Tuesday, 18 August 2015

WIAW #70 Fats for fuel!

Hidily Hodily beautiful human beings.

How's that for a hello?

Kinda creepy? Yeah, I get it.

Any who, enough with the creepiness because we need to move onto the FOOD! As it is Wednesday. And Wednesday is food day WIAW! I've still been on the hunger train and fueling my body with all the good stuff (and when I say good stuff you know I mean all the delicious healthy fats, right?)!

Right, now that that's settled... lettuce begin!

Breakfast: 7:15am
I started Monday morning off with a quick Purely Twins Workout (like literally 12 mins... maybe even less?) as I knew today I had the 1500m run at school and I wanted to ensure my muscles weren't tired and heavy.
Let's just say that those 12 mins seemed mighty long when my mind was kind of fixated on breakfast! :)
And it was mighty fine when it did arrive!
Blueberry steel cut oats made with steel cut oats, banana, chia seeds, almond milk and water and then some mixed nut butter on the bottom, peanut butter in the middle and more mixed nut butter on the top for perfectly even nut butter distribution goodness!
So purple. So pretty.

Snack: 11:00am
After the first two periods, I was excited for a snack.

I know. You know. We all know. Peas.
Peas are good. Really good. ;)
Lunch: 1:15pm
More school, much learning, English deteriorating, food needed! Getting closer to the race too, so I knew I needed to bring something substantial filled with lot's of good stuff!
Prepared the night before, a brilliant (and filling!) lunch of brown rice with mushrooms, eggplant, broccoli and brussels all roasted in some extra virgin olive oil, along with some drained chicpeas, lentils and some baby spinach.
Good pre-race fuel!
 After lunch I had one more period (Food Science and Technology, ie. best subject ever!) where we watched some of the new documentary called That Sugar Film (very influential and confronting- I would definitely recommend giving it a watch!) and then it was the 1500m run.

I feel like it wasn't my best run, but I was still psyched with my time (6:20). Unfortunately/ fortunately I came in a close second (only a few seconds behind first) in my year, which means I'm definitely in the 1500m team for the interschool athletics carnival.

This has just reiterated that I prefer much longer distances... I'm not that fast, but I can sustain a run!

Snack: 4:00pm
Even though it was quite a short run, it got my tummy grumbling, so when I got home I hit up the awesome-ness of fruit!
An over-ripe (reeeaaalllyyy sweet) persimmon with super good red grapes and a mug of soy milk.

Dinner: 6:45pm
My creativity had all but completely disappeared come dinner time and the only thing I knew for sure I wanted a baked sweet potato with coconut butter... the rest just kind of appeared as I realised I needed more than a baked sweet potato:
In addition= capsicum sticks, grape tomatoes, spinach and some roast veggie and split pea falafel.
This guy stole the show though of course! Nothing beats a baked sweet potato with nut/ coconut butter. Nothing.

And that's what I ate!! Overall, pretty tasty!

Tell me:
Do you like adding certain things to oats just to change the colour? What's your favourite colour changer?
Shorter distances or longer?
Best filling for a sweet potato? I think my all-time favourite would be almond butter, there's just something about that flavour combo!

Don't forget to head over to Peas and Crayons to see what everyone else has been eating lately!

Have a fabulous day, eat something delicious and take time to appreciate all the awesome things you're blessed with! Bye friends!! :D


  1. I love the way your lunch looks! Super tasty.

    1. Dani,
      Thanks so much! It was mighty tasty :)
      Steph 2 chefxx

  2. I always wonder how you manage to eat so healthy all the days. Hats off!!!

    1. Anonymous,
      I think it's because I've been eating these awesome, delicious foods for so long that I crave them, I want them and they taste great to me! They also make me feel great. I don't even really think about eating any other! :)
      Steph 2 chefxx


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