I have a confession to make....
My name is Jessica & I thoroughly enjoy spending countless hours scrolling through Pinterest, looking at anything from homesteading ideas to crafting ideas to the health and fitness section.
During my many random times of Pinteresting while my son sleep-nurses, I have come across pins for blog posts stating "This Is What Nutritionist Eat Everyday!" or "I'm A Nutritionist And This Is What I Eat Every Single Day". The list goes on and on. I enjoy clicking on these pins that take me to the website or blog and I read what these people eat. I am often times surprised at the foods they say they eat on a daily or weekly basis. As a nutritionist myself, I've been asked many times what a typical day looks like me nutritionally speaking. I hold myself to a pretty high standard of health. I practice what I preach. I also don't stop learning. I don't stop studying nutrition. I have been studying nutrition since I was 19 years old and I have learned oh so much but there is so much more I could learn!
I often feel like these "nutritionists" (most of the time the article isn't even written by a nutritionist when you do a bit of digging) are either giving unrealistic examples of practical life nutrition or they are leading people in a scary direction. Since the mid 1930's, America has been trained by the media that fat is bad for us and we should eat very little amounts of it. We have also been trained to eat a large amount of grains. It is now becoming more common knowledge that we were lied to.
I have had the pleasure and privileged of getting to know many doctors who have expressed that they really don't know much about nutrition. Even pediatricians-- in my opinion a specialty that should know A LOT about nutrition since they are giving advice to unknowing parents-- don't know much about nutrition. I have talked to many doctors and each and every single doctor has said that they have very minimal-- if any nutritional training. This is a problem. We live in a culture that depends on doctors to give us the best advice possible for our diets. You go to the cardiologist because you have blocked arteries and they tell you to limit the amount of fat in your diet & switch to margarine, which in all honesty, is the worst thing you could do! You see an endocrinologist when you have diabetes and expect them to give you good information about nutrition.
Here is the thing...
The diet that you might be following might not be the best diet for your child or your spouse. Every single person on this earth will have different needs in their nutritional plan. I HIGHLY recommend finding someone in your area that is trained in Muscle Response Testing!
Sure there are somethings that are "in general", like the body needs and thrives off of fat. Did you know that fat actually feeds the brain??
So below, I'm going to talk about what a "normal" day looks like for me nutrition-wise. Hopefully this helps as I've been asked many times! Let me also mention-- some days, I eat like absolute crap. Some days I don't eat, I get too busy thinking about my business or chasing after my 11 month old. Always remember to drink half your weight in ounces of water everyday!
What I'm displaying below- is a simple-
well balanced day!
Here are some of my favorite foods that I try to incorporate everyday!
-(Pictured) Homemade Full Fat Yogurt with Soaked Granola and berries. An apple cider vinegar, lemon, honey, and hot water concoction. Probiotics & Vitamin B Complex.
-2 Farm Fresh Eggs scrambled. Two Slices of Sour Dough Bread slathered with Kerigold (grass fed butter) or homemade three berry jam. Black Tea.
-Soaked oats with blueberries and 1/2 banana. 1 Cup bone broth with turmeric.
Depending on the day, my snacks will change a bit!
-Pictured is a bottle of Kombucha (I share this with my 11 month old who absolutely adores this flavor). 1/2 Cup Soaked & then dehydrated pecans.
Other Snacks include:
-2 Hard-Boiled Eggs & Apple.
-1 Fenugreek Bar from Mrs Patel's (This helps keep my milk flowing- as I'm a nursing mama).
-Smoothie made with Homemade Kefir and Mangoes.
-Chocolate Shakeology! (Yes I do drink Shakeology! I muscle test well for it! I also don't use it as a meal replacement, I drink it as a snack or pick me up! 1/2 Cup Homemade Almond Milk, 1/2 Banana, Ice, & A scoop of Shakeology and Blend well!)
So Lunch is my favorite meal of the day! Don't ask me why because I won't have an answer for you! I just always have enjoyed lunch!
-Pictured- 2 Slices of Sourdough Toast. One with Applegate's Ham & Homemade Seeded Mustard. One with homemade triple berry jam (no sugar, only sweetened with honey). Steamed Carrots and Real Fermented Sauerkraut. A cup of chai milk water tea from Mrs Patel's.
Other Lunches might include:
-A Large Chicken Salad with greens, bell peppers, chicken thigh meat (I'm not a big fan of chicken breasts, they dry out and aren't as flavorful as the thigh and leg meat), raw cheddar cheese, and sunflower seeds.
-Sauteed Veggies (Usually cabbage, red onion, garlic clove, bell peppers, broccoli, and carrots.)
-Sausage (from a local butcher) with sauteed bell peppers, onions, and sauerkraut.
-Chicken Salad in a lettuce wrap (You can find the recipe for this on page 16 of my mini cookbook.)
-Creamy Broccoli or Cream of Cauliflower Soup (You can find these recipes on pages 3 & 5 of my mini cookbook).
Dinner is so crazy versatile! I go with what I feel like we need as a family nutritionally speaking! We mix it up quite often!
-(Pictured )- Lamb Meatballs with Homemade Marinara Sauce and Quinoa Pasta. (Sometimes we do zucchini noodles or sprouted wheat pasta)
-Stuffed Pineapple- Stuffed with chicken thighs, quinoa, pineapple, bell peppers, kale, and onion. Drizzled with siracha.
-Stuffed Cabbage Rolls.
-Burgers on Sourdough Buns.
Dessert doesn't happen every night but sometimes it does!
Pictured is my double chocolate bread. This can be made with either spelt flour or wheat flour. The recipe will be coming out in my cookbook set to be released the first week of March 2016.
Other desserts include homemade frozen yogurt, mixed berries, fudgy nobake cups (full of good fats)
Below you will find more photos of delicious foods that I eat on a regular basis! If you haven't already, follow me on instagram!
Wow! 2015 was a CRAZY year! My son was born, hbc organics took off like crazy, I began offering doula services, AND I published our first cookbook- the mini cookbook!
Well--- THE NEWS IS OUT!
So who wants to know more about the full length cookbook??
This full length cookbook, Healthy by Choice: The Cookbook, will be available on the kindle and in paperback. It has a collection of over 60 VERSATILE recipes! Holy Crap! The coolest thing about these recipes is they are so versatile, each recipe comes with options to make another meal that is similar (for example- paleo tuna cakes can also be made into salmon or chicken cakes!). This cookbook will be PERFECT for someone who is looking to live a more natural lifestyle or someone who is looking to eat healthier foods!
What types of recipes can you expect to see in this cookbook?
There will be recipes that can fit into the paleo, vegan, vegetarian, and omnivorous lifestyles. There will be Hungarian recipes (per requests of many followers), desserts, lactation cookie recipes (at least 3 different recipes!), fermentation recipes, and more! Many traditional recipes and nourishing foods will also make their way into the cookbook!
What you will NOT see?
Some of the recipes from The Mini Cookbook will not be going to the full length cookbook. At this time, the sample menu plan and first foods will not be in the full length cookbook.
Would you like a sneak peak of some of the recipes that will be featured in this cookbook??
Comment below and tell me what you are excited for!
One of you will win a FREE copy when it becomes available in March 2016!!
Who am I?
My name is Jes! I am the earth loving, natural parenting, Jesus loving weirdo your mama might have warned you about! I am the owner of an organic, chemical free skin care product line, called HBC Organics.