One of the questions I get asked most is what I eat every day. While my day-to-day meals vary somewhat, the overall picture remains the same: tea, breakfast lunch, snack, dinner, dessert. Here’s a glimpse into what I ate yesterday – a day in the life of The Picky Eater 🙂
Every morning starts out with a HUGE cup of tea. I can’t do without it and I like to make it really milky and slightly sweet.
My two fav teas are English Breakfast and Bombay Chai – this was the English Breakfast tea before I added milk. I also love my oatmeal, so I’ll usually have a huge bowl of steel cut or rolled oats oatmeal with a variety of toppings: flax seeds, chia seeds, nut butter, milk (soy, almond or regular depending on my mood), stevia, honey, sliced bananas, walnuts, the list goes on and on. Yesterday it was my Banana Bread Oatmeal which was creamy, sweet and delicious.
If I have breakfast early, I’ll have a handful of Kashi Heart to Heart cereal and some nuts as a snack in between breakfast & lunch, but otherwise I’ll just go straight to lunch. Yesterday it was a mix of things…
Fresh fruit, a couple cheese slices, spicy carrot hummus and whole wheat pita chips, roasted carrots (which were underneath the pita chips), roasted squash with israeli couscous, butternut squash soup with walnuts, and a crostini with white bean puree, arugula and apples. I like having a bigger meal for lunch sometimes with a variety of ingredients, and then having a lighter meal for dinner. That’s what happened yesterday.
As usual, around 3pm the munchies arrived, so I treated myself to half a Think Thin Mixed Nuts Crunch Bar
I like these bars because they’re basically all natural, low in sugar, 200 calories, gluten free and have 10g protein and 4g fiber. For dinner, I got home late and was exhausted (not unusual for a work night!) so I decided to make a grilled Almond Butter, Peanut & Flax Seed Butter and Honey Sandwich on Sprouted Grain bread.
You can add banana too, but I chose not to since I had it for breakfast. After dinner, I always have dessert! I had a few (4-5) dark chocolate covered almonds, and 1 piece of this Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Bar from Trader Joe’s – this might be my favorite chocolate of all time.
Dark Chocolate Almonds Picture credit: Godiva.com
And that was it! Generally I try to eat about 1600 calories a day, some days a little more, some days a little less. I don’t stress out too much about the calories but I do try to make sure I eat a bunch of fruits, veggies and whole grains. Oh and the most important part, I always, always eat dessert. It’s my treat at the end of the day.