For some reason, the internet world has a crazy fascination with what people eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I mean, I’m guilty of it, and have probably spent hours watching “What I eat in A Day” videos on YouTube. But it makes sense! I love seeing what others around the world are eating and it gives me good ideas for future meals.
As the air gets cooler, my tastebuds naturally crave heartier foods. But that doesn’t mean it has to be unhealthy! So here is what I typically eat in a day during the fall/winter months.
Also, I’m no dietitian or expert on food, but I do know how to nourish my body and take care of myself. I also want to point out that this is being shown on a workday and that I work afternoon to nights every week, 2-10 p.m. You know, if you were just wondering why I was lounging around in my jammies at 9 in the morning.
8:45 a.m. – Breakfast
For breakfast, I always start off with a cup of room temperature water and a lemon. Getting friendly with the digestive system in the morning is key. That’s usually followed by some type of protein and coffee or tea. Today it was breakfast tacos! I just sauteed some diced tomatoes and green onion, along with a dash of sea salt and chili powder. Then I scrambled two eggs with S&P and warmed up two tortillas in the microwave! I added some chipotle salsa on top for a little spice.
Other favorite breakfast options:
-Steel-cut oatmeal with honey, chia seeds or hemp seeds, peanut butter, banana
-Avocado toast topped with easy over egg & green onions
-Protein pancakes with maple syrup, honey and bananas.
12:30 p.m. – Lunch
Yall, I’m obsessed with sweet potatoes. They are no Thanksgiving side dish for me. They are an every week side dish, or the main dish like this meal. I made a stuffed sweet potato with veggie, leftover quinoa and a fried egg on top. I’m a little obsessed with eggs too.
Here’s how to make: Sautee 1 sliced green pepper with 1 tbsp of diced onion or shallot and 1 tbsp of diced tomato for about 5-7 minutes. Meanwhile, wash and wrap sweet potato in cling wrap or Press ‘N Seal. Microwave for about 6-7 minutes until soft and creamy. Heat up leftover quinoa. When veggies are done, fry up the egg. Spread the sweet potato around a bowl. Fill it in with veggies, quinoa, a little cheese and the egg. Sprinkle with chili powder.
This is one of my favorite meals because it’s so satisfying and comforting. I’ve also used added other ingredients like chickpeas, black beans (seasoned), kale and other veggies.
Snack – 2:30 p.m.
Homemade chai tea latte and Annie’s cheddar bunny crackers, probably too many of them.
Dinner – 6:30 p.m.
This is where I eat dinner, Monday through Friday ya’ll. I’m now used to the backdrop of walls and windows leading into the meeting room. Oh, and gotta love fluorescent lights!
For the bulk of my dinners this week, I whipped up this delicious and filling chickpea glow bowl from Pinch of Yum. It is sooo good! Tonight, I paired it with some roasted brussel sprouts. If you’re wondering, I’m not a vegetarian but I love vegetarian and vegan recipes as much as recipes that contain meat or fish. I also only eat meat a few times a week to reduce my grocery bill. But chickpeas have plently of protein, so I’m not worried.
Snack/dessert – 8 p.m.
A pink lady apple and some sqaures of dark chocolate
I always get the urge for an after-dinner snack or a little sweet. Usually it is either some fruit or dark choclate! Equal Exchange is by far my favorite kind of choclate, ecspecially dark chocolate. 🙂 When I get home from work, I usually have a cup of peppermint tea before bedtime.
Hope you liked this record of what I eat in a day!
Let me know if you would like more of these types of posts. I’ll be signing off for the next two weeks for some much-needed R&R. I’m also deciding if I want to take the blog in a new direction in 2017. I’ll see ya’ll in January! Have a merry Christmas and a happy new year!