10 Foods I Eat Every Day

Good morning friends! One more midterm before reading week – and one quick post before I head off to class!

Voila, some things I need to eat… every. Single. Day.

  • Yogurt: Not only is yogurt so freaking delicious, it’s versatile and boasts protein, calcium, and gut-enhancing probiotics. I like plain 2% Greek yogurt, which I sweeten up with some maple syrup. Yogurt is one of my favourite oatmeal-toppers, but I also plop scoops of the good stuff on pancakes or top it with berries, nut butter, and chocolate for a filling dessert.
  • Nut butter: Every single day. I can’t think of a single day that passes when nut butter doesn’t get consumed by me! In my four months at Waterloo, I devoured four jars of almond butter, three jars of peanut butter, a jar of sunflower butter, and a jar of cookie butter. Yep, that’s basically a jar every two weeks! But I typically have two or three open jars, which can sometimes lead to massive taste tests. You know, four muffins with four different nut butters. Pretty dangerous but so tasty. Nut butter is my binge food! I guess it could be worse, but I’m known to have at least 3 tablespoons of nut butter a day J How about you? How much nut butter do you consume in a day?
  • Banana: They don’t need to be washed, cut, de-seeded, or unwaxed. They’re sweet and delicious and the perfect breakfast topping. Plus, they can be frozen for killer PB milkshake green smoothies or left overripe for banana bread. Who needs a fussy apple a day when you can have a banana every day? That’s just my logic because I hate scraping the wax off my apples. Do you un-wax your apples? Are you an apple person or a banana person?
  • Spinach: Not only is spinach super nutrient dense, it’s also super easy to cook. I always rinse a handful and toss it into eggs (scrambled, omelet, or even frittatas), curries, pasta sauce, stews, soups, quinoa, stir-fries, the list goes on. Spinach has to be the best no-fuss superfood in the world.
  • Squash or sweet potato: I add frozen butternut squash to everything from stir-fries to curries to salads. Sweet potato is perfect roasted up and used as a topper or a delicious side dish. I just can’t get enough squash or sweet potato anywhere! I love squash soup, too.
  • Cheese: My favourites are goat cheese, cheddar, and brie – in that order! I’m also a huge fan of feta, Camembert, and Compte. I put cheese on everything from eggs to quinoa to pasta to casseroles. And grilled sandwiches, of course!
  • Quinoa: Every Sunday, I cook a big batch of quinoa with water, chicken broth, or vegetable broth (usually water), and keep it in an airtight container in the fridge to use all week. Quinoa is great in stir-fries or as a replacement for pasta in casseroles. It’s also really yummy with falafel, hummus, cucumbers, beets, and tzatziki. Sometime, I want to try making quinoa patties!
  • Eggs: I have eggs every day, whether that’s in the form of an omelet, scrambled eggs, a frittata, poached, in fried rice, in my protein-loaded pancakes… the list goes on! Eggs are so versatile and taste fantastic with all kinds of cheese and vegetables.
  • Oatmeal: no explanation needed here… right? 😉
  • Berries: I usually buy half a pint of berries every weekend and rotate between blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries, but raspberries are my favourite by far. I put them on my yogurt and my oatmeal, and they make a fantastic pancake topper too! What kinds of berries do you like the most?

And of course… dessert! Cocoa and chocolate are favourites. You already knew that. 😉

Since this is such a picture-heavy post, I might as well throw some more photos in here to finish it up 😛

I miss my high school friends so much! Do you have any tips for staying in touch with old friends even though you live across the country from each other?

C’est fini! Tell me in the comments – what are 10 things you eat every single day? 🙂 Or, if you want, what are some things you WANT to eat every single day?

PS: Mine would be toasted almond croissants with dark hot chocolate. 🙂

24 thoughts on “10 Foods I Eat Every Day

  1. First off… that’s an AMAZING set of mind maps/concept maps you got there. Skills!!
    My ten foods? Very similar to yours!
    oats, yogurt, chocolate, coconut (in the form of flour or oil or milk), eggs, sweet potatoes and squash, nuts (usually peanuts or almonds), rice, and any and all vegetables!

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    1. Thank you! It is my special markers – they help so much! Oooh, how did I forget about coconut?! I love coconut milk and coconut oil – have never tried coconut flour but I’m so curious! What do you like to make with your coconut flour? 🙂

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      1. honestly? just about everything! you can make all kinds of baked goods, breads, etc. with it. It’s so versatile – but it does require some practice to use because it absorbs quite a bit of liquid. I’d recommend following a few recipes that use it first before experimenting (Elena’s Pantry comes to mind)… the first time I used it to make a chocolate cake I was left with a crumbly dry mess! That being said, I love using it in microwave mug muffins. You should definitely try it 😀

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  2. I couldn’t tell you 10 things I eat everyday since I feel I vary too much! I think bread always finds it way in my daily diet, sweets of course, most probably an apple (because an apple a day keeps the doctor away hehe) and usually oats, in oatmeal or pancake form! Weirdly, I have a hard time eating bananas alone, I usually let them ripen and bake a bunch of stuff with them (like a banana mug cake I had last night!)

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    1. I’m the opposite – I have a hard time eating APPLES alone, haha! Do you just eat them straight out of hand or sliced up with some nut butter? 😉
      Banana mug cakes sound so mouthwatering. Are you going to share a recipe?

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      1. My mom has always, always told me that it isn’t good to eat apples without “de-waxing” them first, and that really stuck with me. Farmers markets typically don’t wax their apples though, which is cool! 🙂

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      2. I actually checked on Health Canada a while back and they deem the wax they put on apples to be safe for consumption! A lady at work peels off the skin to her apples, and to me, it just isn’t worth to take all that vitamin C and fiber away!

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  3. Oh my dear daughter, you are so organized for all your meals. Tell me how you balance of school works, yoga classes, group activities, volunteers, and you basically cook on your own everyday. Dad and I are so proud of you. Thank you for setting up a good model for your sister. She may not care about it now, but I believe your hard work will influence her a lot when she is ready to fly. Keep it up. My baby.

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    1. I think you need to stop making such cute comments and making me smile like an idiot in the middle of my lecture 😉 That is really so nice of you! I hope I am being someone that Seline and your friends’ daughters can look up to. And she is already ready to fly, I think…

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