My Typical Daily Food Plan ♡

TypicalDailyFoodPlan

Thank you all so much for the amazing support and comments on my previous health and fitness journey post. I was really overwhelmed by how much you all said it was inspiring and motivating, and that was exactly what I was aiming to do! Also, I’d like to thank Talking About Beauty for requesting to see this post! I thought it would be a great idea because it’s the perfect follow-up from my previous post. =) I believe in eating a well balanced and nutritious diet that incorporates all three macronutrients – carbohydrates, proteins and fats as well as . I don’t believe in deprivation of any of those and although eating junk food is definitely 100% fine in moderation, I don’t get cravings to eat them so I only will on special occasions such as birthdays (where there will be cake hehe, and I don’t want to be rude rejecting a slice)!

B r e a k f a s t

My breakfast is the absolute same every single day. To me, oatmeal is like dessert and I actually look forward to waking up just so I can eat it LOL. My oatmeal consists of:

♡ ½ cup of rolled oats
♡ ¾ cup of skim milk
♡ 1 tsp of chia seeds
♡ ½ tbsp of honey
♡ 1 sliced banana

It is really simple and quick to prepare in the mornings. I just add the milk into the oatmeal in a bowl and put it in the microwave for 2 minutes then add the rest of the ingredients. Of course, it can be cooked on a stovetop but I find that it adds time to the whole process and there would be more washing up to do! I really dislike my oatmeal in a porridge texture because I like a bit of crunch so I never buy quick oats or anything like that!

L u n c h

For lunch, I will usually have leftovers from the night before but if I don’t then I will grab something quick on campus or I really enjoy buying SumoSalads if I’m eating locally on-the-go.

♡ Meat and vegetables from dinner the night before
♡ Campus food (typically a sourdough quinoa grain long roll with ham, fennel, sundried tomatoes and some cheese)
♡ SumoSalad (I always get a medium mix of two different salads. My favourite combination is the free range pesto chicken and fresh avocado with the sweet roasted pumpkin and chickpea leafy salads)

S n a c k s

Snacking is where I mostly get my fats in for the day. I’m usually very hungry when I get home from university at around 4:00pm so I always want to eat something. Depending on how much energy I will need in the evening (if I’m running or going to the gym), I will eat more or less but my typical go-to snacks are:

♡ Unsalted peanuts
♡ Unsalted roasted almonds
♡ Pitted dates
♡ Fresh fruit (usually an apple, peach or a plum)
♡ Freshly pressed green juices (once a week my Mum likes to prepare green juices that contain kale, apples, carrots, pears and sometimes grapes for added sweetness)

➳ Tip: If you’re a big snacker like me, a good way to prevent overeating is to not eat straight out of the packet. Take a handful and put it into another bowl or plate and walk away! It means you’ll just be eating only what’s there and won’t be excessively eating.

D i n n e r

In my household, dinner varies every single day but it will typically consist of a main carbohydrate and then a selection of meats and vegetables. Once or twice a week, we go outside traditional Chinese meals and we will have steak with vegetables and pasta. A typical dinner for me consists of:

♡ Brown rice
♡ Meat (either chicken breast or red meats such as beef, lamb or even pork)
♡ Vegetables (varies everyday but my top favourites are spinach, sweet potato and broccoli)
♡ Freshly squeezed orange juice

P o s t – D i n n e r

Depending on how late I eat dinner (I usually eat at 7:00pm), I will have something else to eat at around 9:00pm. I know people say that you shouldn’t eat after a certain time but I haven’t had an issue with this at all and I think as long as you’re not having another whole entire meal then it is perfectly fine!

♡ Low fat vanilla yoghurt with a handful of frozen berries along with fresh strawberries and blueberries (sometimes a bit of mango too)
♡ Freshly brewed green tea (my favourite is organic Japanese matcha green tea powder)

➳ Tip: Greek yoghurt is probably one of the best choices for yoghurt but I don’t enjoy the taste of it so I opt for yoghurts that have the least amount of sugar in my supermarket aisle. Don’t fall into the ‘low fat’ trap – remember to always read the nutrition label to make sure the fat isn’t just completely replaced with sugars!

