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My Daily Menu: How I Eat When I Am Home

 

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A few weeks ago I had quite a few people ask me to post about what I eat in a day to stay fit for my hectic schedule. The only problem is that it DRAMATICALLY changes depending on where I am. So today I am posting about what I eat when I am at home cooking for myself. Next week I will post about airport days!

  • img_3318Before Breakfast: Before I eat anything, I always try to drink 16oz of water before anything else, just to get my system up and moving. I have always been a coffee person and that will never change. Every once in a while, I will try to do caffeinated tea, but I always miss coffee. As of lately I have began drinking black coffee instead of opting for cream and sugar. I order Café Du Monde on subscription from Amazon… it is the best because it is not too acidic, but also bold in flavor!
  • img_3324Breakfast: When I am at home ,I try to not eat fruit for breakfast because I have such a sweet tooth it will almost make me crave sweets for the rest of the day. I generally will fry some eggs in olive oil. I used to only eat two but I noticed I was hungry in just a few hours… so now I cook three. I dice up an entire Roma tomato and place my eggs and tomatoes on a bed of fresh spinach leaves. I salt and pepper the entire thing, cut up fresh basil leaves on top and use balsamic vinegar and olive oil as a light drizzle at the end. I LOVE consuming this many greens first thing in the morning. I don’t know what could be healthier!
  • Snack: Sometimes I get hungry in the middle of the morning. I will usually eat a piece of fruit at this point. I always stock up on pears, apples, peaches and plums. For some reason I am not a banana person. I mean they are delicious but they kind of hurt my stomach.
  • img_3322Lunch: Again with the spinach. I generally take a piece of meat that is left over from dinner from the night before and reheat it. For example my favorite lunch is the Naked Burger. I will chop up some tomatoes, red onions, place them on my spinach and burger patty. The kicker is adding pickles too! So good! I used to add ketchup and mustard… lately I just add more balsamic and olive oil.
  • Dinner: I have never been afraid of cooking. Dinner is where I get the most creative! I usually LOVE to make any type of fish, specifically salmon, but also mahi-mahi, red snapper, or swordfish. I also LOVE pork. Pork chops are delicious and actually super lean. Here are my favorite ways to prepare each of these:
  • img_0034Pork: 350 – 30 minutes. While the pork is in the oven, I mix up Apricot preserves with garlic, salt and pepper and use this as a glace that I place on top the minute I get them out of the oven.
  • Salmon: 350 – 30 minutes. I like to wrap these in foil so they do not dry out in the oven. Before you place it in coat it with olive oil, lemon juice and minced garlic (to remove any fishy-ness) salt and pepper. I use brown sugar and chili powder too for a spicy sweet taste. Also, when my garden herbs are growing really well, I will mix lemon balm and garlic salt on top as well.
  • Red Snapper: 350 – 30 minutes. This is such a great flaky fish. It has a great light flavor that I think goes perfectly with cilantro and lemon juice. You need to rub a little olive oil on it to make sure it doesn’t get dry. It pairs well with almost any vegetable too!
    • To go along with my protein I try to mix up the veggies a little. I will always do some type of Brussels sprout, asparagus, broccoli, or green beans, steamed, roasted or grilled. Then I have recently discovered my passionate love for cauliflower! I have been experimenting with subbing it in for carbs. It works wonders! You can make a mean mashed potato out of it, or treat it like rice, or my favorite use it is as a stuffing for stuffed peppers! YUM!
  • Dessert: Now I am a major sweets person. After every meal I instantly go looking for dessert. I am actively trying to kill my sweet tooth at this time in my life. So after dinner I will eat some raspberries, or blueberries. But I have been known to sit on the couch with a small spoon and a jar of Nutella!

I hope you all found this helpful! Let me know if you have any questions! Stay posted for how I hunt out food in the airport… a little tough to stay as healthy as I would like!

 

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