Ever wondered what a nutritionist eats in a day? We asked our nutritionist, Kellie, to share what she eats most days so we could share it with you! Here is what she had to say…
I’ve got two small children so our morning routine is quite rushed. I’d love to have time to cook an extravagant meal every morning but during the week it usually doesn’t happen. For breakfast, my kids and I enjoy either a bowl of porridge topped with homemade (or healthy grocery-bought) muesli, yoghurt, chopped banana, fresh berries and a sprinkle of chia seeds. This provides us with a nice balance of nutrients including healthy fats from the chia seeds and antioxidants from the berries.
If I’m feeling extra organised, the night before I will make a chia pudding which will be set overnight and I top it with the same ingredients in the morning. Most weekends the kids and I will devour an açaí bowl because it tastes naughty (but it’s not)!
I’m obsessed with rice paper rolls at the moment. I prep the ingredients and have them ready to roll (pun intended) for when I want to make my lunch. Alternatively, you can make the rolls the night before and have them ready for when lunch comes around the next day.
My favourite fillings are grated carrot, shredded purple cabbage, thinly sliced cucumber, shredded chicken or tofu and some rice noodles. I also add a couple of mint leaves and a stick of chives in for some flavour! They’re so delicious and such an easy way to get your veggie servings up!
I make a different meal every day (unless we have leftovers) but my favourite meal at the moment is shakshouka. It’s another chance to increase your daily servings of vegetables and the egg adds a nice amount of protein. Sometimes I’ll serve it with some sweet potato mash or even bake a whole sweet potato, cut it down the middle and stuff it with the shakshouka itself with the egg on top!
Call me a hipster but bliss balls are my world! I make them with nuts and raw cacao so I can get some healthy fats and minerals into my day and the cacao gives me the kick I need mid-morning and mid-afternoon to get me through until my next meal.
I know you’ve heard it all before, but water is essential for overall health, including skin health, digestive health, immune system, fatigue, musculoskeletal pain, stress, etc. There are many apps available nowadays that can help remind you to have a glass of water periodically throughout the day to reach your 2-2.5L goal.
Bottom line, you are only human and we humans love our “cheat” foods. There is nothing wrong with treating yourself, as long as you are still giving your body the essential nutrients it needs to sustain you and keep you alive and kicking. Keep your diet as a healthy balance and you will do as Spock does… live long and prosper!
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If you want to enhance your overall health and well-being, consider exploring the world of Martial Arts. At Wu Xing Dao Kung Fu, we believe in a comprehensive approach to Martial Arts that encompasses not only self-defence and physical techniques but also self-discipline, health, and nutrition.
Upon joining our martial arts classes, we provide guidance on the different martial arts styles available and the associated life skills. This enables you to make an informed decision about which style to pursue. Our program ensures that all students are proficient in self-defence while also reaping the numerous health benefits of practising martial arts