Lifestyle, Recipes

What I Eat In A Day

February 17, 2016

I’ve been seeing lots of healthy recipe posts so I thought it’d be fun to do a post on what I eat in a day. It has been wonderful being back in school because I have more time to plan and make my own meals. Since I don’t have classes every day and don’t need to be at school all day, I can eat most of my meals at home. I’m not on any type of diet plans, but I am very aware of what I consume and tend to eat healthy. Here’s everything that I ate a couple days ago. I will also share the recipes in case you guys want to try them out!

Breakfast:
Every morning I start out with an oatmeal fruit recipe or a green smoothie. These are substantial enough to hold me over until lunchtime. If I want to have oatmeal, I always soak old-fashioned rolled oats the night before. I tend to make smoothies more often during the spring and summer. I did a post a few months ago with my favorite breakfast smoothies if you want to try some. I also like to make myself a cup of latte.

blueberry oatmealRecipe: Blueberry Muffin Overnight Oats

Lunch:
Half of the time I am at school for club events over lunch hour, which means I’ll be eating pizza, Potbelly, fried chicken, etc. But when I’m home, I like to make myself something quick and simple. Quinoa is super easy because I just need to boil some water and cut up the vegetable. I decided to add mushrooms, spinach, and onions, and then fried an egg on the side. Some other ingredient options are cauliflower, pepper, broccoli–really any vegetable will work!

mushroom spinach quinoa

mushroom spinach quinoaRecipe: Spinach Mushroom Quinoa

Afternoon Snack:
I don’t snack on chips or candy, but by mid-afternoon I usually need to eat something. Most of the time I eat an orange or apple, or make myself a protein smoothie if I worked out that day. Other times I like to bake some sweet potatoes. I cut up 3-5 large sweet potatoes, but only bake some of them and keep the rest in the refrigerator for the next day or two. I’ve also been drinking matcha tea, which has 137 times more antioxidants than regularly brewed green tea! It also boosts metabolism, burns calories, and provides vitamins, fiber, chlorophyll, selenium, chromium, zinc, and magnesium!

matcha tea baked sweet potatoesRecipes: Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries, Matcha Tea Latte

Dinner:
I like to spend more time preparing dinner and sometimes it could take 2 hour. It is a great time for me to unwind and relax. I usually have the TV or Audible on while I cook. I recently saw a bunch of orange and purple cauliflowers at the grocery store, so I wanted to try them out! I found out the color from an orange cauliflower comes from a genetic mutation that allows the plant to hold more beta carotene. It also contains about 25% more vitamin A than white cauliflower. The taste was very similar to a white cauliflower.

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pork chops with cauliflowerRecipes: Baked Pork ChopOven Roast Cauliflower

Dessert:
I usually skip dessert when I’m at home (but I NEVER skip dessert when I dine out!). However, I have been experimenting with making my own ice cream and frozen yogurt at home, and tonight I decided to make a frozen peach yogurt. This was so delicious and guilt free!

healthy frozen peach yogurtRecipe: Healthy Frozen Peach Yogurt