A day in the life of my food

I don’t normally photograph all my food, but I did today. So to the pictures first batman.

For breakfast I had some delicious Rude Health Granola that the folks at rude health kindly sent me. I emailed them about their porridge being super running fuel, and so they sent me some granola and porridge to review.

I had it with some cherries and vanilla yoghurt. The granola was so good, and the ingredients are simple; oats, sunflower oil, spelt flakes, barley flakes, honey, date syrup, roasted almonds, sunflower seeds, puffed amaranth, roasted hazelnuts. No salt, no weird additives or (grrr) whey powder that so many cheaper mueslis and granolas have added. Apparently it won a great taste gold award in 2010; impressive stuff. I should also imagine it would be great in ice cream!

My boyfriend tried some too (he also loved it) and he also loved the packaging- lots to read. The packet reccomends just “nomming handfulls of it straight out of the box”. What a good idea!

It was soooooo delicious, the perfect amount of crunch, the nuts are chopped quite small so you get a nutty crunch in each bite. Delish. 10/10 cherries I say! I look forward to the porridge on a cold morning. 🙂

My lunch was again a roasted pepper and cream cheese sandwich on wholegrain bread, with tomatoes and an apple (in the cute tubs).

After the kids went home I sat down at my computer to do some work, and I had planned a longish run today (well, 5 ish miles I think), so I had this while I worked;

But as I was driving home, it was getting darker and darker, full headlights and triple speed wipers were needed, roads were flooded, it was torrential. So in the end I did the shred DVD, and by the time that had finished the sun had almost come out, so I went out for a shorter run. I did just under 3 miles in 28 minutes, but by the end my legs were feeling really stiff. I think the lunges and stuff in the DVD made it worse. But anyway, it was still lovely to get in the fresh air after being inside. I do really like getting outside and in the fresh air.

WHen I looked at my Nike+ I had managed the first mile in 10.30 (not bad for me and it is uphill gently) and the second one in 8.48 (super fast but it was down hill). The last bit I tried to slow down for a bit of a cool down (and my legs were stiff) and it was still 9.23.

After some stretching and a shower I had a bit of a hotch potch dinner. Some quinoa, spinach and kidney beans with tomatoes and garlic, alongside beetroot, green beans, butternut squash and some butternut squash falafels.

Twas yummy indeed.

I watched some of the great british bake-off this evening- can you believe that puddings used to be all made of meat? I did know that mince pies were meat, and the suet in puddings is from animals too, but can you imagine finishing a meal with some meat? Not me!

I have not had dessert yet, but in order to bump up the old omega 3’s I might have some of the flaxseed cocoa mix stuff in some yoghurt.

This stuff is nice- it adds a bit of a thicker texture to yoghurt or dessert, and you only need a small amount (I have 15g) to make a big difference.

I am off to catch up on some blogs and then carry on with The Shield.