A Day of Eats.

About a billion 3-4 times a day, I get requests to post a day’s worth of eats. I find this odd, but I figured I would please the masses and share a day with you!

This was incredibly… weird. I am not camera-comfortable so this did not come naturally at all. Plus, since I quit my job my daily schedule is still all out of whack. I am getting used to it, but it sure is an adjustment.

That being said – I think I cracked the code on the whole vegetable dilemma. What I’ve learned over the last few weeks is that I absolutely despise vegetables reheated, or leftover vegetables. This would be the number one reason that I haven’t enjoyed a vegetable for years. The meals I have eaten at home since I graduated college have been breakfast and dinner. There is absolutely never going to be vegetables in my breakfast, unless it incorporates a large quantity of bacon. And when dinner time rolled around, I think I was just so soured on vegetables that the thought made me sick.

I still can’t palate the majority of vegetables, but am enamored with the odd ones: brussels sprouts and kale – in chip form of course. And I’ve done spinach in smoothies for years now, so that is no biggie. At least 4-5 days a week I am getting in kale and brussels sprouts. I’m probably going to OD.

So without further ado… here are yesterday’s meals.

While I was working, I’d normally wake up, work out, and then begin my day. I still get up early to work out, but have been blogging first. So this leaves me some time to have a really small snack before exercising. I hate eating much before a workout, so it is usually a bar or fruit and nut butter. In this case, it was a banana and peanut butter. Undocumented!

I usually have 2-3 different breakfasts a week. This one was sprouted toast, eggs, hummus and salsa verde.

I also chopped into my first pomegranate of the season. I really like poms.

For lunch I had some brussels (!) and a caprese quesadilla.

And a honeycrisp and some chocolate almond butter.

I hate almond butter, but I love this.

Then some chocolate chips.

Later I had a strawberry smoothie.

This just has ice, strawberries, milk and yogurt.

And one of these guys.

For dinner, a big pile of kale chips (this is a whole bundle of kale, I hate how much it shrinks down) and a few bowls of grilled chicken pasta that I made.

Then the other half of the pom.

And then, I had the most incredible, decadent and rich dessert I have made to date. I can’t share it with you until next week, but I will let you in on a little secret: it includes peanut butter, pumpkin and chocolate. I promise you will love it! Unless you are like Mr. How Sweet and hate pumpkin.

So there you go… a little glimpse into my daily eats.

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41 Responses to “A Day of Eats.”

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    Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine — October 29, 2010 @ 12:30 pm

    I’m mucho impressed by how gourmet all your meals look!! They’re pretty simple but seem delicious. That Justin’s is straight crack :)


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    megan @ whatmegansmaking — October 29, 2010 @ 12:32 pm

    It’s fun to see a post like this! I can’t believe the brussel sprouts and kale are the vegetables you actually like. I’m not a fan of either, except I do like kale in some soups.

    That strawberry smoothie looks incredible. I never think to make smoothies without a banana (cause they’re so cheap), but I think I’ll try this.


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    Kristina @ spabettie — October 29, 2010 @ 12:34 pm

    my breakfast often includes egg on bread like that… I don’t think I could EVER get tired of it… YUM !


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    Jessica — October 29, 2010 @ 12:36 pm

    Thanks for doing this.
    I will never understand our obsession of seeing what other people eat for breakfast, but it is a pleasure to see that you eat healthy food in proper amounts.
    Your food is beautiful and your humour is inspiring.


    • Jessica — October 29th, 2010 @ 12:45 pm

      Aw, that was so sweet. Thank you!


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    Lauren at KeepItSweet — October 29, 2010 @ 12:37 pm

    can’t wait for that dessert recipe! just so you know, i coun’t salsa as a veggie:-) looks like you are doing better than you thought!


    • Jessica — October 29th, 2010 @ 12:45 pm

      Saaa-weeet! Vegetable at breakfast then.


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    Alina @ Duty Free Foodie — October 29, 2010 @ 12:38 pm

    That quesadilla looks freakin’ awesome.


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    Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) — October 29, 2010 @ 12:48 pm

    I agree! I think you are doing better vegetable wise than you thought! :)


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    Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun — October 29, 2010 @ 12:52 pm

    We would be great meal buddies. Although I do start my day off with oats…but everything else you would find me eating any day.


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    Heather (Heather's Dish) — October 29, 2010 @ 12:52 pm

    i need that breakfast STAT!


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    Evan Thomas — October 29, 2010 @ 12:53 pm

    I’m a little disappointed at the lack of buttercream here, but I understand we all have our “off” days. You’ll get ’em next time ;-)


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    Liz @ Blog is the New Black — October 29, 2010 @ 12:57 pm

    Your ‘dilla looks great! I don’t love almond butter, either, but I love Justin!


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    Jennifer — October 29, 2010 @ 12:58 pm

    Thank you for sharing what a day is like for you diet-wise. Do I really have to wait until next week to see the recipe that includes pumpkin, chocolate, and peanut butter? ;) It’s worth it!!


