By Mandy Froelich / Life in Bloom
Have you ever wondered, “What does this person who thinks they know so much about nutrition actually eat? Is it just seed crackers and salad?” If so, you may appreciate this post recapping an average day of what I, Mandy, a chef and Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN), typically eat in a day.
For some reason, posts and videos of this kind tend to be popular. I think it’s because we learn best from others and enjoy demonstrations. Because I’m not a huge fan of carrying a camera around me all day, I took snapshots of most of my food (what’s up, Instagram), kept track of quantities, and entered the datat into Cronometer.
Note: I have naturally gravitated to a simple diet that is barely alternated. I do eat meat sometimes, but typically fish. I have found this to be one of the most healing protocols for my gut, skin, and mental clarity. It mimics FODMAP protocols and still meets all of my nutritional needs. Although I didn't include Kim-chi on this day, it is one of my favorite condiments to support gut health.
Daily Calorie Intake: 2,244
Keep in mind, I am 5’11”. Your nutritional needs will likely vary from mine. 😉
- 16 oz. Celery Juice
Fast until 11 a.m.
Then… my go-to salad:
- 12 oz bag steamed cauliflower & broccoli
- 1.5 sweet potatoes, sliced and baked in 1 Tbsp coconut oil
- 2 Tbsp Tahini
- 1.5 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1/2 can salt-free salmon
- 1.5 cups cooked pea pasta
- Sea salt, spices
This meal can also be found here, if it sounds any good.
I’ll typically enjoy this salad with a Bubly (carbonated water) or another matcha latte.
I can’t lie… I also have a sweet tooth, and will typically indulge in at least 1 bliss ball made with hemp or pea protein. (Get the NEW recipe here!)
Later on, I’ll snack on an apple, banana, or both.
“An apple a day keeps the doctor away…”
Soup (or Schweoup – “everything in the fridge”) made from 2 sweet potatoes, 1 bell pepper, 1 zucchini, 1 bag of cauliflower & broccoli, 3 cups spinach, 1.5 Tbsp coconut oil, 1.5 Tbsp apple cider vinegar, and 1/2 cup dry pea pasta. I ate 50% of this meal and saved 50% for the next day. Side of homemade flax crackers (2 cups) or 2 coconut flour tortillas.
As you can see from the Cronometer breakdown, I met all of my nutritional needs. Although I consume quite a bit of saturated fat from coconut oil and tahini, my body enjoys healthy fats. Plus, they help to keep me satiated. Coconut and avocado are also soothing to the digestive system and have been found to support hair, skin, and nails. I don’t struggle with my weight anymore or I would cut down on my fat intake and increase protein. But YOLO.
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