When you are following a restrictive diet, as I am, you need to know what ingredients are in the food you eat. When you buy food from a shop such as a supermarket, most ingredients have to be listed on the packet. But when you eat in a restaurant, cafe or other food outlet, it can be really hard to find out.
One solution is to always prepare your own food but that is not always practical. I did make breakfast to take to work today though.
Overnight oats. 40 g oats put in a pot with 200ml almond milk and 10 g chia seeds, mixed together and left in the fridge overnight. When I was ready to eat it, I mashed in a banana. Yummy. This is such an easy breakfast to prepare.
343 calories. Another solution to knowing what is in your food is to only eat in places that tell you. Such as Leon. Have a look at the nutrition data they provide here. It is fantastic. You can click on the meal to see a more detailed breakdown and they list ALL ingredients. I wish it was mandatory for all food chains to do this.
I had a chicken noodle soup which was delicious and only 99 calories. Followed by a Chicken Superfood salad. It was a shame I hadn’t checked the nutrition data in advance as I would have had this without the dressing which contains dairy. However, I didn’t know when I ordered it and so I ate it and enjoyed it all. Chicken, quinoa, various green leaves, broccoli, tomatoes and seeds. Quite excellent.
I managed to walk for half an hour today, which was a good effort considering the poor weather at lunch time.
Another day within calories and a newly discovered source of healthy foods. I will read the nutrition data in advance next time though.