What goes into a day of healthy eating?

What's in a day of healthy eating?.

By Coach Lindsay Zemba Leigh


I thought I’d share what I typically eat in a day to provide you with some healthy and simple meal and snack ideas. I’m definitely not perfect, and am continuing to build variety and new ideas into my plant based eating. I don’t count calories and I don’t deprive myself, so some days I eat more than this depending on my training or how hungry I am.

Here’s a typical day of eating, that pairs with my current training for a 70.3 triathlon.

BREAKFAST (pre-workout):

Coffee with some oat milk and stevia; unsweetened almond milk and blueberries or blackberries and homemade granola made with oats, nuts (like walnuts or pecans), raisins, peanut butter, etc. Here’s one of the recipes I’ve used: https://joyfoodsunshine.com/healthy-peanut-butter-granola/


“Green Machine” Naked juice with some Klean Athlete whey protein or if I have extra time I’ll make a smoothie with Greek yogurt, spinach, strawberries, bananas, ground flaxseeds (and my kids even drink it…WIN!)


Whole wheat pita (my favorite brand right now is “Kontos pocket-less whole wheat pita”), stuffed with green leaf lettuce, red cabbage, and half of an avocado; grape tomatoes on the side; and either egg and veggie quiches or a Dr. Praegar’s veggie burger (the California burgers are my favorite).


Yasso frozen yogurt bar (yummy treat!)


A cup of “Mush Overnight Oats” and a handful of “RW Garcia Lentil with Turmeric crackers”, and I’ll add some hummus to them if I’m pretty hungry.


Tofu fried rice – Even my 4 year old liked this recipe (he thought the tofu was chicken…win!) – https://minimalistbaker.com/easy-vegan-fried-rice/



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What goes into a day of healthy eating?
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