The end of year is hurtling towards me at an alarming rate and if if it wasn’t for my love of the holiday season i’d be screaming for the breaks. Luckily that love is strong. I’m all ofr the food, family, friends, party times and gift giving at this time of year. it’s all my favourite tings at once and living in Australia means I also get sunshine.
It’s officially summer! Although in Melbourne you wouldn’t know it as it’s decided to be decidedly unsummery (it’s a word) to start off the season. I hope everyone is getting through the rain without any major damage! This week’s plans are full of salads, noodles, tacos and burgers because that’s what i’ve been into eating at the moment- lucky you.
This week I’ve got all the pretty colours planned for you! Keeping a variety of plant foods in your diet is so important. I usually aim for about 30 different plant foods each week. This might sound like a lot, but with the 5 meals in each meal plan this week you will easily reach that! My lovely friend Mel from the Nutrition Effect recommends 40, and if you can get 40 in 5 meals then 40 is super doable.
As we gear up for silly season and life gets super busy I’m trying my best to keep my diet full of healthy goodness to balance things out. This week I’m leaning towards beautiful salad bowls, vegetable laden curries and clever dishes to use up leftovers.
Birthday week is doooone! And it was such a good one, if a bit of a blur. I had the Bupa Blog Awards on Thursday night and although I didn’t win it was such a pleasure to be one of the finalists and meet some crazy talented people. People like Tara from the Nutrition Guru and the Chef who was the winner of my category. But the week’s been BUSY so I’m just finishing off this post this morning thus it’s probably going to be posted a little later than usual!
So this week is a pretty exciting week. It’s my birthday week (not that exciting post 30 tbh) and it’s also the week of the BUPA blog awards! I’m nominated in the healthy Eating category and super excited to attend the awards night this Thursday with all the other amazing nominees. I’m also typically excited for this weeks meal plans because they involve some of my favourite things like hummus, prawns, pasta, lemon and fgood you can eat from a bowl.
Happy Sunday! This weeks meal plans are here and there’s some really delicious bowls of goodness happening. I’m trying to make sure I include at least 1 seafood recipe in the mix (for the non-vego plan) as I’m a big believer in the benefits of Omega-3 in your diet. There’s also a lovely range of different vegetables involved with enough cross over to not end the week with a whole lot of wilting herbs in the fridge. Winning on all fronts.
Today is the last day of the gut makeover! 4 weeks of no caffeine, grains, legumes, dairy, alcohol and sugar done and dusted! This weeks Plan A will still reflect how I’ve been eating for the last week and Plan B will be the usual vegetarian plan. I’m also going to reflect a little on how I’ve found this whole gut make over thing.