Meals for a Day
What does a dietitian eat in a typical day? This dietitian eats food that’s nutrient dense and uncomplicated. A rule of thumb, if it’s a whole food that my great grandparents would have eaten, it’s a food that I’ll eat too. Green vegetables, fruit, lean protein, healthy fats, nuts, seeds and quinoa are the go to, nutrient packed foods that I eat most often.
Check out the three meals that I ate yesterday…
A delicious green smoothie is a part of every breakfast. Greens are one of your body’s best friends. Some mornings a green drink is the star of the show, other days I’ll have a couple of eggs over easy or a bowl of quinoa topped with a healthy oil, nuts and berries.
Today’s breakfast: a green smoothie alongside of a bowl of quinoa with coconut oil topped with strawberries and macadamia nuts. That’s right, coconut oil. It’s a saturated fat with amazing health benefits.
Lunch is usually leftovers from the previous night’s dinner. It’s a great idea to fix an extra large meal at dinner time so you’ll have a ready-made, healthy lunch the next day.
Today’s lunch: Herb baked chicken wings with yuca, sautéed garlic asparagus and freshly made ginger, squash & carrot soup.
Dinner is usually based around a lean protein like chicken, fish or turkey. Red meat is reserved for special occasions, rarely do I eat it more than once a week.
Tonight’s dinner: Grilled, wild caught, Sockeye salmon and quinoa drizzled with olive oil. On the side… A bright green salad with watermelon radishes, a variety of colorful peppers, cherry tomatoes from the garden and anchovies.
Snacks consist of a handful of nuts along with a few berries. Sometimes, a Kind Bar or a banana. If I have extra time, I’ll juice some kale with what ever vegetables are on hand for a shot of natural vitamins. When I’m running short on time, I’ll stop by a local juice bar. A workout at the gym always calls for a snack afterwards. On non-workout days, I don’t usually snack.
Today’s beverages: herbal tea with breakfast, water and a small glass of Kombucha tea. (More about Kombucha in a future post).
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