Wednesday, 13 June 2018

what we ate on monday & my bircher muesli recipe

is 'what i ate wednesday' still a thing? i feel like it got taken over as soon as instagram arrived... but i wanted to write a post about what we ate monday, because it was TASTY, and i finally filmed a 'what we eat in a day' video for my YouTube channel (scroll down if you're interested, because i'll pop the video at the end of this post for y'all).

it's my most commonly requested video, and perhaps that's because so many of those following from the old school days of blogging remember my food posts. let me start by saying that the day went super smoothly, i literally only spent 69 minutes cooking and preparing food (because that's as much footage i had from the day) and that's all because i actually PLANNED what we would eat. meal planning makes all the difference for my sanity and our health as a family.

so if you're looking at the day thinking "i could never feed my family like that" just know that you simply need to sit down and write a plan for 30 minutes at the weekend and you'll be much more likely to feed your family nutritious food! you can grab my example template and meal suggestion guide here and find out how i meal plan here in one of my recent-ish videos.

ok, enough pre-amble, into the food...

we started out the day with bircher muesli, topped with raspberries. and even though we eat this ALL the time, i've never actually shared a recipe on my blog, so today is the day!

bircher muesli
serves 2-3

2 eating apples, skin on
1/2 cup porridge oats
1/2 cup dairy-free yogurt
2/3 cup soy milk
1/4 cup raisins
a sprinkle of cinnamon
a squeeze of lemon
a dash of maple syrup, optional/to taste

1. grate the apples into a bowl.
2. add in the rest of the ingredients and stir.
3. leave overnight or for a couple of days in the fridge.
or eat it straight away covered in fresh raspberries.

for lunch we had some roasted potato fries/wedges, along with leftovers and veggies from the fridge, including some leftover lasagne, some pesto olives, some avocado, hummus and some corn on the cob. truly delish leftovers!

for dinner we ate pizza!! not just any pizza, but homemade pizza base pizza ;) i use this Jamie recipe, which is divine, easy and reliable. and then topped it with tomato puree, frozen spinach, sliced tomatoes, salmon and Sainsbury's Dairy Free grated cheese (i prefer Daiya, but i wanted to try out something new).

and for dessert we had apple, peach and nectarine crisp - it was supposed to be crumble but it came out really crispy and delicious, so i renamed it! really delicious with a drizzle of Alpro cream.

and of course, he didn't eat it all! my 27 month old boy ate all his breakfast (no raspberries though), most of his lunch (minus the potato wedges), and then basically nothing for dinner other than a banana before bed (i think he was full from a liqorice bar he had that afternoon!). but i enjoyed it! and there were a lot of leftovers for the rest of the week.

please let me know in the comments how you feel about everything we ate today, and let me know if you'd like more posts like this going forward? i won't know unless you tell me ;)

and as we're going old school today, i'm ending the post by telling you my latest favourite song...

currently listening to: the proof of your love by for King and Country

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