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    Chicago Cuisine Critique — October 29, 2010 @ 1:00 pm

    That is so funny that people are intrigued by a full day of eating. Nice to switch up the posting a bit. :)


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    Talia @ Texas Gunslinger — October 29, 2010 @ 1:18 pm

    I flippin’ can’t wait to see what this dessert is! And, you just reminded me how much I LOVE kale crisps. I think I’ll make some this weekend and snack on em during the game! :)

    Oh, and I’m jealous of your strawberry yogurt smoothie! Gah, I miss dairy and will probably take a bath in Greek yogurt post-comp HA! ;)


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    Kacy — October 29, 2010 @ 1:19 pm

    Everything looks great, especially the caprese wrap.

    I don’t like pumpkin, but I bet I would still eat it :)


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    Krystina (Organically Me) — October 29, 2010 @ 1:34 pm

    You dessert tease.


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    the blissful baker — October 29, 2010 @ 2:04 pm

    your meals look delicious! and i can’t wait for that dessert recipe, i have a feeling i’m going to be all over it!


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    lindsay — October 29, 2010 @ 2:13 pm

    great day of eats for sure! Now I have to admit something. I never had a fresh POM. Looks like I am missing out!! Eek!


    • Jessica — October 29th, 2010 @ 2:24 pm

      Oh girl… you must! I had my first about 3 years ago and fell in LOVE. Granted at that time I had no idea what a blog was, and had no clue (or blog tutorials) on how to cut and eat it. The fresh juice and seeds are delish.


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    MelissaNibbles — October 29, 2010 @ 2:25 pm

    Yum! I like the idea of a caprese quesadilla. Enjoy your weekend!


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    Candice @ ChiaSeedMe — October 29, 2010 @ 2:30 pm

    Love kale chips and HATE the way they shrink. I never make enough!

    Your eats looks really tasty. I’m definitely going to have to get ahold of a fresh pomegranate. I’ve had one before, but it’s been a long time. The juice and seeds are making my mouth water, though:)


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    Meaghen — October 29, 2010 @ 2:45 pm

    I love how melty, cheesy and wonderful your quesadilla looks!

    I’m glad you don’t post what you eat everyday- I love recipe blogs more than every bite I eat blogs, but it is interesting to see how other people eat sometimes! For someone who doesn’t really like veggies, looks like you got a fair number in. Good for you for continuing to try to find veggies you like!


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    Naomi(onefitfoodie) — October 29, 2010 @ 2:48 pm

    i feel so ungourmet haha I eat out of tupperwares and reheat everything! hahaha that caprese quesadilla is SUCH a good idea!!


    • Jessica — October 29th, 2010 @ 2:53 pm

      I did that for years! And I’m sure I will be doing it again someday too.


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    chelsey @ clean eating chelsey — October 29, 2010 @ 4:40 pm

    I am proud of you! What a healthy balanced day of eats – veggies and all!


  24. #
    Cara — October 29, 2010 @ 5:08 pm

    A great day of eating…yum!


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    Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) — October 29, 2010 @ 6:12 pm

    Can’t wait to see the recipe!


  26. #
    Wei-Wei — October 29, 2010 @ 7:39 pm

    Mmm, lovely, simple, delicious meals! :D


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    Jane B — October 29, 2010 @ 8:08 pm

    You’re much better on the veggies front than you think you are. I don’t think I could sit down to a plate of brussels for lunch.
    I absolutely love pomegranates, especially in salads. And some pomegranate seeds (with lots of juice!) sprinkled over Greek yoghurt with some crushed meringue or macaroon is an awesome dessert.


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    Anne @ Food Loving Polar Bear — October 30, 2010 @ 12:47 am

    Mmmm, that caprese quesadilla looks good!


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    CaSaundra — October 30, 2010 @ 6:03 am

    Looks like your days are filled with scrumptious foods :-)


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    Cheryl — October 30, 2010 @ 8:38 am

    Mmmmm could you provide the recipe of that strawberry smoothie? Looks really good! :)


    • Jessica — October 30th, 2010 @ 9:00 am

      I didn’t measure anything, but it was probably about 1 cup of milk (I used So Delicious coconut milk in vanilla), 1/2 cup of plain Fage greek yogurt, ice, some vanilla extract and 1/2 cup or so of frozen strawberries.


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    Kim in MD — October 30, 2010 @ 12:46 pm

    I love this post! You are quite the healthy eater, and everything looks amazing! :-)


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    Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) — October 30, 2010 @ 5:19 pm

    I loved reading about your average day of eats!!!!


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    janetha — October 31, 2010 @ 1:58 pm

    It was fun to see this post!


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    Kat — November 1, 2010 @ 5:32 am

    I love that you posted about a pomegranite! I introduced my husband and his entire family to them. Before me they’ve never even heard of a pomegranite…who does that?!


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    Olivia — March 13, 2011 @ 1:34 am

    Somehow I just came across this post even though it was posted a while ago. Your food looks fantastic! Would you mind providing the chicken and pasta recipe?



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