Are you ever curious about what other people eat? A healthy, clean-eating diet can look different from person to person. Today, I’m sharing what a day of eats looks like for me on a random day.
I’ve only shared the food I’ve eaten in a day, an online food journal of sorts, a few times here. The last time was actually almost a whole year ago, when I was eating an anti-inflammation diet. Before that, I showed you what I ate when I was breastfeeding (and on a restricted diet), and before that what I ate when I was pregnant.
Today, I’m showing you what I eat on a typical day with no restrictions. I’m not on a special diet, I’m not pregnant or breastfeeding. Some days I eat better than this, some days I eat worse, but in general, this is what my diet looks like.
I didn’t calculate the calories because that’s not something I normally do. I know it’s helpful for some people to count calories to help them keep the amount they eat in check, but for now I find it sufficient to listen to my body and eat when I’m hungry, not stuff myself silly, and eat mostly real food rather than the processed stuff. Here we go!
Breakfast 6:30 am
Lunch 11:00 am
Snack 3:00 pm
Smoothie with coconut water, a banana, a kiwi, a green apple, spinach, and hemp seeds.
Dinner 6:00 pm
Pasta e Fagiloli–Basically vegetable soup (almost stew) with white beans and pasta. I basically made this soup, but added 2 cans of white beans and used farfalle pasta. Yes, this is white pasta. I mostly use whole grain pasta, but Tim always complains. So occasionally I use white pasta, just to make him smile. I ate two big bowls of this, probably a little more than I needed to.
Snack 9:00 pm
I’m actually snacking less at night than I used to, but I was hungry this day so this is the snack I had. I call this my “apple cereal” snack because it’s what I eat when I want cereal, but would rather eat something less processed. It’s just a diced apple, pumpkin seeds, raisins, with a spoonful of almond butter and almond milk. This always hits the spot! I tell myself if I don’t feel like preparing this, I’m not hungry enough for a snack.
I hope you enjoyed this little peek into a day of my food choices. I’d love to hear how similar or different this is compared to what you eat in a day. How do my eats stack up to yours?