With all my talk of fitness and food on here, I realize I haven’t posted much about what I actually eat! With so many allergies, it can be hard to eat nutritious and filling food that actually tastes good. I wanted to share a typical day’s worth of meals so that anyone else with allergies or following a vegetarian/gluten free lifestyle can get some healthy ideas:)
First comes breakfast!
On a typical day I’ll eat sunflower seed butter with a rice cake if I’m in a rush. On the rare mornings I have time, I’ll make my favorite Berry Mash!
Berry Mash Recipe:
1 1/2 cups frozen berries (raspberry, strawberry, blueberry)
1/2 cup applesauce
1 1/2 tablespoons almond butter
2 tablespoons flaxseed
Heat berries until they are warm and mash-able, mix in other ingredients…it’s really that simple and oh so tasty!
Next comes LUNCH….
I was vegan for a while, but after my aforementioned battles with a severe and recently diagnosed vitamin b12 deficiency, alone with pretty bad eczema, I have been adding fish and eggs into my semi-vegetarian diet. Today’s lunch was pan-seared wild
caught tuna from Trader Joe’s , seasoned with dill, salt, and pepper, along with a healthy portion of steamed broccoli, all topped off with red and green salsa! Delicious!
For my evening snack/dessert….
…I made my famous Pumpkin Mash, which I’ve written about before. Pumpkin puree, applesauce, almond butter, chocolate chips, and cinnamon, all melted together to form a wonderful, gooey, delicious dessert! In love with this.
During my evening yoga practice I was craving some tea, so I made a new flavor I bought today at Whole Foods from Republic of Tea!
Green Rooibos Tea with Plantain and Coconut! Oh my goodness…SO SO good! I am addicted after just one cup! (Also note the wonderful mortar/pestle and plantain smasher in the background that my dear friend Ashley got me from the Dominican Republic…I think they are so neat!)
I’m not all that hungry tonight, since my only workout was a short hike with the dogs and 30 minutes of my own yoga practice…I’ll probably have a nice snack of a few figs (my FAVORITE snack) along with maybe a rice cake and some sunflower seed butter (the Once Again Organic Sunflower seed butter is AMAZING!)
So this is a typical day of food for me…usually adds up to about 1300-1400 calories. If I do a hard workout, I’ll add in a little more for dinner…usually carrots and hummus, maybe two rice cakes, or some veggie sushi! What does a typical food day look like for you?