My Current Meal Plan

Welcome To BLOGMAS Day 7!

I can’t believe its already a week into Blogmas! Wohoo! ๐Ÿคฉ
If you have been following my blog since the beginning, you would know that in my November-December monthly goals post, I stated eating right and staying fit as one of my priority goals (read the full blog post here)

Hence, to accomplish the same, I started out chalking my eating plan first. As they say: ”its 80% of what you eat and 20% of what you workout.” Now my current meal plan consists majorly of Indian cuisine as I really like my spices and South Asian staples! Once in a while I do mix it up with different western or Chinese dishes but the base remains classic.

The food options mentioned below are just a few of what I like to eat.  I do really swap them up depending on what I feel like eating or if I fancy eating a takeaway. I eat about 5-6 meals a day. Sometimes it  goes up to 7 meals a day depending on my hunger level. All my meals are home cooked and I try to use the least amount of oil and butter in the preparations.
This is how my current meal plan looks like!

BREAKFAST
1 cup black tea + boiled corn mix
OR
1 cup black tea + mix bhel (puffed rice, lemon, herbs, gram chickpea, onion, cilantro, tomatoes, cucumber, salt and pepper)
OR
1 cup black tea + a bowl of poha (flat rice cooked in onion and spices)
OR
1 cup black tea + 2 idlis and a bowl of sambhar (south indian speaciality)
OR
1 cup black tea + 1 mini dosa and potato sabzi (south indian speciality)
OR
1 cup black tea + mushroom and oats patty (toasted on pan)
OR
1 cup black tea + upma (roasted semolina cooked in spices)

MID MORNING SNACK
Home popped salted popcorn (I use yellow corn kernels)
OR
1 multi grain bread with a spread of light butter
OR
1 glass of buttermilk (salted)
OR
1 fruit (apple/pear/berries/banana/kiwi/peach/plum)

LUNCH
1 chapati + 1 cup dal (lentils cooked in spices) + 1 bowl of veggies (I mostly avoid potatoes) + 1 portion of protein (tofu/paneer/soy chunks)
OR
Indian khichdi (lentils and rice cooked together in mild spice) + yogurt
OR
Brown rice + grilled cottage cheese + sautรฉd veggies
OR
1 bowl of homemade soup + salad

MID EVENING SNACK
1 glass of low sugar lemonade + handful of mix nuts
OR
1 bowl fruits + yogurt
OR
1 cup black tea + a handful of gram chickpea
OR
1 glass of veggie and fruit mix smoothie
OR
1 cup roasted fox nut in less salt and oil

DINNER
1 medium sized moong dal (lentil) pancake + yogurt
OR
1 bowl veggies + 1 bowl dal (lentils)
OR
Stir fry vegetables
OR
Chilli + grilled tofu/paneer/soya chunks
OR
1 bowl homemade soup +  salad

1 HOUR BEFORE BED (IF HUNGRY)
1 glass turmeric milk
OR
1 cup chamomile tea
OR
300ml Protein Shake


I also have a scoop of protein shake after my workout. It all depends what time of the day I am working out. I also eat multivitamins and Omega-3 to add to those extra nutrients which I usually don’t get with food.
Hope you enjoyed knowing my food options and everything I like to eat in a day. Please leave in comments your favourite foods and any recommendations on healthy food choices. Thank you so much for reading through my post:-) See you tomorrow with BLOGMAS Day 8!

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