Thursday, 3 May 2018


I've decided to start another new series this year (yes, I know we're five months into 2018 already - come back to the blogosphere, will you!) and I'm well aware that many other people showcase what they eat in a typical day but I find them so interesting - plus I'm just generally quite nosey, especially when it comes to food - so I figured I'd show you what I eat on a typical day off. I'm not sure you'd be interested in seeing photos of my work breakfast/lunch - it's usually a grab and go situation!

Now, just a disclaimer here. I'm not allergic to anything, nor do I have any intolerances when it comes to food. I'm not vegan, or vegetarian, I drink cow's milk, and I'm quite a fussy/picky eater. Sometimes I would much rather have what I call a "picnic dinner", where I just pick up what I fancy at the time (mostly cheese, crackers, french bread, hummus, raw vegetables, olives, deli meats etc.), as opposed to cooking or eating what my family eats that evening. I'm also partial to eating cereal for dinner! I'm trying to get better with trying new foods and recipes, and I thought here would be a good place to document that. 

Yoghurt and Berries
I woke up and really fancied something a bit healthier than cereal, toast or pastries (although I love them every now and then on a day off), so I opted for a classic. 0% natural yoghurt with blueberries, strawberries, and a handful of muesli.  I topped it off with some pomegranate seeds and a drizzle of honey as well. This was washed down with a lovely cup of tea. I used to have the milkiest tea in the world ever - my parents used to joke "would you like some tea with that cup of milk?!" - but I'm much better with it now. We drink Yorkshire Tea (best teabags on the market in my opinion), skimmed milk, and no sugar.

LUNCH - 1pm
Hummus and Wholemeal Pitta Bread
Hi, my name is Katie and I'm a hummus addict. I don't know what it is about this stuff but I just love it. I think I must go through half a tub a day at the moment - I know, it's so bad. I tend to buy regular full-fat hummus, none of that reduced fat crap; it doesn't make a blind bit of difference in my opinion, you might as well go all out if you're going to indulge at all. Sometimes I'll have this as an afternoon snack, just less of it, but seeing as this was a meal I cut two wholemeal pitta breads in half, toasted them and sliced them into soldiers to dip. God bless the chickpea.

DINNER - 6pm
Basil and Pine Nut Margherite
Ready in minutes, this margherite pasta is a brand new dinner for me. I love fresh filled pasta so I decided to give this one from the Sainsbury's Taste the Difference range a go! It's free range egg and spinach pasta with a ricotta, basil pesto and pine nut filling. I boiled the pasta for four minutes, drained then added some passata just to give it a little sauce. Topped with grated cheddar (melted under the grill, yessss) and a sprinkling of black pepper and this quick meal was done. I also had a slice of wholemeal bread - I prefer it to white - with some butter to mop up the remaining tomato sauce. Lovely!



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