What I Eat in a Day

I love documenting what I eat in a day because I often forget recipes or food that I was really into for a certain amount of time. I thought that because it's the new year and a lot of people (including myself) are trying to eat better, I would show you guys what I've been into lately. It's all vegetarian friendly and can easily be turned vegan, so if your new year's resolution was to eat less meat, then this will be real handy. Let's get into it, shall we?

BREAKFAST: LEMON WATER AND OATMEAL

Processed with VSCO with a8 presetDuring the winter I really crave hot food. Although I love breakfast smoothies and yogurt, I leave that stuff for the warmer months. I've really been enjoying experimenting with oatmeal and trying to find my perfect flavor and style. I think I've finally nailed it!

Processed with VSCO with a8 presetStart out by melting a little bit of coconut oil and softening a bit of apple and pear. After a few minutes add about 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon. If your mixture gets really dry, add a bit of almond milk. After about five minutes, add 1/2 cup of rolled oats and 1 cup of almond milk. I then add a little bit of nutmeg and some more cinnamon, and leave it to cook.

Processed with VSCO with a8 presetOnce your oatmeal is cooked through, add a sweetener of your choice. I went quite heavy handed with the honey today, but if I'm using agave nectar, I don't use as much because it's extremely sweet. Lastly, top with your favorite fresh fruit! Today I went with blueberries. I tend to like my oatmeal runny, so I also add in a bit of cold almond milk before eating. It also helps the boiling oatmeal cool down a bit.

SNACK: TEA, BANANA, AND SUPPLEMENTS

Processed with VSCO with a8 presetI like having lunch a little bit later in the day (usually around 2 or 3) so a midday snack is a necessity. Today I went for a tea (gotta battle that late morning slump), two gummy vitamins, a B12 supplement, and a banana! Perfect snack for after yoga!

LUNCH: CHIKN WRAP

Processed with VSCO with a8 presetToday for lunch I went with a chikn wrap, which is something I've been having a LOT lately for lunch. It's quick, full of protein, and so delicious. This Trader Joe's brand of veggie "chicken" is so versatile and tastes pretty good on it's own.

Processed with VSCO with a8 presetChop your avocado, red bell pepper and tomato. I always end up with a little more than what actually fits inside of the tortilla, so I just eat it as a little side salad thing. I personally season everything with the star of this dish, chili lime seasoning. This stuff is SO good! It's essentially flavored salt and chili powder but it really ties this whole dish together. I try to not go too heavy handed with it because it's full of sodium, but... it's just SO GOOD. Anyway, melt a little coconut oil in a pan and add the red bell pepper to soften it. After it's been sizzling for a couple of minutes, add the chikn. Cooking the chikn with the seasoning I mentioned is AMAZING. However, it can dry up quite fast, so remove it from the pan as soon as it looks really juicy. Warm up your tortilla, add about a tablespoon of shredded cheese, pile everything on top, and add a little sriracha ranch. Boom, lunch served.

Processed with VSCO with a8 preset Processed with VSCO with a8 presetI only made it halfway through my tea before it got cold, so I started feeling a little sluggish after lunch (hi caffeine addiction). I tried this new cold brew and LOVED it.

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DINNER: ROASTED VEG BOWL

Processed with VSCO with a8 presetFor dinner today I had another dish I've been loving all winter. It's so easy, and on a day like today where I was working from home all day, it was perfect. You basically chop up whatever veggies you have on hand, rub them in olive oil, season with garlic powder, paprika, salt and pepper, and chuck it in the oven to roast! Today I used mushrooms, broccoli, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, onions, and sweet potato. In the past I've also included asparagus, carrots, squash, you can literally use whatever you want! Roast your veg at 350º F for about 15-20 minutes, and then top with a little bit of sriracha ranch (or whatever sauce or dressing you want). I also had a bit of fresh fruit for dessert!

Processed with VSCO with a8 preset Processed with VSCO with a8 presetI hope you guys enjoyed this post and got a little inspired to try out some new recipes! I love documenting this kind of stuff so let me know if you'd like more of these!

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