As a nutritionist and healthy food advocate, the most common question I get is, “What do you eat every day, Marni?!”
Today, I am going to spill the beans, literally. Dish out the goods on what a day looks like for me from breakfast through dinner with all the in-betweens.
First off, I’m going to start by sharing that I am human, and I believe in moderation and balance. With that being said, some may still call me “extreme”, as no matter what, there are some foods I will not allow into my diet, such as meat, dairy, seafood, white sugar, processed foods. There are others that I am more flexible with, but you’ll have to read on to find out! At the end of the day, I eat a pretty darn clean vegetarian, wheat free diet that is loaded with superfoods, nutrients, enzymes, protein, fiber, and healthy fats. Yes, it really is easy to be healthy.
So here goes!
I usually start my day with either a glass of water (sometimes with lemon) or a green juice. However, if I plan on working out early, I’ll always have Vega Sport with Ormus Supergreens with coconut or maple water. It’s my absolute favorite morning elixir. Whether it’s lemon water or my elixir, these tasty morning drinks start my day. It not only gets me moving, but get’s things moving internally (if you know what I mean).
- Usually a smoothie, bulked up with superfoods and greens, then topped with some granola, bee pollen or goji berries. You can even transform it into a smoothie bowl!
- Oatmeal with cinnamon, figs, raisins, almond butter & rice milk
- Chia cereal porridge
- Sprouted spelt bread with almond butter
- Homemade carrot ginger muffin with a Sun Warrior shake (1 scoop Sun Warrior + rice or almond milk)
- Vegetable juice (kale, celery, cucumber, apple, ginger)
- Trail mix
- Apple with almond butter
- Vegan protein smoothie or chocolate elixir
- Sun Warrior with rice milk
- Homemade muffin, loaf or treat with nut butter
- Dark raw or vegan chocolate
- Vegetable juice
- Or any of these treats that come in convenient packages
Lunch and or Dinner:
- Salad with sprouts, avocado, veggies, nuts and seeds with homemade dressing
- Sprouted wrap with hummus, falafel and fresh veggies
- Quinoa or millet with kale, veggies, and tahini dressing or other homemade “sauce”
- Vegetable soup puree with sprouted bread or salad
- Steamed veggies with whole grain (rice, quinoa) and tempeh or veggie burger with baked sweet potato and tahini
- Big bowl of miso soup with noodles, veggies, and sprouted tofu
- Brown rice pasta with vegan pesto and veggies
Marni’s Fast Food
- Veggie Burger either homemade (from freezer) or from Sunshine Burger on salad, wrap or grain
- Nori Roll with veggies
- Leftovers from dinner or lunch
It’s not often, but if I’m not cooking I can be found at one of these restaurants in Toronto:
- Live Food Bar
- Kale Eatery
- Pizza Libretto
- Magic Oven
- Urban Herbivore
- Cruda Café
- The Beet
- Loving Hut
Just so you know…
I believe in the 80/20 rule. There has got to be some balance in your life. I feel if that if you are eating well most days of the week (80% of the time) then you’re on your way towards healthy eating. My 20 is not typical. It’s usually a dessert from Sweets From the Earth or some Coconut Bliss Ice Cream. Delicious, organic, and nothing to feel super-guilty about. After all, it’s not like I’m going to give into a cheeseburger and french fries!
Let your 20% be just for you – whether it be that something you crave or leaving room for eating out at dinner – things do happen to come up! Just remember to stay on top of yourself and your foods 80% of the week, so the majority of the time, your body is being nourished with healthy ingredients.
You can get more delicious knowledge by checking out Marni’s Weekday Meal Planning e-book, available here: http://www.marniwasserman.com/ebooks/
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I am turning 30 this year and my birthday just happens to fall on 11/11/11. Not only is November 11th my birthday but I was also my mom’s little gift on her birthday. Yes I was her present and we share the same special birthday.
Obviously 11 is a significant number in my life having it on this day and this month, but now the 11th year …that is somewhat amazing – and not to mention I was born at 11:03? How is that for numerology, now if anyone can read into this and make some meaning out of it, I would love to hear more!
November 11th is a day that is recognized globally as Remembrance Day, a day to reflect and acknowledge the heroes that fought in the war.
Don’t worry I am not going to get all political or historical, in fact I am actually going to turn this around and make this about you!
We all need to take time to do this for ourselves every once in a while. Making it about us, reflecting, acknowledging, loving and experiencing gratitude for just who you are!
Most of us are so busy going about our days moving forward moving forward. But sometimes you have to stop, sit and think back to just how fabulous you really are and what you have accomplished!
It’s not about bragging. It’s about acknowledging and having a little self appreciation. Most people go through life not doing this, and it can actually break you down over time.
So today, I would like you to write down 5 things you accomplished this year in 2011 – whether it is business related or personally. Did you have a baby, did you move to a new country, change jobs, get a new bike, take up yoga? Maybe it’s more general, have you started eating better, became a vegetarian?
Here is what I have accomplished this year (so far)!
Getting married my amazing husband Ryan on July 31st.
Moving into a new condo (unit #211) with Ryan and loving every inch of it!
Reaching more people through a new and exciting series of ebooks, adding more classes to my calendar, having a full team with three staff and lots of amazing coop student and creating a brand new Culinary Nutrition Program and working on my book!
Embracing my health and well-being by staying active, (running, yoga, kettlebells and spinning) while continuing to thrive on a plant based diet!
Flourishing my amazing relationships with my friends and family and making some very new and important relationships.
Please share with me below – I want to know why 2011 has been so special for you!