Week 6 Meal Plan (2-8 February)

I am trying to reduce my food universe – quite a feat as like my father, I don’t like eating the same thing on two consecutive days. However, it makes sense that I eat the same dang thing for breakfast every day as it’s much less hassle. So I’m starting this week with the same breakfasts / finishing up old cereals I have.

Monday 2 Feb
On waking Hot water
Breakfast At work
Mid-morning (10-11) At work
Lunch (12-13) At work
Snack (16:00) Apple
Dinner (18:00-19:00) Vegetarian Bolognese

Tuesday 3 Feb
On waking Hot water with slice of lemon
Breakfast  Buckwheat Flakes Porridge
Mid-morning (10-11) Stewed Apples and Pears
Lunch (12-13)  Brown Rice Salad
Snack (16:00)  Apple
Dinner (18:00-19:00)  Jamaican Jerk Tofu with rice

Wednesday 4 Feb
On waking Hot water with slice of lemon
Breakfast Kapha Gra­no­la with soya milk
Mid-morning (10-11) Stewed Apples and Pears
Snack (16:00) Apple
Lunch (12-13) Brown Rice Salad
Dinner (20:30) Couscous with steamed peppers and prawns (Allerhande)

Thursday 5 Feb
On waking Hot water
Breakfast Kapha Gra­no­la with soya milk
Mid-morning (10-11) Stewed Apples and Pears
Lunch  Simple and Satisfying Bean Salad served with a tortilla
Snack (16:00) Apple
Dinner (18:00-19:00) ) Couscous with steamed peppers and prawns (Allerhande)

Friday 6 Feb
On waking Hot water with slice of lemon
Breakfast Kapha Gra­no­la with soya milk
Mid-morning (10-11) Stewed Apples and Pears
Lunch (12-13) Simple and Satisfying Bean Salad served with a tortilla
Snack (16:00) Apple
Dinner (18:00-19:00) Sauerkraut with vegetarian meat balls.

Saturday 7 Feb
On waking Hot water
Breakfast (8:00) Scrambled Eggs with Spinach
Mid-morning (11:30) Stewed Apples and Pears
Lunch (12-13) Red Lentil Soup with Fried Tofu and Chilli Oil
Snack (16:00) Apple
Dinner (18:00-19:00) Couscous with steamed peppers and prawns (Allerhande)

Sunday 8 Feb (Detox Sunday)
On waking Hot water with slice of lemon
Breakfast Kapha Gra­no­la with soya milk
Mid-morning (10-11) Ginger Smoothie (MS)
Lunch (12-13) Green Mung Bean Soup
Snack (16:00) Apple
Dinner (18:00-19:00) Red Lentil Soup with Fried Tofu and Chilli Oil

Monday 12 May, 2014

The Plan

On waking Hot water with slice of lemon
Mid-morning (10-11) Stewed pears
Lunch (12-13) Lunch at work
Snack (15:00) Apple
Dinner (18:30-19:30) Vegetable fries with falafel (Allerhande)

The Reality

On waking Hot water with slice of lemon
Mid-morning (10-11) Stewed pears
Lunch (12-13) Lunch at work
Snack (15:00) Apple
Dinner (18:30-19:30) Vegetable fries with falafel (Allerhande) Ate out – Goats cheese gratin

I seem to be getting on top of things again slowly (as opposed to letting things get on top of me) and I think it’s because I very consciously decided a few weeks back to shift my day as much to the morning as possible so that my evenings are free. Weekends will be the time to enjoy friends and family. So after what seems like an age I managed to cook and plan my meals and gym sessions again for the coming week (I have gone to the gym the last weeks) and it feels good to feel like there’s some breathing room again.

Having said that, Monday morning still felt like a rush. I was determined to go to the gym first; but then I should have gone to bed earlier. Sigh. Then I thought okay, I’m walking to work; but then I should have left the house earlier. Again, sigh. I also had not prepared anything for work lunch as I knew I’d be in a meeting.

In the evening we had a spontaneous dinner out after movie night and I had a goat cheese pastry-ish thing.

No gym or yoga – but I did walk home from work which is also a new thing now that the weather’s finally nice again.