Birthday Week: [Food Diary Feb 23]

Banana Egg Pancakes

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.. keeping a record of everything I eat to inspire me to be ever-conscious about what goes into my body, to look for holes, to inspire more research, to motivate me to get rid of unhealthy habits, and to become accountable to my choices.

This post goes hand-in-hand with the following post (too big to have on the one page)

Food Diary Prelude

My health focus this week: Cheap Eats & Birthday Week

Spent $12.75 on fresh produce this week and have to make that work with my existing “pantry” food (although I had to cave and go back to the grocer to get some fruit because I was really noticing the difference in my health & mood without them). This week I spent a bit much getting a bad haircut, buying from a health food shop, bills, and only have 4 hours work this week so next week’s pay will be kinda pathetic. So this week will focus on making do with what I have, although it’s also my birthday and we plan to go out for my once-a-year meal at my fave Thai/Indian restaurant (Chilipadi Watergardens) that we go to about twice a year.

Sunday 23rd Feb 2014

Homemade Muesli, Strawberries & Blackberries

Sausage Salad

Weather Check: Hot 25°
Mood Check: Happy, Really Happy
Sleep Check: 6 Hours
Activities
: Facebook, Drive to work & Podcast (20 mins), Work (4 hrs), Browsing the store that I work at (45mins), Driving (30 mins), Shopping Centre for chemists & health food shop (1.5 hr), Facebook, Rebounding.. hehe.. jumping and playing games on the trampoline with my nephews (30mins), Dinner, watching “The Block” with sis, Facebook, Almost finished reading the rest of the book that I started last night (Heal your Face).. hoping to finish it tonight and then take some notes from it too, although I’m starting to get a bit tired now, so perhaps I’ll just try to finish reading it and then have an early one instead of the notes.

What I ate:

Breakfast

Homemade Muesli, Strawberries & Blackberries
Homemade Muesli, Strawberries & Blackberries

Homemade Muesli, Strawberries & Blackberries

Lunch & Afternoon

Carrot, Apple, Lemon, Orange Juice
Similar to this..

Freshly Squeezed Juice (Carrot & Apple & Watermelon)
$1 Potato Cake

Frozen Yogurt & Fruit
Similar to this..

Veggie Samosa from the Indian grocer
1 Artichoke Heart from the deli
1 tub Yogurt & fruit from Tutti Frutti

Dinner

Sausage Salad
Salad (Red-leaf Lettuce, Wild Rocket (Arugula), Watercress, Olives, sundried tomatoes, nutritional yeast, broccoli, coriander, noriflakes, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, cayenne pepper), Sausage, Grilled Veg (6 cherry tomatoes, 2 garlic cloves, 1 asparagus, 1 artichoke heart)

Salad (Red-leaf Lettuce, Wild Rocket (Arugula), Watercress, Olives, sundried tomatoes, nutritional yeast, broccoli, coriander, nori flakes, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, cayenne pepper)
Sausage, 6 cherry tomatoes, 2 garlic cloves, 1 asparagus, 1 artichoke heart (grilled)

Liquid

  • 4 Glasses Water
  • 300ml Vitamin C water
  • 1 Freshly Squeezed Juice (Carrot, Apple, Watermelon)
  • 2 Glasses Bicarb Water

Supplements

  • Probiotics Capsule
  • Melatonin Capsule
  • Nori Flakes (on Dinner)
  • Bicarb Soda

Nuts & Seeds

  • 1 x Brazil Nut
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Pumpkin Seeds

Spices / Other

  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Nutritional Yeast
  • Butter

Other Good

  • Coconut Oil & Manuka Honey on face
  • Rebounding 30 minutes

Other Bad or Debatable

  • Cigarettes
  • 3 x Coffees (2 Tbsp Milk, 1 tsp Raw Sugar)
  • Potato Cake
  • Left-over Pavlova

Fruit

  • Strawberries
  • Blackberries
  • Kiwifruit
  • Mandarin, Cherries, Strawberries, Cranberries, Mixed Frozen Berries, and more on the Yogurt

Food

  • Homemade Muesli, Strawberries & Blackberries
  • Potato Cake from Juice Bar
  • Veggie Samosa from the Indian grocer
  • 1 Artichoke Heart from the deli
  • 1 tub Yogurt & fruit from Tutti Frutti
  • Red-leaf Lettuce
  • Wild Rocket (Arugula)
  • Watercress
  • Mixed Olives
  • Sundried tomatoes
  • Broccoli
  • Coriander
  • George-Foreman grilled sausage (thanks sis!)
  • 6 cherry tomatoes (grilled)
  • 2 garlic cloves (grilled)
  • 1 asparagus spear (grilled)
  • 1 artichoke heart (grilled)

