Porridge, blueberries, almonds, chia seeds || Carrot sticks, hummus || Tuna salad || Banana || Egg white omelette with spinach and feta
Porridge, banana, chia seeds || Apple, almonds || Tuna salad || Chocolate biscuit from Singapore || Turkey steak, broccoli, brown rice
Porridge, chia seeds || Black pepper pistachios || Vegetable soup, brown bread || Indian starters, main dishes and dessert - cheat meal!
Porridge, almonds || Greek yogurt, blueberries, flaked almonds || Turkey salad || Turkey steak, brown rice, broccoli || No fifth meal today
Porridge, almonds, chia seeds || Greek yogurt, blueberries, flaked almonds || Cajun chicken salad || Turkey steak, brown rice, broccoli
This was the first week of me planning my meals ahead so that I could eat clean all week with the exception of one cheat meal. I planned ahead by writing down a list of lunches, snacks and dinners that I could want to eat this week and bought the ingredients for these. I made sure that the ingredients could be used in more than one meal so that my shopping bill wouldn't be too high. It worked out quite well too!
I had to eat out twice this week, both unavoidable. The first was to a really nice Indian restaurant for my housemate's birthday. I checked the menu ahead of arriving for healthy options but then decided to have this as my one cheat meal of the week (although technically I had two cheats this week with the chocolate biscuit my colleague brought back from Singapore). I ordered a set menu and got to try many dishes, some which I had never had before. It was delicious, but I left feeling very bloated which was made obvious by my extruding food-baby-belly!
The second occasion was a work lunch, but I had already used up my cheat meal so I ordered cajun chicken breast and swapped the chips for the house salad. Unfortunately, they added a teaspoon of salad cream to the salad so it wasn't a clean meal, but I'm not counting a teaspoon of salad cream as a full-on cheat! Overall a generally good week but it could have been better. I'm getting back in to the swing of things, I just can't wait to get back in to the gym to compliment my healthy eating so that I see even better results! How has your week been? What are you favourite healthy or cheat meals?