The healthy food quest
You eat so you can live or you live so you can eat?
That is the question.
When you’re in your 20’s you may not have a lot of money to spend on food, or you just don’t care. In your 30’s you may stop the drinking bu the food chapter is still “junkfood”.
In your 40’s you start getting concerned and remove the burgers and fries.
When you are in your 50’s you should consider moving to a more healthy diet (less fried stuff, more vegetables and fruits.. etc)
Above 60 depending on your health condition you should eat what you can with what you can 🙂
Jokes aside. I am thinking to switch to something better. Not in terms of removing meat or such but better quality.
Everything bio, everything fresh and no fastfoods at all. After all if you want to keep a healthy food diet you must eat well and treat yourself well.
Now my job is not to get skinny, my job is to improve my overall quality of food so I get more energy and live longer.
So for that I gathered a list of foods that can help me achieve that.
List of glorious foods
- Eggs for protein since they are crazy nutricious
- Chicken breast because I like it and it is not fat
- Nuts/seeds, this one will be hard since I like just cashew nuts
- Apples , bananas and avocados because everybody is eating them
- Tomatoes, onions, garlic and broccoli
- Salmon for fish
- Brown rise
- Cheese, lots of cheese
- Sweet potatoes
- Dark chocolate
Whether you want to overhaul your diet or simply change up your meals, it’s easy to add a number of these foods to your routine.
Many of the foods above not only make a great snack but are also packed with vitamins and antioxidants. Some of them may even aid weight loss.
If you don’t normally challenge your palate, don’t be afraid of trying something new.
Here is how I want to Implement my masterplan
In the mornings.
Drink milk with cereals/muesli/whatever and have a slice (or two) of good bread with some spread of choice. Can be fruit jam, or ajvar or something tasty.
It is very important to start the day with something in your stomach. I know this because when I don’t eat anything I cannot concentrate on work.
All I can think about is eating something. So better solve that first thing in the morning. Also very important is not be be in a hurry so if you have to , prepare something in the evening before to make it easier on you the next day 🙂
In the morning I will drink also something good (no coffee). Tea is good, plane water is better.
This is the most important meal of the day so think about carefully what you’ll eat. I used to eat at 11 AM and that was maybe too early.
Now I eat at 12 AM and it feels somewhat better balanced and fits better with the other morning and evening meals.
For lunch keeping in mind healthy food can be something from the list. Oh forgot to mention that breakfast I will try to have at home and not on the go or on some bistro.
I have close to work the following places that are OK and somewhat help me with these food requirements:
- Anděl Delmart bistro (has food that is healthy, looks good and tastes good)
- Ugova Salaterie (inside Anděl Mall)
- Potrefená husa Anděl
- Rangoli (indian restaurant)
- Pizzeria Corleone (pasta and salads)
Now this is just without any research so these are places I would enjoy going to and not spend a fortune on lunch meal. I could add to the list Kobe Fusion restaurant but I don’t want to for obvious reasons.
Nothing sweet as desert since I want to stop with sweets as well. I’ll take my energy from fruits.
If you want to have a snack in between lunch and dinner you can have a Flapjack thingy which is good and I recommend.
This can vary a lot on the after work activities but in my imagination I would eat something light like rise with some nice sauce or lentils with some meat (more lentils and less meat )
Here is the list I could come up:
- Toast bread with spread and some veggie on top and parmezan
- Broccoli with beef in a pot mixed
- Potatoes filled with beans and baked
- Pasta and broccoli mixed with some melted cheese
- Cut some sausages and some veggies and bake them
- Baked chicken with pesto on top
- Baked salmon and asparagus
Those should keep you busy and you can mix of course, depending on what you have in your fridge.
You can also make lists in advance but I know myself and I cannot plan so much. I don’t really enjoy planning I am more going with the flow.
Still is good to have around a few of the ingredients and get crazy in the kitchen.
If you drink wine have some as well since you’re going to sleep after that anyway.
I was thinking to add ramen soup to the list but realistically I don’t think I will have the energy to make it, maybe for the weekend.
This is my grand plan and lets see how much I stick with it. I know for sure I have to make time for buying what I need, preparing the meal and actually eating so I may have to adapt.
It’s not going to be super expensive and I don’t want to make economy on food.
Cheers and thank you for reading TheLongWalks. I hope you are hungry now 🙂