A Day in the Life of What I Eat

March 5, 2012

in Blog, Kristine's Best Tips, News, Facts, Fitness

Happy Monday!  Only 2 more sleeps till we’re off on our Disneyland/Mexico vacation!  I’ll be away from March 7 – 18th. During that time, I’ll be doing all my regular posts, and have a couple of awesome posts from guest bloggers that I know you guys will love!  A couple posts will be some quick updates and pics from our trip, and I’ll be sure to include another belly pic!

Ok, now onto the goods.  This post is a reader request! I actually get asked this question very frequently over email too. I can understand people getting curious about what people eat on a daily basis.

My eating plan has definitely been wonky lately since becoming pregnant, but I still try and eat as I did before. My only problem right now is I’m not taking in much protein is as I usually do.  I’m having a pretty big aversion to meat right now.

So…taking that into account, this is what I’d normally eat “before” becoming pregnant.


Breakfast doesn’t really vary too much to be honest. Its always protein and some sort of carb.

Protein pancake (various toppings)


2 slices of Udi’s Gluten Free Millet/Chia toast with 1 egg and 4-5 egg whites, scrambled.  Sometimes I’ll have various veggies in the egg scramble, sometimes veggies and a touch of goat cheese.  Depends what I’m in the mood for.


Oatmeal with various toppings (eg. flax, strawberry jam, almond milk) with eggs (like above)


Oatmeal with protein powder pudding on top, if I’m not in the mood for eggs.  I cook the oatmeal, and in a separate bowl I mix together 1 scoop of protein with almond milk until smooth and a bit runny. Then I pour over the cooked oatmeal. Note: I do not like the taste of protein powder cooked into the oatmeal, although I know that many people do that.

An example is my Elvis Oatmeal


Mid morning I always have a snack, as I usually don’t have lunch until 1pm.

Fit Star Iso Bar – love these!


Almonds with a protein shake


1 or 2 homemade protein muffins or bars. Almost anything/everything from my cookbook except for the cookies, which I have more as a treat.


Lunch is usually a pretty simple meal….

Big salad with pre-cooked chicken breast and balsamic dressing (my fave)


Sandwich on gluten free bread


Soup (Kettle Cuisine or Thai Kitchen) with salad. I don’t have soup all that often, maybe once per week or every 2 weeks.


Leftovers from dinner


Fruit with almonds (apple, grapefruit, strawberries, blueberries, orange)


Protein shake (if I didn’t have one with morning snack)


I really do make most of the recipes on my site regularly. Pretty much everything out of the “Dinner” or “Crockpot” categories.

Depending on if I had carbs with lunch or not, I’ll usually skip additional carbs with dinner and opt for veggies on the side instead (broccoli, zucchini, grilled peppers, etc).


Peanut Butter Chicken

Turkey Meatloaf

Hope that gives you an idea of what my normal eats are!

Any questions, leave a comment below 🙂


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  • http://vanillabeanlean.com/ Electra @ Vanilla Bean Lean

    Your eats look delicious! I love your healthy balance of protein, carbs, & fats. Way to go! 😀  I can’t wait to browse your recipes!

  • http://healthycoconutblog.com/ Lea @ Healthy Coconut

    I just found your blog and I’m excited to explore your healthy recipes. I’m from Orange County so you are probably in my area right now, I live near Disneyland and an annual pass holder so we’re there every Sunday night. I hope you are having a great time during your vacation.

    • http://www.busybuthealthy.com Kristine Fretwell

      Thanks Lea! Glad you like the blog! So lucky you are close to Disney! We had a fabulous time…I hadn’t been since I was a kid. It was so nice seeing her so excited. We hope to go again in the next couple years.

  • http://theguiltlesslife.wordpress.com/ Anna @ The Guiltless Life

    Thanks for this post! I eat fairly similarly to you but my protein count will be lower due to the lack of meat, and my carb count higher as I do have carbs in my dinner (if I have beans or lentils as my protein source, obv they are high in carbs too so that one’s a bit of a hard one to escape!). But in terms of mid-morning snack being a protein snack I made and the afternoon snack being fruit or a protein shake – ditto. And my breakfast is almost always oatmeal with protein powder stirred in or protein pancakes! I can have eggs but I don’t always feel like them first thing in the morning, so if I do eat them it’s usually a lunchtime thing. I am really admiring of your protein count though, it must be fab! Do you have an estimate of what protein you consume in a day? My naturopath says I need to be higher as I am probably averaging around 50-55 g(65 on a day I REALLY focus on jamming the protein in there)…

  • http://katshealthcorner.wordpress.com/ Kathleen@ KatsHealthCorner

    Your oatmeal looks gorgeous! Protein powder is definitely one of my favorites to add to oatmeal, though I like to add it on top and enjoy it in every bite. 🙂

    • http://www.busybuthealthy.com Kristine Fretwell

      Ahhh, nice! Glad you’re a protein & oatmeal fan too!

  • Christinelthompson

    I made the PB Chicken for dinner tonight!  My family loved it.  Thank you for sharing=)

    • http://www.busybuthealthy.com Kristine Fretwell

       You’re welcome! Glad you liked it!!

  • Suzriley1

    Thanks Kristine! I am the one who requested this post and it was just what I was looking for. I have to admit, I have a “healthy lifestyle” crush on you and aim to find balance like you do. I eat healthy 80% of the time but I struggle with liking it at times. Your recipes make it much easier because while they are simple they are also super tasty, too!

    • http://www.busybuthealthy.com Kristine Fretwell

      Hey Suz! :). Yes it was you! Hehe. Great question! Glad you liked the post. Yes, all about balance…glad you find the recipes helpful! 🙂 Kristine Fretwell, Busy But Healthy, http://www.busybuthealthy.com

  • Kari O.

    Thanks for sharing this – it is always super hard for me to come up with lunches to take with me that aren’t boring, or quick and delicious dinner options (your site has been helpful with this). Have a safe trip!

    • http://www.busybuthealthy.com Kristine Fretwell

      Thanks Kari! Glad you liked it 🙂 (and the recipes!)
      Kristine Fretwell, Busy But Healthy, http://www.busybuthealthy.com

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for sharing!!! I want to try that turkey meatloaf recipe!!

    • http://www.busybuthealthy.com Kristine Fretwell

      You’re welcome! Yes that meatloaf is so easy and delish!
      Kristine Fretwell, Busy But Healthy, http://www.busybuthealthy.com

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