What I Eat in a Day + Homemade Chicken Soup Recipe

For the past couple of years, I’ve been obsessed with watching YouTube videos. My favourites are ‘Clean with Me’, ‘What I Eat in a Day’ and ‘Day in the Life’ videos! I could watch them all day, everyday. Haha I’m weird, I know.

Since I love watching them so much, but don’t have a YouTube channel of my own, I thought I would do a blog post for ‘What I Eat in a Day’ and see how you guys like it! I know personally, I would love to read what people eat in their day because I always love getting new ideas for meals!

**DISCLAIMER: I am not a doctor, or a dietitian. The following meals are what I ate on a random Saturday and are not what I eat every single day. I eat foods that work for my body. Since I am 17 weeks pregnant, I am trying to eat between 2000 and 2500 calories.

I would love to read your comments on what you think of this type of post. If you would like to see more of them, please let me know!

I always try and start my mornings with a big glass of water, especially now that I am pregnant. On the days that I remember, I also take this probiotic that I received in one of my bump boxes to keep me regular!

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For breakfasts I usually try and eat something pretty filling so it will tide me over for a few hours. On this particular day I had a bowl of cereal with milk, half a banana, a glass of orange juice and half a cup of coffee with milk. I didn’t drink coffee at all in my first trimester but now that I am in my second trimester, I will have it on occasion (still not every day, though).

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I work until 12pm on Saturdays, so to tide me over until I could make lunch, I snacked on one of these fig bars from Costco. They are okay – but I probably won’t buy them again.

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I went to my parents after work and was craving something fresh, as always, so I decided to make myself a tomato, cucumber and cream cheese sandwich. I used a rye bread from Sobeys that is baked in store and made with local grains and it was so delicious!

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My hubby has been struggling with a cold this past week so once I got home, I got a batch of homemade chicken soup started on the stove! **Scroll down to the bottom of this post for the recipe.** It takes about 3 hours but it is so delicious and comforting on a cold winter day!

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I was really strugging with sciatica pain, so as I waited on the soup, I relaxed on the couch with Netflix, a bowl of fruit and a protein shake to keep my belly full until dinner.

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Has anyone ever tried the Bolthouse Farms chocolate protein shake? It’s sooo decadent!

Once the soup was done, I enjoyed a nice big bowl of it with a piece of that rye bread that I had for lunch!

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I also always take my prenatal vitamins around dinner time with a big glass of water!

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According to MyFitnessPal my day was as follows as far as nutrients goes:
2283 Calories — 103g Protein — 331g Carbohydrates — 30g Fiber — 162g Sugars — 66g Fat — 269g Vitamin A — 451g Vitamin C — 130g Calcium — 178g Iron

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As for the chicken soup recipe – this is my Opa’s recipe and my mom has given me permission to share it with you! Definitely try it for yourself! It is by far the best chicken soup I will ever eat and I’m 99% sure it actually cures a cold, haha!

Chicken Soup
Ingredients:

2-3 chicken legs
1 onion, quartered
2 carrots
2 stalks celery
2-3 bay leaves
1 tbsp. vinegar (the vinegar helps bring the flavour out of the bones)
1 tbsp. sugar (the sugar helps balance out the vinegar)
1 tbsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 1/2 cups noodles or rice
1 cup carrots, diced
2 tbsp. parsley
2 tsp. Maggi seasoning (optional, to taste)

Directions:
Place chicken legs in a large saucepan and fill with water.  Add onions, carrots, celery stalks, bay leaves, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and let simmer for 2 hours.

Meanwhile, place carrots in a microwave safe bowl, add water and cover. Microwave on high until tender, set aside.

Remove chicken legs and set aside until cool enough to handle.  Cut chicken into bite size pieces.  Strain soup through a colander set over a large saucepan.  Add noodles or rice and cook until tender.  Add chicken, carrots and parsley.  Season with Maggi to taste.

I hope you enjoyed this post!

xox. -K

 

 

 

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