What I Ate THIS Wednesday

Confession: Sometimes when I write a What I Ate Wednesday post, the photos aren’t what I ate that specific day. Today, is different. Today, my post is actually everything I’ve eaten on this day, to give you a clear idea of my primal food choices. I believe this is important; people need to see different food options are always out there.

*hint: click on the links for some delicious paleo, primal, keto and Whole30 compliant recipes.

Breakfast

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My usual of eggs + vegetables in the form of a fritata, made with 10 eggs, red pepper, mushrooms, Swiss Chard and chives – the last two are organic from our garden. Eating a piece of fritata for breakfast guarantees I eat just over one egg per day, because I cut the fritata into 8 slices.

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I enjoyed this with a bowl of fruit: nectarine (LOVE!), strawberries, and blueberries. I added raspberries after I snapped this photo.

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I ate my only fruit of the day with coconut cream and crumbled Nutter Bomb on top.

Not pictured: a bulletproof espresso made with 2 tbsp coconut oil, 1 tbsp butter, 2 teaspoons xylitol. I’ve been drinking more espresso ever since Ireland, which makes for bitter coffee. I like sweet coffee, hence the xylitol.

Lunch

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Packed for work! Turkey meatloaf with carrot, courgette (zucchini) and onion; served with leftover fried broccoli, and a salad of Swiss Chard, cucumber and tri-coloured tomatoes! This was enjoyed with that entire avocado, all tossed in a balsamic vinaigrette I made.

For dessert, my usual dairy-free Fat Bomb with a huge mug of Matcha Green Tea. I love big mugs of tea 🙂

Not pictured: the handful of roasted, salted almonds that I ate when I got home from school.

Dinner

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So, I FINALLY bought a spiraliser. It’s taken me so long to buy one because I’m a cheapskate and didn’t want to pay close to £30 for one. Luckily, I found one on Amazon for £16, and the rest is history. If Zoodles are zucchini + noodles, then in the UK we’ll call them ‘Courgetti’ instead: courgette + spaghetti.

Tonight, I made Courgetti Bolognaise topped with a bit of parmesan cheese, because you can’t have Bolognaise without parm. I also went a bit spiraliser-crazy and did up some sweet potato to bake in the oven and turn into crispy strings. It was all so delicious and so satisfying. I’m glad to have a noodle-shaped food back in my life 🙂

Not pictured: the large cup of peppermint tea and small handful of raspberries I enjoyed afterwards.

What’s your favourite lunch to pack?

What did you eat today?

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10 thoughts on “What I Ate THIS Wednesday

  1. Courgetti! I actually laughed out loud when I read that. Brilliant. I hope you’ve been liking your spiralizer as much as I have! If you can’t tell from my IG or blog posts, a week doesn’t go by where I don’t use it. Best. Tool. Ever.
    I’m more of a bitter coffee drinker. Usually when I have sweet coffee, it’s a once in a while thing with either a flavored latte or something of the like. I barely put any sweetener whenever I drink espresso. Basically, I have the taste buds of an 80 yr old man.

  2. I had a spag bol craving the other week and due to a total lack of imagination, I caved in and bought pasta for the first time in over a year. I enjoyed eating it, but that was eclipsed a few hours later and all night by the nasty after-affects. The pasta was binned and now I think I’ll look into getting a spiraliser too! Thanks for sharing 🙂 x

  3. Why not try going without Xylitol? When you no longer need to add sweetness in some form or other to your diet, is when you taste the real sweet pleasure of your food..you no longer have to find something to replace that sweetness..it is in the food. One-third cup of fruit (low sugar fruit) is 15 grms. of carbohydrates-which spikes your sugar level..isn’t that defeating your purpose?

    • I have experienced the real sweet pleasure in food as a result of going primal, but I still enjoy sweet coffee. It’s just a personal preference. I don’t have sugar issues, nor do I deal with cravings. It’s the way I enjoy my coffee. I have had a xylitol-free coffee because I forgot it on an overnight, and I didn’t enjoy it. I don’t like very strong flavours, and espresso fits into this category.

      As for the fruit, I eat three fruits everyday. I don’t count marcronutrients, and even during my weight loss phase of primal, I ate three fruits. Primal is low-carb, but it’s not one size fits all the way too many people assume. Fruit is really my only high-ish carb intake for the day, unless I eat sweet potato, potato or rice with a meal, which I do for running and muscle glycogen. My aim isn’t to be keto-adapted, my aim is to continue to be a fat-adapted runner, which I am.

      This day of meals is my version of primal, and I’ve had much continued success with it, as per the guidance of MDA and the Primal Blueprint.

  4. Man! You are SO organised with your food. I’m very much of the wait-for-inspiration-to-hit-then-panic school of cooking and it only works out about 50% of the time. I think I worry that if I prepare more food I’ll just eat more. I need to get my head round that…

    • I’ve always been organised for food, even before going primal. I’ve also always been the type fo person that needs to know what, when and from where my next meal is coming. I don’t eat all the food at once: I think of it as cooking ahead of time. That way, I don’t have to cook breakfast everyday, and dinner every night. It does get hard to keep leftovers with Pat in the house though!

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