Have you ever wondered how the dietitians here at Corporate Bodies International eat?
Today we speak to Alex, one of our team members to find out what a typical day on a plate looks like for him.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner, morning and afternoon snacks and the occasional evening snack too.
Breakfast - I’m always in a rush in the morning to get to work so I make sure I’m well prepared from the night before- I pack some low-fat greek
yoghurt, natural toasted muesli (I use Woolworths Select toasted honey and cinnamon muesli because it’s a cheaper option with relatively less sugar
than other brands I’ve tried) and some fresh fruit (like berries or banana). I enjoy my breakfast on the train to make sure I don’t miss out.
Morning snack - I usually snack on something savoury like low-fat cheese and crackers + some unsalted almonds at my desk to keep me going through
Lunch - It can be quite tricky to ensure your lunch is healthy, between buying it out and taking some time to prepare it yourself. I usually
opt for some microwavable brown rice, a tin of tuna in oil with some mixed leaves and avocado (for those healthy fats) – too easy! I also munch
on some carrot and cucumber sticks and if I’m still hungry, some wholegrain Vita-Weats with a spread of peanut butter.
Afternoon snack - It’s that time of the day and I need a healthy sugar fix. I’ll go for a piece of fruit like a banana or apple with a skim
Dinner - I generally follow the ½ vegetables, ¼ carb, ¼ meat plate guideline. I might have something like spaghetti bolognaise with some mixed
green salad, grilled lean beef or chicken breast with some potatoes and boiled greens, sometimes some oily fish like salmon or a legume based dish
like lentil soup (especially during the colder months).
Evening snack- I like to indulge in a couple of squares of dark chocolate before winding down for the night.