What I Ate Today
I get asked all the time what I eat in a day, and I’ve never really known how to answer because it changes all the time! On top of that, what I eat in a day may not work for everyone – since we all have different nutritional needs, cravings, and budget. However, I love the idea of sharing for inspiration!
Recently I’ve increased my calories and have been paying closer attention to macros (protein, carbs, and fat) in order to have a better balanced nutrition plan that supports heavier lifting. After all, in order to see your hard work and muscles come to life, you have to be eating enough protein, fats, or carbs. Also, I’ve never been one to count calories or macros before, so I’m excited to see if this works for me
This isn’t going to be a highlight reel of my food diary either, but what I truly ate all day – even if it means I ate out! So here it goes:
I drank a big cup of lemon water to wake me up, start hydration, and promote digestion first thing in the AM after I washed my face and brushed my teeth. After that I made a matcha latte with almond milk and a bit of honey.
Next I made my breakfast. I’ve been having a bowl of cooked oatmeal – it’s easy to make, keeps me full longer, and is a great source of fiber. I cook ½ cup of oats with 1 cup almond milk and a bit of cinnamon and honey and add 2 tbsp of peanut butter for healthy fats with a banana on top.
After a few hours of work on the computer, I grabbed a Chobani Flip Perfect Peach Cobbler to snack on. This flavor is ridiculously yummy : P I love Greek yogurt because of its higher protein content than regular yogurt. These Chobani Flip yogurts come pre-prepped with yummy, crunchy toppings and they are also great to take on the go. My fav flavors thus far (I’m working on trying them all) are Perfect Peach Cobbler and Key Lime Crumble.
If you follow me on IG stories, you know this has been my GO-TO lunch recently. I took my favorite Japanese pasta (mentaiko pasta) and topped it with a bunch of healthy fermented foods like kimchi, fermented soybeans, and umeboshi plum. I also topped this with burdock root and seaweed. The dish tastes delicious cold or warm and is so easy to put together! I get all my groceries from my local Japanese market. This dish can be served over a bed of brown rice too!
How to make the mentaiko pasta - see here
Fuji apple with 2 tbsp peanut butter. Yummy and hits the fats too.
Protein shake – the most famous post-workout snack! I load it up with 1 scoop of protein (20g), Greek yogurt, almond butter, frozen mango, and strawberry. I had this shake right after my workout.
I went out for dinner with a friend and got the Southwest bowl at a nearby restaurant. It comes with Romaine hearts, black beans, jicama slaw, guacamole, pico de gallo, lime cilantro dressing, and crispy tortilla crumbles. Delicious.
I’m not going to lie, I probably eat out at least 3 meals a week. During the week I try and keep it fairly clean. LA has a lot of healthy options.
Hope you guys enjoyed this post! What are your favorite meals and snacks throughout the day?
This post was sponsored by my friends at Chobani.