It’s a typical Monday

and here’s what I ate.  Why am I telling you?  Because I get questions from friends asking what I eat on a day to day basis.  So I’m going to tell you about a typical day.  If you are trying to eat gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, Paleo, or just clean, maybe you’ll get some ideas.

As usual, I started the day with coffee.  If you’ve been following this blog you know I use my Vitamix to blend some crazy stuff into my coffee in the am….coconut oil and ghee for healthy fats and fat soluble vitamins, and collagen because it has incredible skin boosting qualities.  This morning I added a dash of turmeric for good measure…a potent anti-inflammatory.  Oh, and the coffee is always half-caf so I don’t bounce off the walls.

Monday ginger drink
This is my ginger drink.  I forgot to take a pic of my coffee!  And no idea why my necklace is so crooked!

The coffee typically holds me for a few hours.  Since I knew I’d be out of the house most of the day, I made myself a decent breakfast a few hours later.  Two pastured eggs, fried in ghee in a little cast iron pan, on top of some leftover brussels sprouts.  I always cook extra veggies when I make dinner, and try to sneak some in at breakfast whenever I can.

Monday eggs

While the eggs were cooking, I heated water and peeled some ginger.  I poured the not-quite boiling water over the ginger and let it steep.  Later I squeezed in half of a lime and added a sprinkle of cayenne pepper for a little kick.  I drank this concoction while I did my makeup (including my favorite Urban Decay Perversion mascara!) and got dressed for the day. For more on the benefits of the spices I used this morning (and why they should be organic) read this:  Let’s spice things up!

I spent a few hours writing at Starbucks, accompanied by a venti half-caf Americano with steamed coconut milk.  The coconut milk at Starbucks is full of additives.  If I were’t so sensitive to dairy I would have just added some half and half.  I had some snacks thrown in my cute sequined bag….raw cashews, sugar snap peas and bell pepper strips, and part of a Green and Black’s organic 85% dark chocolate bar.  Oh, and a Pink Lady apple.  Actually these snacks were pretty much a meal.   After the coffee I was done with caffeine for the day.  I want to sleep tonight!

monday starbucks

By 3:00 I was hungry again and wouldn’t be home for hours.  Thank heavens for Qdoba Mexican Grill!  I ordered a kids meal…chicken bowl (no rice or beans), fajita veggies, pico, and guac.  So good, and just enough.  I skipped the chips that came with it, and drank sparkling water with lemon.

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We all have those days when we don’t feel like cooking.  And this was one of those days.  I didn’t have anything planned. Thankfully I had some organic spring mix in the fridge, and a perfectly ripe avocado.  I made a quick salad while listening to the Jason Derulo station on my I Heart Radio app.  It’s not just Jason…they throw in some Ne-Yo, Chris Brown, and Flo-Rida.  Basically a dream come true for me!

Next, I opened a can of sardines to throw on top, and called it dinner.  I know, I know, sardines are gross. I still don’t like looking at them, and did not take a pic for that reason. But they are so amazing for your skin.  If you are a sardine virgin (and I know most of you are!) maybe this post will change your mind:   There’s a first time for everything…  And if I can’t convince you, have some wild caught salmon.

So there you have it…that’s what I ate today.  Quick, easy, and completely grain and dairy free.  Except the ghee.  But with all the milk protein removed most people have no problem with it.  I’d love to hear from you in the comments…what are you eating that helps you feel happy, healthy and hot?

 

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5 thoughts on “It’s a typical Monday

  1. Great meals Elizabeth wow! Yeah, my wife won’t let me eat sardines around her LOL, and nobody else in my family will give them a try. My daughter-in-law actually screamed when I showed her a container. Wimps!

    I’m a typical guy who does not cook much, I do a lot of steaming and micro-waving. My Monday meals were breakfast: broccoli, rainbow carrots, black “forbidden” rice, a sardine, some chicken, greek yogert with almonds and blueberries, half a protein bar with coconut oil slathered on it. For lunch: bone broth, chicken, kale, carrots, quinoa, asparagus, strawberries, a spoon of raw fermented kraut with a spoon of cole slaw, an 80% chocolate square (takes a LOT of discipline to eat just one)! Dinner, let me think, oh yeah, salmon, japanese sweet potatoes with olive oil and cinnamon, some aforementioned veggies, cashews, strawberries and I stole a few of my wife’s macadamia nuts. About an hour before bed a whey protein drink with almond milk.

    My diet probably a little high on grains, should dial that back. If it sounds like I eat a lot, I’m 5’8″ 145 pounds ha. BTW, if you see a user “HealthyHombre” posting on MDA that’s me.

    Elizabeth, going to have some foot surgery, read the MDA articles about bone health and going to increase some supplements / foods etc. I think I’m going to do bone broth twice a day with the Vital Proteins collagen you blogged about … any other suggestions, amino acids, glycine etc?

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  2. Wow, George, you are so on track with everything! And if the grains aren’t bothering you, you probably don’t need to dial them back. You even managed to get the fermented food in. I haven’t been doing enough of that lately. And I know what you mean about the sardines…no one ever wants to join me when I’m eating them!
    As far as your foot surgery, I would definitely try to get as much bone broth in as you can. And the Vital Proteins collagen is awesome. I would just also make sure you are getting enough K2 in your diet, from grass fed butter, egg yolks, and some cheeses (Mark Sisson always mentions Gouda) Chicken livers are a good source too, if you like them (that’s another crazy thing that I eat…might have to do a post on them!)
    I’ll definitely look for you on MDA. Good luck with the surgery!

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    1. Thanks for the advice Elizabeth! I’ll try to get over being a chicken about eating chicken livers LOL. Again, appreciate your input and keep on staying healthy and happy. Oh, and hot of course, you did some modeling down in Mexico it appears. 🙂

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  3. Still avoiding sardines… although I know how good they would be for me. Guacamole does make everything better, so perhaps that’s how I’ll have to take the leap!

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    1. Yes Amber, smother those sardines in guac! Then you don’t have to look at them. And def get the ones that are lightly smoked. Wild Planet also makes some that are in EVOO with lemon that are pretty good. Let me know when you finally try them!!

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