Monday 24th Feb 2014

Banana Egg Pancakes

Cacao Banana Smoothie

Mashed Cauliflower Asparagus Olives

Weather Check: Sunny, warm 27°
Mood Check: Little stressed in right-shoulder blade.
Sleep Check: 8 Hours
Activities
: Facebook, Breakfast, Facebook, Lunch, lol. Ok, so maybe not the most ‘productive’ day. :), Finished reading the book “Heal Your Face” – love it, it’s like he took my whole website and made a book out of all the health & mindset stuff, but he is actually living the advice that I try and give to myself lol, and there was a few nuggets in there that I didn’t know. But it’s reaffirming that someone on the complete other side of the world, has done the same research as me and came to the same conclusion. Though I think he needs to cite his sources because some of the things I have found conflicting research about (I think it’s more his opinion rather than fact?), but all-in-all.. absolutely fabulous read – something I can highly recommend to ‘everyone who lives on this planet’, and I can take so many notes from this book. It has also inspired me to have a “fast” sooner rather than later – both water & juice. So I’m looking forward to preparing myself for those in the near future (after I get all the ingredients/equipment and have a work/home plan to be able to “not” work on the days that I’m fasting or the days while I’m transitioning back to food). I had already started planning the whole body organ cleanse, but had not thought about “fasting” in that, so if I hadn’t of read this book, I might not of fasted until after the cleanses (and the cleanses will take about a year).

What I ate:

Breakfast

Banana Egg Pancakes
1 Banana, 1 Egg, 1 Tbsp Chia Seeds, Blended. Drizzled with Manuka Honey & Molasses

1 Banana, 1 Egg, 1 Tbsp Chia Seeds, Blended, Pan fried with Coconut Oil/Butter (Was trialling both since I’ve never made this before.. turns out the coconut oil was a bad choice – see burnt one above lol), Served with drizzled Manuka Honey & Molasses

Lunch

Salad Seeds Banana for Smoothie
Kale, Coriander, Frozen Banana, Frozen Mixed Berries, 1/4 Cucumber, Red Cabbage, Red-leaf Lettuce, Watercress, Chia Seeds, Hemp Seeds, Cacao Powder, Water, Spirulina, Manuka Honey

Ingredients for my Afternoon Smoothie: Kale, Coriander, Frozen Banana, Frozen Mixed Berries, 1/4 Cucumber, Red Cabbage, Red-leaf Lettuce, Watercress, Chia Seeds, Hemp Seeds, Cacao Powder, Water, Spirulina, Manuka Honey

Cacao Banana Smoothie
Cacao Banana Smoothie

Dinner

Mashed Cauliflower Asparagus Olives
Cauliflower, Asparagus, Spring Onion, Garlic, Broccoli, Cherry Tomatoes, Zucchini, Carrot, Raw Egg, Avocado, Nori, Cayenne Pepper, Pepper, turmeric, Flaxseed Oil, Apple Cider Vinegar, Walnuts, Almonds, Sunflower Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds, Nutritional Yeast, Olives

Mashed Cauliflower, Sushi Rolls & Olives

Liquid

  • 5 Glasses Water
  • 300ml Vitamin C Water
  • 1 Glass Bicarb Water

Supplements

  • Probiotics Capsule
  • 1/8 tsp Spirulina (in Smoothie).. yep, I really hate this stuff.
  • 1 Tbsp Cacao Powder (in Smoothie)
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil (in Smoothie)
  • 1 tsp Molasses (on Pancakes)
  • 1 tsp Manuka Honey (in Smoothie)
  • 1 tsp Manuka Honey (on Pancakes)
  • 1/4 tsp Vitamin C Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Bicarb soda

Nuts & Seeds

  • 1 Tbsp Chia Seeds (in Smoothie)
  • 1 Tbsp Chia Seeds (in Pancakes)
  • 1 Tbsp Hemp Seeds (in Smoothie)
  • Walnuts, Sunflower Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds, Almond Flakes (in Mashed Cauliflower)

Spices / Other

  • Butter
  • Nutritional Yeast
  • Himilayan Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Turmeric
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Flaxseed Oil

Fruit

  • Fresh Banana x 1
  • Frozen Banana x 1
  • Frozen Mixed Berries
  • 10-20 Olives

