Thanks for popping in.
Over the last couple of years, since Mr CK had a few heart issues, we have made some changes to our diet in an attempt to become more healthy. Our trips to Australia also helped to bring an inner healthiness to the fore as people are much more focussed on a healthy lifestyle than over here. Things are changing though and there are much more options becoming available.
Here's a day in the life of my current diet to give you a taster!
I really enjoy my breakfast bowl of cereals every morning. I mix everthing together daily as I get a good mix each day rather than preparing it for the week as by Sunday all I'd get would be the branflake dust!
Branflakes, oats, grape nuts, Waitrose mixed seeds, linseeds, pomegranate seeds, toasted almond flakes, Sainsburys chocolate drops, Skyr 0% fat strawberry yogurt, milk and red or black grapes followed up by a pot of herbal tea - licorice or peppermint.
Lunch is a couple of slices or sourdough bread or the low gluten brown bread from Lidls with Moroccan hummus plus a couple of mandarins or a banana.
Dinner today is a vegetarian chilli with turmeric rice. This particular recipe uses carrots, celery, red pepper and walnuts instead of beef mince together with kidney beans, tinned tomatoes, onions, garlic and chillies. Spices used include cinnamon, cumin and smoked paprika together with salt and pepper and the pièce de resistance - a couple of cubes of dark chocolate!
Turmeric is just added to the rice as it is boiling with a pinch of salt.
At the weekend we treat ourselves to some Swedish Glace ice cream with a spoonful of strawberry yogurt or stewed apple.
Whilst on a regular basis we've given up meat including bacon, sausages, processed meat, butter, cheese, cakes, full fat yogurt and ice cream, we have been known to partake in a few cheese scones or yummy cakes now and then when the opportunity arises (as you might have noticed!) and we'd also eat meat sometimes on holiday too. We're just trying to cut down on all the non healthy/saturated fat options.
With Mr CK retired now, we're enjoying some of his delicious homemade soups too. Maybe I'll let you have a look one day! 😊