Hello beautiful people! So, I get asked a lot as to what I eat, and what my daily intake looks like. Here, I am going to show what I usually eat to inspire some of you guys showing that you can actually enjoy food that is delicious and maintain a desired figure, only if your choices are right. Before we start, I just want to clear one thing. I am avoiding gluten these days. Hold your thoughts. I am not avoiding to act ''cool'' or whatever, the struggle is real xD I knew from before that I was allergic to wheat, but it never really bothered me, as I didn't get any symptoms or reaction after eating. Recently, I've noticed that excluding gluten (a protein composite found in wheat, barley, and rye) has reduced my symptoms that I have been noticing lately. I will dedicate a whole post to discuss allergies in the coming weeks.
Here's what I ate today:
So, I start off my day with some cold Soymilk. Not as a milk substitute, but just because I love the taste of it! Just 150 ml though, because it has more calories than milk. Best part? It is good for the body! Soymilk is an excellent source of high quality protein and B-vitamins. It also contains isoflavones, plant chemicals that help lower LDL (bad cholesterol) if taken as a part of a "healthy heart" eating plan.
I was craving pancakes but... remember? We can't do wheat no more (because of my allergy). So I made these oatmeal pancakes that taste JUST like regular pancakes, but healthier. Now, when I say healthy, I don't mean less calories, it might be the same or more even, but I mean that oatmeal is always better than flour. Check out step by step recipe here
I had chicken mozzarella salad for lunch today, that might have had more calories than a subway sandwich. Salad is not supposed to be only vegetables that will make you hungry again in like 2 seconds. It should be filling, so that I don't get me hungry again!
To make this salad I used cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, an avacado, some lettuce, and finally some sauted chicken. You do not have to use all these ingredients in order to make a yummy salad, use whatever you want or whatever that is already available in your fridge.
Cherry tomatoes (my favorite), and lettuce are packed with vitamins and minerals. Not to forget how cute they make the salad look!
Avacado is incredibly nutritious, from vitamins to protein to fiber, and is a high fat food. It is high in monounsaturated oleic acid, a ''heart healthy'' fatty acid that is believed to be one of the main reasons for the health benefits of olive oil. A good fat that our body needs.
I scooped the Avacado with a spoon to take it out and sliced it into long pieces.
I also added some fresh mozzarella cheese, just for the sake of taste! I love it.
Gently took the fresh mozzarella out of the packet and cut it into slices.
Sauteed some chicken with salt and pepper.
And... Voilla! Just put together all the ingredients in one bowl and added some mint leaves! YUM!
I had basic fusilli pasta, but what was not basic about it is that it was made of RICE. Completely gluten free.
I saw these couple of days ago at the grocery store and I had to try it as I love pasta and there was no way I was leaving pasta just for allergy reasons. I have to say, if I didn't know it was made of rice, I would not have ever known. It tastes just like regular pasta. A must have for people who love pasta and are going gluten free.
The recipe for this is pretty basic and self explanatory, I sauteed some chicken on the side and chopped up some tomatoes and sauteed them until they became like a puree. Then, I added salt, pepper, and paprika powder. Mixed it with boiled pasta and topped it off with some dried basil (adds so much flavor) and sprinkled it with dried garlic flakes. I ended up eating a little portion of it as the salad from earlier was really filling.
That's all! :)
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