What Healthy Models Eat
Or at least what I eat.
I get a lot of questions about my eating habits and lifestyle. I have some that ask me how I stay fit, some that ask me how to maintain a healthy vegetarian/vegan diet and then those who are just appalled to hear that I can’t eat what they’re eating at the moment. I agree that sticking to a clean eating low GI, low sugar, wheat/gluten/meat free diet can be difficult but it doesn’t mean that it can’t be done right and deliciously.
It is important to eat rich and nutritional foods in all of the food groups. And not the food chart that the government insists you follow for a healthy “balanced” meal, but I’m talking about these important food groups: proteins, anti-oxidants, greens, vitamins and fats.
What do I consider the most important foods to have in my diet daily?
Complex Carbs/Healthy Grains: Quinoa, Brown Rice, Brown Rice Pasta, Long Grain Rice, Basmati Rice, Chick Peas, Lentils
Veggies: Spinach, Broccoli, Arugula, Kale, Green Beans, Swiss Chard, Cucumbers, Sprouts, Moringa Powder (I go through a bag of spinach and broccoli every other day!)
Fruits: Blueberries, Raspberries, Strawberries, Goji Berries, Green Apple (in moderation)
Seeds/Nuts: Raw Almonds, Sunflower Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds
Fats: Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Chia Seeds, Flax Seeds, Almond Butter, Maca Powder
Spices: Garlic, Turmeric, Cayenne Pepper, Black Pepper, Apple Cider Vinegar, Lime, Cumin, Coriander
Drinks: Green Tea (Matcha is my favourite!), (Warm) Water with Lemon, Unsweetened Almond Milk, Unsweetened Quinoa Milk, Unsweetened Coconut Milk
Sugars: Stevia, Xylitol, Coconut Sugar (All in Moderation)
Now, I’m not a nutritionist but below is an example of a typical and basic everyday meal I would have that I consider healthy and clean. I also highly encourage you to start prepping and making your own meals instead of buying them. Tupperware containers are my best friend. Not only is it cheaper, but I know exactly what I’m putting into my meals and I don’t have to think twice about what it’s going into my body.
Morning: Warm water with a fresh lemon – cup of green tea – chia seed pudding with unsweetened almond milk, cinnamon and fresh berries
Morning snack: A Simply Bar or flax seed crackers with organic no sodium spicy hummus
Lunch: Lemon water – quinoa with olive oil and roasted garlic – baby spinach – broccoli – sprouts –
Snack: Raw almonds – cucumbers – green tea or fresh green juice (made with spinach, cucumber, kale and green apple)
Dinner: Brown basmati rice – homemade chana masala – broccoli – swiss chard – leafy green salad or a super packed green smoothie blend!
Snack: Green tea – organic stove top popcorn with coconut oil or brown rice cakes with natural almond butter – warm lemon water
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