What I Eat in a Day | Healthy Meal Ideas from a Registered Dietitian

It's time for a video I do every month where I show you what I eat in a day. I love making these What I Eat in a Day videos because I know how easy it can be to get in a food rut and feel like you need some healthy food inspiration to switch things up! I hope seeing what I ate on this day can give you some ideas for your own meals. I also have a few tips packed into this one on making easy and affordable meals and also on what to do when your food doesn't turn out as good as you were hoping it would.

 

How Many Meals Should You Eat in a Day?

One big nutrition question that's always floating around is: How many meals should you eat in a day? The number of meals and size of meals is something that comes up again and again, especially in diet plans, diet books, and diet programs. Some people swear by 6 meals per day and then of course we all know the classic 3 meals per day. It can be tricky to figure out who to listen to and what is really right. So, with that in mind, I'm sharing with you how I personally structure my own meals, which also happens to be the meal pattern that I think works well for a lot of people. I like this meal pattern because it leaves you feeling satisfied and it fits well with life so you have time to do things that aren't eating and food related.

My Most Used Condiments for Yummy Healthy Food!

Many people think that healthy food doesn't taste good, but that simply isn't true! Any food can taste good or bad. It's all about how you prepare it and what you like! There are lots of things you can do to give your food flavor, but today I thought it would be fun to talk about condiments! The ones I'm sharing with you are condiments that I always have on hand to add flavor to my food. These are the condiments that I love the most and use the most often!

Too Much Healthy Inspiration?

Healthy inspiration is everywhere. With the internet, we have access to lots of healthy recipes, lots of healthy quotes, and LOTS of healthy food pictures. Most people would think this is a good thing, and a lot of the time it is, but there can be some negatives that come along with it too. If we're surrounded by healthy inspiration, does that skew our idea of what health really is? And does all of that pretty food photography create unrealistic expectations for what every day food should be? Should people talking about health online be careful that they are showing everything they eat, not just the super healthy stuff? This is something I've been thinking about more here lately, and I have some thoughts, but I'm excited to hear what you think too!

How I Stay Motivated to Eat Healthy

For a lot of people, healthy eating is something that happens in bursts instead of being part of their lifestyle. Some find it hard to consistently eat a healthy, balanced diet and don't know how other people stick to healthy eating. With that in mind, I thought it would be a good idea to share some ways that I stay motivated to eat healthy. If you're struggling with healthy eating or feel like you'll never be able to live a healthy, balanced lifestyle, I hope this helps you to see how it can be done. As you'll see in the video, a lot of it has to do with changing your perspective and mindset when it comes to healthy eating and healthy food.

Bob Harper's Heart Attack: What We Can Learn

Celebrity trainer Bob Harper has a heart attack of February 12, 2017. He is now recovering and has shared some detail about what happened, but a lot of people are wondering how this happened. How could someone as healthy as Bob Harper have a heart attack? Why did he have a heart attack? And does this mean that eating healthy, exercising, and living an overall healthy lifestyle doesn't matter? I think this whole situation sheds some light the common misconception that weight equals health and that you can tell what someone's health is like just by looking at them. It also shows that health isn't one thing, but a lot of different things working together, including our genetics. This is something we have to talk about.

 

Soda Sales are Down. What's Next? (Chatty Video)

With soda sales down, people are wondering what other beverage will come in and take up that gap in the market. But if people drink less soda, does that mean they'll drink more of something else? In this video I'm sharing a bit of my personal soda history and how I think about beverages and inviting you to share your thoughts too! Do you think something like kombucha, cold brew coffee, La Croix, or infused waters will rise to the top? Will people just switch to plain water? Or will we see a more diverse beverage market as people have more options to choose from? And let me know, do you like more casual, chatty style videos, or do you like things straight to the point?

 

Is Fruit Healthy? What About the Sugar?

I've seen a lot of questions popping up here lately about fruit. Is fruit healthy? Does fruit have too much sugar? How much fruit should you eat? These are questions that always float around a little bit, but I think more people are asking because of all the talk around sugar right now. It's important to understand how the sugar in fruit is different from other sugars and all of the other things that fruit has to offer, so I'm breaking it down for you.

What I Eat In a Day | Healthy Meal Ideas from a Registered Dietitian

I know coming up with healthy meal ideas can be tough sometimes, so here's a look at what I ate on a recent March day! On this day I switched things up a little from my norm and branched out for dinner. It was nice to make something a little different from what I usually do and I might just put that dinner in my regular rotation. My hope is that seeing what's on my plate in these what I eat in a day videos, you'll get fresh ideas and inspiration for your own healthy meals at home. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all included, plus a fun drink!

 

Fabletics Unboxing + Try-On | March 2017

I just got my March 2017 Fabletics outfit in the mail and I'm excited to show you what I got! If you don't know, Fabletics is a monthly subscription service for exercise clothes that you can skip. Each month new workout outfits are released and then you can pick an outfit to purchase or skip your outfit for that month. I don't buy an outfit every month, but when I need some new things and I see an outfit that I like, I get it.

