Lately in my Wellness Wednesdays series I’ve discussed about 1) what I eat (almost) every day, 2) what lifestyle choices are keeping me healthy and happy, 3) how to exercise and how I exercise and 4) how to keep the mental part of you well and balanced.
This one is the final post of this series. In this one I’ll share and concrete example of what I eat. I don’t eat same foods everyday so this is just one example of how my day sometimes looks.
This one was a nice day off Sunday when I had good amount of time from cooking and photography. In weekdays I either eat my lunch in university or take something home cooked with me.
What I Ate Today? Example of a Healthy Day
Breakfast: Banana Pancakes
For breakfast I basically have three options nowadays: 1) If I have time I’ll do my favorite breakfast which is banana pancakes – this is my to go for day offs. Find my delicious banana pancake recipe from this post.
2) My second option for quite busy mornings is a smoothie. I love combining different berries, fruits and veggies into healthy smoothies I can take with in a shaker. 3) My third option during quite busy mornings is a bowl of whole wheat cereal or muesli.
Lunch: Pork Salad
I love having light lunches so that I won’t be all swollen and tired during the afternoon. Usually I combine some greens with some colorful fruits or veggies and then add some protein like brie, pork, beans or chicken.
During this example day my salad included some lettuce mix, spinach, cucumber, red bell pepper, sliced pork spiced with olive oil, lemon, thyme, black pepper and sea salt. Additionally, there was some lemon juice on those greens as well.
If I haven’t had a healthy and nutritious smoothie as a breakfast, I have those as snacks quite often. Fast, easy and delicious – and if you’re busy, you can also take these with you to a lecture, car or even work.
As a final meal of this day I had some super filling and delicious home made Karelia stew. Karelia stew very traditional Finnish food. It’s easy to do and super delicious. Anyhow, cooking this food takes 3-5 hours so you should definitely have a day off when doing this.
Karelia Stew is traditionally served with some smashed potatoes and fresh or frozen lingonberries. I also like to add some salad to make this dish even more healthy.
If you’re interested how Karelia Stew is made and what it includes you can find recipe for it from this post. That post also includes a recipe for traditional Finnish Laskiaispulla buns in case you’re curious about our traditional foods. Karelia stew can be eaten around year but those buns are only for Februaries.
This day I also had some red wine (which actually makes digesting meat protein easier for your stomach and has some healthy antioxidants in it). I don’t have wine too often with my meals but I really enjoy having a glass of high-quality wine sometimes. 🙂
During this example day in addition to eating I…
- Updated my some, answer comments, edit photos, etc.
- Exercised in gym and went to solarium
- Shopped some groceries
- Cleaned our home
- Studied most of the night
- Watched some Netflix series
How is your regular day usually – Foodwise and in general? Did you like this kind of post? Would you like to read more about my regular days?