Food

  • 1 Cooked Egg (in Pancake)
  • 1 Kale Leaf
  • Coriander Bunch
  • 1/4 Cucumber
  • 2″ Red Cabbage
  • Big Handful Red-leaf Lettuce
  • Sprig Watercress
  • 1/2 Cauliflower
  • 3 Asparagus Spears
  • 1 Spring Onion
  • 3 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 Large Broccoli Floret
  • 5 Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1/4 Zucchini
  • 1 Large Carrot
  • 1 Raw Egg
  • 1 Avocado
  • 1 Nori Sheet

Other Good

  • Made my own Eye-lash serum & transferred my homemade mascara into proper mascara containers

Mascara Castor Charcoal
Left: Castor Oil Serum for growing Eye Lashes, Right: Homemade Mascara (Egg White & Activated Charcoal)

Other Bad or Debatable

  • Cigarettes
  • 4 x Coffees (2 Tbsp Milk, 1 tsp Raw Sugar)

Tuesday 25th Feb 2014

Apple Carrot Cucumber Lemon Ginger Juice

Mashed Potato, Veggies, Salad

Banana Cacao Date Coconut Icecream

Weather Check: Cloudy 35°
Mood Check: Easy, at ease, don’t really care about anything, not high, not low, just neutral, calm, content.
Sleep Check: 6 Hours
Activities
: Phone woke me up this morning, it seems like every company in town was trying to call at 9am (/end over-dramatization). 3 separate numbers in a space of a few minutes. Crazy. So yeah, I turned it off & rolled back over but couldn’t sleep. When I turned it on again, I had a network error and couldn’t return anyone’s calls or listen to voicemails heh. Anyway. Facebook, Breakfast, Juice, this blog post, returning phone calls. Podcasts. Driving to work (35 mins), Work (4 hours), Drive home (25 mins), Facebook, Jumping on Trampoline with Zane (nephew) for 20 mins, Dinner, The Block with sis, Finished reading the book I bought last night The Prosperity Secret (notes to come), had a craving for cake or pavlova, but couldn’t find any junk, so made my own “junk food” by turning my healthy foods into a junk-food like dessert, this blog post, and now will work on the notes post.

What I ate:

Breakfast

White Black and Red Grapes

White Seedless Grapes, Black Grapes, & Red Grapes

Apple Carrot Cucumber Lemon Ginger Juice

Apple, Carrot, Cucumber, Lemon, & Ginger Juice

Lunch

Carrot, Apple, Watermelon, Lemon, Ginger Juice
2 Potato Cakes

Dinner

Mashed Potato, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Kale, Cherry Tomatoes, Garlic Bread, Watercress, Coriander, Pumpkin Seeds, Sunflower Seeds, Olive Oil, Himalayan Salt, Butter, Chia Seeds, Hemp Seeds, Nori Flakes, Black Pepper, Cayenne Pepper, Turmeric
Mashed Potato, Salad, & Steamed Veggies

Mashed Potato, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Kale, Cherry Tomatoes, Garlic Bread, Watercress, Coriander, Pumpkin Seeds, Sunflower Seeds, Olive Oil, Himalayan Salt, Butter, Chia Seeds, Hemp Seeds, Nori Flakes, Black Pepper, Cayenne Pepper, Turmeric

Dessert

Frozen Banana, Frozen Mixed Berries, Cacao Powder, Hemp Seeds, Chia Seeds, Dates, Shredded Coconut, Chocolate
Banana Cacao Date Coconut Icecream

Frozen Banana, Frozen Mixed Berries, Cacao Powder, Hemp Seeds, Chia Seeds, Dates, Shredded Coconut, Chocolate

Liquid

  • 4 Glasses Water
  • 750ml Vitamin C water

Supplements

  • 1 Capful Olive Leaf Extract
  • 1 White Korean Ginseng Capsule
  • 1 tsp Vitamin C powder

Nuts & Seeds

  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Hemp Seeds
  • Chia Seeds

Spices / Other

  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Turmeric
  • Nori Flakes
  • Black Pepper
  • Himilayan Salt
  • Olive Oil
  • Butter
  • Fresh Ginger Root
  • Cacao Powder (in Icecream)
  • Shredded Coconut
  • Nutritional Yeast

Fruit

  • White Seedless Grapes
  • Black Grapes
  • Red Grapes
  • Apple, Cucumber, Lemon (in Juice)
  • Apple, Lemon, Watermelon (in Juice)
  • 1.5 Frozen Bananas (in Icecream)
  • Handful Frozen Mixed Berries (in Icecream)
  • 8 Dates (in Icecream)

Food

  • Mashed Potato (compliments of sis)
  • Steamed Cauliflower (2 mins)
  • Steamed Broccoli
  • Steamed Kale
  • Steamed Cherry Tomatoes
  • Garlic Bread (compliments of sis)
  • Watercress
  • Coriander
  • 2 Potato Cakes (at work)
  • 4 Blocks 70% Cocoa Chocolate (in Icecream)

Other Good

  • Castor Oil + Egg Whites + Olive Oil on lashes overnight
  • Coconut oil on Face
  • Homemade Mascara
  • Rebounding 20 minutes

Other Bad or Debatable

  • Cigarettes
  • 2 x Coffees (2 Tbsp Milk, 1 tsp Raw Sugar)
  • Garlic Bread
  • Potato Cakes
  • 70% Cocoa Chocolate

Wednesday 26th Feb 2014
(My Birthday!)

