Hello Crown fans, Silvina here. Let’s face it – losing weight is hard work. I certainly know that committing to a regular exercise and diet routine was a challenge for me at first, but two things really helped:
- Striving for balance in my diet rather than totally denying myself the foods I loved
- Surrounding myself with inspiration and support from other people
The Crowns team have written before about the need for balance in your diet, so I want to do my bit on point number two and offer a little support and inspiration by sharing my food diary.
So here’s a day in the life of me – with all my snacks, Slimming World recipes, and the genuinely enjoyable and filling foods that get me through the average day. I hope you find something you can use (and if you want to keep the conversation going, we’d love to share your food diaries too just get in touch!)
I love breakfast but I’m always tempted to go all in on toast and jam, it’s by big weakness. But today I’ve made the effort to the day with something a little lighter and more balanced – the Slimming World’s baked oats recipe.
The great thing about the recipe is that you can make it the night before, so you don’t have to worry about scrubbing pots and pans in the morning. I’ll probably be using this recipe again throughout the week for hectic work days. All you need is a few raspberries, a vanilla yogurt, an egg, and some porridge oats.
My ultimate go-to snack any day of the week is obviously my favourite healthy treats: Silvina’s Nature Crowns! I know, I know, I’m kinda biased. By our meringue cookies are an incredible way to keep my stomach grumbles at bay when I have a long day at the office and all I can think about is hitting the vending machine. Right now, I’m loving the Cacao Hazelnut flavour, but I’m a big fan of Peanut Butter too!
For lunch, I had a bacon and mushroom quiche. I figure would give me plenty of great energy to tap into for the rest of the day. The great thing about this recipe is that it’s quick and easy to make (it only takes about 30 minutes), and you’ll have servings left over for later in the week too!
For my second snack of the day, I had a red apple, followed by another couple of Cacao-Hazelnut Crowns. With most snacks, I’d be kicking myself for having two servings of sweetness a day, but I created the Crowns recipe specifically with this in mind so they’re so low calorie that it’s not even a thing!
Finally, for dinner, I had bacon, squash, and sweet potato stew. This meant I could use up some of the bacon left over from lunch, and keep my budget to a minimum, while still enjoying a delicious low calorie meal. Since squash and sweet potato are pretty easy to come by in the winter season, it didn’t cost me much to make this nutritious meal, and it was perfect for warming me up after a long day!