It’s 2018! Another amazing year that we have to learn and accomplish whatever we want. I know that many of you are trying to balance the amount of food you ate during the holidays with diets and detox and cleanse programmes. I do not overeat nor drink during the holidays, I just keep the same routine as usual, so I don’t feel that I need to balance or restart my eating routine. In today’s blog I am going to share some, frequently requested, easy meal ideas with you to get you back on track!
Breakfast: the most important meal of the day.
Overnight oats or quinoa with unsweetened almondmilk with cinnamon. You can use fresh fruits and/or dates to sweeten it with natural sugars.
Put the uncooked oats or cooked quinoa in a container and pour the milk in it to cover the oats/quinoa completely. Sprinkle some cinnamon and let it stay in the fridge overnight. In the morning you can add the fresh fruits or dates for the extra sweetness and vitamins.
Snack time: between breakfast and lunch
4 Rice crackers (I prefer organic) with organic peanut butter (the only ingredients must be peanuts and salt) and a sliced banana.
Lunch: get those proteins and carbs!
Veggie wraps are ideal for a quick lunch. Get some wraps at the supermarket and fill up it will all the veggies that you like. I love to make mine with avocado, fresh spinach, jalapeños and some sun-dried tomatoes. If I have homemade hummus or pesto I’ll add some. Experiment with the veggies and proteins you like and make your custom wrap.
Mid day snack: between lunch and dinner
If you crave something sweet I suggest you to eat some raisins combined with unsalted raw cashews or almonds. For savoury cravings I suggest some cherry tomatoes, cucumber slices and/or carrots. I usually combine this snack with a big glass of water or green tea.
Dinner: right and light
I like to eat light because sleeping with a full and heavy stomach is the worst feeling, so I usually end up making some creamy fresh vegetable soup.
Coconut, pumkin and sweet potato soup is my favorite because it’s cheap and easy to make.
Boil the diced pumpkin and sweet potatoes in water and add some vegetable broth to it. Boil until soft and put the pumpkin and potatoes in the blender with a cup of the broth you cooked them in. Add the Canned coconut milk (avoid the light versions) and blend until smooth and creamy. I love to add some turmeric powder and himalayan pink sea salt for extra taste.
After dinner I drink a big glass of water and call it a day!
I hope these ideas are helpful to get you back on track.