What I Eat In A Day – Nutrition Student Edition

Hello everyone. I hope you all have had a great week. Today I wanted to share with you what a typical day of eating looks like for me. All I preach about all day is health so I wanted to show you how I apply my knowledge to my diet and lifestyle.

Please NOTE: This is purely for inspiration and meal ideas. I will NOT be including calories or nutrient breakdowns because it is not important. What I eat works for me and it might not work for you. What I do know is that the calories that I burn in a day are definitely not going to be the same as you for many, many reasons. We are different people, with different bodies. Calories don’t matter, food matters, nutritious food matters! I hope that this blog post can provide you with some inspiration for healthy meal ideas and maybe even make you a little hungry!

Breakfast

I always, ALWAYS have fruit at breakfast. I love fruit. I would say it was up there with my favourite foods. The good news, fruit is SO nutritious and tastes AMAZING. I try to get 3-4 portions of fruit in the mornings. Some of my favourites are above. Who am I kidding, I love all fruit.

Now, time for the star of the show, my healthy pancake recipe. I am going to include it below. Let me tell you, it doesn’t make sense that these pancakes can be so good, yet SO nutritious.

(You would need a blender)

  • Half a banana 
  • Two teaspoons of chia seeds 
  • Tablespoon of flaxseeds 
  • Two dates 
  • 1/2 Cup of Oats 
  • Some water to make a thick consistency (roughly five tablespoons)

Blend all together and cook on a low heat with a teaspoon of olive oil. Add some maple syrup and fruit on top. They are so good! 

I always add loads of different berries on top. Berries are incredibly good for you, but I think you guys already know this. If not, check out this blog post for more info.

I literally never eat a different breakfast. I also take some different supplements and have a very large green tea, with some other herbs!

Lunch

As you can see, for lunch It varies. Mostly, I have some leftovers with plenty of kale, green leafy vegetables, cucumber, peppers, sprouted broccoli and nuts!

I like to get a large portion of my vegetables in my lunch. It’s a good time to refuel. I also ensure that I get a portion of beans. I cook a large pot of beans and leave them in the freezer and defrost when I need them. I usually just add them in to whatever I’m eating.

Lunch essentials:

  1. Kale
  2. Greens
  3. Beans
  4. Other Vegetables
  5. Nuts

Dinner

Dinner is always vegetable and wholegrain based. Some of my favourites are wholegrain pasta, wholegrain noodles, brown rice.

To be honest, I usually eat wholewheat pasta the most. I am a sucker for pasta, I can’t lie. Dinner is usually my hearty meal, and you might argue that you should eat your biggest meal at lunch but I am never that hungry at lunch and always like a big dinner full of flavour. I have accepted that about myself.

Dinner essentials:

  1. Vegetables
  2. Whole grains
  3. Sweet potatoes
  4. GOOD FOOD

Honestly, I love food and it offends me when people think healthy food is not as good as ‘normal’ food. Vegan and healthy meals are amazing and can be made this way, you just need to know how.

This way of eating has revolutionised my life and makes me feel amazing 24/7. I hope you can take some meal ideas from this blog post, and it inspires you to make some healthy, tasty food for yourself.

Thank you very much for reading this blog post.

Lots of Love,

Mairi 🙂

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