Hei, hei, houray!
I am not going to tell you, by any means, that this is the best meal plan in the world, that will work for everybody etc, I just want to show you a healthy diet that did wonders for me.
Like I told you many times before, it took me a while to get to this point. I have been through a lot and I am still learning, but I am proud of what I have accomplished. I want to tell you from the beginning that I eat meat, any kind of meat… I have been vegetarian for some time, I have tried the flexitarian diet, but for me a balanced diet works best, I feel stronger, my skin looks better, and my state of mind is, generally speaking, improved when I eat meat… so don’t judge me as I don’t judge you!
For almost a year now, I start every day with a glass of water in which I squeeze half of lemon. This offers me a fresh start and a much needed morning energy. After this treat, I wait at least half an hour until breakfast.
I love breakfast, I live for breakfast, for me this is the most important meal of the day, the moment when I can consume the largest amount of calories – I have all day to get rid of them 😀 . So, for breakfast, I choose one of my favorite 3 meals: salmon & avocado sandwich, blueberry muffin or vegetable omelette. You probably saw already photos with these meals on Instagram (if you don’t follow me already, just push the Instagram icon in the right in order to be up to date with my posts on the blog and a lot more) ! 😉
At 10.30 am, I usually take a snack… it doesn’t matter if I’m home or at work, I made a habit to respect my meals. Depending on how active I am in that particular day, I choose between banana & avocado shake (if it is a workout day), a granola bar or a medium doughnut. Can you tell I have a crush with avocado? 😀
Just because it’s annoyingly hot in Montreal right now, and I cannot even think about recipes that involves cooking. I will just tell you about my favorites salads that I enjoy at lunch. I keep everything as simple as possible: just mix a bunch of different thinks like salmon, ton or chicken with baby spinach and arugula. Depending of what combination I chose, I add corn, olives, quinoa, croutons, pecans, cranberries and the avocado dressing that I love or a customized Caesar dressing. Don’t be shy and play around, find your own favorite combination ! 😉
Between lunch and dinner I definitely take another snack which, most of the times, involves something sweet, because I love sweets and that is my chosen way to incorporate them in my meal plan. So, for me, the 4 PM snack is “goals” I eat whatever sweet I have on hand, a cookie, a doughnut, some chocolate bar, an ice cream etc.
For the last meal of the day I choose most of the time recipes that involve fish, because is easy to digest and I love it. No matter how you choose to use it (in a salad, made on the grill with some vegetables or by itself), it is the perfect dinner plan. From time to time, dinner is the best occasion for some garlic & rosemary baked sweet potatoes, or for some delicious grilled Halloumi cheese with asparagus. 😉
Well, there you have it! This is my meal plan for a couple of months already! I will link bellow all the recipes that inspired me, so if any of them fits your taste, just click on it and you’ll find the recipe. Don’t be afraid to add or remove ingredients, this is where the fun starts! 😉
Hope you enjoyed this article! See you in my next one! 😉
4. Salmon salad