I’m in Marrakech! The internet is reaaaaal slow so I had some trouble posting what I wanted to post this week. So I have this what “I eat in a day post” from last week on my computer : A day in Paris on a week-end, beware the indulgent goûter!
Here is a reminder of my commitment to you regarding my “What I Eat in a Day” posts, I will:
- share everything that I ate for the day (including the chocolate, pastries and “carpe-diem” meals)
- include full recipes as much as possible (if homemade)
- try to tell you my opinion about my day of eating (was it balanced ? if not, what will I do to compensate on the next day ?)
WHAT I EAT IN A DAY #6 – WEEK-END IN PARIS EDITION
BREAKFAST – 9:30 am
- a full fat yogurt with cinnamon and a tbsp of honey
- a banana
- a coffee
MID MORNING SNACK – //
- nothing, I was full from breakfast
LUNCH – 12 am
- Starter : Tabouleh (Lebanese parsley and tomato salad)
- Main : 1 beef kebab, flat Lebanese bread and labne (thick Lebanese yogurt)
- Dessert : an apple + 1 espresso
GOUTER – 4 pm
- a slice of decadent chocolate cake (shared with my boyfriend)
- a coffee
DINNER – 8pm
- Starter : a bowl of green soup
- Main : 2 fried eggs and sauteed mushrooms
- Dessert : a piece of dark chocolate
The week-end: YAY. I love Saturdays because we have a little ritual on the afternoon: we choose a district to go for a stroll (my favorites are Le Marais, Les Batignolles and around Le Bon Marché), we walk for 2 to 3 hours and stop somewhere to get the worst dessert/pastry we can lay our hands on. And believe me, we have a LOT of options there in Paris.
So this Saturday was a delicious chocolate cake, along with a great black coffee. I love those Saturday’s goûter because we really have the feeling we earned it with all the walking. We take our time to enjoy it, sitting down on a café terrasse, just watching people in the streets.
I was not that hungry in the morning (that happens when I woke up “late”), so breakfast was light.
Regarding Lunch, we went to the Lebanese caterer and got a few delicious stuff out there. Lebanese cuisine is very refined and full of savors. It’s one of my favorites!
We had a light dinner but still very satisfying (the mushrooms were absolutely delicious!).
To conclude, even though we had that rich chocolate cake, the day was balanced and I did not feel stuffed or anything. We walked a lot! Definitely busted the 10,000 steps goal 🙂
Author: Emilie Durand
Emilie is a French food lover, proud Parisian and founder of thefrenchwaytohealth.com. On her website, she shares delicious recipes, health tips and tricks. Her goal is to gather and share the habits and rules that have been used and approved by French people for decades. That means cooking your own meals efficiently, enjoying whole foods, eating mindfully and never ever using the word diet again while losing weight.