DBlog Week Day 5: Foods on Friday

Day 5 has arrived. What an excellent rhyme (bear with me I'm brain-dead from uni assignments). "Taking a cue from Adam Brown's recent post, write a post documenting what you eat in a day!  Feel free to add links to recommended recipes/shops/whatever.  Make it an ideal day or a come-as-you-are day – no judgments either way."

As well as being a messy critter, I'm also a really unhealthy and lazy eater. It's the one part of diabetes management that I don't really manage.
Bad, I know. Luckily for me I still live at home and my mum cooks dinner so I do get a very healthy dinner. I've seen dietitians and am aiming to change my ways in the coming weeks. Maybe I'll turn 20 and magically become a responsible- proper food eating- adult.

I just don't get particularly hungry, and reach for convenient (usually packaged) food with minimal prep time. Today's "meals" are an example of me at my worst. I'm cooking my own dinner tonight so that ought to be interesting.

Little disclaimer: I just submitted an assignment for uni. It had a 500 word limit. Yesterday, my first draft had 2,000 words. I have spent today frantically cutting down my words (got it to exactly 550- thank you 10% leeway!) Food has not been my priority. The good news is the assignment was submitted at 3pm and I didn't have to use an extension despite illness and dodgy blood sugars- yay!

So! Here is the diet of a diabetic teenager submitting an assignment at the last minute. Quite possibly the most unexciting list you will ever see.

Breakfast: 2 Gluten-Free Weetbix with milk, and a banana
This is particularly good for me. I started with good intentions. Fruit! Excellent!

Morning Tea:
.... I sort of got caught up in my assignment. It was past lunch time when I looked up from my computer screen.

Lunch: 2x pieces of gluten free multi-grain toast with peanut butter
Grains are good for you. Massive amounts of peanut butter are even better.

Afternoon Tea: Mini yoghurt and a chocolate bar
Assignment submitted= sweet, sweet reward time.

For dinner tonight I'll try and make a decent effort and make tuna and pasta salad. It's excellent because it takes all of 10 minutes to make and is packed with vegetables, protein, and carbs.

Sadly, my food intake when I'm left to my own devices is very unhealthy and boring. However my mum is an excellent cook and uses https://www.thehealthychef.com/ a lot.

This chef is fantastic. She has a big range of protein powders and excellent recipes. I am gluten intolerant and a number of her recipes are gluten-free which is an added bonus. Carb counts are also included for lots of recipes.

I hope that link is a help to those of you who came for diet suggestions. If anyone would like give me ideas on gluten free minimal fuss foods that are higher in carbohydrate and have a better nutritional value, then please let me know!


  1. I'm not an expert, but it sounds like you take very good care of yourself to me. If my child grows up to eat what you eat at uni, I will sleep well at night!

    1. Better than living off 2min noodles I suppose :)

  2. I am a mom and grandma, but wish I had a mum making me a healthy dinner every night....

    1. I consider myself very lucky to have such a sweet mum and I don't think that changes no matter how old you get. I'm sure your children and grandchildren appreciate you in just the same way :)

  3. Aww I wish I still had a mom making me dinner! The closest thing I get to mom's food was meals from my neighbors when I first had my baby. That lasted about a month and it was amazing!

    1. What lovely neighbours! It's honestly one of the nicest things someone can do when you've had a long day

  4. Peanut Butter is the nectar of the gods :)


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