What I Ate Today #1

Fresh papaya for breakfast

I thought it might be interesting to show you what I eat in a day once a week. What do you think? Would that be something you’d like to see? Or is it boring and not helpful? I don’t know, I just think it might give you a little inspiration.

And it will give me a chance to work on my photography skills. 🙂 Which is cool. I love taking pictures, and I love editing even more.

OK, let’s start!

Spinach and Mushroom Frittata + Papaya = Perfect Breakfast

Spinach and Mushroom Frittata + Papaya = Perfect Breakfast

We had a 30-minute run before breakfast. We generally run every other day. It’s a good way to get our dog tired right at the start of the day. You know, a tired dog is a good dog. Yes, totally!

I usually have a piece of fruit before breakfast (and that’s the only fruit for the day). I find that the fruit I eat after a workout doesn’t cause any problems in my body because all the fructose goes to replenishing the muscles. If I eat fruit in the afternoon, that’s a totally different story.

This time, I picked a papaya. Bananas and papayas are in season all year long, so we buy 2 or 3 papayas every single week. It’s a great staple, and I like the fact that it’s not overly sweet like some fruit can be. I also heard that papaya seeds can be used instead of regular black pepper. As they also kill parasites, I’m all over the idea. I’ll get back to you regarding that.

For breakfast, we cooked a spinach and mushroom frittata. Eggs are a staple in our diet, and frittatas are definitely one of our favourite ways to eat them. I’ve recently started eating spinach again, and I’m so happy that oxalates don’t cause issues to me anymore. Yay! Spinach is a true superfood with lots of calcium, iron, and other great nutrients. Not being able to eat it was driving me crazy. In fact, not being able to eat something that’s healthy would always drive me crazy.

Eating salad, white fish and white beans for a light summer lunch.

A healthy light summer lunch – a salad, some white fish and white beans.

After lunch we went to the farmers’ market to stock up on fresh fruit and vegetables. We decided to leave the dog at home that time, and enjoy some “us” time alone. As dogs aren’t allowed on the beach, we took a rare chance to go to a proper beach and have a lovely swim. My first one since September! Living on an island like this and not swimming for almost a year is really not good. So I made a promise to have a swim at least once a week from now on.

For lunch, we made our typical salad with lettuce, carrots, tomatoes and courgettes (or zucchini). We dressed it with olive oil and lemon juice.

We also had some leftover white fish and some white beans, which we warmed up on a little butter. Simple, but nutritious, and very light – something I appreciate on a hot summer day.

I had a tablespoon of tahini as a dessert. I don’t know why but my meals don’t seem complete these days if I don’t end them with a spoon of tahini. That’s a really weird obsession, I know. But it’s healthy, so that’s OK. 🙂

A perfect light fast - a glass of homemade kefir and a slice of rye sourdough bread.

Dinner inspired by the food I was served when I was hospitalized at the age of 5 – kefir and a slice of dark rye bread.

We ended up returning from the beach quite late, so our lunch was around 5 or 6PM. I suddenly had a brilliant idea that instead of eating a proper dinner so close to lunch, we could simply take a chance to have a light fast. I’d just made some fresh kefir, so I decided to have a glass of that instead. But then, as I was pouring it into my glass, I remembered my stay at a Lithuanian hospital when I was 5. My only fond memory from those days was the dinner which consisted of two things: a glass of kefir and a slice of dark rye bread. I don’t know if they still do that these days, but I really think it was a perfectly healing and light dinner.

So guess what I did? Of course I cut a slice of freshly baked rye bread, added some Kerrigold butter, and went to heaven. It was wonderful.

Tell me, do you have any childhood memories related to food? Somehow food and smells always bring me back in time so easily. How about you?

You can watch my vlog from that day here:

Have a good weekend!

Lots of love,

Vita xx

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  1. Consequently delectable! That seems amazing.

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