Wednesday, June 25, 2014

What I Eat In A Day

Happy Wednesday! 

I've gotten a lot of questions, especially recently, about my eating habits and how to maintain a healthy diet while still indulging in your favorite foods. Let me be living proof that devouring a giant mixed greens salad is just as filling as a cheeseburger, but doesn't leave you feeling nauseous or guilty. This summer I've kind of gotten a routine down for what to eat in a day, so I thought it would be fun to share with you!

Breakfast 
I begin the day with a large glass of lemon water and then have some kind of fruit and calcium. This usually consists of a yogurt parfait or a homemade smoothie. It's important to get in lots of nutrients to give you energy throughout the day, so I love to add a bunch of granola as well!

Snack
Sometime in the midmorning I'll get hungry, so I head to the fridge and pick out a fruit. Lately I've been devouring peaches like crazy (praise the lord for Costco's giant ones). Cherries are also high up on the list! 

Lunch
I've been keeping my lunches pretty light since the heat tends to leave me not very hungry. Bruschetta is my favorite thing ever because you get some delicious carbs while still getting vegetables in there too. I'll either have this with a side salad or some fruit or veggies. 

Mid-afternoon Snack
Oh gosh, this girl loves her some Skinny Pop popcorn. I could practically only eat this for the rest of my life! A bowl of this is always necessary at some point during the day. Wheat thins crackers or roasted almonds are two other great options that are salty and crunchy - the perfect thing to munch on around 2 or 3 in the afternoon.

Dinner
Dinner really varies on what's going on that day, but salads are my go-to's when I'm home. My favorite is romaine lettuce with whatever chopped up veggies I have on hand topped with a bit of shaved parmesan cheese. I'll throw on a piece of meat (grilled chicken is my favorite) as well and dress it lightly with either lemon juice or salt and pepper. Super simple but delicious and filling! Of course, no day is complete without a small dessert at some point - I definitely think a little indulgence is always necessary ;)

This really varies depending on the day, but I would say this is a good look at a typical day for me!
Now I'm dying to hear: what do you eat in a day? 
Share below!
xoxo,
cYa

4 comments :

  1. Great post! This is really encouraging me to eat healthier!

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  2. These look like such delicious and simple summer meal ideas! Thanks for sharing Caroline :) I love the idea of having a glass of lemon water at breakfast. I'm currently trying to cut out coffee from my diet so lemon water would be a great substitute for a morning beverage :)

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  3. I love reading posts like this because I always get new ideas of healthy recipes to eat! I have never made bruschetta so I can't wait to try it soon!
    xo, Scarlett
    The Trendy Chick

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  4. Great post! I love granola as breakfast too! And I've been ADDICTED to peaches lately!

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