I hope your day was amazing, productive, and relaxing! Don´t worry if it´wasn´t, it´s okay to take a break sometimes. Just don´t get stuck in them!
For today´s post I thought I´d show you what I ate to nourish and love my body today. I don´t always eat perfectly healthy, or make my food look pretty, but I do it pretty often and maybe this will inspire you to do the same.
Some days I just eat whatever I want. I had a huge bowl of pasta at, like, midnight on Tuesday. It´s all about balance! It´s easier to give in to a craving (we all have them, sweet or salty) than to live with the UNHEALTHY binge that is usaly the consequence of resisting a craving.
A quote from one of my favorite movies:
“Never resist an impulse, Sabrina, especially if it´s terrible.”
Technically eating pasta isn´t a terrible impulse, but you get the gist. The movie is Sabrina by the way, and it´s gorgeous.
My eating habit´s are a bit off because of the fact that I´m on spring break but they´re easy to explain: I eat a late breakfast and an early dinner. And I drink a lot of water, hydration is key! The combination of the short time-span of eating, drinking loads of water, and eating nutrient rich food makes this process super easy! It´s similar to interval eating, only I´m not good at really restricting myself (especially if I´m hungry!).
Eating dinner early is also great for me because I hate hate absolutely hate working out on a full stomach, and since I work out in the evenings, eating earlier solves the problem easily.
Okay, enough talking, let´s feast!
BREAKFAST / 12:00 PM
Today´s breakfast consisted of a bowl of peanut butter chocolate oats, freshly cut bananas, blueberries, and chocolate chips.
I made the overnight oats last night, using oatmeal (duh), raw chocolate powder, peanut butter, vanilla extract, and unsweetened oat milk. Just mix everything together in an air-tight container, and place it in your fridge overnight. Breakfast has never been this easy (and good)! Not only is this vegan, but also super healthy. Oats are rich in antioxidants and are very filling. Peanut butter is rich in protein (but also fat, so enjoy in moderation if you care about this kind of stuff) and cocoa powder also has it´s health benefits, but is mainly just really tasty and chocolate-y without feeling as unhealthy (little trick to feeling healthier haha).
This morning, I topped the oats off with some fresh sliced banana, blueberries, chocolate chips, and maple syrup for even more sweetness.
DINNER / 17:30 PM
Dinner was so good. I grilled/fried/roasted chickpeas in the pan with some olive oil. I hate doing it (frying things in olive oil is SO annoying, but watch me risk my skin for good vegetarian protein).So basically just throw the chickpeas in a pan with some olive oil until they turn golden brown. I seasoned mine with a pre-mixed gyros seasoning and (as per usual) chili flakes.
Then I cut up cucumber and tomatoes and made a “dip” I guess you could call it by mixing green pesto with cottage cheese (vegan cottage cheese or yogurt work great for this too!). Topped it off with a few roasted cashews and done! Super tasty and filling.
Remember to always eat whatever you want, as long as it makes you happy! And drink water, and lots of it!
Love, Antonia x