berries on apple and berry loaf

What I Eat In A Week

I’m really excited to be linking up with Shay and Erika for this month’s Let’s Look. Today’s topic is “What you eat in a week” How fun! I’m always down to talk about food! So let’s jump right in and let me share with you what my week looks like when it comes to what I eat.

Breakfast

Ok, confession time. Monday to Friday I am not a breakfast eater at all. My husband and son do eat breakfast but not me. In fact, I feel sick even thinking about food early in the morning. This always stressed my mum when I was growing up and so she would make me smoothies just so that I wouldn’t go to school on an empty stomach.

I remember gulping them down fast just to get them over and done with. They were really delicious too! Silly teenage me, how I wish for those years back. Anyway, not much has changed and I still don’t like to eat anything in the morning before I go to work.

Instead, I have a coffee at around 9 and then eat a piece of fruit at around 10.30. This is the time when I sit down with the kids at preschool for our morning “Fruit Break”.

pink cup for Friday favorites

Morning coffee at preschool in a glittery pink cup

On The Weekends

Now when it comes to the weekends it is a completely different story. I am more than happy to eat a big breakfast at around 10 am which is usually the time when I start to feel hungry. We like to have what my son calls “A Full English Breakfast”.

full English breakfast for monthly recap

We have scrambled eggs, hash browns (not sure these are English), bacon, sausages, mushrooms, toast, and tomatoes. Now we don’t have this every weekend but we do have it often. Ha, I remember telling my friend about my weekend breakfast and she started turning green just thinking about it. I guess it’s not for everyone!

If we don’t have a “Full English Breakfast” we sometimes have pancakes with fruit and maple syrup or my delicious apple and berry gluten-free loaf with more berries, or Greek yogurt and a nice drizzle of honey. So good!!

pancakes

berries on apple and berry loaf

Lunches

I try to keep things pretty healthy during the week so all I will usually take to work is a salad and a small can of tuna. Sometimes if we have leftovers, then I will pack a small portion of whatever it is to go with my salad. Other times I will have toast with vegemite and avocado. Or just plain avocado on toast.

salad for what I eat in a week post

avocado on toast for what I eat in a week post

Dinner

I have started meal planning again this year and this is what I always do at the beginning of every year. However, I have been known to slacken off and then I find that I’m scrambling to think of what to cook for dinner.

Sometimes I even ask my little preschoolers what they think I should cook. I do it more as a joke because they think this is hilarious. Teachers don’t cook dinner they say!! Usually, they will suggest chicken nuggets or pizza. Ha! not very healthy, but yummy though!!

So now that I am super determined to stick to my meal plan. Working out what to cook every night is so much easier and this is what we have eaten over the last few days

Teriyaki Salmon with rice and coleslaw

Teriyaki Salmon for what I eat in a week post

Fall apart roasted pork

pork

Pan-fried Barramundi, chips and salad

barramundi chips and salad for what I eat in a week post

Chicken Schnitzel with vegetables and gravy

chicken schnitzel for what I eat in a week post

Lasagna

lasagna

Eating Out

We don’t eat out weekly but on the first Monday of every month, we get together with a group of friends and have dinner at our local RSL club. I love these nights, such a great way to start the working week. Mondays don’t feel so bad when I know it’s our monthly get-together. It just so happens that we had our Monday night dinner just two nights ago.

We usually eat out for special occasions like birthdays or date nights with my husband. My birthday is coming up soon and I’ve requested that we go out to my favourite Italian restaurant, Cappano Trattoria Bar and Grill. They have the most delicious fettucine marinara with lots of seafood. Huge tomahawk steaks are on the menu too! I’m really looking forward to this!!

steak and marinara for what I eat in a week post

Snacks

I love chips!! but I leave these for the weekend. The same goes for chocolate, soft drinks, and donuts. I mean I don’t eat all of this every weekend. But if I do eat snacks, it will usually be on the weekends. Friday after work I sometimes stop off at the shops to pick up a sweet treat for the family. It’s just a nice way to end the working week and a fun Friday afternoon tradition.

salt and vinegar chips for finally Friday

I Love salt and vinegar chips!!

Kit Kat for Friday favourites

Snack-size Kit Kats are safer. Stops me from eating a whole block

ginger beer for my favourite things post

Bundaberg ginger beer is a Friday night must!!

Cheese!!!

Usually, every Tuesday night when my husband is off work, we will enjoy some cheese, crackers, and maybe dip with a glass of wine. I just love cheese and I could eat it all day long. I think Havarti and Brie are probably my favourites. The only cheese I can’t do is blue cheese.

cheese plate for hello Monday

 

 

I guess that probably wraps up what I eat in a week and now my stomach is growling and I’m feeling hungry! Thanks so much for stopping by and I really do hope that you have the best Wednesday!

 

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8 thoughts on “What I Eat In A Week”

  1. I think I’ll try your roasted pork – I’m generally not a pork-lover but those I cook for enjoy it. I like your “snacking rules”. I’ve never thought about limiting snacks to certain times of the week but it’s a great idea!

    1. Ruth(playworkeatrepeat)

      Thanks, I could totally go overboard with snacks if I didn’t limit myself! Just too hard to stop once I start, especially when it comes to chipies!! 😊

  2. Stopping by from the link up. I love chips too 🙂
    Fun to see what different food you have in Australia. I know it’s not that different, but going to grocery stores in other countries is a favourite of mine.
    Sarah from Toronto Canada

    1. Ruth(playworkeatrepeat)

      Hi Sarah! Yes, I totally agree, seeing the different food from other countries is a big favourite of mine too!

  3. I was just like that with breakfast growing up! Now I wake around 4:30/5 and eat my breakfast around 8. I’ve had enough time to “wake up” and start to feel a bit hungry by then. I also tend to eat either leftovers or a salad for lunch too. We embraced meal planning by the month last year and while I can’t say we’re doing quite as well with it this year I do find that only tackling that chore 12 times a year is preferable. With 5 of us we each only have to come up with 5 or 6 meals we enjoy and then I sprinkle them in so we eat a variety each week.

    1. Ruth(playworkeatrepeat)

      I’m trying really hard to stick to meal planning this year. So far I’ve done ok but it is only February, it will be interesting to see how I’m going in June!!

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