A Day’s Worth of Recipes

I understand that I’m a food blog, so I should probably show you food that I actually cook too!

The problem is, is that I’m always ravenous by the time I’ve made the dish so I usually don’t have the patience to make it all pretty and #instaworthy but today you’re in luck!

I’ve been on a massive health kick recently and being in Melbourne really helps it to seem ‘normal’ and not like I’m punishing myself. So if you’re wanting to gather some ideas on low carb meals that are still tasty AF, or you just want a nosey, here is an idea for brekkie, lunch and dinner.

Breakfast

Avocado Toast

I usually have oats with semi skimmed milk and raspberries but that is boring, so avo toast has to be first up!

This is the most simple and tastiest breakfast for me, literally nothing can beat it.

Serves 1 – JOEY DOESN’T SHARE FOOD

What you need:

  • 2 pieces of bread
  • 1 avocado
  • tsp lemon juice
  • pinch of salt
  • Kewpie to drizzle

What you do:

  1. Toast the bread until your toastiness preference is achieved
  2. Cut the avocado in half and place the green goodness in a bowl
  3. Mash the avocado with a fork to the level of lumpiness you prefer
  4. Pour in the lemon juice & salt
  5. Mix this in with a spoon
  6. Taste
  7. If it’s not quite right, repeat step 4, 5 & 6 until you’re happy
  8. Spread the green deliciousness on your toast
  9. Finish with a drizzle of Kewpie to make it fancy avo toast 
  10. Serve

Lunch

Tofu Salad

Let’s make a salad! But this one is literally a mishmash of what was left in my fridge; so it’s not ‘instaworthy’ but it is still delicious!

Serves 2 to 3

For the salad:

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 400g tofu
  • 1 lettuce head
  • 50g white cabbage
  • A handful of cherry tomatoes
  • Half a cucumber
  • 1/2 a corn on the cob (raw)
  • 1 tin of tuna
  • 3 eggs

For the dressing:

  • Soy sauce
  • Ponzu dressing
  • Garlic
  • Chilli
  • Honey

What you do:

  1. Boil the eggs for 5 minutes for hard boiled but still slightly gooey in the middle (you can increase/decrease the time depending on your preference)
  2. Chop the lettuce, cabbage, tomatoes, cucumber  & corn and mix together
  3. Set the salad mixture to the side
  4. Dice the tofu into small squares and fry in a shallow pan until golden
  5. Make sure that you continuously turn the tofu so they get evenly fried
  6. Mix together the sauce ingredients and drizzle over the tofu
  7. Cook the tofu in the sauce for 2 minutes
  8. Set aside
  9. Place the salad as the base on a plate/bowl/slate
  10. Top with the tuna
  11. Peel and slice the eggs
  12. Put the eggs in the salad
  13. Sprinkle the tofu all over the dish
  14. Garnish with some kale for that extra shot of healthiness
  15. Serve

Dinner

Massaman Curry

It’s always key to go with flavour when you’re eating healthy, so an out of the ordinary curry is the best and easiest way to feel satisfied.

Serves 2

What you need:

  • Massaman curry paste (I’m not on MKR or Come Dine with Me so I don’t need to make it from scratch OK!)
  • 400ml low fat coconut milk
  • 1 chicken breast
  • 50g red cabbage
  • 50g white cabbage
  • 50g green beans
  • 70g Spinach
  • 1 onion
  • Lots of garlic (I use a squeezy tube so can’t specify the amount)or to whatever your taste is
  • 2 x eggs
  • 1 tbsp oil

What you do:

  1. Chop the onions finely and sweat in the oil until translucent
  2. Chop the cabbage, green beans & spinach into bitesize pieces
  3. Add the garlic & veggies to the onions and sweat for 2 mins
  4. In a separate pan, hard boil the eggs in boiling water
  5. When the eggs are finished peel and cut them into halves
  6. Set eggs aside
  7. Pour the curry paste onto the veggies
  8. Add the coconut milk to the pan
  9. Let this boil until the sauce thickens
  10. While this boils, cut the chicken into small fillets and grill
  11. Pour the curry into a bowl, top with the egg and chicken
  12. Serve

So there you have it! An example day in my life of tasty, healthy food. I feel that maximizing on flavour, using lots of spices/sauces/seasoning, and having a lot of protein will keep those hunger gremlins at bay.

I still miss donuts though…

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