A (Food) Day in the Life of a Dietitian… with 3 kids under age 5
July 15, 2010 14 Comments
There’s nothing worse than a medical student who smokes, a littering environmentalist, or a PR guy with unruly facial hair. So what do dietitians eat when no one’s looking? Here’s what happened yesterday chez GI tract Reilly (and i promise i didn’t eat in prep for a blog post!):
5:38 AM: Hm. Is that the clock with the correct time or the one I set 5 minutes ahead? Either way, someone’s up, and so am I.
5:39 AM: Coffee brewing. A tall glass of chilled filtered water.
5:41 AM: Coffee with 1 teaspoon sugar and creamer. (This is my one guilty pleasure and the main reason i put the 3-kids factor in the title. I may give it up at some point, but for now i am in LOVE with this part of the day.)
6:30 AM: Green smoothie: Banana, frozen strawberries, almond milk, a touch of OJ concentrate, raw baby spinach, “Very Green” powder from Trader Joe’s, chilled water. (Thank you, Kris Carr of www.CrazySexyLife.com, for reintroducing morning greens into our day!). I would’ve had more than 6 ounces, but the kids drank more than expected.
8:00 AM: BREAKFAST. Oatmeal made with rolled oats, raisins, cinnamon, agave nectar, water, and soymilk.
9:00 AM: Chilled filtered water. About 6 ounces. Constantly trying to drink more water.
10:30 AM: Cherry Pie Larabar. (I recently got burned out on LUNA and Clif bars. These are AWESOME and only have 2-3 ingredients each! Again from Trader Joe’s.)
12:00 PM: LUNCH. Hummus wrap: Whole wheat tortilla, baby spinach, sliced green pepper, lots of spicy hummus (Trader Joe’s). Chilled water with a lime wedge. About 8 ounces. Plus 20 semi-sweet dark chocolate chips. I could’ve eaten another wrap, but decided to hold off for snacktime.
2:00 PM: Dried mango, a large handful of cashews, 1 brown rice cake, 12 ounces mandarin orange seltzer water.
4:00 PM: A gigantic melt-in-your-mouth, windowsill-ripened red heirloom tomato. Plus 3 potato chips found in a bowl on the living room couch. Where did those come from? They were good!
6:00 PM: DINNER. One whole zucchini, steamed with fresh basil, salt, and pepper. Fried green tomatoes (from garden and made by dipping in water and then “breading” of whole wheat flour mixed with salt and Italian seasoning, fried in olive oil). Tofu pup hot dog in whole wheat roll with mustard.
6:30 PM: The remains of the kids’ dinners… some more fried green tomatoes, steamed zucchini, and half of a whole wheat bun.
7:00 PM: I’m parched!! 10 ounces of chilled water.
9:00 PM: Supplement time: Multivitamin, calcium + vitamin D, omega-3s. Open-face sandwich: Whole wheat bread with almond butter and 1/2 banana. More water.
There you have it. Definitely some room for improvement, but hopefully not as bad as the illiterate librarian. What did YOU eat yesterday?