Healthy Snack Research Week #Fail [Food Diary June 2]

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Sticky Date Banana Muffins

This week I’m going to try and resolve once and for all my “last minute dash” problem. I like making things fresh, I like eating things fresh. But, I need to resolve the problem of when I get called into work or when I’m at work all day and end up eating takeaway because I didn’t “think”. In the past, if I’ve pre-prepared green smoothies the night before, or my own muesli bars or something like that, I’ve been fine to skip to work last-minute ‘grab n go’. But when I’m not prepared, I always eat fast-food. I need to get some more ideas. So far, my list is small but I’ll update this list as the week goes on (I’ll have more time later in the week):

  • Soups
  • Curries
  • Casseroles
  • Muffins
  • Muesli Bars
  • Green Smoothies

Do you have a great idea? What do you do? Please let me know on Facebook, email, or comment below.. I really want to know some great staples for “grab n go” healthy food or food that can be cooked in batches and heated/eaten very quickly..   Updated 8th June – Ok, so I failed this task pretty badly. Day one I did well, but every day afterwards, I strayed off the path. I’ll have to do this task again. And I’ll have to rename this week to something else.. :/  

Monday 2nd June, 2014

Sweet Potato & Red Lentil SoupSticky Date Banana Muffins

  • 3 Coffees
  • Dates & Brazil Nuts all morning
  • Water
  • Healthy Sweet Potato & Red Lentil Soup – Coconut Oil, Spring Onions, Garlic, Paprika, Cumin, Turmeric, Cayenne Pepper, Curry Powder, Sweet Potatoes, Red Lentils, Vegetable Stock, Fresh Coriander
  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Healthy Sticky Date & Banana Muffins – 2 Bananas, Medjool Dates, Walnuts, Bicarb, Cacao Powder, Coconut Oil, Himilayan Salt, Hemp Seeds, Black Seeds, Cinnamon
  • Water

Tuesday 3rd June, 2014

3 x Fresh JuicesHealthy Sticky DateTakeaway Roast PumpkinChow Mein

  • Coffee
  • Arginine
  • Vitamin B
  • Sticky Date Banana Muffins (all of them from the 2nd batch, lol) as I drove in peak-hour 0km traffic 
  • Snickers Bar
  • Latte
  • Fresh Juice #1 (Carrot, Apple, Lemon, Ginger, Celery)
  • Fresh Juice #2 (Carrot, Apple, Lemon, Pineapple)
  • Fresh Juice #3 (Carrot, Apple, Lemon, Watermelon, Pineapple)
  • Takeaway Roast Pumpkin (looks and tasted very oily, will never eat that again)
  • Chow Mein (Thanks Sis!) 

Wednesday 4th June, 2014

  • Coffee
  • Dates, Brazil Nuts, Walnuts
  • Coffee
  • Water
  • Doritos
  • Asian Takeaway Mix – Beef n BlackBean, Fried Rice, Curry Chicken, Honey Chicken
  • Coffee
  • Water
  • Nacho’s with Cheese & Cayenne Pepper
  • Water

Thursday 5th June, 2014

Kiev, Corn, Broccolini, Mushrooms, Potatoes, Pumpkin, Kale

  • Coffee
  • Dates
  • McDonalds Bacon & Egg Wrap, Hashbrown, Medium Latte
  • Coffee
  • Dates
  • Banana
  • Chicken Kiev, Steamed Corn, Broccolini, Pumpkin, Chat Potatoes, Fried Mushrooms, Kale, Black Pepper, Butter, Himilayan Salt
  • Coffee
  • 3 x Zeolite

Friday 6th June, 2014

Wow, I’m really not doing well on the research this week am I.. and I’m working for the next 4 days so it would’ve been ideal to learn more than banana & dates before now. Oh Well.. will continue, but there’s just so many things I’m learning right now, that I’m just not allocating time to this, although I have a great desire to. This week I’ve been watching Ted Talks, various documentaries, listening to consciousness-like podcasts and more, and I’m really stirred up about some of them which is making me dig deeper and deeper and that has my focus right now. dhal, rice, veg curry puff, fresh juice

