What I eat in a day

Hey All!  

This is an ideal day of eating for me.  A beautiful mix of homemade and grocery grabbed items.  I am all about progress over perfection. #babysteps

This day shows how, as a Health Coach + Fitness Specialist, I do not spend hours in the kitchen nor do I deprive myself of flavor.  Use this day as motivation to get healthy + experiment with flavors that ignite your tastebuds!

Breakfast - Chai Inspired Smoothie:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1-2 cups coconut milk
  • Handful spinach
  • sprinkle of cinnamon
  • chai flavored protein powder Vega brand
  • 1 date

Blend + pour into a fancy wine glass!  I love this smoothie because it tastes delicious, starts my day with a handful of greens and loads of potassium from the banana.  It takes like 1 minute and I'm out the door.

Afternoon Snack: Macrobiotic Bar sunflower seed butter + chocolate flavor 

I am obsessed with these. They are a little higher sugar than I like, 9 grams per bar, but they are packed with healthy fats, protein and are free from the top offenders {soy, dairy, gmos, gluten}.

(ordered without the cheese shown in the picture)

(ordered without the cheese shown in the picture)

Lunch - Salad from Main & Vine Salad Bar

On Wednesday's, my local grocery store offers $5 salads from the salad bar and they use the best ingredients.  I ordered salad with: spinach, bacon, salmon, kalamata olives, sundried tomatoes drizzled with olive oil + squeezed with lemon juice.  #IMINHEAVEN

Snack before dinner - small cup/bowl of strawberries sprinkled with stevia

It's the perfect sour treat {natural skittles} that feels like just the right amount to eat before dinner.

Drink with snack: I drink this lemon cayenne Kevita with my strawberries or a little bit after for a zing zing before dinner. Feels like a treat!

Dinner: Paleo meatballs from the 21 Day Sugar Detox Recipe Guide I ate these for 3 days after baking them. That is what I love about making big batches of things I love. Cook once, eat three times.

(serves 4)

  • 1 cup zucchini, chopped
  • 1 cup carrots, chopped
  • ½ cup parsley, coarsely chopped
  • 3 medium cloves garlic
  • ¼ cup almond flour/gluten free flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 pound ground chicken, turkey, or beef
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder

In a food processor, pulse together the zucchini, carrots, parsley, and garlic. Place mixture in a large bowl and add almond/gluten free flour, egg, meat, salt, pepper and chili powder. Mix well.  

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Evenly coat a baking dish with olive oil. Roll the mixture into round, golf ball-sized meatballs (about 1 1/2 inches), making sure to pack the meat firmly. Place the balls in the prepared baking dish, being careful to line them up snuggly and in even rows vertically and horizontally, to form a grid. The meatballs should be touching one another.

Roast for 20 minutes, or until the meatballs are firm and cooked through. When the meatballs are firm and fully cooked, remove them from the oven and drain the excess grease from the pan and remove and serve the meatballs.

So there you have it. A day in the life. Not perfect, but just the way I like it.