I share plenty of snapshots of the food I eat. You get to see a random assortment of snacks and meals and treats, but I often get asked what a full day of food really looks like. What I really eat. So I’m finally putting it all together for you. Here’s a day! A real, full and typical weekday.
My mornings start early. I’m out the door by 5:40 for a sweat sesh, so I have to make sure I fuel up. I chug 2 cups of water, I sip on my frothy coffee, I down an apple cider vinegar shot, and I munch on a few berries. It’s the light but nutrient-dense start I need before a workout.
Whether I hit up a hot yoga class or get my burn on in the campus rec center, I shower in the locker room and head straight to the office. Because I don’t get to cook up an omelette or blend up a smoothie in the kitchen, I’m eating as soon as I get to my desk. If I had time to prep egg cups over the weekend, I might be eating a few, but let’s be honest, that doesn’t always happen. Most of the time, it’s this combo: a hard boiled egg, a few carrots, some form of fruit, and a couple organic breakfast sausages I keep stocked in the break room freezer.
After I spend some time answering emails and planning for my work day, I take a quick tea break. Most days, I go with a decaf herbal. Some days, I’ll choose green tea for an extra caffeine boost. But all days I add a scoop of collagen peptides + 1 tsp of coconut oil. And I snack on a thin stacker with avocado because I honestly like it better than avo toast (bold statement, I know). All the fat keeps me satiated and fueled through lunch.
Lunch is usually leftovers from whatever dinner we made last night, and most of the time that’s a massive salad topped with a protein and lots of nuts and seeds. It’s easy to prep, it’s full of vegetables, and mostly it’s just easy to prep.
I can’t make it through the afternoon without a pick-me-up, so I always reach for a kombucha (I typically drink half of one per day, a full one for the days when I need it) and half an apple with some good ole’ peanut butter (which is always in my desk).
Dinner can be a wide assortment of recipes, but when I don’t have something special planned (which is most nights), I roast whatever veggies and protein I’ve got in the fridge. My go-to’s: brussel sprouts, cauliflower, sweet potatoes, and chicken. I’ll chop them up, toss them in avocado oil, experiment with some spices and herbs, and let the oven do its magic.
Is a day really a day if you didn’t eat chocolate? I probably finish 90% of days with 2 squares of 85% dark chocolate.
Of course, not every day looks like this. Some days are far from this. (Let’s just say I’d be a whole lot leaner if every single day actually looked like this. Pizza is just too good.) But these are my happy, steady staples. Easy, quick, and full of nutrients! Lots of fat and lots of plants. And truthfully, lots of food!
xoxo, Mollie Mason
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