If you’ve stumbled upon my blog before, you’ll know that food and I don’t have a good relationship. I have five food allergies (soy, barley, rye, peanuts, kiwi) and I found out two years that I had a gluten intolerance and recently, I think I have to cut out dairy as well. So basically, I eat ice cubes for dinner – joking! I’ve tried the “Mediterranean diet” over the past few weeks and coupled with being gluten and dairy free, I feel fabulous. And as a bonus, my stomach has never been so flat now that I’ve cut out the things that were making me bloated. I’m not extremely strict when it comes to following diets, but, I do want to share how I’ve broken down this new diet to be healthy but yummy!
Breakfast options –
-Oatmeal made with water, sweetened with honey and topped with bananas, blueberries, GF granola
-Scrambled eggs made in a pan with no butter, topped with a tablespoon of shredded cheddar cheese
-GF whole wheat toast, topped with sunflower butter and sliced bananas or organic strawberry jam
Lunch options –
-Romaine lettuce salad topped with strawberries, feta cheese, olive oil, salt & pepper
-Hummus with sliced red peppers, carrots, celery and baked chicken strips
Dinner options –
-Pan seared garlic & lemon pork tenderloin served on top of lemon & cilantro rice
-Minestrone soup made with GF pasta
-One skillet lemon chicken with roasted green beans and carrots
-Trail mix, made with roasted almonds, dried cranberries, dark chocolate chips
-Hummus with celery and carrot sticks
Plus, I’ve added in drinking lots of lemon-infused water and green tea with honey and lemon. And of course, one cup of black coffee in the morning!
In addition to the food, I’ve also added in 15 minutes of pilates in the morning before I go to work, and 20 minutes of yoga right before I go to bed. I have to say, I haven’t felt this great in years. It’s crazy how just a few simple lifestyle changes can make a world of difference!