What I Ate Wednesday {29.2.16}

2 March 2016

I'm back...sorry for the lack of blog posts this week but I've been struggling with this stupid allergic reaction I got on my eyes and we've all been ill as Emilia picked up a cough/cold from nursery and on top of that Eduardo has an ear infection! So we are all falling apart basically, ha ha! And the 29th (Leap Year) marked our unofficial "one year" anniversary of our legal wedding so we wanted to celebrate by doing something special. We had planned to spend the night in a hotel in London and I was also supposed to meet my friend Sabrina for afternoon tea & a pampering day but of course that didn't happen so I apologise that this has ended up being a very uninteresting and boring What I Ate post! But anyway...here's what I had to eat: 

Breakfast (8:30am)
Breakfast was porridge with whole milk, a medjool date chopped up, cinnamon and a black coffee with a 1/2 litre bottle of water.  After that I worked out with Lucy (9am) and we did a 20 minute HIIT workout which I included in my video. It's basically the same routine three times over!

Lunch (12:30pm)
Lunch was a toasted wholegrain multiseed bagel slathered in Philadelphia cream cheese with smoked salmon, cucumber and a homemade ginger tea for my throat. I also had another bottle of water which I started during my workout. 

Snack (4:30pm)
In the afternoon I had a black coffee & a little snack of natural yoghurt with some blueberries, raspberries and strawberries with a sprinkle of cinnamon. (Can you tell I love cinnamon?!)

Dinner (6pm)
I made wholewheat spaghetti with prawns, chilli, rocket & sun-dried tomatoes (recipe from Jamie's Italy book). This was yummy and super easy to make. Plus pasta is always a hit with the kids so it gets a thumbs up from me! I also drank another 1/2 litre of water with my dinner. 

Dessert (6:30pm)
For pudding I was craving one of these cookies from our cookie jar...these babies are from the Waitrose bakery and are chewy, soft and taste homemade. I got three different types but this one is my favourite: white chocolate and cranberry. I had mine with a cup of warm skim milk which I heated up in our frothing machine. 

Later that evening I had another 1/2 litre of water along with a peppermint & licorice tea and that was it for today! You can watch my What I Ate video including this week's workout below.

What did you eat today?


  1. I love your What I Ate Wednesday's! They are definitely one of my favourite videos to watch, I look forward to them each week. I was actually thinking on maybe uploading mine at some point too!

  2. Thanks to you I'm LOVING porridge (or as us good ol' Americans call it - oatmeal!) I tried it a while ago, but it was plain oatmeal with maybe a little brown sugar and I just couldn't get over the bland taste and lumpy texture. But after watching your vlogs all the time I thought I should try spicing it up with some raisins, apples, and/or cinnamon, and now I love it!

    Also - that bagel looks to die for. My mouth literally started watering just looking at it! :D

    Lots of love from America, hope you and your family are healthy now! <3

    1. The porridge is also great with coconut syrup instead of sugar and a bit of coconut oil or organic peanut/almond butter. And if you add chia seeds it will keep you full for even longer

    2. I cook mine with the raisins in with the oats on the stove and I feel like some of the sweetness gets into the whole thing that way. You can also try the apples in that way. If you like bananas those will basically melt down and it makes it just like banana flavored oatmeal. It's like endless flavor combos! :)

  3. Hi Anna. Love the blog! Just wondering if you know where in Ireland (cork!) that you can get medjool dates? I've tried many supermarkets but can't find them anywhere! Dying to try them!

  4. Thank you for sharing your workouts!! Get well soon!!!


  5. Love your videos, Anna!
    Watching in Nova Scotia, Canada!

  6. Love the song played during your workout. Could you tell me the name ?

    Thanks !!

  7. Love your blogs Anna - all the way from New Zealand xo

  8. Love reading and watching your video's Anna. I hope you are feeling better and your eyes are recovering. The fruit you had as your snack looks soo good by the way :).
    Kirsty x

  9. Anna, i cooked that same spaghetti (jamie oliver) recipe yesterday for dinner.. then sat down to watch videos and you were making the same thing lol! Great videos anna x


  10. I love "What I ate Wednesdays." They're so helpful and inspiring. Feel better!


  11. Porridge is so yummy especially with this cold weather, have you ever tried to add a spoonful of coconut oil after you have cooked it? Makes it super creamy and tasty and had amazing health benefits, would highly recommend! The pasta looks awesome xx

  12. I'm so sorry to hear that you had an allergic reaction and that your littles have been sick. I hope everyone gets feeling better soon! :( Your meals look so good as always! I wish you were my personal chef. ;)

    Simply Rachel Nicole

  13. Thank you so much for your "What I ate Wednesdays"! They're so helpful! It's a good example of what a day should look like if you're trying to eat healthy and maintain your weight. It's very inspiring! I appreciate them! Please keep them up! In fact, I plan to take pictures of my own 'day' of food soon just to see what I'm actually eating in a visual.

    And I have to say that I've only recently discovered you and your family and love you! I love your personal channel and all your beauty/fitness/baking/parenting advice and watching your sweet little family. Both your babies are beautiful!

    Blessings to you and yours.

  14. Anna despite the fact that you had a nasty allergic reaction to deal with, you are still gorgeous! I started watching your vlogs when you were pregnant with Emilia (I was pregnant with my first and was clueless) and I'm addicted! I wish we could be friends in real life! Hahah. I guess that's what it feels like to have a favorite celebrity to follow but to never meet them. :) I feel like a nerd! Anyway thanks for letting us be a part of your life. I imagine it's not easy. Hopefully you and your family are feeling better now!

  15. can you give me the recipe for the pasta? It looks delicious!

  16. Get well soon, love your blog :)

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  18. Happy belated anniversary! I hope you all feel better soon. Xxx

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  19. Whenever I read your what I ate Wednesday posts, I read them in your accent! Its so lovely Anna!

  20. I really miss salmon. Thats hardest being pregnant :-)
    Here is what I ate.

  21. This is so healthy! It definitely inspires me to eat better. I'm trying out a 80/20 routine, healthy all week and treats on the weekend! Hopefully it works out well! :) xxx

  22. Hi Anna your what I ate videos are my favorite to watch. I love the part where you show us your workout. Have a nice day

  23. Literally it's been so long since i've been following you, i remember you filming videos on your laptop in the kitchen and you haven't aged a day ! you look prettier than ever, and I love how you're sharing your journey :)

  24. I'm always so interested and look forward to see what you eat on wednesdays! xx



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