What I Ate Wednesday 1/20/16

In an effort to show you all more of what I eat as a primarily plant-based, active adult, I'm starting a new series here on the blog - "What I Ate Wednesday."  Each Wednesday I'll snap a picture of everything I eat and post the pictures plus descriptions here on the blog.  I'll share helpful information on what I'm eating and why.

PLEASE, please, please do not think that your food choices should directly mirror mine - we are all different and what works for my body may not work for your body, and vice versa.  I'm still figuring out what works best for me and guess what?  It's changing all the time.  I'm simply sharing my choices with the hopes to give you more ideas when it comes to plant based foods and meals. Want some help in finding what works best for your body? Schedule a complementary strategy session with me!

Here's what I ate this Wednesday:

Upon waking: Big mason jar of water. My go to coffee shop was closed (gasp!) so I snagged a Rawpothecary Sun Coffee (we keep these stocked at Tangerine). I really enjoyed this drink! It's made with cold brew coffee (which is easier on your digestive system), sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, and dates. It was much lighter than your typical cashew milk drink and I appreciated that (I don't like to have too much right before teaching my 6:30AM class).

Breakfast: Overnight oats! Added in sliced bananas, raw cacao nibs, and flaked unsweetened coconut. Talk about yum.

Lunch: Garlicky sautéed greens (baby spinach and arugula) + tempeh + avocado + kraut. Quick tip: Did you know that you can sauté almost any green? I've even done romaine before. Sounds weird, but its good! Plus I find cooked greens are SO much more satisfying than raw salads this time of year. PLUS a few (okay, I had 3. they were small!!) coconut oatmeal raisin cookies.

Afternoon snack: Kombucha

Dinner, Part I: Curried sweet potato salad from Hu Kitchen. This is NOT the most beautiful picture, but this salad is da bomb! Roasted sweet potatoes, spices, chopped almonds, apricots, and scallions. 

Dinner, Part II: Small bowl of granola with 1/2 bottle Lulitonix Chia Life (leftover from my Essential Oils + Yoga event at Athleta). A healthier midnight snack. Quick tip: Most people sleep much better when they don't eat right before bed (this is SO true for me). When I know I won't be home until late, I often have a larger, later afternoon snack (or dinner part I as I like to call it!). That way I'm not starving when I get home, and can just have something small. 

And there you have it - another day in my food life! Interested in learning more about WHAT and HOW you eat effects your energy levels? Join me this Saturday (1/23 - that's tomorrow!) for THE YOGA OF EATING at Brooklyn Yoga Project. It's going to be a {healthy} party.