The 7 Foods I Eat Every Day

I try hard to keep variety in my diet and seek nutrients from many different sources, but let’s be honest, we all have favorites. These are seven nutrient-packed staples I eat every. single. day. Now obviously a diet of only these seven foods would be completely lacking in many essentials, but when I think about what composes my daily diet, these are the ones I just can’t imagine not eating in a day. And the reasons why I love them. And some links for my favorite products I use with them.

1 | avocados

To think I used to hate this perfect little fruit actually breaks my heart a little. I’m really not sure what my diet would look like without avocados now. Their nutrient breakdown is crazy- a little protein, tons of heart-healthy fat, and the little bit of carbohydrates are almost entirely dietary fibers. Such a win. They’re creamy and buttery and they make everything better. I probably consume 1/2 of an avocado every day + any avocado oil I’m using for cooking or roasting.

Chosen Foods Avocado Oil | Chosen Foods Avocado Oil Spray 

2 |  coconuts

Coconuts are LIFE. Honestly, there are so many reasons I love coconuts and so many ways that I use them. Truthfully, I’m not really a fan of the gritty raw shaved coconut texture, but I’ve developed such a love for the flavor. They’re so scrumptious and they deliver so many important nutrients- calcium, postassium, magnesium, and electrolytes with of course those amazing medium chain triglycerides. Coconuts have especially been recognized for their antibacterial benefits and I really believe they’ve helped me get my gut health in order by helping kick out my candida overgrowth. I use coconut milk and MCT oil every morning in my Bulletproof Superfood Coffee Creamer, I use coconut water as a base in many of my smoothies, I cook just about everything in coconut oil, I love coconut flour in my baked goods, I almost always choose either coconut sugar or coconut nectar as a sweetener for recipes, and I love to add toasted coconut chips to smoothie bowls or mixed nuts trail-mix-style. AND I even use it as a moisturizer on my skin when I get out of the shower and a makeup remover at the end of the day (which I swear is making my eyelashes grow longer). Dr. Axe has great info on the power of coconuts- check it out here if you want to geek out on the science.

Nutiva Coconut Oil | Coconut Oil Spray Thai Kitchen Coconut Milk | Organic Coconut Nectar an awesome alternative liquid sweetener | Nutiva Coconut Sugar an awesome alternative to dry sugar or brown sugar | Nutiva Coconut Flour gives my paleo cookies the BEST flavor | Dang Coconut Chips these ones are great because they don’t have added sugar! great for topping smoothie bowls or adding to trail mix | Coconut Secret Coconut Aminos AMAZING for salads or stir frys like my cauliflower fried riceViva Naturals MCT Oil refined coconut oil I add to coffee and smoothies | Fractionated Coconut Oil this is the one I use for my moisturizer and makeup remover

3 |  eggs

Boiled, fried, scrambled. It doesn’t matter. I love them all. Eggs are the perfect source of protein and healthy fats. Literally the perfect source of protein. It’s what we in the nutrition world call the “perfect protein” with the ideal amino acid profile and what we use to measure the efficiency of all other proteins against. Sometimes I can reach for meats too often as my protein source, so I love to fall back on eggs as another alternative. And don’t be tricked into thinking the yolks are bad for you. They’re most definitely not! Yes, the rest of the cholesterol added superfluously to the average American diet can lead to heart disease, but the rest of the nutrients that come with the egg yolk provide such great benefits that I can’t imagine you could possibly eat enough eggs for that to be the sole reason causing high cholesterol. Eat ’em up people, yellow runny yolk and all!

4 |  nuts + seeds

Growing up, I hated nuts. And my family always assumed it was because my best friend was allergic to nuts (even though it totally wasn’t, I’m sure my cousins will still tease me about it if they read this). But as I’ve adjusted my diet, nuts and seeds have been an important staple for my healing. All of them are loaded with great fats and good proteins, but almonds specifically are my go-to. High in fiber, they help reduce hunger and stabilize blood sugar levels. And just like coconuts, I use so many different forms of almonds- raw, slivered, milk, butter, flour (it’s my favorite flour and if you’ve tried my bomb chocolate chip cookie recipe you know why!).

