This post is in response to the “My Weigh to Lose Challenge” event.
I enjoy preparing and cooking all of my meals. My meals are very healthy and tasty, and I truly enjoy them. Since I follow the Mediterranean diet, my meals are mostly plant-based.
For breakfast, I usually enjoy oatmeal with nuts, fresh or frozen (thawed) fruit, and soy milk. Every now and then I cook another whole grain like buckwheat or quinoa instead of oatmeal.
I enjoy a handful of nuts for a mid-morning snack.
Lunch is usually broccoli or cooked spinach topped with a tomato sauce that I cook using extra virgin olive oil, tomato puree, onions, celery, and dried herbs and spices. I include some salmon or poultry and a slice or two of whole wheat bread. I follow this with yogurt topped with fresh fruit or raisins for dessert.
My afternoon snack is always a couple squares of dark chocolate with some green tea. Very relaxing.
Then dinner is usually a whole grain pilaf (like brown rice, millet, barley, or bulgur) made with extra virgin olive oil and a variety of spices. I add beans and two other vegetables, like sweet potatoes and green beans. I always have fresh fruit for dessert.
There is a lot of variety in my diet. I always have at least 3 types of nuts handy, plus I sometimes have chia seeds at breakfast. I buy a variety of fresh and frozen fruit, and I also prepare many types of whole grains. I also use many types of spice combinations. I must say though that I look forward to dessert after lunch when I have yogurt with cinnamon and raisins. That is the treat that I enjoy the most, and it is probably because the raisins are so sweet.