A Day On My Plate

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If you follow me on Instagram you know how much I like to take pretty pictures of my food. I don’t like to overwhelm people though, so I only post my favorites. So today I thought I would give you a run through of a typical workday for me.

Tuesdays I work in NYC from 8-4 then head straight home to make it to class in Westchester by 6:30. With all this running around I had to develop a system with foods that were easy to bring with me on the go.

Each morning I always start with a travel mug of warm water with lemon or green tea with lemon. This is so easy to make, helps continue the detoxing from the night before, and gets my digestion ready for bigger and better things. I drink this while I am on the train writing in my gratitude journal.

Since I am on the go and out the door by 6:45, I don’t have the time or the cahunas to wake my building up just to make my own juice. So I improvise. Although this isn’t organic, I swing by the Starbucks in Grand Central and pick up an Evolution Sweet Greens juice. I drink this once I get to work.

About a half hour after I have my juice I am ready for my oatmeal! I eat this almost every single morning and is so easy to throw together. Its 1/4 cup of oats (or homemade granola), covered in almond milk, 1 tablespoon of chia seeds, and strawberries or blueberries. By the time I get to work it is so thick because of the chia seeds and so delicious from all the flavors absorbing each other.

Although I don’t have a picture of it. Monday’s I have cabbage and brown rice. Sometimes I put a side of hummus with this or avocado or babaganoush. The rest of the days of the week I have a salad that consists of romaine, avocado, tomatoes, and apples with a side of salmon, tilapia, or 1/2 an acorn squash. No matter what though, I am always satisfied. If I have the craving for something sweet I have an apple with cinnamon or a Lara Bar or half of a vegan oatmeal cookie.

Dinner is usually something that I throw together very quickly. So it is often a salad with some kind of grain or a side of Ezekiel toast. The salad I made above was so delicious. It was greens, dandelion greens, sprouts, mushrooms, avocado, and I crumbled up Kale chips on top. All mixed together with olive oil, salt, pepper, and a dash of balsamic. Delicious!

For dessert I will have the other half of the vegan oatmeal cookie or a small piece of dark chocolate.

Throughout the day I drink 64 oz of water. Which could also be accounted for by the water, green tea, and the juice.

So there you go! To eat healthy you CAN eat abundantly! Who knew?? Just because someone eats salads and vegetables doesn’t mean they don’t like to eat food. And we certainly don’t sacrifice flavor. Once you cut the processed food out of your diet you will start to notice that whole foods have so much more flavor then the factory made food you are used to.

Start a food journal to see your eating habits. Read over it after a week and it might shock you to see how much you eat out or order in. You could save a lot of money by eliminating this. Where can you incorporate more whole foods?

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