Kirkland Almonds I always keep these stocked from Costco | Sliced Almonds these go on top of every single salad I eat | Bob’s Red Mill Almond Flour a staple for my baking | Kirkland Almond Butter SO important to make sure it doesn’t have added oils (or sugars, again) 

5 |  chia seeds

Gosh, chia seeds are just too fun! You’ve seen how I love them (with staple #2) in my coconut chia pudding, but I also add them to my water or kombucha as a great snack. If you haven’t tried them in drinks, you don’t know what you’re missing. They swell up and become tiny little balls of jello and they’re just so awesome. For such a tiny little food, they pack a serious punch. They’re loaded with fiber, omega-3s and protein, and they help with hydration. I love adding a spoonful to a cup of water or tea in the afternoon at work- both to keep me full until dinner and just to munch on their super strange consistency.

Nutiva Chia Seeds this bag lasts me for monthsss (seriously, lots of months)

6 | collagen

Collagen peptides have been such an important addition to my routine since I first bought them in November. They’ve really helped improve my gut health and I’ve most definitely noticed a difference in my hair and skin health. Essentially, they are the most abundant protein in our bodies, making up 90% of our connective tissues and bone mass. They foster tissue growth and improve skin, hair, nail, bone, and joint health. They’re amazing because they have absolutely no flavor and they dissolve fully into any liquid. So yes, I throw them in everything I possibly can. Every morning in my coffee, in all my cups of tea, in any smoothie and sometimes even in soups or cookies or other recipes. Seriously anywhere and everywhere. I love you, collagen. I just can’t get enough of you.

Further Food Collagen you can use code “MOLLIE10” for 10% off! 

7 |  spinach

You didn’t think I was going to leave this list without a vegetable, did you? There are honestly a lot of vegetables I love even more than spinach, but this is the one I truly consume daily. Leafy greens in general are such an amazing source of so many vitamins and minerals- vitamin A, all the B’s, vitamin C, vitamin K, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous and of course iron. They’re rich in fiber and protein while low in glycemic load. So you literally can’t eat too much of them. Spinach has the least offense flavor and the purest consistency of the greens, so I throw it anywhere I can. In morning egg scrambles, frozen in smoothies, shoved into wraps, and of course as the base for every salad.

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Remember, these foods might not be your favorites. And they might not even be healthy for you! I’m not sharing this post to tell you that you should eat these seven glorious foods every day too. Every single body is different with different biochemistry and different DNA and different needs. Your job is to find what works for you. Eat new things. Tune in. Really truly listen. It’s taken over a year of diligent listening for me to learn what certain foods do to me (and that these 7 specifically make me feel great) but I know I still have a lot left to learn. It’s a journey and it’s worth it. Absolutely positively worth it. xx, molls

comments +

  1. Abbey Sharp

    September 11th, 2017 at 9:56 am

    Love the list of amazingly nutritious foods! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner

    September 11th, 2017 at 10:47 am

    All of mine are the same except for chia seeds and coconut. I have not been able to get past the texture of the chia seeds.

  3. Mollie Mason

    September 11th, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    You should try them just sprinkled on salads or blended up in smoothies! The texture isn’t bad for either of those.

  4. Emily

    September 11th, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    Sounds a lot like my daily diet :). I started taking collagen about 3 weeks ago and really love it!

  5. Mollie Mason

    September 11th, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    Oh yay isn’t it the greatest? It changed everything for me when I introduced it.

  6. Chrissy @ Snacking in Sneakers

    September 11th, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    I have pretty much everything on here regularly except the collagen – still haven’t really gotten into that yet BUT I’ve got some samples around the house I want to try out soon!

  7. Mollie Mason

    September 11th, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    Oh yes you need to try! Collagen legitimately changed my life!

  8. dixya @food, pleasure, and health

    September 11th, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    i have few on the list i share with you…also, nut butter is on the list for me 🙂

  9. Rebecca

    September 11th, 2017 at 5:04 pm

    love all these foods! now I want to pick up more avocados

  10. Rachel

    September 11th, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    I used to eat almonds and other nuts but I’m no longer advised to so I avoid them. I’ve heard good things about collagen but I haven’t tried it myself!

  11. Kelly @ TastingPage

    September 11th, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    Your everyday eat list is very similar to mine. Love collagen and dang, aren’t avocados the best? I need to go buy more now!

  12. Natalie

    September 12th, 2017 at 6:54 am

    My lists is pretty much the same… except collagen and avocado – I use ev olive oil instead 🙂

  13. Jill Conyers

    September 12th, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    Me too! Great minds right 🙂

    Except for the coconut. Not a fan.

  14. BigSmile

    August 30th, 2018 at 9:44 am

    It sounds great, but together with other foods/supplements you suggessted, it may not fit my budget for food.. :((

  15. Linda

    February 14th, 2020 at 7:37 pm

    So how long does it take to heal my gut??

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