Monday, 5 May 2014

Five Aims, One Weakness

For May I hope to:
  1. Eat less takeaway; since Teddy arrived I've had more and more takeaway and it's got the the point where I'm having it 3-4 times a week; not good! I want to get down to 1 take-away and 1 meal out. 
  2. I'm trying to move all white breads over to brown or granary.  So far, so good.
  3. Again I'm blaming Teddy for this one, but my breakfast choices have been whatever would be quickest to make and consume, so Pop Tarts and a glass of milk...not great.   I'm trying to make healthier choices with my breakfast, so I'm trying for Granola or granary toast.  Again, not amazing, but certainly better than Pop Tarts!
  4. I'm aiming for 2 portions of fish (1 oily) a week.
  5. Lastly, I've been given some supplements to better my skin and I'm going to do my best to take them; I'm slightly afraid of pills so it's going to be a bit of a challenge!
My weakness at the moment is Wispa Bars.  I don't know what it is about them but I'm managing to eat about 3 a week...

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Lunch: Hummus, Cucumber and Falafel Filled Pitta

I love filled pittas and I have them often for lunch if I'm after something both tasty and healthy.  I've recently made the switch to wholemeal pittas just to be a bit healhier, but it doesn't really matter either way.  This lunch time filler is quick, easy and nutritious.

Granted, it isn't the most attractive looking dish, but it is tasty and filling.  Ironically as my first food post for my Single Eater blog, the quantities pictured are actually for two as I was making this for my mother and I.  However, to keep true to form, the quantities in the instructions are for a single portion:

1 x Pitta pockets - either white or wholemeal
3 x Falafel balls - chopped into quarters 
1/4 x Cucumber 
2 x Teaspoons of Hummus 
2 x Teaspoons of Tzatziki 
1 x Teaspoon of Olive Oil (optional)
Salt and Pepper to taste

Toast the pitta bread, cut the cucumber and Falafel into chunks and combine all ingredients.  Then fill the toasted pockets with the mix before serving with an extra helping of Tzatziki for dipping.  This is extremely filling so great for lunch, although it's rather savoury so if you're like me, you're likely to crave something sweet afterwards...try to fight it!

The Single Eater: Post One

Hello and welcome to my very first post on The Single Eater.  As the name suggests, I live alone with my baby boy, so I'm pushed for time when it comes to preparing decent food for myself.  I desperately want to eat more healthily, but I find a lot of meals and prepared food are designed for couples and, other than microwave meals, there isn't a lot designed for single people who want to eat well, but don't always have the time to prepare meals from scratch.

Therefore I've decided to start my food blog for everyday people who would like some inspiration for meal ideas.  I am in no way a great cook or wonderful food-presenter, so don't expect pretty pictures of lovingly designed meals! Instead you'll get real, easy meals and snacks that will hopefully make things a bit easier for you if you're stuck for time or live alone.