Nutritionist Jessica Sepel's Day on a Plateposted health & wellbeing and tagged nutritionist, day on a plate, jshealth, health on August 24, 2015.
What does a nutritionist eat on an average day? Jessica Sepel, author of The Healthy Life shares what her day on a plate looks like... and it's a perfect mix of delicious and nutritious.
I wake up to a warm lemon water to fire up digestion and detoxify my body after a good night’s sleep. My 8:00 breakfast is usually a power protein smoothie topped with mixed nuts and seeds, homemade granola with organic Greek yoghurt, gluten-free oats, or 2 eggs - boiled or scrambled with steamed greens and avocado.
Mid-morning is green juice time, typically kale, spinach, celery, cucumber, lemon and ginger. I often add a handful of raw walnuts or raw veggies with nut butter or hummus.
By 1:00 my belly is ready for lunch - I usually have a dark, leafy green salad (packed with broccoli, kale and spinach) with a portion of protein (fish, chicken, lean grass-fed meat or beans) with a complex gluten-free carbohydrate (quinoa, brown rice or sweet potato). I also include a good fat like avocado, hummus, or a sprinkle of mixed seeds. My favourite salad dressing is a combination of olive oil, tahini, lemon juice, miso paste and Dijon mustard - fats are important at lunchtime to keep you feeling satisfied.
It’s important for me to have a snack around 4:00 to keep my blood sugar stable until dinner. I love a cup of herbal tea with a quarter cup of raw nuts, or perhaps 2 brown rice cakes with tahini or a homemade protein shake.
I try to have dinner as early as possible, so I typically eat at 7:00. One of my favourite dinners is herb and almond crusted snapper or salmon with cauliflower mash and steamed broccoli and green beans.
And I make room for a treat! I always have a cup of chai tea, but if I feel like something sweet I’ll have dessert at about 9:00. Enjoying a couple squares of quality dark chocolate, 2 dates with almond butter, or a homemade cacao ball is the perfect way to end the day.
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