Once again we share “a day in the life” of what Dietitian, Holley Samuel ate one day, during this week.
Of course it’s been a whirlwind of change for everyone this week but we thought it may be fun to see what she was up to!
Oats with frozen blueberries, cinnamon, a splash of whole milk and 88 Acres Dark Chocolate Sunflower Seed butter and 30oz water with a splash of limeade (my favorite way to hydrate!)
Next was a cold brew with oat milk from Adelle’s in Dover- my favorite coffee place! they made coffees to go today before closing for a while due to the COVID-19 situation.
Making sure to stay hydrated with 30oz bottle #2 with a splash of limeade mid-morning!
Lunch was a salad with Little Leaf Farms lettuce (it’s the best- trust me), a mini cucumber, 1 chopped carrot, 1/2 a small apple, walnuts, hemp seeds, cheddar cheese, a Starkist Tuna packet and Bolthouse Farms dressing.
About 45 minutes after lunch, I broke out Trader Joe’s 72% cocoa dark chocolate (which Hazel wanted to be part of!). Don’t let the picture fool you- I had 3 squares, not 1 and I DID NOT SHARE! 😉
Mid-afternoon I had a 12oz of GTS Synergy Kombucha. I love purchasing these larger bottles to save money, since my husband and I both enjoy drinking kombucha a few times a week, each. Probiotics help support your immune system by boosting the good bacteria in your gut, which is the gatekeeper to your immune system! I want that gate to be mighty strong in times like these, especially!
Dinner was everything but the kitchen sink, in bowl form.
We made sautéed peppers and onions with leftover white rice, low sodium canned chick peas (the store was out of black bean, which I would have preferred for this Mexican themed dish… but that’s ok!), salsa, 1 wholly Guacamole packet, and some sprinkle cheddar cheese on top.
I also drank one more 30oz water bottle with dinner!
Stress has been running a little high these days and my schedule is nothing like it normally is (in some ways this is helpful while in others it is not), so I have been making an effort to keep my meals pretty similar to what they typically are when there is no coronavirus pandemic!
I hope this full day of eating helps give you some ideas of quick meals to make and allowed you to pause and think about how you can nourish yourself and practice self care next chance you get. -Holley