Daily Eats #1

Hi, guys! How was your weekend? I hope it was great. I wanted to share my “daily eats” with you guys today as an example of what I typically eat in a day.  I’m having some neck problems right now, so I’m upping my intake of anti-inflammatory foods as much as possible (i.e. turmeric, ginger, nuts, leafy veggies).  At the same time, I’m being a little more careful about dairy & processed foods because at this point… I’ll try anything to make my neck better!

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If anyone is interested in anti-inflammatory foods/tips post, let me know in the comments!  I would love to help if I can. 

Please know that the purpose of sharing my meals/snacks with you is to show you that healthy eating can be easy & unrestricted!  It’s just an example of how I eat, but that doesn’t mean it’s the same for everyone.  I wanted to share my day as an example so you, too, can eat intuitively & effortlessly by listening to your body, paying attention to what you crave & need, and knowing when you’ve had enough.  If this is something you want to work with me 1-on-1 on, let’s talk about my 3- or 6-month health coaching program

So I documented my daily eats one day last week so that I could share them with you today :  )

MY DAILY EATS (A typical day + anti-inflammatory focus)

For breakfast, I had some of my “turmeric scrambled” (I posted this simple recipe on Instagram!).  Did you guys know that your body better absorbs turmeric if you eat it with black pepper and a healthy fat?  I cooked my eggs in coconut oil and added turmeric, black pepper & sea salt for seasoning.  So easy, so good.

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I also had One Village coffee with a splash of my homemade cashew milk creamer with my breakfast.  I shared a video on my Facebook page of how I make a week’s worth of cashew milk in under 2 minutes!  Check it out here!

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I had a networking meeting mid-morning and it was SO nice out!  We met at Starbucks so I ordered a black iced coffee & added a splash of my own cashew milk (I brought it with me!).  Normally I wouldn’t care about ordering my iced coffee with Starbuck’s coconut milk, but it has added sugar and I’m really trying to bring down the inflammation in my neck.  I’m desperate at this point :  )

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I got home from my meeting around lunch time and made myself a giant salad.  I was craving something crunchy, but also wanted the sweetness of apples & balsamic vinegar.  My salad had lots of greens, chopped rotisserie chicken (such a time saver!), avocado, honey crisp apples, and a quick balsamic + olive oil dressing I whisked up.

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I worked all afternoon drafting content for my new free 14-Day Healthy Holidays Challenge and also sent out the new course material for my “Get Hygge for the Holidays” course (which is already in its 2nd week — time flies!).  Note: join my free Challenge! Just join the FB group here and then sign-up for the Challenge emails here. That’s it! You’re in :  )

Around 3:45pm, I was craving something sweet & salty to snack on.  I made myself a cup of fruity tea and added a squeeze of lemon.   This Yogi tea called “Positive Energy” has this subtle, yet bursting, tangerine flavor.  Plus, I always love Yogi’s tea quotes.  Today’s was: “I am beautiful. I am bountiful. I am blissful.” How perfect!

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With my tea: a few raw cashews from what I didn’t use to make my cashew milk creamer this week.

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I’ve always been a big tea drinker.  I also lean on it even more whenever I’m trying to curb or watch my sugar intake.

Ryan and I grabbed dinner with our friend, David, at our favorite local Thai restaurant.  Sorry for the dimly lit photo!  I ordered chicken with cashew nuts (pad him ma pan) and drank a lot of water.  It was so spicy and so good.

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I also had some (unpictured) coconut milk pudding for dessert since it was dairy-free.   Score!  It was really, really good.

Finally, we walked around Collingswood a bit and said goodbye to our friend to head home for the night.  It was a really nice day!

How Can I Help You?

So I hope this post was helpful.  I would love to share my daily eats more often if you like them!  So let me know : )

Healthy eating doesn’t have to be hard, or full of rules, restrictions, or calorie counting.  If you want to learn to nourish & listen to your body, find ways to move more without hours in the gym, and feel more centered by integrating self-care, I would love to work with you.  You can contact me here — let’s connect : )

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