What I Ate: My Go-To Favorites

Do you ever find yourself in a food rut? I feel like I’m in one right now. Though it’s not a rut that I’m looking to get out of anytime soon– I’m loving each and every bite!

I have a tendency to go through phases with what I eat, craving the same few things over and over again until I completely burn myself out on them and move on to something new. Right now, I’m in a chocolate smoothie and creamy salad phase. I could eat them everyday… and lately, I have been!

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As it turns out, this may not be an uncommon practice. I recall reading that one of the habits of “highly successful and fit” people is that they eat virtually the same few meals over and over again. As long as you’re getting a variety of nutrients (by changing up your leafy greens, vegetables, protein sources, etc.) I guess this approach isn’t necessarily a bad thing– it creates a habit, which can make healthy eating practically effortless!

Below are the foods I’ve been habitually enjoying lately.

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Morning: Fresh vegetable juice, including a whole cucumber, several carrots, 1/2 of a large Fuji apple, celery, ginger, and lemon.

Late Morning: Chocolate Superfood Shake. (Seriously, I have this shake 5-6 times a week– it’s so good. I’m glad to hear that many of you are enjoying it now, too!)

Afternoon: Large romaine salad tossed in Creamy Jalapeno Dressing (recipe in my cookbook), followed by half of a Hail Merry Chocolate Almond Butter Tart– these were on sale at Whole Foods this week, so I bought two!

Late Afternoon: The other half of that Hail Merry tart. I meant to save it for tomorrow, but it was just too good to resist.

Evening: A large romaine salad topped with raw cheddar, bell peppers, and Everyday Basil Vinaigrette (also from the cookbook), followed by 3 fried eggs topped with nutritional yeast and half a pound of sautéed cabbage– both cooked in a generous amount of coconut oil.

Reader Feedback: Do you find yourself eating the same few things over and over, too? If so, what are your favorites right now? 

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Hi, I’m Megan. A former fast food junkie turned certified nutritionist consultant, trying to make healthy living as easy as possible. I believe in eating delicious whole foods on a regular basis to help naturally support the body’s detox organs— no juice fasting required. (Unless you want to!) If you make one of my healthy recipes, tag @detoxinista on Instagram or Facebook so I can see!

14 thoughts on “What I Ate: My Go-To Favorites

  1. Dawn

    Yes, I have my go to protein smoothie, it’s just easier to make it twice a day and then I only have to come up with one meal to make and that’s normally some type of salad. I normally do this for quite some time and then I get stuck on something new for a while.

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  2. Daggi

    My go to breakfast is organic greek yoghurt with frozen berries and chia seeds or flaxseed – I’ll have that basically five times a week (if I don’t have the toddler pancakes). My everyday snack are roasted hazelnuts, sometimes with raisins but most times without.
    It’s so much easier once the habit is in place, Willpower is a finite resource that needs to be rationed for more important stuff.

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  3. Cheryl

    Hi Megan, I love your recipes ! I want to order your book from Amazon, one I want a book and because I live in Germany. Is there anyway, I can take part of your special? By doing it this way instead of getting your book as an Ebook.

    Thank you !
    Cheryl

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    1. Michele

      Hi Cheryl!

      I also live in Germany and I was able to order the book on German Amazon. I then just entered my order number and received the bonus material right away! I hope that helps!

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  4. Michaela

    I am eating every day the same breakfast:-) raw sheep kefir just change seasonal fruits and nuts in it

    The page you link advice to eat often and smaller meal that is tottaly different that many paleo suggest
    even Natalia
    What do you think what is better to have big meal or smaller and more often?…

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    1. Megan Gilmore Post author

      What link are you referring to? I don’t recall linking to any advice.

      Every study I’ve read suggests that it doesn’t matter if you eat big meals spread apart or small meals more often, though I have seen research regarding eating “windows” which suggests that it may be best to avoid grazing all day long.

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      1. Nicole

        Michaela is referring to the Women’s Health Mag link embedded in the sentence about highly successful and fit people. The link brings you to a list, and #4 on that list says to eat small frequent meals.

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        1. Megan Gilmore Post author

          Thanks for clarifying! As I mentioned above, I’ve never seen a peer-reviewed study that suggests it’s better to eat smaller, more frequent meals versus 3 large meals a day, but I have seen research suggesting it’s beneficial to give the body rest without food for significant periods of time, such as with daily intermittent fasting.

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  5. melissa

    Thanks for the great dinner idea, that sounds so yummy & super easy! Just what I am looking for now that I am back to work after having my baby 🙂

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