Melanie Sykes Food Diary Salmon

Melanie’s Week In Food

Melanie has a busy week. Between radio, television and modelling jobs, meetings with brands or her agent, working out alone and with Sarah Lindsay,  her personal trainers- and looking after her two sons, Roman (14) and Valentino (12) – she is on the go from early morning and often late into the night if there is an event, or just something as simple as seeing friends.

We read in Sjaniel Turrell’s inspirational piece a few months ago, that to avoid burnout, it’s important to eat consistently and intelligently throughout the day, and today we’re taking a look at what Melanie eats during the week to keep herself fired up for work, parenting and fun.

Melanie is very much a morning person, and her workouts tend to be first thing after Roman and Tino have gone to school. Now that they are old enough to take themselves, her day can start a bit earlier, but even if she has an early meeting or workout, she never misses a meal.

A passionate and enthusiastic cook, Melanie makes sure that every day is different and doesn’t slip into habits of the same thing for breakfast or lunch over and over again. With a huge number of interesting and healthy recipes up her sleeve (and on her bookshelf), she plans her meals for herself and her family every week, writes out the recipes and ingredients for each day, checks what she has and does her online food shop all in one go.

Melanie loves her coffee with almond milk and drinks water all day.

Melanie Sykes Food Diary Eggs

Monday

Breakfast

Gluten free porridge before early workout

Protein shake

Brunch/Lunch

2 poached eggs with bacon & spinach

Snack

30g of raw cashew nuts

Dinner

Roast chicken, broccoli and a small portion of brown rice

Tuesday

Breakfast

3 egg omelette (2 yolks) with peppers and onions

Protein shake

Lunch

Chicken salad with squash, pomegranate, mixed leaves, avocado

Snack

CoYo (coconut yoghurt)

Dinner

Salmon, sweet potato and green beans

Melanie Sykes Food Diary Bacon

Wednesday

Breakfast

4 rashers of bacon & half an avocado

Protein shake

Lunch

Thai beef salad

Snack

Cashew nuts

Dinner

Grilled pork loin with green beans

Thursday

Breakfast

Smoked salmon  half an avocado and 1 poached egg

Protein shake

Lunch

Scallops with pancetta and leeks with a rocket salad

Snack

Cashew nuts

Dinner

Turkey curry with coconut milk chilli paste and lime juice with steamed spinach

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Friday

Breakfast

Gluten free porridge

Protein shake

Lunch

Minced beef chilli with green peppers, onions and kidney beans

Snack

Half an avocado

Dinner

Turkey burgers with cauliflower mash

Saturday

Breakfast

2 rashers of bacon, 2 poached eggs and spinach

Snack

Coyo (coconut yoghurt)

Lunch

Prawns wrapped in lettuce leaves with coconut cream and lime juice

Snack

Cashew nuts

Dinner

Cod and steamed mixed vegetables

Melanie Sykes Food Diary

Sunday

Breakfast

3 egg omelette with mushrooms and spinach

Snack

Coyo

Lunch

Roast chicken, roast mixed vegetables with red onions and broccoli

Dinner

Turkey burgers with mixed salad tomatoes and avocados