 

Get your first Fabletics outfit here (affiliate link).

Protein from Plants? What You NEED to Know!

When we think of protein foods, we usually think of animal products like meat, milk, and eggs. And, while it is true that animal foods tend to have more protein than plant foods, that doesn't mean that we don't get protein from the plant foods we eat. But, which plant foods are complete proteins? In other words, which plant foods have all of the essential amino acids that we need? This is good info to know, especially if you're vegetarian or vegan.

5 Favorite Healthy Dinners Right Now!

Sometimes it can be tricky to come up ideas for easy, healthy, delicious dinner, so I thought it would be fun to show you my favorite healthy dinners right now. These meals have been in heavy rotation in my meal planning lately because they taste good and they're simple to make. I love eating different foods and trying new recipes, but I also have to fit my eating in with the rest of my life and these meals have been helping me do that. I hope seeing what I'm eating can give you some ideas and inspiration for your own dinners and meal planning!

 

Homegrown Paleo cookbook

 

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People ANGRY Over Plus-Size Activewear

Nike has recently launched a new plus-size line of activewear. The workout clothes come in sizes 1X-3X and include larger bra sizes too. This is great news for any Nike fans who couldn't wear their clothes previously and it points to an overall issue of limited activewear options for larger individuals, but some people aren't happy about the new line. Several internet commenters responded to the new line with complaints that the clothes promote obesity and unhealthy lifestyles. Sigh. There are so many problems with this line of thinking and, as a dietitian, I have some thoughts.

 

Jawbone UP3 1 Year Review + Update

I've had my Jawbone UP3 for one year now and I think it's time for an update! I still get comments on my previous Jawbone videos with questions about my experience and what I think of the device now. A couple things have also happened with my Jawbone and Jawbone experience since my last update, including issues with my Jawbone syncing to with my phone and customer service issues.

 

Get a Jawbone UP3

Jawbone UP3 unboxing and first impressions video

Jawbone 3 month review

 

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Ranking the Healthiest Girl Scout Cookies?!

I recently saw some articles floating around ranking Girl Scout cookies based on how healthy they are and I think it's ridiculous. You might be thinking "Wait! Sarah, you're a dietitian! Don't you care about health?" Yes, of course I care about health, but I don't think ranking Girl Scout cookies does anything to promote health. In fact, it plays into the diet mentality, which isn't a good thing. A cookie is a cookie and if you're eating a cookie it should be the one you enjoy. 

Veggie Seed Haul! Heirloom and Rare Varieties!

I’m so excited that it’s finally gardening season! I finally got all of my seeds in the mail and I thought it would be fun to do a seed haul and show you everything I bought. I ordered my seeds from Seed Savers Exchange and Baker Creek because they have a lot of fun heirloom, historic, and rare varieties. I love growing fruits and veggies that you can’t get at the grocery store and you might not even be able to find at your farmers market. Most of the seeds in this haul are new to me, but there are a couple that I’ve grown before. 

 

What I Eat in a Day | Healthy Meal Ideas from a Dietitian

Here's a look a what I eat in a day! On this February day, things were a little different from my normal routine, but that didn't stop me from making meals that were tasty and satisfying. I hope that seeing what I'm eating will give you ideas and inspiration for your own healthy breakfasts, healthy lunches, and healthy dinners!

 

Chest Freezer Tour!

Food Label Change to Save Your Money + Waste Less Food

Foods labels can get confusing, including the expiration dates. There are so many different terms including 'best by,' 'sell by,' 'use by,' 'enjoy by,' and others. It can be hard to know if that thing in your fridge is safe to eat or not, and all of this confusion means that perfectly good food gets thrown away, along with the money that was spent on it. It'd all be a lot easier if things were less confusing, so the Grocery Manufacturers Association and Food Marketing Institute have brought forward some standardized terms for the industry.

 

The Diet Myth We ALWAYS Fall For!

There are lots of diet myths out there, but this one is especially sneaking. It comes back again, and again, and again, some somehow we always end up falling for it. This is the myth that one food or one food group is the source of all of our problems. It's sounds silly when you say it like that, but that's exactly the idea behind so many diet fads. The low-fat, low-carb, gluten free, dairy free, and sugar free crazes all based on it. So why is this myth so pervasive? And why do we keep getting sucked in?

What's In My Chest Freezer + Tips for Buying One!

A chest freezer is really nice to have and I absolutely love mine! I recently got a half hog share from a local farmer and someone on Snapchat suggested that I do a chest freezer tour. I thought it was a great idea, so today I'm showing your what's in my chest freezer, how I organize my chest freezer, and also sharing some tips for buying a chest freezer.I think having a chest freezer is nice because it make it easer to buy things in bulk and it's great for storing extra produce if you have a garden.