meal of the day is and what you would typically eat for it!!
All my love,
Coffee and Coats XX