  • Coffee
  • Dates
  • Lemon Slice
  • Coffee
  • Olive Leaf Extract
  • Vitamin C & Bicarb Soda Water
  • Fresh Juice #1 (Carrot, Apple, Lemon, Celery, Watermelon)
  • Fresh Juice #2 (Carrot, Apple, Lemon, Celery, Watermelon)
  • Fresh Juice #3 (Carrot, Apple, Lemon, Celery, Watermelon)
  • Dhal & Rice & Pappadum, Veg Curry Puff
  • Coffee
  • Dates, Banana
  • 3 x Chlorella

Saturday 7th June, 2014

Chicken Schnitzel & Kale

  • Coffee
  • Dates, Walnuts, Brazil Nuts
  • Chicken Schnitzel, Kale, Sunflower Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds, Apple Cider Vinegar, Turmeric, Cayenne Pepper, Coconut Oil
  • Water
  • Fresh Juice #1 (Carrot, Apple, Lemon, Celery, Watermelon)
  • Fresh Juice #2 (Carrot, Apple, Watermelon)
  • Potato Cake
  • Dhal & Rice
  • Some Strawberry Vegan thing (which was delicious)
  • Hungry Jacks Chicken Peri Peri Burger on the way home
  • Olive Leaf Extract
  • Water

Sunday 8th June, 2014

Green SmoothieGreen SmoothieGreen SmoothieRoast Chicken & Veg

  • Coffee
  • Dates, Walnuts, Brazil Nut
  • Green Smoothie: Baby Kale, Celery, Cucumber, Mandarin, Banana, Moringa, Coconut Oil, Chia Seeds, Black Seeds, Hemp Seeds, Cacao Powder, Maca Powder, Turmeric
  • Medium Latte
  • Fresh Juice (Carrot, Apple, Pineapple, Celery, Watermelon)
  • Medium Latte
  • Chicken Wrap, Chicken Tender, Chips, Gravy
  • Roast Chicken, Roast Pumpkin, Roast Potatoes, Mixed Veg (Beans/Capsicum/Carrots/Broccoli/Cauliflower), Corn on the Cob with Butter & Black Pepper, Gravy — Thanks Sis! Coffee
  • Water, Water, Water
  • Iodine x 3 drops

Monday 9th June, 2014

Avocado GnocciCookies & Cream Cheesecake

  • Coffee
  • Dates, Banana
  • Bacon & Egg Wrap, Medium Latte, Hashbrown (McDonalds run on way to work)
  • Coffee
  • Chicken & Avocado Gnocci
  • Cheesecake
  • Latte
  • Coffee
  • 2 x Melatonin
  • Magnesium

Tuesday 10th June, 2014

Banana Hemp Egg PancakesBanana Hemp Egg Pancakes

Grocery ShoppingShepherds Pie

  • Coffee x3
  • Arginine
  • Dates & Brazil Nuts & Walnuts
  • Banana/Hemp/Egg Pancakes (2 Bananas, 2 Eggs, Maca Powder, Bicarb, Citric Acid, Cacao Powder, Hemp Seeds, Flaked Almonds, Shredded Coconut, Butter & Coconut Oil)
  • Grocery Shopping
  • Shepherds Pie (Thanks Sis)
  • Salad (Kale, Parsley, Spring Onion, Asparagus, Olives, Sundried Tomatoes, Almonds, Walnuts, Sunflower Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds, Nori Flakes)
  • 1 x Melatonin
  • 1 x Iodine

Penny (PennyButler.com)
Penny (PennyButler.com)

Who are we? What are we doing here? What is the meaning of life? Penny is a truth-seeker, ever-questioning, ever-learning, ever-researching, ever delving further and deeper down the rabbit hole. This site is a legacy of sorts, a place to collect thoughts, notes, book summaries, whilst providing a searchable archive to easily lookup and reference.

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