Daily Eats are Back-As an Intuitive Eating Mom

Daily Eats as an Intuitive Eating Mother

Wow, it’s been just shy of one year since I did my last daily eats post in December of 2020. This is my first post sharing my daily eats – what I eat in a day – since becoming a mom. I love this! What a fun milestone for the blog.

I noticed this yesterday morning while getting some early morning work done and decided to ask on Instagram how you felt about a return. There was an overwhelming yes (which makes me smile as I write this).

If you’re new here, daily eats are how I started. This blog started in February of 2011 as a place to share what I ate in a day, not so that you could eat just like me or compare your eats to mine, but so that you could give yourself permission to stop dieting and enjoy eating again.

No dieting, rules, or food-shame exist here – just simple food choices I make everyday. For me, it’s important that my food choices look good, taste good, and leave me feeling good.

If something makes me sick, I’ll think twice before eating it. Over the last 10 years paying attention to how food makes me feel and giving myself unconditional permission to eat has brought me to a place where listening to my body is easy. (But it wasn’t always easy – I had to completely re-learn to listen to my body after years of dieting.)

Before we dive in:

Today, I share my eats to be an example of what is possible for you in your relationship with food. To show you that you can experience calm and ease with food, too.

You can eat what you enjoy, listen to your body and let go of the need for rules around food (and still feel good in your body). You deserve to have 100% of your emotional energy available for the things that matter most to you.

Wednesday Daily Eats

The day started with a 4:30 wakeup by miss Selah (she’s been waking through the night some nights since the time change). I snuck in her room, nursed her, then made my coffee and got started with work.

If you didn’t catch my Miracle Mom Morning podcast episode about how I start each day, listen here.

Breakfast

Once miss Selah wakes up for the day around 7:00 (sometimes a little earlier, sometimes a little after) we nurse again, then make a family breakfast:

  • Eggs scrambled with a little bit of olive oil, milk, and sea-salt, topped with green onions
  • Breakfast sausage (one of my favorite things to have with eggs in the morning)
  • A slice of “english muffin toast” from Trader Joe’s topped with chive and onion cream cheese

Yum! So good. Selah now eats a little bit of what I eat (when I say “a little bit” I mean a little bit – she’ll have like 1-2 bites of this entire meal as an 8 month old).

Breakfast and coffee

After breakfast we clean up – dishes away, make the bed – and change into our walking/running clothes. On this day, at about 8:30 our friends Mike, Corrine and their son Henry met up with us and we went for a family run (don’t worry, their pup and Abby get to come too!). This is my favorite thing to do on a weekday morning, as often as we can.

Daily Eats Dec 2021

When we got home, I made us mocha’s (also tradition post-run), showered, got dressed, and got to work. By then it was 10:00 am. I had already gotten two hours of work done early in the day, and let me tell you… since having Selah I now work at lightening speed (mind you, Selah is never with me while I’m working – that would be turtle speed, haha).

Snack

At 11:00 am we had our group call for Aligned Coaching. Just before I snacked on a Clif Builder Bar (chocolate peanut butter) to carry me though. By this time I am feeling hungry again. My body is like clockwork now – hungry every 2-3 hours and she always wants three full meals a day plus a snack or two (sometimes three!).

Daily Eats: I heated up leftovers from the night before – spaghetti squash with broccoli, chicken, cheese and Alfredo sauce (made this with friends using this recipe). Soo good. We love making this after a farmers market run for spaghetti squash and broccoli.

Lunch

I ended work at 1:00 pm. When I got off I made lunch (I was hungry). I heated up leftovers from the night before – spaghetti squash with broccoli, chicken, cheese and Alfredo sauce (made this with friends using this recipe). Soo good. We love making this after a farmers market run for spaghetti squash and broccoli.

Daily Eats: I also made this little snack plate to have at the same time. Love some variety! Multigrain crackers, garlic hummus, and cheese whisps.

I assumed I would be hungry for more than just the spaghetti squash (and I was) so I also made this little snack plate to have at the same time. Love some variety! Multigrain crackers, garlic hummus, and cheese whisps.

Selah was asleep when I ended work, so after lunch instead of jumping right into the dishes Marco and I laid down together on the couch and took a break. Dishes could wait. We relaxed for about 20-30 minutes (this was a luxuriously long nap for Selah at 2.5 hours!) and then got a few things done: dishes, put away clean laundry, etc.

The tiniest cutest little plate for 8 month old Selah learning to eat. She is still primarily nursing for nutrition. She ate only half of this and was done. Sometimes she eats more, sometimes less.

Sis woke up about 2:30 and we nursed, snuggled and fed her a little bit of food from my lunch. The tiniest cutest little plate for 8 month old Selah learning to eat. She is still primarily nursing for nutrition. She ate only half of this and was done. Sometimes she eats more, sometimes less. I don’t worry about it. I let her direct me, and always offer her some of what I’m having, exposing her to different flavors and textures.

Family time with Selah

After lunch, I changed into get-messy clothes to do some backyard family/yard-work time.

Daily Eats: We made red beers – one each (Pacifico, a splash of Clamato, lime, and Tajin). So good!

To bring with us out back, we made red beers – one each (Pacifico, a splash of Clamato, lime, and Tajin). So good!

No afternoon snack was had – the beer filled me up and carried me through dinner, plus we had our hands completely full with yard work. We have a little over half an acre now, so we’re busy each week clearing the yard, week by week. Our goal is to do as much as we can ourselves and re-assess where we’re at in January.

I love the time together as a family outside. It’s one of my favorite parts of our new home.

Dinner Daily Eats

After we were done with the yard and the sun started coming down (about 5:00 pm) we went inside and started dinner. Selah played in her walker, I cooked, we listened to music, and Marco cleaned up the house. For dinner we had Indian food. If I could choose one food that my house would smell like every night at dinner time it would be Indian food. Soooo good.

  • Chicken masala – cooked 1 lb chicken with 1 jar of masala simmer sauce from TJ’s, half a can of coconut milk, and half a bag of Tuscan kale
  • Paired with harvest grains, avocado, and garlic naan bread

SO delicious I saved leftovers to have for lunch the next day (cannot wait).

Bath time for Selah

We ended the day with dinner cleanup, bath time for Selah, bottle-time (I love giving her a big bottle at night because it helps her sleep well – it’s usually what I pumped that AM at 4:30), lots of snuggles, and a 7:00 bedtime.

After Selah goes to bed we usually “reset” the house – toys away, coffee set for the next day, shoes back in their place, etc… and rest. For us, resting might look like a show or a little bit of a movie together, or each being in a different room totally decompressing. I’ll pump and read, Marco will watch a show, and then we climb in bed and spend time together before we go to sleep. I go to bed between 8:30 and 9:30 and wake at 4:30 everyday.

That’s it, friends! I hope you loved with post. It’s my first ever daily eats post since having Miss Selah. If you loved it and would love to see more of these, let me know (leave a comment or send a message on IG – link below).

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