Warning: 99% of what I ate today involved pumpkin.
I have't done one of these posts in quite some time for a few reasons...
- I constantly snack and I don't always have my phone on me (believe it or not) to snap a picture of every bite I take throughout the day. That's a lot of bites, people!
- Everyone's metabolism, appetite and energy needs are different. The last thing I want is someone thinking that what I eat is exactly what he or she should eat. I don't want people comparing their days of eats to mine.
- I often forget to take pictures of things I nosh on throughout the day, and if I'm going to post about everything I ate in one day, I want to make sure to be truthful and include every single thing.
- Every day of eating is different for me. Sometimes I eat ten servings of fruits and vegetables and sometimes I eat four. Sometimes I eat a black bean brownie with vanilla ice cream plus a handful of popcorn before bed and sometimes I don't. Variety is the spice of life.
Now that I got that off my chest, you must promise not to compare your day of eats to mine in any negative way AND you must not assume that what I eat is a mirror image of what you should be eating. We should all embrace our differences! I like doing these posts occasionally because I think it gives some awesome inspiration, especially for those who may be in a cooking/eating rut. Here's to a scrumptious day of healthy eats!
This is a recycled picture from Instagram because I (shockingly) forgot to take a picture of my breakfast. I've been on a huge breakfast burrito kick. I use the 100% whole wheat tortillas from Whole Foods as the base and top it with ¼ an avocado, 1 egg + 1 egg white scrambled, and lots of salsa. I didn't add the sweet potatoes this time. Sometimes I sprinkle it with chia seeds, too. I also had half a salted almond butter chocolate chip cookie from last night five minutes after I ate the burrito. I mean it was begging to be eaten.
Can you guys tell I like pumpkin or no? I noshed on a no-bake pumpkin pecan cookie with a DIY pumpkin spiced latte. To make the latte, I blended half a cup of unsweetened almond milk, 2 tbsp pumpkin puree, a tbsp or so of pure maple syrup, and a dash of pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon and vanilla in my Nutribullet. Meanwhile, I brewed a cup of coffee and then blended it all together.
An hour or so before I went to my body pump class, I ate a hunk of super power chia bread. I got buckwheat groats and pumpkin seeds last week in the Whole Foods bulk bins just for this bad boy. Did you know ¼ cup of pumpkin seeds has 25% of the daily value of iron and 7 grams of protein? Pumpkin strikes again.
Dinner was RIDICULOUS. Like beyond tasty. After pondering a name for heavenly dish for some time, I decided on vegan creamy pumpkin pasta with peas and toasted walnuts. I'll be sharing the recipe friday, and trust me--it's a winner! The star is obviously pumpkin. It's one versatile veggie! P.S. I ate like three times the amount in that picture.
While prepping this masterpiece, I noshed on some of my fave Finn crisps with my newest obsession: Tribe's limited edition everything hummus. It tastes like a legit everything bagel, AKA heaven.
I also had some gorg raspberries. I just realized that this day was much lower in fruit that usual. Tisk tisk, Alexis!
I usually either have a bowl of kamut puffs with cinnamon and almond milk, a big bowl of popcorn, dark chocolate, or hummus and Finn crisps sometime before bed. I ate a ridic amount of pasta so tonight I didn't...but just wanted to throw that out there.
Don't be alarmed if I turn orange.