Sometimes when people find out I’m a registered dietitian and then they see me drinking a glass (or two) of wine or eating a piece of cake they say, “You’re gonna eat that?”
Absolutely. I love kale and chia seeds and hummus. I love them a lot, and most of the time that’s what I enjoy eating. But I also really love a glass of cab or a heavily frosted cupcake or an ice cream cone. There are foods that nourish our bodies and there are foods that nourish our souls. And while food isn’t a way to cope with stress or emotions, food is a source of pleasure. I strongly believe food is meant to both feed us physically and be enjoyed and shared with those we love.
My days are never the same and they’re almost always unpredictable. Between running a private nutrition practice, working as a nurse, and either being in class or clinic as a nurse practitioner student — eating well can be tricky, but it doesn’t have to be perfect. Because perfection isn’t sustainable. So as an registered dietitian, here’s what I eat in a day.
Photo courtesy of the author