What I eat on a typical day

Breakfast: oatmeal porridge and filter coffee

Breakfast is definitely the most important meal of the day. I really believe in putting healthy stuff in my body as soon as I can after I wake up. I usually start my day with a good strong filter coffee and some porridge. I try to make a different porridge every morning, but usually I will have an oatmeal porridge with some fresh fruits, like banana, blueberries and raspberries, nuts, such as walnuts, almonds and cashew nuts, and home-made peanut butter. On top I will normally add some coconut flakes, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds and cinnamon.

Occasionally I will instead prepare some cold oats with yoghurt, sugar-free pancakes, a big breakfast smoothie or shakshuka.

Brunch: some fruit or nuts

A bowl of almonds
Almonds make for a healthy snack

Around 10 or 10.30 I will usually have some fruit, like an apple or peach, or some nuts, like almonds. Sometimes there will be a sugar free cake in the fridge and then I will gladly take a piece of the cake (or two).

Lunch: healthy grains, vegetables and protein

I usually have warm lunch, normally any combination of healthy grains, vegetables and some kind of protein rich food. An example could be buckwheat noodles with mixed vegetables and tofu, brown rice with lentils and tempeh, brown rice fettuccine with tomato sauce, or whole-grain spelt bread, sweet potato fries, baked vegetables and hummus. As for veggies, they can be anything but I tend to prefer tomatoes, aubergine/eggplant, courgette/zucchini, cauliflower, broccoli and carrots.

Afternoon: time for a healthy snack

Mostly in the afternoon I will have a sugar-free snack. Again, if I have a sugar free cake in the fridge, this is likely to be the cake. If not, it can be a bowl of yoghurt with some fruit and nuts or just a piece of fruit.

Dinner: leftovers, salad or burgers

Since I usually cook around lunchtime, I try to make enough so that I can eat the leftovers for dinner. I also love eating salads for dinner with some bread or burgers, such as these lentil burgers.