I’m a creature of habit and convenience. I’m a Drive Thru Sue with Purist ideals. I don’t like shakes or smoothies and I’m quite conservative with my drinks. I’ll try about 3 shakes or smoothies per year and gag every time. It’s just not my thing. Coffee is though. Hmm coffee. Coffee, chamomile tea, green tea and Good Girl Moonshine are regular drinks.

Breakfasts

  • Creamy Grains with Steel Cut Oats with either berries or half a banana plus 1 TB flax (E)
  • On plan toast with hummus or raspberry puree (E)
  • Sautéed Zucchini & Mushrooms with a poached egg and collagen tea (S)

Lunches

  • Soup with ryvita’s or on plan bread (E)
  • Soup with Swiss Bread and Greens Salad (S)
  • Popeye’s Power Soup, chicken-free version (S)
  • Sautéed Veggies in Butter/Coconut Oil, sprinkled with Nutritional Yeast (S)
  • Muffin in a Mug (S)
  • Salmon fillet with Sautéed Lettuce and Mushrooms (S)
  • Superfood-Loaded Salad with boiled eggs – lettuce, spinach, capsicum, cucumber, tomato and a dressing (S)
  • Left Overs from previous night’s tea

Dinners

  • African Beans with Rice (E)
  • Chana Dahl Soup (E)
  • Trim Mac Salad (minus the grated cheese) (S)
  • Lasagne with Dairy Free Cheeze Sauce (can be meat or my meatless version – recipe coming soon) (E)
  • Small tin of Baked Beans with fruit and a collagen coffee (this is my go-to meal when I work at night) (E)
  • Chow Mein which is similar to Egg Roll in a Bowl (S)
  • Stir Fry Chicken with Veggies (S)
  • Eggs Purgatory (S)

 

Snacks

  • Ryvitas x 2 or Rye Cruskits x 4 with hummus (E)
  • Carrot/Cucumber/Capsicum/Broccoli Sticks with Hummus (E)
  • Fruit (Winter strawberries, kiwi fruit and mandarins are beautiful) with Aquafaba Meringue (E)
  • Handful of Nuts or Nut Butter with Cucumber (S)
  • Skinny Chocolate (S)
  • Popcorn with spray of olive oil and sprinkled with Nutritional Yeast (E)
  • Coconut Yogurt or Cashew Yogurt (S)
  • Muffin in a mug (S)
  • Dark Lindt Chocolate
  • Trimmy Light (S)
  • Fruit with 1 TB hummus or fruit with a collagen tea (E)

If you look closely enough you may notice something missing. Milk. More specifically dairy products. I have been dairy free for more than three months and really enjoying it. Going dairy free has opened my imagination and I’ve been eating more veggies than ever before which is a good thing. Dairy has always been my weakness. I never dreamed I could live without it but it’s a mindset. I knew dairy wasn’t helping with chronic sinusitis and the arthritic symptoms which are a part of fibromyalgia. And it wasn’t helping with weight loss either. Dairy doesn’t need to be fattening but when one has a weakness as serious as mine, when dairy becomes a part of every meal and snack then it isn’t going to remain a good thing for long.The main thing I’ve missed is Parmesan Cheese. I know it’s not a bad food (as if real food could ever be bad!) but my inability to have parmy cheese in the fridge for longer than 2 hours is simply wrong. However, I’ve found a few alternatives which satisfy me.

 

What is your food weakness?