It is actually pretty darn easy to eat at home with my food restrictions now that I have found a few key products. I have found some cereal I can eat, bread and pasta.
A week day of food looks like this:
Breakfast - Green smoothie and I rotate between cereal and toast with natural peanut butter. I drink a cup of tea on my drive in. (On weekends we always have pancakes on Sunday and we may have eggs on Saturday).
Morning snack - I usually have 1/2 my green smoothie to drink as I make 3-4 cups and can't drink it all at breakfast - I often have fruit or seed balls (they are my granola bar substitute).
Lunch - on the weekend I make a pot of something - rice dish, quinoa dish, soup and I have that, sometimes with corn chips or rice crackers. Sometimes I may have leftovers from dinner as well.
|This weeks lunch is quinoa with pumpkin and asparagus|
Afternoon snack - I have upped my fruit intake to 3 servings now, instead of the 2 my nutritionist suggested. I don't always have the 3rd, but I like the option. I have a piece of fruit and either1/4 c sunflower or pumpkin seeds.
Car snacks - As I have a long commute home and a late dinner I aways pack 2-3 cups of raw veggies and 1/4 of nuts to eat on the way. If I am extra hungry during the day, I might eat some of my veggies earlier. I can't eat nuts at work, so I keep them in my car and always have them for the road.
|I rotate toward mixed nuts, cashews and walnuts generally.|
While I prefer them salted, I try and get unsalted ones.
Dinner - Most nights my husband cooks and it can vary, but generally we have some meat, a starch (usually rice or sweet potato or pasta) and 1-2 veggies. Favourite meals - BBQ burgers, rice wraps, curry, sweet pulled pork, and a really nice steak!
What I drink: I might have a glass of wine with dinner or perhaps a cocktail (especially in the summer). During the day I generally drink water and the occasional second or third tea (especially in the winter).
On the weekends, I eat a lot of the same things, I don't snack as much. I probably eat less, although I do eat more "junk". I have discovered I can eat skittles, so I have one candy in my wheelhouse now. I am more likely to eat ice cream and popcorn.
That is what I eat.