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This Sunday I thought it was time to bring an update to my What I Eat In a Day mini-series. You can check out my Weekday version here if you want some inspiration for busy work day mornings. I have also posted What I Eat In a Day when I am on board a cruise ship and while out and about on shore excursions so feel free to check out those too if you are going on a cruise soon. I was so surprised with the food options available and am hoping it will help you too. When I am travelling, I will also be posting What I Eat In a Day to help and inspire you, so if you have any suggestions please let me know on Facebook or Instagram. As I mentioned in my first What I Eat in a Day blog, I feel I can get stuck in a rut with my diet so I will be posting regularly to this series in a desperate attempt to not eat the same foods every day. My weekends are generally a little bit more relaxed so I can take my time to enjoy the food I prepare. During the weekday, I gravitate towards quick and simple to grab foods and cook more from fresh at the weekend. It is an on-going struggle for me and something I am working on. But for today, here is my weekend addition to this mini-series. I hope you enjoy. C. -x-
A weekend breakfast for me is something to truly indulge in. Particularly as this post is going up on Easter Sunday, I wanted to show you my ultimate treat breakfast that I am sure to be enjoying on a Sunday morning. This isn’t what I have every weekend but I do try to make more of an effort and recently I have just been craving salmon and cream cheese on toast with a poached egg. It isn’t something I take time for during the week, but there is nothing I find more relaxing than taking a quiet 20 minutes in the morning to eat breakfast and listen to the radio. I feel it sets me in the right mindset for the weekends which can get busy quickly with us seeing friends and family.
Lunch for us at the weekends always involves spending it with friends and family. Since we are trying to move down South and be closer to family, we are taking the time to catch up with family more. My Dad is a diabetic so his routine with food has to be strict. Every Saturday lunchtime, my parents will have a sausage or bacon roll and sit down and watch the latest football or motorbike racing. Now as a child, I can sadly say that I got very bored of the Saturday lunchtime foods and it turned into less of a treat to enjoy at the weekend. Now I am older, there is nothing I love more than visiting my parents for Saturday lunch and enjoying a sausage sandwich and a catch up. I love the Tesco finest gluten free sausages and find the Warburtons gluten free Tiger Loaf doesn’t fall apart; even when I add lots of tomato ketchup to it!
On a Saturday evening, we will often try and cook food at home. Now we are moving down, I hope to invite friends over and enjoy a movie night with home cooked meals regularly. My go-to meals in that case will be my Pasta Carbonara, Broccoli and Pea Soup or Creamy Chilli Chicken which I know go down a treat every time I make them. Next Thursday blog is another in my How to Make Series: gluten free Broccoli and Cheddar Pasta Bake which my friends have already requested I make. On a Sunday, we often visit my other half parents and family and indulge in a Sunday roast. For me, there is no better way to end a weekend than catching up with family and enjoying a home cooked roast. There are so many ways you can make a gluten free roast; blog post coming later in the year so stay tuned. I love adding gravy to my roast dinners and while I have tried many gluten free varieties, nothing quite beats the Tesco gluten free Vegetable Gravy; it works great with chicken, beef and turkey so I don’t need to have endless pots in my cupboards. Adding carrots, peas, green beans and potatoes and you have a perfect weekend roast.
Now, I am a serial snacker so I couldn’t not include my favourite gluten free snacks in this blog. I have a complete weakness for the Asda gluten free Angel Slices , and the Kettle Crisps in simply salted. Other snack options for me include fruit: you can;t beat a banana, apple or pack of dried fruit for on the go healthy options. Another snack I am enjoying this Easter is my Cornflake Nest Cakes for when I need a sugar hit. The blog post is linked here if you want to make them this weekend; or any weekend.If you have any suggestions for snacks, please let me know in the comments below.
There you go! I hope you enjoyed this new mini-series What I Eat in a Day and it has given you some inspiration on new meal ideas when planning your weekday meals. If you have any go-to recipes, leave a comment below. If you re-create any of the recipes mentioned here, please let me know by tagging me on Instagram using #livingcoeliac or by sharing photos directly to my Facebook page. Newsletter is now live! Don’t forget to subscribe so you do not miss out on any future blog posts.