So I’ve never done this kind of thing before, but I figured with all the meals and recipes I’ve been posting you might be a little curious of what I actually eat in a day. I took a picture of every meal that I ate this Wednesday, where I happen to be away in Miami escaping the NYC cold. As for my meals, you should probably know that there was an apple, a sneak of sesame tofu and a few handfuls of almonds that weren’t noted.
Disclaimer: This was not on a recipe development day. I tend to eat more for the sake of recipe ‘testing’ 😉
Big Veggie Omelet and a Banana. I started the morning off with a banana and 2 white, 1 yolk omelet (total 3 eggs) filled with tomato, asparagus, and mushrooms. I only use a tiny bit of oil and sprinkle sea salt and pepper once it’s plated. The trick is to bulk it up with veggies. And the banana didn’t make it into this photo, but it’s worth mentioning that I cannot start the day without a fruit.
I had an early morning tennis lesson today and brought 2 Hard Boiled Egg Whites with me, since I knew I wouldn’t have time for a full snack in between running errands and 2 phone meetings. Usually I make it a huge priority to snack, so I don’t get too hungry between meals. My rule of thumb is to never go to a meal hungrier than a 6.5. Trust me, it makes life much easier when you have low blood sugar. (Otherwise known as getting hangry between meals).
Tuna Salad with Greens, Avocado, Carrots, Tomato, Purple Cabbage, and a Peanut-Vinegar dressing. When I’m in Miami I’m a total regular at this spot for their carroty-tuna salad, but now that I got the ingredients I’m going to try to make it at home and post it to the blog this week. I’m hoping to substitute the mayo for veggie mayo or Greek yogurt to lighten it up a bit! The tuna left me feeling pretty full, so on to write some recipe posts for the meals I made yesterday.
Later in the day my sneaky fingers caught sight of Brown Rice Crackers and Almond Butter while trying to write a recipe post. #strugglesofworkingfromhome
Blackened Salmon, Sweet Potato, and a Salad. This is a really simple, but reallllly good dinner. The sweet potato is pretty important for me to tame my crazy sweet tooth. A lot of days I’ll just do steamed veggies with my fish, but it doesn’t fill me like this does. For a salmon recipe try my Blood Orange Sesame Salmon.
An Apple and Greek Yogurt with Berries and Chia Seeds. And finally, night time is the hardest time for me if I’m not out and about. I’m addicted to sweet things, so some days I get caught with a bag of kettle corn popcorn or jar of almond butter by my side but I try my best to channel the healthy nutritionist in me and choose things that my body will thank me for. Ending the day on a healthy note does so much for me when it comes time to wake up in the morning and do it all over again.
If you get anything from reading this post, I hope its the inspiration to wake up and make one healthy choice tomorrow. Change is all in the mind and whether you tell yourself you can or your can’t, you’re always right!
What does your day look like? Anything similar? I want to hear 🙂