What I Eat In A Day: Light Until Night

If you follow me on Instagram you may sometimes get whiplash from me bouncing from healthy, veggie-filled meals to gluttonous eats full of sugar, fat, and all that good stuff. The truth is, that’s actually how I eat! As cliche as this sounds, it really is all about balance. And when you live in the food capital of the world, it’s a great way to indulge in everything NYC has to offer without over-doing it OR feeling deprived.

The other day was a pretty good example of what that looks like in the life of this Hungry Blonde.

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Pretty much every day this week I’ve been on a smoothie bowl kick (even though it’s probably more of a summer type of breakfast, whatever). My go-to combo has been a base of: frozen mixed berries, frozen banana, NuNaturals Collagen, chia seeds, and almond milk. