Wow it has been a long time since I’ve posted anything on here! Life got in the way it seems hahaha.
Over the past 2 weeks I’ve gotten back into working out using the sweat app by Kayla Itsines. I decided that I was uninspired by my current eating habits so decided that I would take full advantage of the app and follow the meal plans too! Now I’m not a great cook to be completely honest. I usually make very simple and quick food that doesn’t require much effort on my part. This is probably why I’ve grown bored with food. I sense that is not going to be the case for this trial.
So on Saturday morning I hit the supermarkets to gather everything I would need for the week. Now I put a lot of forward planning into this. I actually went to Pak ‘n Save earlier in the week and priced out all the items I neded. Then I compared those prices to Countdown’s prices online to make sure I was getting the best deals (sorry for leaving you out New World).
I ended up getting the majority of my items from Pak ‘n Save ($130 worth) and then a further $60ish at Countdown. Soooo almost $200 for 1 weeks worth of shopping – off to a good start! 🤔
I purchased a tonne of fruit and veggies that I wouldn’t usually buy and our fridge was chocka 🍊🍋🍌🍎🍏🍐🍒🥝🍅🥑🍆🥕🌶️
I share this fridge with 3 other people and I swear a good 90% of that is my stuff… For one week.
Annnyway, Sunday morning this trial officially began. The days are set out with 5 meals: breakfast, morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack, and dinner. Each meal is different all week (no wonder the groceries were so expensive!)
I’ve done 2 days so far so here’s what’s gone down:
Breakfast – Ricotta and banana on fruit toast
Have to say I was pretty disappointed it was only 1 slice to begin with but after eating it I was glad it was only one piece as it was surprisingly filling. The recipe in the app calls for sooo much ricotta though – I probably used less than half of what was recommended and still felt like it was a bit much. However, it tasted delicious so thumbs up on that one.
Morning snack – Berry yoghurt with nut and seed mix
This was also really good and filling. Note to self: let berries defrost properly and don’t let them sit at the bottom. Mix thoroughly.
Lunch – Falafel and salad burger
I don’t think I’d ever eaten falafel before and I’d certainly never cooked it/made it myself. The falafel itself was pretty average. Not sure if it’s how I made it or if it’s always like that haha but it was all crumbly and didn’t stay as a patty very well. Im also not sure if it was cooked all the way through properly but when I ate it it was all warm and fluffy tasting so I couldn’t tell hahaha. Any tips on how I can do this differently to get a better result are much appreciated!
I was also stoaked that I got to try out my new spiraliser on the beetroot. Super cool.
Alright so by this point I was still so full from my other 3 meals I skipped this one – whoops! It was meant to be avo and tomato on toast.
Dinner – Chicken korma
Ok so this was meant to be egg korma but I absolutely hate eggs (I know it’s weird but I just cannot stand the taste or texture) so I substituted in chicken instead. This was a-ma-zing. The curry was sweet and the yoghurt on top really helped just tie everything in together. Would definitely cook this again.
Today breakfast was meant to be scrambled eggs on toast. No.
I skipped breakfast (naughty – most important meal of the day) and just had a coffee instead #coffeeislife ☕
Morning snack – Mint to be juice
So apparently mint takes over everything. Recipe called for 4 mint leaves. I think I’d do 2 or maybe even 1 next time. The mint was so overpowering and made it not really that enjoyable to drink. I got about halfway through and gave up 😂
Lunch – Bean quesadillas
This is hands down the best one so far. It tasted amazeballs and I loved the little bit of chilli in it that gave it that edge. Glad I got the Freya’s wraps as they’re a bit bigger than other brands and held all the beans in nicely. Would eat this for every meal 10/10.
Afternoon snack – Yoghurt and muesli
Simple. Filling. Feel like I’m eating way too much on this programme but we’ll see what happens.
Dinner was meant to be a fish curry. Just like I’m weird with eggs I don’t like fish either. Sooo conveniently my parents happen to be taking Paul and I out for dinner tonight so I won’t be eating this one sorry.
+ Some delish meals I wouldn’t have tried if not for this.
+ Experimenting with foods I’ve never tried before #pickyeater
– Expensive having different meals and therefore different ingredients for a whole week.
– Some of the portions of the ingredients are difficult. For example I needed 80g of tinned tomatoes. They come in a 410g tin. So you have to store the remainder in a separate airtight container and hope they’re used again before they become unusable.
Tomorrow I will continue on with the different meals and will do another update on Wednesday. Subscribe if you want to see more of Kayla Itsines meals from her Sweat app and how I get on with making them!