I’m working on a post with the EWC where a whole bunch of us are recording what we normally eat in a day.
If you follow me on instagram stories, you know that I roast a lot of cauliflower and sweet potatoes! I was in the habit of prepping my lunches for the week on Sunday, but I’ve dropped the ball the last couple of weeks.
Everything has been a little topsy turvy since I started working full-time freelance for Pela. I love getting to work from home, and that I have access to my stove top.
I try to eat seasonally and locally by shopping at the farmers market. I also buy all of my grains from bulk bins which you can read more about here.
I wake up around 7:30 or 8. I like to go on an hour long walk with my dog. Once I get home, I start working on projects. I don’t get super hungry in the morning.
I make a smoothie around 10 or 11 and sip on it for an hour or two. My favorite smoothie right now is made with beet greens.
- 1 handful of steamed beet greens
- 1 lonely banana
- 1/4 cups of peanut butter
- 1/2-1 cup of nut milk
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 10 ice cubes
I always try to eat all of my food scraps. I have a great blog post on ideas for using the odds and ends of vegetables you might be composting but could be eating!
Not only is it a great way to save money, it’s also a great way to save resources. A lot time, energy, and water goes into growing our food.
After I finish my smoothie, I like to snack on carrot sticks and hummus, brownie bites, or toast. I really like avocado toast and hummus toast with salsa.
I like to eat an early dinner and always cook up something tasty like nachos, veggie burgers, stir fry, fried rice, grain bowls, or pizza. I recently made a loaded sweet potato which was SO tasty. I will definitely be adding that to my menu rotation!
- 1 roasted sweet potato
- 1/2 cup of pinto beans
- 1/2 cups of quinoa
- 1/2 an avocado
- 1/4 cup of salsa
- 1/4 cup of cheezy sauce
- garnish with green onions and lime juice
I tend to base my meals off what I have in the fridge and I try to listen to my body when it’s hungry. Some days I’m super hungry, and some days I’m not.
I also finish the day off with a handful of pretzels and chocolate chips! Growing up I loved Flipz chocolate covered pretzels. Luckily for me, I can buy pretzels and chocolate chips in bulk from Rainbow grocery.
I have found one pretzel + 5 chocolate chips to be the perfect sweet/salty combo.
I drink mostly water throughout the day, but I’ll occasionally have a glass of red wine to go with dinner.
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