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    VIDEO: What I Eat In A Day! 

    Spoiler: I believe you should always eat one huge salad a day.

     In search of a new healthy eating plan? Get some easy cooking inspo from my food diary. In 2017, one of my resolutions was to test new delicious recipes and share with my readers on the blog. I have done What I Eat In A Day posts before, but never in a blog style. Although I am a fashion and beauty blogger, there's nothing that brings me more joy than munching on sweet and savoury snacks, chomping on enormous salads and drinking two litres of water a day. Today,  I decided to record a What I Eat In A Day video and talk about my cooking and meal prep schedule from morning to night. Check out the video on my favourite cooking hacks and go-to meal ideas. I hope my fellow bloggers and lovely readers find this information helpful! Please watch this video and comment below if you have any other questions. SUBSCRIBE to my channel for three videos a week. Thank you in advance.

    I have been meaning to film a 'What I Eat in A Day' video for ages. If you follow me on Snapchat (iamyasminh FYI) then you'll know that I'm always rustling something up in the kitchen and I love to cook/bake/do anything that involves food. I'm always flicking through cookbooks or scouring bookstores for my next recipe to cook for friends and family. I'm essentially turning into my mother, which I am really okay with. Her homemade veggie lasagna dish is off the chain. 
    Of course there are the usual disclaimers that come with this video; such as the fact that this video shows one day out of  a lifetime of meals, so sometimes I eat more more veg/less carbs.more meat/no meat and a sneaky chocolate bar. However, I filmed this on Saturday when I was at home, then I tend to eat pretty healthy-ish  It's when I'm at school or work that I grab a coffee or some protein bars. Everything in moderation and all that. One thing I do try to do though, is meal prep. I tend to have a good couple of hours cooking on a Sunday afternoon to write down a shopping list, buy my kitchen cabinet staples: brown rice; quinoa; fish; black beans and various other staples, cook in large portions and freeze the meals into individual containers. So whenever, I feel like eating out, I can then just dip into the freezer and reheat my meals. For instance here, both my breakfast and lunch were prepped and ready to go, so are great options for transporting into work and eating al desk if you fancy. I find that having an oatmeal and berries meal for breakfast and a large salad for lunch on hand that are quick and easy, makes me full for a long day. I actually enjoy the hour or so in the evening that I spend in there making dinner. I listen to my podcasts and have a great time, dipping into everything and trying new recipes pretending I'm Jamie Oliver. Fun times.

    5:30 A.M. : Start the day with liquids

    Water is always my first priority in the morning. I drink a big glass, then make hot water and lemon. Some mornings I wake up ravenous, others not so much. Today I don’t feel crazy hungry so I drink my first two cups of water while getting ready for my morning prayer, mediating, finishing up my homework and writing my schedule of the day. Afterwards, I set my timer to twenty minutes and share my latest blog post on social media and reply to messages. 

    6:30 A.M. : Oatmeal and berries for breakfast

    Around this time, I start to feel hungry so I head into the kitchen to make breakfast. Lately, I've been loving a combo of cooked steel-cut oats with berries.  Today, I chose to add raspberries  blueberries and blackberries with flaxseed and almond slices as garnish. I prefer to eat it in a big bowl and sometimes, I add peanut butter on top of the oatmeal. It's got that sweet and savoury mix that I love, and plenty of protein to keep me feeling full all morning. Ever since I discovered steel-cut oats, I'm absolutely addicted and don't eat anything else for breakfast on weekdays. For weekends, I opt for Healthy Chai Pancakes. For the full recipe, click here.

    12:30 P.M. : A large quinoa salad for lunch

    I believe in eating one large salad a day, so that's what I'll do for lunch, I normally have a bunch of veggies from my Sunday food shop, so I'm always prepared. Today, I chopped some kale, added some cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, cooked 1/2 cup of quinoa and added avocado slices and a homemade salad dressing. I also like keeping basil for garnish on hand. Having these items prepped ahead of time makes it so quick and easy to toss together a healthy, flavourful salad. After lunch, I work on my blog-related tasks and then continue studying or writing assignments. Luckily today, my salad kept me satisfied so I don't turn into a snack monster but for snacks, roasted un-salted almonds always do the trick.

    6:30 P.M. : Roasted salmon and sweet potatoes for dinner

    I don't plan out every dinner for the week, but I do make sure I have all the ingredients on hand for a few, easy meals that take 30 minutes or less. In the winter, I love eating sweet potatoes so tonight, I decided the recipe is roasted salmon and sweet potatoes with a side dish of a kale salad. I'm able to marinate the fish, chuck it in a pan, and whip up the side dish in less than 30 minutes. If you don't prefer fish, I also love making turkey burgers or chicken tacos with an avocado goat cheese sauce. 

    So that's it, I hope you enjoyed reading and watching a 'What I eat in a day,' I enjoyed filming it so much. Let me know your thoughts in the comment section below. Have a great weekend! 

    Peace and Love,

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