What I eat in a day #7

I haven’t done one of this in a really long time! Disclaimeeer… this is not how i eat everyday, of course! You caught me on a bad day! I could have not uploaded it, but i figured that it is good to see that no one is perfect and that there are days when you, simply, do not eat healthy balanced meals.

Breakfast 7:30 a.m. 

I eyeball everything, so I cannot give you precise measurement, but i will try to be as accurate as possible. So, I had a bowl of cereal made with 1/2 a cup of granola, 1/2 a cup of milk and a medium sliced banana. That brekkie was pretty balanced!

The granola was Lizi’s Belgian Chocolate granola (it is a UK brand, if i am not mistaken) and the milk was 1,5%.

On the side, I had my coffee with a splash of milk! Now that it is summer I make my coffee in advance! I add a tablespoon of coffee (for each cup) in my french press, hot water and I let it steep for 4 minutes, then I press it! I let it cool down and then I put it in the fridge, so I end up with iced latte. ***Sometimes i add cinnamon in my coffee before I brew it! It is delicious too!

Snack, 10:00 a.m.

I had chocolate milk (250ml)! Don’t ask!  

 

 

 

 

 

Lunch 2:00 p.m.

I had leftover spinach and kale mac and cheese with feta and cheddar.

It was a small piece… but still!

 

 

Snack/Dessert 5:00 p.m.

 I went out to meet a friend at a coffee shop. We ended up at this amazing cafe which serves Greek desserts and coffee! I had “bougatsa”, a buttery pastry filled with custard or pastry cream, however you call it! So good!

On the side, I had Greek “frappe” coffee, with a splash of milk, no sugar! For those of you who do not know, Frappe is the Greek version of iced coffee.

Late night snack, 10: 00 p.m.

Honestly, after all these sugary stuff, I was not hungry for hours, so I skipped dinner!

I only had a snack really late, because this was when I was hungry! I did not want to eat dinner that late so I decided to have a toast with a slice of toasted whole wheat bread, lightly buttered, with one of this laughing cow cheese singles. On the side I had a cold lemonade!

I am pretty sure that lemonade does not go with toast but I had it anyway!

That’s it!

Pretty bad day, I know, and I do not even feel guilty! hahaha… These days happen and they will keep happening… That’s life!

Whatever! Hope you enjoyed!

Bye for now! xxx Mariana 🙂

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Holland Baby, HOLLAND | Travelling

Man, I have been to Holland OR the Netherlands – however you call it – in December of 2015! WOW, that was an experience! It was so beautiful and busy! A very vibrant country, indeed!

I visited Kinderdijk where I learned more about the dikes and how they manage to control the water level so that the country does not become one big messy flooded place. ***Side note… normally, one third of the country is under the sea level, the dikes control the water level and keep the water away! Here you go! Dat educational part, tho!

That’s why it is said that Dutch created their own country! Accuraaate!!

My favorite cities were Amsterdam and Utrecht! Amsterdam is very touristic and busy, while Utrecht is more like a student city – still very busy – but not so touristic! I mean, I could meet locals, there! Dah…

The thing that impressed me the most was the bicycles! Seriously, these people use bicycles to go everywhere! They have special parking places and roads for their vehicles! ….

Okay, you might say, what’s so impressive about that? WEEEELL, they were EVERYWHERE! Piles of bicycles! Also, coming from Cyprus, where we only use cars… that was a cultural shock for me!

Come on girl, talk about the coffee shopz?! ….with an effing “z”!!

I know, I know… everyone asked about them! How are they? Did you smoke weed? Jeeeeez… There were plenty of these everywhere, but, NO, I did not go in and I did not eat the cakez! Sorry! … Oh, and there were also marijuana and hemp museums around the city center… whiich… was actually funny!

Overall, it was a great Christmas trip! I got to visit the Rijks Museum, meet with the locals, bike everywhere, take pictures at the canals of Amsterdam, get to experience the Dutch culture, eat traditional food and travel more… PERFECTION!

Hugs, Mariana xx