New Year, New Lifestyle: Meal Plan-Day 2

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Lianne’s meal plan ideas – Day 2

Eat healthily, not less!

Start off the day with Porridge, this will really fill you up until lunch. But if you get hungry you could have a small handful of nuts or some carrots etc. Lunch and dinner on day 2 are super yummy. Yyou could also do the lunch as a starter if you are having a dinner party.

Day 2

Protein_porridgeBreakfast

Porridge

Porridge oats (weigh them out 50g portion is ample), use natural oats (no pre made packs they’re packed with refined sugars!) mix up with some skimmed milk (or you could use soya or almond milk etc) add some fruit of your choice my favourite is a handful of blueberries or raspberries and dust with cinnamon, throw on a handful of chia seeds. You could also add a dollop of natural peanut butter.

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Lunch

Singapore spring rolls

Get some Singapore rice paper wraps. Smear in some raw peanut butter and fill them with cooked chicken strips spiced up with chilli flakes, red peppers, baby corn, sugar snap peas. I like to add a drizzle of sweet chilli sauce. Get a little soy on the side to dip in to. These are seriously tasty, very healthy and massively impress your guests (if you’re throwing a diner party!) Yes that right even when friends are over we cook lean!

 Dinner

Cod with Pea Houmous

Cod_and_Pea Place 2 garlic cloves into a pan with a tea spoon of cumin seeds and a touch of coconut  oil. Add 200g of defrosted peas and simmer lightly for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, place two cod loins on grease proof paper. Season and bake in the oven for 12 minutes at 180 degrees.

Remove peas from heat and start mashing peas with a potato masher. Add two table spoons of Fage Total 0% fat Greek yogurt and continue to mash till all peas are broken. The aim here is to retain texture. You are not after a purée. Place peas in centre of the plate and position cod loin on top.

Snacks

Raw Brownies

  • 250g medjool dates pitted (these are really pricey so I use half normal dates and half medjool)
  • 100g Almonds with skins on
  • 70g cocoa powder (should be raw, but normal cocoa tastes really good)
  • 50g pecan nuts (but i use hazelnuts)
  • 2 tbsp set honey
  • 1/2 a teaspoon of salt

You put the almonds in the food processor first, grind them to a rough powder, then put everything else in and mix it up. The recipe says you should mix everything but the pecans in the mixer, then roughly chop the pecans and stir them in at the end, so they are bigger pieces but I prefer them small.

Press into a lined brownie tin and put in the fridge for 15 mins to set. Then simply remove and cut into squares and they’re ready to eat!

Activity for the day

Go for a run….start slowly, then begin to build on distance.