YouTube Tuesday: What I Eat in a Day

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This video is a little different!  As a vegetarian who loves to run, I get a bunch of questions about what my diet looks like for a typical day. I chose a normal day and filmed my meals and snacks. I hope you enjoy it!!!!

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What I Eat in a Day

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Do you like to eat the same foods on a daily basis or do you like variety? I have a green smoothie and strawberry salad most days!

Are you a breakfast person or do you skip it?

Do you get a sweet tooth before bed? Mine is terrible! Hello, cookies and hot chocolate!


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  • http://www.youngandrungry.com Margaret @youngandrungry

    Love the video! I have the habit of eating the same thing for breakfast and lunch and then like to change it up for dinner. I can’t live without breakfast, I’m one of those who wakes up starving and of course I have a sweet tooth throughout the day! Your dinner looked amazing :)

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      I wake up hungry, too!! I’m aways amazed when people say they don’t eat breakfast.

  • Lynn B

    Love the video! Your dogs are adorable! Thanks for sharing another part of your life with us.

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Thanks SO much!!!

  • Kimberly

    Thanks so much for sharing. I always wonder what other runners eat because I know I need to do a little better about my nutrition. I usually do well for breakfast and lunch but them scamble to make dinner. This often leads to a crazy dinner meal lol

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      I mostly eat the same breakfast and lunch each day, so it’s easy. Dinner can definitely get tricky on busy days!

  • https://bubblyrunner.wordpress.com bubblyrunner

    This was such a fun video! I typically eat the same foods (either a green smoothie or oatmeal for breakfast, salad for lunch, etc.) most days. I cannot imagine skipping breakfast! And I have a total sweet tooth before bed too–I make vegan hot chocolate :)

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      I wake up hungry so i’m amazed when people say they don’t eat breakfast!

  • Angie @ Pace with Grace Blog

    Thanks for sharing! I am a creature of habit and tend to stick to the same foods especially for breakfast which I never skip. I don’t eat anything before I go on my morning run so I always come back hungry! Dinner is where I get the most variety. I also get a sweet tooth before bed!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      I’m the same way. I mostly eat the same breakfast and lunch and then mix it up for dinner each night!

  • http://www.momontherunsanity.com [email protected]

    I don’t know what those rosettes greens were….but I’m going to look for them!!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      They’re Organic Girl Mache Rosettes and I’m addicted to them! I actually buy them by the case, lol!

  • mypostgradlife

    Have you ever suffered from iron deficiency/anemia? I run about 15-20 miles a week and after being a vegetarian for a year and a half, my body was extremely run down and my running suffered. I found out I had iron deficiency anemia, which then led me back to a meat eating diet and faster running. I miss the vegetarian days though and wonder if I should just boost my supplements.

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Thankfully I’ve never had problems with my iron levels. I do take a monthly B-12 supplement. I think every persons body is different.

  • corrie

    This was such a good idea! And so well done! I love little Charlotte in the background for lunch :)

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy


  • Shannon

    Yum! What’s your go to order at Juice Bar?

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Cocoa Banana, Green Smoothie, or Acai Bowl!!!

  • http://laurainlou.wordpress.com Laura Olinger

    If you haven’t tried it yet, put a little bit of nut butter on a Medjool date. So good!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy


  • https://runningthislifeblog.wordpress.com/ Faygie Moorvitch

    I’m also a mostly-vegan vegetarian, so I loved this video! I like to see what other runners who eat this way eat, and get ideas from them.

    I’ll eat the same foods for a while, and then switch to something else and eat that for a while.

    I definitely eat breakfast – I wake up so hungry! Also, most days I can’t get out for a run until around 8:45, so I need to eat something that’ll keep me fueled up until then!

    I usually get a sweet tooth after lunch. I have a bad habit of grabbing a handful of chocolate chips after I eat, but I’m trying really hard to break it! I, too, often turn to dates for a sweet treat.

    Have a great day!!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Thanks so much! I also keep a bag of chocolate chips in the house for snacking!

  • Robin

    Great video! I now think I eat way too much 😉 I, along with everyone, get hit with the afternoon snack attack. Popcorn is my kryptonite with nutritional yeast.

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      It’s amazing how much nutritional yeast makes it taste like cheese popcorn!

  • Heather Davis

    I love the video I actually laughed when you were cutting strawberries. That is the same way I put salad on my plate too. Have a great day

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Jason makes fun of me, because I keep everything separate!

  • Michelle Dragoo

    I think I must eat way too much now, LOL!! Loved the vids!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy


  • Robin Smith

    I love berries – blue, black ,rasp and straw in my salad! Sometimes all at the same time! I also use 1/2 an apple or pear in my dinner salad. I love love love the fruit flavored balsamic vinegars – we have a local Olive Oil company and they have awesome flavors – apple, blueberry, blackberry – ginger, coconut, maple… the list goes on! I don’t like to use oil – a tbl spoon or two makes my salads taste different (even though they have the same ingredients!).

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Those olive oil flavors sound amazing!!!!!!

      • Robin Smith

        Balsamic flavors …not olive oil. but they do have flavored olive oil too!

  • Richelle Winston

    I love the same foods everyday lol. I love to eat a potato and two eggs for breakfast (i need more veggie lol). I never skip breakfast I would be a mess without it. I do have a sweet tooth at bedtime, bad!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      I’m always amazed when people say they skip breakfast. I wake up hungry!

      • btitsworth

        What are rosettes?

        • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

          Mâché rosettes are a really mild green. They pair really nicely with fruit!

  • http://www.minutespermile.com mary @ minutes per mile

    where do you get the rosettes?! i can’t find them at publix!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      I buy mine at Whole Foods or Fresh Market! They’re the Organic Girl Mache Rosettes.

  • http://runeatsnap.com Jill @ RunEatSnap

    That is so funny you keep your salad ingredients separate :) You are WAY ahead of the game on getting your daily recs of fruits and veggies in a day, that’s for sure! And I am so NOT judging (you can see my post What Does a Dietitian Eat http://runeatsnap.com/what-does-a-dietitian-eat/ that I am FAR from perfect in my food choices) but make sure you are getting enough protein! It’s important to get a good dose of protein (20-30g) at each meal. VERY important for recovery and maintaining muscle mass as a runner!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      I’ve never even considered how much protein I eat in a day. I should add it up so I’ll know how to improve. Thanks for the advice!!!

  • http://ultrafootpath.blogspot.com/ Melissa

    What a fun you tube video, loved it!
    -I eat a lot of the same foods, it’s easier with my food allergies
    -I love breakfast, it’s what gets me out of bed :)
    -I have a sweet tooth, morning, noon and night. LOL :)

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      I wake up hungry, so I’m always amazed when people say that they skip breakfast!
      I’m with you on the sweets!!!!