I’m blearily staring at the screen because seriously, how on earth is it Wednesday? How is it the evening? Today has been crazy, just like the rest of the week. I can promise you I had zero intention of not posting in the past two days but sadly life had other plans – I can’t wait to tell you about them!
For the moment, though, let’s focus on food as it is Wednesday, meaning WIAW hosted by the veggie-tastic Jenn at Peas and Crayons.
These are my eats from Saturday, which was a pretty hectic but fun day. We went out for drinks on the Friday so were a little worse for wear when the alarm went off and told us it was Parkrun time.
We managed to drag ourselves out of bed and completed the 5k, which always feels an ace way to start the weekend with a bang.
Boom! (copyright – check out the link for more awesome parkrun shots!)
After the run I headed for a quick shop for some essentials and the newspapers. And cake. By the time I arrive home it was time for a delicious breakfast.
This breakfast. Oh my goodness. I was diagnosed with a dairy allergy as a child that I tend to ignore but recently I’ve been thinking about cutting down on yoghurt. This coconut yoghurt tastes insanely good with fruit – especially organic cherries bought from the greengrocer that morning and bursting with flavour.
I decided to finish my healthy breakfast off with something I always have after a run..
… cherry bakewell cake
It was such an awesome way to start the day – run, cherries, coyo then cake – and I was in complete bliss.
After cake, we headed into town and did some shopping before meeting a friend. It was definitely time for lunch so we headed to the Watershed but I was still stuffed by my cake-fest so stuck with something light.
Lunch: Carrot, ginger and coriander soup, salad (unpictured)
I loved the kick of ginger in the soup. I swapped my bread for some of James’ salad – a perfect switch for both of us!
After lunch I walked to do our weekly food shop while James stayed in town. Lugging all the heavy bags back from the shops made me hungry and so I settled down for a snack with James on his return.
Snack: Apple, half a bar of raw chocolate
I loved pairing the super crisp apple with creamy raw choc, yum! I meant to split the apple with James but only let him have a few slices, they were too delicious to share.
We were attending a friend’s wedding bash that evening so the next few hours were spent preening for the party. It was so much fun to get spruced up and into a fancy dress!
The party started at 8.30pm so I made us dinner for 7.30pm, allowing enough time for it to settle before we arrived. I knew it was going to be a long night so sprinkled copious amounts of seeds on our salad – and scoffed multiple handfuls from the pot as I prepped the salad.
Dinner: avocado, spinach, tomato, chilli flakes, seeds, cucumber, olive oil and balsamic, olives stuffed with feta, romaine leave, veggie burger
Phew – how’s that for an exhaustive list?! It was a fab dinner to have while squeezed into a party dress as it really filling without being bloating. I remember a friend’s mum telling me before a ball “there’s nothing worse than being blown up like a beach ball before a dance” and it is totally true! We’ve all been there though, right? Or is it just me?!
I sipped on a diet coke during the evening then stuck to water (drinking two pints of coke the night before a Parkrun had put me off having any more!). It was a fab night and we were so engrossed we totally forgot to take pictures, a fact I remembered just before we left in the early hours.
Ignore my tired expression!
and the handsome chap I was with..
Isn’t he dashing in a suit? Might have to insist on black tie at least once a week haha!
We left the party and arrived home ready for bed – and a post-midnight snack.
Snack: dates, almond butter
Of course I went for my favourite dates and almond butter, plus a few more scoops from the jar. So delicious and a fab way to end a great night.
Hope you had a great one too – can’t wait to fill you in on what’s been keeping me away from you all
* Fail-safe no-bloat pre-party meal (lots of hyphens there!)?
* What was your favourite sleepover midnight snack?
I loved anything chocolatey, I remember sneaking Tunnocks Caramel Wafers from Mum’s lunchbox stash into a few sleepovers and having competitions with friends to see who could eat each layer without it tearing. Yup, I was a wild child