Meal Plan With Me

Hey my loves,

in today’s blog post I am going to share with you one of my meal plan session with you. I will tell you how I plan everything and will lead you step by step through my progress.

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Scheduling of the Week

At first I will have a look at how my week will look like and maybe even plan it some more. If I’m pretty much certain how often I will be home for meals and how many meals I need I will set my weekly budget, which for the most part is around 25-30€, and on occasion sometimes a little more or less. It really depends if I need to stock up my pantry or not, but I usually have to stock it up every other month.

Looking Up Recipes

After that I will get out some of my recipe books and have a look trough them. I am doing Weight Watchers and am on a low carb, low cholesterol diet, so I always have to make sure that my meals are in my points and also, that I have at least one meal a day that is nearly carb free. Would you like some recipes? I could write a post about my favorites.

I then will write down some of the recipes that sounds good to me for the upcoming week and then I will take a look if they have somewhat similar ingredients or not. If they don’t I usually opt for ones who do. When I have a solid base of recipes, which usually are for a full week (if I’m at home for my meals) 4-5 dinners.

I should also mention that I cook in the evening, since I am not a big fan on eating a warm meal for lunch, because I tend to feel tired after eating. I also am still figuring out the right portion size for me and my lifestyle, so I tend to have less dinners, than week days, because I always have leftovers.

I have a Pinterest board with some of my favorite recipes!

Writing my Shopping List

I don’t really write down the meals for an exact day, since I like to keep my options open, when I want to eat what recipe. I also don’t plan my lunches and breakfast, because in the morning I tend to eat some bread with cheese or if I got the time some oatmeal and for lunch I usually eat salads mixed with various vegetables and sometimes fruits.

When I’m done with researching recipes, I will have a look through my pantry and freezer to find out what I still have and need to buy. After finishing that I will write down everything that I have to buy for my dinners and add the groceries I need for my salads and breakfasts. I usually just snack on some veggies or fruits if I feel hungry in between my meals.

Also when I’m in Uni I swap out my lunch for a low carb sandwich or some fruit and veggies. Like I said, it’s easier for me to keep my breakfast and lunches open, since every day is not like the other.

This is pretty much all I do to meal plan, sometimes if I’m being super lazy I just choose recipes I know by heart, which aren’t many but are enough for a couple of meals. But i just like to try out all the different recipes.

I hope you enjoyed this entry! Let me know in the comments any tips you have or how you meal plan.

I wish you all a wonderful day!

XoXo, Jasmin


How to Grocery Shop on a Budget

Hey my loves,

today I am sharing with you some of my tips to grocery shop on a budget. As a student and with a minimal amount of money per week for grocery shopping I use these every time I go and pick up my groceries for the week.

Grocery Shops

Now this might seem a little bit odd to put as a tip, but believe me, this is one of the major things that make a difference at the end.

For example, we have a lot of different grocery stores in Germany, and they vary between higher priced products and low cost products. If you go into a “Rewe” you are much more likely to spend more money for the same products as you would be paying at “Penny”. And the simple reason is: “Penny” offers their products much cheaper than “Rewe”. So: Find out the different prices of your local grocery shops and choose the one, with the best price-performance ratio. Also, most of the products are the same, just different packaging.

Meal Planning


Meal Planning is something I’ve been doing for a little while now. When I first moved out I just bought what I thought I needed, and what I wanted, when it was in the store. And that ultimately ended in me paying more and having to go more often, because I was missing a lot of ingredients. Also take into consideration the weekly offers your grocery store has and find out if they are actually the best deal.

Since I’ve been meal planning I not only spend less money but also have to go shopping once a week, which is super helpful if you’re super busy. I always make sure that I have recipes that include somewhat of the same ingredients, which means that I am more likely to use up a bag of carrots by myself, for example.

And since I’m more likely to cook in the evening, I always try to choose dishes that I could either re-heat for the next day as lunch or use the sides as extras for my salad, which I do prefer for lunches anyhow, because a warm meal always makes me feel tired.

Write down a Shopping List

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Having a shopping list is super helpful. For beginners, you won’t forget anything that you will need and it makes grocery shopping so much easier and cheaper, since you are more likely to only buy what’s on your list. Simply because you won’t need more than that.

In the Shop

Always make sure to compare the kg/lb-price with the others, sometimes a product appears to be cheaper but isn’t. And if for some reason you shouldn’t need more products, buy it anyways, because you can always freeze a lot of it, especially veggies and fruits.

Also for the most part the house brand of products is cheaper than the well known brands, and they are usually produced by the same companies.

I hope I could give you some useful tips and if you have any more for me, please let me know them in the comments.

I wish you all a wonderful week!
XoXo, Jasmin.

Two Spring & Summer Salads // Zwei Salate für Frühling & Sommer

Hey my loves,

in today’s entry I’m showing you two of my favorite salads for spring and summer time. I love both of them so much and they are also great to make in a big bulk for a party or for yourself.

