When it comes to nutrition, it took me quite a while to realise that one size doesn't fit all.... There are SO many factors to consider when it comes to your nutrition, ranging from your goals (weight loss, maintaining or bulking) to your activity levels to your current eating habits and your daily schedule. That makes it sound really complicated, but in truth... it's not difficult.
The ONLY piece of information you need is this... Just eat real food.
I'm not a nutritionist, I'm not going to prescribe food plans for you to follow... I'm simply sharing ideas and recipes which will hopefully show you that eating healthy, good quality food doesn't have to be boring or time consuming... I think it's safe to say that if you use some of my recipes & some common sense, you'll get on pretty well regardless of what your goals are...
Sinead over on Bumbles of Rice writes all about food and her adventures with her 3 young children. You don't need to have kids to enjoy her blog. Sinead asked me to get involved with her regular post 'A Week in Dinners' and share 7 days of what I've eaten for dinner... It's a brilliant idea, with lots of bloggers posting what they've eaten during the week.... plenty of inspiration for dinners to suit your taste and budget..
So... my 7 days looked like this...
Turkey egg burgers with sweet potato & steamed asparagus.
Form burgers as normal, and using a small glass form a hole in the centre. Bake until almost cooked through, crack an egg in the centre of each burger & return to the oven until fully cooked...
Steak with rocket and mozzarella salad & balsamic vinegar.
Beef burgers with baked sweet potatoes stuffed with goats cheese, tomato & spinach sauce.
Combine soft goats cheese, tinned chopped tomatoes, diced spinach & sea salt together in a saucepan and stir until warmed through & the cheese is fully softened. Spoon over the top of a crispy jacket sweet potato.
Cheesy Bacon Fries... AH-MAY-ZING... :)
Make the same goats cheese and tomato sauce as per Day 3 & add 200g grilled crispy bacon. Pour over sweet potato fries and top with grated cheese of choice (I used Gruyère)...
Parmesan Chicken I LOVE this chicken as it's so quick to prepare. I always make extra for lunch time salads or for snacks.
Chicken Skewers ... these really speak for themselves. They're quick and easy to make & leftovers are brilliant for grabbing on the go..
Hot Sauce Beef Burgers with Creamed Spinach & Sweet Potato Fries..
For the burgers, simply combine minced beef, seasoning, tomato paste and Frank's Hot Sauce & shape into burgers.
For the creamed spinach: wilt 150g spinach with sea salt, black pepper & chilli flakes in a dry wok. Stir in 1 tbsp of ricotta cheese (any soft cheese will work here... soft goat's cheese, cottage cheese etc). Once warmed through, serve immediately with burgers and sweet potato fries.
Check out what all the other bloggers ate this week here ....