What Our Holistic Nutritionist Eats in a Day

FoodWhat Our Holistic Nutritionist Eats in a Day

What Our Holistic Nutritionist Eats in a Day

As a holistic nutritionist I definitely aim to have a balanced diet. However, if I’m craving a treat I always have it without doing all kinds of mental calculations.  I never restrict myself with a strict diet or portion sizes, and I’m a firm believer in a healthy diet without restrictions! If you’re curious what I eat in a day, read on.

When I wake up I usually like to have some type of warm drink. Right now I’m nine months pregnant so this is usually a cup of red raspberry leaf tea (some people swear it reduces labor time!). Other days, I’ll have a matcha latte or coffee. If having a coffee, I always make sure to have a big glass of water first, as coffee is dehydrating.

Breakfast

I always strive to get some healthy fats and protein at breakfast. Since social distancing I’ve been enjoying a new go-to breakfast: french toast! I use sprouted grain bread and one egg, then add a sprinkle of cinnamon. I like to top it with nut butter and maple syrup. It’s delicious, nutrient dense, and keeps me full.

For days when I don’t have as much time, or when I’m not feeling up to cooking, I’ll have kefir or yogurt with frozen berries and nut butter.

Lunch 

For lunch I usually have some type of ‘bowl’. This includes a vegetable, carb, and a healthy fat, and it’s usually something I’ve prepped in advance. I love reaching for mixed greens, roasted veggies, quinoa, and a protein like chickpeas. I usually top the bowl with a dressing I prepped for the week – tahini is my go-to!

My other go-to lunch is a soup that I’ve made in advance. This Cauliflower Soup Recipe is super quick and easy and makes enough for a few meals.

Afternoon Snack

I love to bake so I usually have something I’ve baked for a snack. Lately I’ve been loving these marble pumpkin muffins. I use half the amount of maple syrup and substitute the pastry flour for spelt flour.

Dinner

Dinner’s always different, but I make sure it’s full of protein and has some healthy fats to keep me full.

I love mixing rice pasta, veggies, and protein. Rapini and shrimp are some favourites, and I’ll top with olive oil and some salt. This is a super easy and satisfying dinner.

If I don’t have a bowl for lunch, I’ll have one for dinner. I make these with roasted veggies (like broccoli and cauliflower), rice or quinoa, kimchi (great source of probiotics!), and tofu. I try to get creative with a sauce to keep things fresh.

In the warmer months, I love a hearty salad for dinner. Some of my favorite toppings are roasted sweet potato, cucumber, and hearts of palm. I always add a protein (canned tuna, chicken, salmon, nutritional yeast).

Evening Snack

After dinner I almost always have a sweet tooth. A couple pieces of dark chocolate or some frozen cherries are an evening staple. I find that both these options hit the spot in a healthy way. If I’m feeling in the mood to really snack I usually go for air popped popcorn – it’s high fiber and I can have a whole big bowl.

What are some of your staple foods?

Comments

  • Laura

    Hey Well.ca!! Love everything you do but just wanted to point out that in many provinces in Canada, Nutritionist is a protected title for registered health professionals (aka dietitians)! It’s a title regulated by the provincial Colleges of Dietitians. I’d suggest sticking with Aly’s CNP title which she can legally use 🙂

  • Keri

    It would be great to involve a registered dietitian on your team to provide nutrition information as they are a registered profession with 5+ years of education dedicated to human nutrition from reputable universities. Hope to see evidence based information being shared to the public.

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