What I Ate Wednesday {6.10.15}

7 October 2015

Today was a dark and gloomy morning so I added some vibrance with a few summer berries in my porridge! I know strawberries are technically out of season now but I have been craving them so I bought some organic ones in our weekly shop (most of which have already gone bad) to add to my breakfast. I had my usual staple of porridge with almond milk, 1/2 banana, blueberries and a sprinkling of cinnamon. Of course I also had a cup of black coffee along with a bottle of water.

My lunch was an old favourite of mine; I used to eat this all the time when I was pregnant with Emilia! It consists of a wholewheat pitta with mozzarella (I use half a ball), cherry tomatoes, salt and a drizzle of olive oil. I also drank another bottle of water as I had a workout session with my trainer. We do about 30-40 minutes (realistically about 10 of those minutes are spent catching up on girly gossip!) of HIIT: high intensity interval training. After my session I am always POOPED! 

That afternoon I had a little pick-me-up snack of a large pear (I bought these for this week's cupcake recipe!) and a teaspoon of almond butter. I figured pear and almond must go together if they're almost always in tarts, right?! Ha ha!

For dinner I attempted a new salmon recipe I adapted from one of Lucy (my trainer)'s videos. It was so good! I smeared low-fat cream cheese mixed with coconut and lemon juice over salmon fillets, then wrapped them into foil parcels and baked them in the oven for 25 minutes. I served them up with some wholegrain brown rice & quinoa and steamed broccoli. I loved this meal, the kids were fans of everything except for the broccoli (no surprises there) but Jonathan wasn't keen :( He is very fussy when it comes to trying new foods which can be very difficult! 

After the kids had gone to bed for my little evening treat I had a big bar of chocolate (Cadbury's Dairy Milk...the best!) and I made a caffeine-free almond milk latte which is basically just a fancy way of saying I had hot milk. Ha ha! We have a frothing machine to go with our Nespresso and I use it to make frothy lattes but since I don't drink coffee in the evenings anymore I just make them with milk. Almond milk actually froths up really well and I then dip the chocolate into it so it melts...mmm! Delicious comfort food perfect for eating while snuggled up watching TV. 

I also drank 2L water today *pats self on the back*. I find this easier on the days that I workout with Lucy because I sweat so much! What did you eat today?


  1. The dessert looks yummy! xx


    1. That piece of chocolate makes me search for something sweet and it's 11.30 pm already

  2. All of this looks so delicious ♡ definitely going to try this mozarella and tomato pita thing...I love everything with mozarella and everything with tomatos so should be good ;) haha
    You know...I am wondering...did it change your eating habit in anyway...like being more careful with what you eat and choose specific things etc...since you started doing this posts/videos showing people what you eat?
    xx thx for the inspirations again ;)

  3. your breakfast looks so yummy, i can never be bothered to make anything nice in the mornings :/


  4. Love your videos Anna.
    Currently pregnant with baby no.2 so always trying to eat healthy... Well with the odd bit of chocolate here and there lol.
    Baby loves listening to ur videos aswell always kicking about when the videos starts!

  5. I love your 'what I ate Wednesday' posts! I'm a little (a lot) nosey and always use it as inspiration. Plus I love how you reflect what a balenced diet should look like, allowing yourself to indulge in the yummy treats. :)

    Holly X || hollyberrey.blogspot.co.uk

    P.S~ how did the pear and almond butter taste?

  6. Your food always looks so yummy, you're making me hungry :P

    Megan x / http://megaanalicec.blogspot.co.uk

  7. You're beautiful!

  8. Anna, I hope you had a wonderful day, I blog too, but I get stuck on what to blog about, do you have any advice on coming up with blog ideas? LOVE YOU
    Thank you,

  9. I love using nut butters with fruit makes them extra delicious! Great post Anna x
    xo Aimee / TheNaturalaffect.com

  10. Hi Anna! I've never commented here before, but I wanted to start. I started my day with some oatmeal (porridge) with some coconut milk and a banana chopped. Since my husband and I are saving to buy our first home together, we just had leftovers for lunch. We had chicken and dumplings. It's a southern US recipe, but oh so delicious! For dinner we cooked some parmesan tilapia filets with angel hair pasta, cream sauce, and steamed broccoli! So yummy!

  11. I love your simple yet delicious meals made at home. Your "What I Ate Wednesday" post have inspired me to eat a little healthier. Most importantly, they have inspired me to eat more oats; my favorite breakfast that had gone a little unloved. Thank you! :)

  12. Nothing nearly as healthy as that �� should probably start being that little more healthier! Hope you have good day! Love your videos and vlogs!

  13. You've got me hooked on your morning porridge! Love the mug - so cute! And we'll done on the 2 litres - I'm still struggling to get past 1 �� Xxx

  14. Everything looks delicious! I think I'm going to make myself a sandwich with mozzarella and cherry tomatoes as well! It's so easy and so taste full. :)

    x Val from Valerie Randomness

  15. oh now i want cadbury dairy milk chocolate :'D

    Oh That Girl Again!

  16. Hi Anna! Try chicken teriyaki next time- basically just sautéed boneless chicken cooked in teriyaki sauce- Marks&Spencer do a good one, then serve with rice and greens- goes well with asparagus, steamed broccoli and green beans. Lots of love to you and your family!xx

  17. I need that mug in my life! I completely agree with what it says :)

  18. breakfast i had special k apple and cinnamon and vanilla with soya milk
    lunch soya strawberry milk milkshake and beef and cucumber on a tiger bread roll with a pots of joy black forest gateau and 5 cookies and dinner pasta with pesto and peas and sweetcorn no dessert or snack with dinner or no snacks in the day and a j20 spritz apple and watermelon drink

  19. Your dinners always sound delicious! You definitely deserve that chocolate bar after doing HITT - that is tough stuff!


  20. I love the cute little mug and cupcake dish! I have to admit I did steal your regular breakfast idea and it is delicious!

  21. Lovely!!:)

  22. At the risk of sounding ignorant, what, praytel, is porridge? Love the site, by the way ;)

  23. I really really like your lipstick in this video and dinner looks amazing! :)

  24. such a cute cup! :)


  25. i still haven't tried almond butter! it always looks so tempting when i see it in your blogs :)
    maybe i should bake something with them
    I really enjoy "what i ate wednesdays", keep up the great work super mom Anna


  26. Your Cupcake mug and little plate is so cute! elegantly pink!

    Amber in Pearls

  27. I've been on a mozzarella kick since this weekend my boyfriend's grandma bought some and I am in love! Your lunch made me crave it so I am going to try it out!!!!!!

    **Just wondering what blog site are you using? I want to get back into blogging i've been using wordpress but i'm not too sure how I feel about it.

  28. Ah Anna all your posts and videos are absolutely wonderful.
    Such a breath of fresh air!
    Holly x

  29. Yum! Your What I Ate Wednesdays always look so good. I admire your consistency with eating healthy. I'm working on it! Check out what I ate here: http://chalkdustandhighheels.blogspot.de/2015/10/what-i-ate-wednesday_14.html


  30. Such a healthy menu!


  31. I love your What I ate wednesday's! Especially your lunch ideas, they always look amazing!

  32. I find it so hard to drink enough water each day, so well done you! Looks like a v tasty day

    Charlotte xx

  33. I love that cupcake dish and the mug :)


  34. How do you make porridge? it looks soo delicious :) i love you btw :))


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