What I Eat In A Day

Updated: Mar 31, 2020

We are what we eat, and I take this very seriously. By this I don’t obviously mean that I obsess over calories, or eat only just the right things all the time. I only mean that I look out for what I eat and I remain mindful of things that I choose to consume. :)

My eating habits are very Indian, which means that at least 3 out of 4 meals that I eat in a day are Indian or Indian inspired in some form. Here’s a few glimpses into what I typically eat in a day by taking the example of what I ate today. :)

Morning Drink- Around 8:00 am

As soon as I wake up, I like to hydrate myself with some water. I typically keep switching among 5 different options here just to make sure that I don’t get bored of having the same thing everyday. If you’d like to know about all of these 5 drinks, you can definitely watch the video here. Today, I chose to have a glass of warm water with some lime slices in it. Benefits of drinking lime/lemon first thing in the morning water are numerous. You can read all about it in this article here.

Breakfast- Around 10:00 am

Breakfast is my personal favourite meal of the day. I love to experiment here with various healthy options, but my absolute staples are eggs in some form or semolina upma. Today, I decided to make myself some scrambled eggs with 2 slices of whole wheat toast.

On most days, I also have a big portion of seasonal fruits in this meal. Today, I had some sliced pineapples with a sprinkle of salt and chaat masala.

Lunch- Around 1:30 pm

Lunch is generally my heaviest meal of the day. I prefer to have a big portion of some vegetables, with a side of some complex carbs. Today, I had a bowl-ful of brown rice and home made paneer curry, topped with freshly cut cilantro.

Evening Snack- Around 6:00 pm

Evenings are my enemy food-wise because I get really hungry around this time, and I mostly crave for junk, carb-heavy foods. It takes a lot to control my cravings here, but on most days I stick to having simple and healthy snack options. Today, I had a small serving of sprouted moong dal with a dash of lime juice coupled with my favourite hibiscus tea.

Dinner- Around 8:30

The ideal way is a to have a really light dinner. But, I am far from being ideal. I do eat to my linking here. Typically, it’s similar to lunch, except it is a little smaller in portion size. Today, I had a bowl of leftover paneer curry from lunch, a bowl of freshly made cucumber raita and one roti with ghee on it.

If you’d like to see the recipes for all of the dishes mentioned here, please click play and watch the video below. Hope you enjoy watching it.

Do let me know your favourite go-to meals on most days in the comments below.

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