Its day 7 of my healthy eating plan so I decided to drop in and share what I have learned so far, as well as next weeks meal plan. This week I made enough soup and pasta salad to do lunch Monday to Friday. Both were delicious and I’m planning to do the same next week!
So what have I learned this week?
- That switching to wholegrain is nowhere near as hard as I thought it might be! I haven’t missed white bread at all.
- I haven’t felt deprived. I did think when I started the plan that it would feel a bit like a diet, that I would be stopping myself from eating foods that I wanted. But in reality all I have done is made healthy swaps. When my sweet tooth kicked in I made wholegrain tea loaf and if I feel in the mood for junk food I can always make homemade, healthier Mcmuffins.
- Cooking and baking is fun! I thought that cooking and baking everything from scratch might feel like a chore but I have really enjoyed it. Especially when I put some music on =)
- I feel like I have a bit more energy! Its still early days but I feel fuller for longer and feel like I have a bit more energy. Particularly in the middle of the day when I would sometimes have an energy dip and reach for the biscuit tin…
So up to now its going well! I have made a plan for week 2 and I’m already starting on week 3. The plan for week 2, starting tomorrow is:
|Breakfast||Granola or toast||Granola or toast||Granola or toast||Granola or toast||Granola or toast||Granola or toast||Granola or toast|
|Lunch||Roasted red pepper soup||Tuna pasta salad||Roasted red pepper soup||Tuna pasta salad||Wholegrain toast and scrambled egg||Chicken and sweetcorn chowder||Sunday lunch|
|Dinner||Pork and pearl barley stew||Lentil chicken hotpot||Lamb chops, mash and veg||Gammon, potatoes and veg||Veg and swiss cheese gratin||Beef, potato and garlic bake||Sandwiches|
Hopefully it will go as well as this week did!
Bye for now