I’d love to say I eat a balanced diet and am certainly passionate about food so I decided to keep a diary just for a couple of weeks to analyse my weekly intake. Balance overall seems good with plenty of fresh fish, fruit & veg; however my Achilles heel is the habit of missing that all too important meal; breakfast as I rush around in the morning although I’m improving on the occasional sin of skipping lunch when busy. Something for me to work on for the next fortnight!
Breakfast – coffee and bacon & egg mc muffin (I was annoyed my 7 year old talked me into it but was feeling better when I realised he was drinking organic milk, my egg was free range and my coffee from rainforest alliance)
Lunch – salad of sweet corn, black bean, truffle potato, mange tout, roasted peppers (courtesy of whole food market) and mineral water
Snack – too many green & black chocolate biscuits with my tea
Dinner – spaghetti bolognaise with organic minced sirloin and fresh tomato sauce served on brown nettle pasta, glass Bordeaux, dessert of american style pancakes (Max’s asterix cookbook) lime & sugar.
Breakfast – none (busy start)
Lunch – cous cous salad with kidney beans, natural yoghurt and a peach and mineral water.
Snack – too many Spanish almonds
Dinner – pan fried halibut, fresh samphire, butternut squash, glass of rose.
Breakfast – none (oops missed out again)
Lunch – An orange sticky non alcoholic drink for aperitif followed by a great Bento box with soft shell crab, sushi, edamame beans and an asahi beer (at Cocoon in Regent Street)
Snack – none
Dinner – rotisserie pork belly with petite pois a la francais, apple juice & mineral water (at Bumpkin in Notting Hill) followed by a late night snack of an asian platter consisting of dim sum, duck roll, salmon sticks and veggie roll and a black asahi (bit of a theme here! At Eclipse in Notting Hill)
Breakfast – a cappuccino
Lunch – an apple (busy day!)
Snack – a fresh mint tea
Dinner – rocket, bean and artichoke salad, still mineral water and yoghurt and muesli (at Riverside Terrace Cafe, Southbank)
Breakfast – black coffee, 2 slices granary toast and margarine
Lunch – sweet and sour pork, sweet potato falafel & hummus with flatbread, lemon, ginger and mint drink (at Leon, Knightsbridge)
Snack – afternoon tea and chocolate éclair (Patisserie Valerie, Bayswater)
Dinner – free range rib eye steak simply grilled on BBQ, tomato salad & corn salad, glass of Bordeaux, simply cut apple & pear for dessert
Breakfast – tea, granary toast with organic strawberry jam.
Lunch – ham & cheese baguette and diet coke (Garden Café in Regents Park)
Snack – park poker; real sausage n onion in a roll – naughty at 3.30pm (Honest Sausage in Regents Park)
Dinner – cold mezze; hummus, green beans, aubergine dip and afghan pumpkin (take away from Shish at Willesden Green) along with Italian Coppa and glass of hoegaarden white beer..
Breakfast – golden nugget cereal with milk!
Lunch -papa burger; fresh tuna burger and corn salad with pitta chips.
Snack – tea and half a cookie (Putney Park Café)
Dinner – papillion pasta and olive oil, hand cut Italian ham, glass of rose, simply cut peaches for dessert
Breakfast – Southern Alp museli and soya milk
Lunch – Cottage pie (minced meat/potatoes) and fresh strawberries and yoghurt, orange squash
Snack – None
Dinner – Sushi and jasmine tea
Breakfast – Toast with seeded and jam, cup of tea
Lunch – Salmon salad with fresh herbs
Snack – Buffalo milk fudge
Dinner – hand cut ham, bread, lavish cheese board, green salad and glass or two of red burgundy
Breakfast – None (busy again)
Lunch – Chicken wrap & super food salad at Leon, fresh lemonade.
Snack – Box raisins
Dinner – Duchy sausages, grilled marinated chicken, grilled aubergine and courgette on BBQ with rose
Breakfast – Cappuccino
Lunch – Chicken & fatoush salad (at Shish in Old Street) with an espresso
Snack – a few dried mango slices
Dinner – brown rice risotto with girolle mushrooms and asparagus (raw ingredients from whole foods market in Kensington) and filtered water
Breakfast – Southern Alps muesli & soya milk
Lunch – nothing (missed out/busy!)
Snack – an apple
Dinner – bread, pepper and green bean salad and duck rolls and bottle of champagne
Breakfast – coffee, toast and jam
Lunch – GBK cheeseburger with salad (heroically replaced chips for salad) and a beer
Snack – radishes
Dinner – BBQ lamb, cheese stuffed peppers, sausages, strawberries & ice cream washed down with rose and several Dutch schnapps (friends)
Breakfast – Golden Nugget Cereal and milk
Lunch – Wild & Brown rice salad with butternut squash, glass rose
Snack – Chocolate Éclair (M&S)
Dinner – Macaroni Cheese, tomato salad, white burgundy to drink