I hope you all enjoyed reading about what I typically eat everyday. I’m someone who doesn’t mind not having variety. If I like the taste of something, I can eat it all day everyday! =)

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66 thoughts on “My Typical Daily Food Plan ♡

  1. surleen7 says:

    Great post! I also get super hungry when I come home from work before dinner so finding smart snacks is always a challenge. I’m usually craving something salty so I reach for popcorn. I also like to have cheese and crackers 🙂
    Love your blog!
    Xoxo

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    • Dorkchops says:

      Thank you! Haha I know! It’s so easy to just open a bag of chips or something but it’s nice to have healthier options around the home! 😀 Cheese and crackers sound goood!

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  2. elegantwriter95 says:

    I am astounded how can you not eat junk food, healthy foods? Like vegetables are great but seriously no Burgers, tacos, burritos? Not even lattes? Candy? Cookies. Baked pastries with sugar? Jeez Jen you look fabulous! why eat healthy? Curves are all the rage these days!

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  3. Tip-Tastic TAS says:

    I’m not bothered by junk food either. You eat some fabulous things. I don’t mind eating things over and over…If I like it I like it! 🙂

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    • Dorkchops says:

      I knowww I love it hehe. I used to think the same! But I’m really picky with it, if someone else makes it, it’s just not the same LOL. Because I kind of eat it like hot cereal not porridge and when other people make it for me.. it just doesn’t taste good at all LOL. But if you add honey and fruit it’ll taste really really nice! ❤ Thank you!

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  4. Lourdes @ Tribeloco says:

    I’m a fan of oatmeal also. I’ll need to try your version. I’ve told you before, but I think it is amazing that you are so dedicated to your health at this age. Keep it up. You are not only doing good for yourself, but also for a lot of other people.

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    • Dorkchops says:

      Yes! 😀 I know a lot of people really dislike it and I was one of those people but once I found my individual way to prepare it, it’s so tasty and I love it now! 😀 Thank you so much, I want to share the importance of health with everyone!

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  5. Anne says:

    Love your oatmeal recipe! I start every morning with oatmeal as well 🙂 Right now, I love it with a combo of almond and coconut milk, cinnamon and a banana.
    Great post (as usual),
    ♥ Anne

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  6. azmihoffmann says:

    Ah, I am so glad to find your blog. I also believe in eating complete meal and not skip any and do enough exercise in order to have healthy life. I haven’t figure out that my thought is correct or not but then after seeing your post, I feel so relieved. Btw what abt the portion of your meal? Sometimes I get overwhelmed if my food taste so good. 😣

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    • Dorkchops says:

      Aw thank you! 😀 I’m so happy that you believe in living healthily! 🙂 I honestly don’t portion my food even though I should! For lunch, I have a medium-sized container and it’s filled halfway and for dinner I have half a bowl of rice and then I kind of just eat meat/veges until I’m about 75-80% full! 😀 If I really enjoy the food then sometimes I will eat a bit more hehe but I don’t measure it! 😛 Because I’m from an Asian household, we don’t really eat off a single plate but we have all the dishes in the middle of the table and we pick it up while we eat! (Hope that makes sense!)

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  7. Talking About Beauty says:

    So glad you did this! Really enjoyed reading it 🙂 seems like your eating plan is really healthy but enjoyable too! That smoothie your mum makes sounds delicious! I too disliked greek yoghurt but now I add just 1 teaspoon of honey too it and its become my favourite afternoon snack 🙂 Great suggestions!

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  8. Svetlana says:

    Thanks for sharing your healthy eating! This is something I’m always struggling with because I’m already a picky eater and then when I try to be healthy I feel extremely limited in my food. I will definitely have to try oatmeal for breakfast though.

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  9. The Simple Beginner says:

    Can you hear me say YUM #getinmybelly to all your foods! Great breakfast, I love oats. Especially now because it’s getting colder and warm oats are delicious!

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  10. twopaisepoems says:

    Wonderful blog you’ve got here! I’ve been working on my fitness this past year too. Fitnesspal and HIIT have become my buddies 😛 Also wanted to say, I love having oats for breakfast as well (though I don’t have it everyday). I put in some raisins, almonds and a generous spoon of honey, usually. Its amazing how filling it is, and really gives you energy for the whole day!

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    • Dorkchops says:

      Thank you so much! 😀 They are really amazing people with such incredible workouts! Yummm, that sounds absolutely amazing! 😀 It really does make a huge difference to your energy level!

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