A quick glimpse into what I eat in a day! Quick and healthy meal ideas are a must during busy weekdays, so here’s some inspiration if you’re in a rut!
Happy Friday! How about this weather? We’ve had temps in the 90s the last few days and it’s been amazing! Sure has me all ready for summer. Alas, all good things must end and we will be back to cooler temperatures tomorrow.
Anyway, you’re probably curious about today’s post. I never posted anything like this before, but if you’re an avid watcher of YouTube health/fitness vloggers, you’ll have seen a “What I Eat” video before. They are some of my favorite videos to watch because I love having an insight into what people eat! Plus, it always gives me some inspiration for my own meals.
So, I thought why not throw a few of these into my rotation every so often? Perhaps you’ll find some inspiration, or be inspired to share what you typically eat in a day? I’d love to know! ?
The most important meal of the day, folks! Really, it’s so true. Whenever I have a healthy breakfast, I always feel better throughout the day and make better choices at each meal. I’m definitely a savory fan for breakfast, so a typical breakfast for me always includes eggs.
Lately I’ve been completely obsessed with this asparagus-spinach omelette! I’ve eaten it just about every day for over a month now. It’s really simple to make, too!
- 1 Teaspoon Fat (ghee, butter, or oil)
- 4-5 Asparagus Spears, chopped into bite-sized pieces
- Handful Fresh Baby Spinach
- 1-2 Eggs, I typically use one extra-large or if the eggs are smaller I’ll use 2
- Sprinkle of Feta Cheese, optional
Melt some fat (ghee, butter, oil) in a pan and toss in the asparagus and season it with salt and pepper. Cook it until crisp-tender, about 1 minute. Toss in the spinach and let it wilt slightly. Vigorously whisk your egg in a bowl and add it to the pan, swirling to make sure it goes evenly around the pan. Once the egg sets, flip the omelette and cook it for about 30 seconds. Then, flip it back over and add a sprinkle of feta. Fold it out onto a plate and top with more feta if desired.
I like to have mine with a side of fruit… lately that’s been fresh berries. Usually I’ll also have a cup of coffee with homemade almond milk added, but I wasn’t feeling coffee on this particular morning!
Mid morning I’ll usually snack on something small or make a smoothie. Lately, I’ve been really into this green protein smoothie sans protein powder. I’m an anti-protein powder person. I won’t get into why, or I’ll be here all day! Basically, I find it unnecessary and a good majority of the protein powders on the market of full of additives and sweeteners.
This smoothie has roughly 12 grams of protein and contains healthy fats, so it will keep you satisfied for a few hours. The ripple milk is something new I’ve been seeing pop up, so I decided to try it out. It’s made from peas so it comes in at 8 grams of protein per cup, which is pretty impressive for a non-dairy milk. The only downside, in my opinion, is the ingredient list is a bit long. There’s nothing weird or funky in it, but of course it contains emulsifiers. However, I think it’s one of the best dairy alternatives due to the protein content and the ingredients are better than other non-dairy milks available. Plus, there’s no added sugar in the unsweetened variety.
Quick note on hemp seeds – I like to add these for protein (5 grams per 1.5 tablespoons) and healthy fats. If you don’t add a fat source into your smoothies, you won’t absorb the fat soluble vitamins from your fruits/veggies!
- 1/2 Banana
- Small Handful Blueberries (about 1/4 cup)
- Handful (~1 cup) Fresh Greens (I use Kale & Spinach)
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons Hemp Seeds
- 1 Teaspoon Honey
- 1/2 Cup Ripple Milk (or almond milk)
- 1/2 Cup Coconut Water
Pop it all into a blender and blend it until smooth!
I vary my lunches a lot more than breakfast.. I might eat the same thing for two or three days, but then I’ll switch it up. I’ve been into salads lately because I have fresh greens from my garden! ? This particular salad contains a mix of arugula, spinach, baby kale, and spring mix… all picked fresh. You’d never believe how good lettuce can taste when it’s fresh picked!
I just throw a bunch of the greens in a bowl and top with whatever I have. In this case it was cucumbers, radishes, scallions (also from the garden!), and shredded rotisserie chicken. I topped it off with a simple lemon vinaigrette. Easy and yummy!
I don’t always have an afternoon snack. It depends on what time I eat lunch or what recipes I’m working on. This day I was working on a scone recipe, so I had one of those. Quality control! ? I didn’t get a picture – it completely slipped my mind. Once I get the recipe where I want it, it will be up.
Most times my afternoon snack will consist of popcorn (are you surprised?) or veggies with hummus/guacamole. Just depends on my mood!
Broiled salmon with mango-pepper salsa, coconut rice, and asparagus. This was SO good. I’m obsessed with salmon and eat it at least once a week, if not more. I’m also pretty obsessed with rice and this coconut rice was really good. I used a mix of coconut milk and coconut water as the cooking liquid and it came out with the perfect amount of coconut flavor. While eating this, I thought it would be great with mahi mahi, so I’m working on a recipe for that to share in the next few weeks!
I hope you enjoyed this little glimpse into what I eat! By the way, I snapped all of these photos quickly with my phone, so they aren’t super interesting. But, who wants to take all that time to get a good shot right before eating? Not me! ?
Have a great weekend, friends!