Banana Coconut Cacao Smoothie

Weather Check: Cool 16°
Mood Check: Calm, in Good Spirits. Sleepy after Lunch. Sleepy after McDonalds. Seriously – no good can come from this food. Looking forward to a new year of fasting and cleansing.
Sleep Check: 7 Hours
Activities
: Facebook, Breakfast, This blog post, Outside, Birthday Lunch with Family, Walk around shopping centre, DVD with sis, McDonalds cake & coffee. Home now and don’t feel like doing anything except resting.. :) , Watching TV, Bumming around on Couch for most of the night. After Sis & Nephews went to bed, I decided to make homemade makeup and blonde hair toner… and now it’s 1am.. almost time for bed..

What I ate:

Breakfast

Banana Coconut Cacao Smoothie
Banana Coconut Cacao Smoothie

Fresh Banana, Frozen 1/2 Banana, Frozen Mixed Berries, 1 tsp Cacao Powder, 1 tsp Hemp Seeds, 1 tsp Chia Seeds, 1 Kale Leaf, 1 Tbsp Shredded Coconut, 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil …….. MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmm

Lunch

ChiliPadi Birthday Lunch with Nephews, Sis (taking photo) and Mum
ChiliPadi Birthday Lunch with Nephews, Sis (taking photo) and Mum

Veg Curry Puffs

Malay Curry Chicken and Beef Rendang

Curry Puffs, Malaysian Curry Chicken & Beef Rendang, Roti, Rice

Zane Jay Mushrooms
Zane Jay Mushrooms
Zane Jay Mushrooms
Zane Jay Mushrooms

Dinner

Cookies & Cream Cheesecake McDonalds
Cookies & Cream Cheesecake McDonalds
McDonalds Standard Latte
McDonalds Standard Latte

Cookie Cheescake & McDonalds Latte

Liquid

  • 7 Glasses Water
  • 100ml Vitamin C Water

Supplements

  • 1 Capful Olive Leaf Extract

Nuts & Seeds

  • Hemp Seeds (in Smoothie)
  • Chia Seeds (in Smoothie)

Spices / Other

  • Coconut Oil (in Smoothie)
  • Cacao Powder (in Smoothie)
  • Shredded Coconut (in Smoothie)

Fruit

  • 1/2 Frozen Banana (in Smoothie)
  • 1 Fresh Banana (in Smoothie)
  • Small Handful Frozen Mixed Berries (in Smoothie)

Food

  • 1 Kale Leaf (in Smoothie)
  • Malaysian Curry Chicken
  • Beef Rendang
  • Roti
  • 1 Tbsp White Rice
  • 3 Curry Puffs
  • Cheesecake (am I allowed to call this ‘food’?)

Other Good

  • Homemade Mascara (made a new one, just castor oil + activated charcoal, almost 1:1 ratio.. will test over next week or so)
  • Homemade Eye Shadow Colours (Cacao Powder, Spirulina, Charcoal, Cinnamon, Nutmeg) – pretty crap
  • Homemade Foundation (Cacao Powder, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Arrowroot Powder, Coconut Oil) – didn’t work out either
  • Homemade Mineral Powder (Cacao Powder, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Arrowroot Powder) – will probably use this, but think skin looks better without any makeup or powder
  • Homemade Eyeliner (Charcoal & Cacao Powder) – don’t have the right brushes to apply so can’t test properly
  • Homemade Blonde Hair Toner (AmeriColor Violet Food Dye + 2 parts White Vinegar + 1 part Apple Cider Vinegar) (going to leave on overnight and see if my hair turns blue (hopefully will just tone down the “gold” tones in my hair, but let’s see)

Other Bad or Debatable

  • Cigarettes
  • 1 x Coffees (2 Tbsp Milk, 1 tsp Raw Sugar)
  • 1 x Latte (Full Milk & 1 Sugar)
  • Cheesecake
  • Curries, Roti, Curry Puffs


Penny (NaturalHealing.com.au)
Penny (NaturalHealing.com.au)

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