Chicken Strawberry Salad with Quesadilla


I don’t have the exact measurements, because I feel like with salads you can pretty much go all out, but here is everything you will need:


Shredded Carrots

Red Bell Pepper

Cherry Tomatoes


Yoghurt Sauce

Corn Tortilla

Shredded Cheese

Chicken Breast

Salt, Pepper, Cayenne Pepper


Chicken Quinoa Salad with Mozzarella & Eggs





Cherry Tomatoes


Red Bell Pepper


Chicken Filet

Yoghurt Sauce



Salt, Pepper, Other Spices



All I can say that both of these salads are super filling and I love to eat them, especially when it’s really hot. And if you prepare everything a day ahead (just skip the salad sauce), you can easily assemble everything the next day, it literally takes no time.

I hope you enjoyed today’s entry and if you did make sure to show it some love. Hit the like and share button and leave a comment telling me what your favorite spring salad is!

I wish you all a wonderful day!

XoXo, Jasmin.


Quick and Easy Makeup & What I eat on a busy day – November 2016

Hey my loves,

today I am sharing with you a super quick makeup, it takes about 10-15 minutes depending on how many times you rock out to Christmas music… I mean it’s never too early, right? I would also put it in the category ‘No Makeup Makeup’ because it’s very natural and you can’t really see it on camera but in person, your own skin shines through the BB cream. I hope you enjoy today’s entry:

Products I’ve used:

What I Eat On A Busy Day


Breakfast – Avocado on Toast

Avocado on Toast has to be my favorite, but I actually don’t make it on toast instead I like to use multigrain bread. It’s much healthier that way. I also season it with salt, pepper, garlic powder and chili flakes.

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Lunch – Simple & Quick Fried Rice

For Lunch, I had a quick almost ready meal: Fried Rice with Rigatoni-Noodles and Veggies. I tried it for the first time to see if I would like it but it was seasoned too much for my taste. But I liked the idea behind it, so I’m definitely will try to recreate this recipe on my own. Let me know in the comments if you would like me to write an entry about it.

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Dinner – Tuna Sandwich with Bell Pepper

For Dinner, I made my own version of a tuna sandwich. Instead of the usual complement mayo, I used cream cheese (2-3 tablespoons) and I added a bit of salt and pepper. And for some extra veggies, I added a small onion and ate some sliced red bell pepper on the side.

I hope you enjoyed today’s entry and video, and if you did make sure to show both some love. I would really appreciate it! Also, I have been more active on Instagram Stories lately, so come and say hi: The Dawn of Inspiration | Instagram

I wish you all a wonderful day!

XoXo, Jasmin.


What I Eat In A Day – October 2016

Hey my loves,

in today’s video I showed you what I eat in a day and here I am going to share the full recipes with you, check out the video:

Breakfast – Berry Porridge


  • 1/2 cup of oats
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. linseeds
  • 1 tsp. honey (I used agave syrup)
  • 1 banana
  • handful frozen berries

Lunch – Avocado Wrap


  • 1 tortilla wrap
  • a handful of cheese
  • 1/2 of an avocado
  • a few slices of Sucuk (it’s a yummy Turkish garlic sausage)

Dinner – Chicken Pasta with Broccoli


  • 1 chicken breast, sliced
  • salt, pepper, paprika and cayenne pepper
  • 1 red onion
  • a handful of broccoli
  • a handful of pasta
  • a few slices of feta cheese
  • a sprinkle of parmesan cheese

I hope you enjoyed today’s entry and video. If you make sure to give it a thumbs up, I would really appreciate it.

I wish you all a wonderful day!

XoXo, Jasmin.


Pinterest Inspired Berry Muffins – Healthy Recipe

Hey my loves,

today I’m sharing a recipe with you I found on and just had to try out because it looked super delicious and it was!




  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup non-fat Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup liquid coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¾ teaspoon grated lime zest (the original recipe said lemon)
  • juice of 1/2 of a lime
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 1/3 cups frozen berries
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds


  1. Preheat your oven to 190 C (375F). Prepare your muffin tin.
  2. Whisk the eggs and sugar.7.JPG
  3. Add the yogurt, coconut oil, honey, vanilla extract, cinnamon, lime zest, and juice. 8.JPG
  4. Combine the flour with baking powder and salt in a different bowl.9.JPG
  5. Add the flour to your wet ingredients. 10.JPG
  6. Lastly, add your frozen berries and chia seeds.12.JPG
  7. Combin the mixture with a spoon and then transfer your batter to the muffin tin.14.JPG
  8. Bake for 15-20 minutes.


Check out my Healthy Recipes board on Pinterest!

Here is the Original Recipe: Triple Berry Chia Seed Muffin!

I hope you enjoyed today’s entry and if you did make sure to give it a thumbs up! And let me know in the comments how you liked the muffins!

I wish you all a wonderful day!

XoXo, Jasmin.