What I Eat in a Day - Plant Based

Hello, friends! It's been ages since I've shared a What I Ate post and I was feeling inspired to do so today. It's fascinating to me to see how much these posts change over time as I learn more about what my body likes and follow what I'm craving. I'm definitely eating more processed foods than I used to and I have my fair share of cupcakes and milkshakes but that's life. I spent so many years avoiding those type of foods because they're not "healthy" and are "bad for you." But you know what, I don't think that's the case at all. I struggled with digestive issues for months earlier this year and I think that a lot of that can be linked back to one factor; stress. I was stressing myself out so much with life and food in general that my body was like NOPE. It took a lot of experimenting for me to see that once I added in the things that I restricted for so long that's when my digestion started to work itself out. 

After that experience I've become a lot more flexible with what I'm eating and it has brought so much happiness into my life. People always say to follow how you feel and eat intuitively but I never really was able to resonate with that until earlier this year and it's been so amazing.

On that note, let's get to the goods!

BREAKFAST

I have been obsessed with quinoa for breakfast lately. It keeps much so much fuller and satisfied than oatmeal and I love the consistency of it too! I topped this with blueberries, strawberries, molasses, peanut butter, and chia seeds.

SNACK

Work snacks this week were banana muffins! I've been on a major muffin kick lately. I've made a batch for work for the past 3 weeks straight. Yum!

LUNCH

I really deserve to pat myself on the back for this meal prepped lunch. Rice, grilled peppers, zucchini, and broccoli all thrown together with a teriyaki sauce. I could eat this for every meal. So good!

SNACK

Post work and post bike ride snack is my favorite kombucha ever with some cotton candy grapes. The perfect combo after the most humid bike ride ever where I encountered two snakes!

DINNER

I've had salads for dinner more often than not lately. Kale, romaine, alfalfa sprouts, strawberries, kimchi, and a remoulade dressing. Seriously my go to. I love how effortless salads are to make after coming home from work and not wanting to make a huge mess in the kitchen. Yay, salads!

SNACK

Pretzels, yessssss. I freaking love pretzels. The perfect way to end the day!


That's it for today! Thanks for joining me.

Also, remember that this is just one day of eating for me. Each day is quite different and that's okay! While looking at these type of posts it's important to realize this and never compare your own dietary choices to mine or anyone else's. Eat what makes you feel good and eat as much as you need to satisfy your body!

Much love. xx

24 Hours In NYC - What I Ate

I got to spend about 24 hours in NYC last weekend. It was (as usual) a pretty great period of time and it always leaves me wanting to go back again asap.

While there I made it a goal to eat as much good food as I possibly could in the span of time that I had. Always a challenge I'm willing to take on.

Let's get to it.

First stop: by Chloe, West Village location

Mmmm, by Chloe. Ever since Pure Food and Wine/One Lucky Duck closed a few years ago this has become my favorite vegan restaurant in Manhattan. I am 100% obsessed and my bank account is grateful that I live 5 hours away and can't frequent this place.

Dessert: Sweets by Chloe

All good meals are followed by desserts, this one coming right next door from Sweets by Chloe. Just a plain ol' vanilla cupcake with vanilla icing that was so good I stopped by the next day and picked up another to take home with me.

Dessert #2: Pressed Juicery, Union Square location

If you're even slightly into the healthy eating scene on Instagram then you know about the freezes from Pressed Juicery. This was the first time I got my hands on a cup of it and I'm totally into it. I got vanilla (do you see a theme here yet, whoops) and I definitely want to work my way through the other flavors too!

Breakfast: Juice Generation, Upper East Side

Breakfast on Saturday morning was the juicy jack smoothie from Juice Generation. I typically love everything from here but this smoothie wasn't my favorite actually. It wasn't bad, just not as flavorful as I expected.

Snack: Organic Avenue, NoHo location

I had a $5 credit on my Organic Avenue app and I stopped by after yoga and picked up this chocolate bar. White chocolate = obsessed.

Lunch: Terri, Chelsea location

I discovered Terri last year and I am so in love with their sandwiches. They are SO GOOD. I got the portobello sandwich and I think it's my favorite one on their menu that I've had so far.

Dessert: Blossom du Jour, Chelsea location

It was super hot in NYC this past weekend. No complaints here. Hot weather is my jam and so are vegan milkshakes. This one is from Blossom du Jour and it was my first time there! I loved the consistency and flavor/little bites of cookie dough in this shake. I could have drank about 3 more probably. Yum!

Dinner to-go: by Chloe

A low quality train ride picture of my dinner; salad. One of my favorite salads for two reasons; shiitake bacon and maple wheat croutons. Worth it, trust me.


That's it for this NYC trip! I'm looking forward to going back soon. If you have any vegan/plant based restaurant recommendations please send them my way! xx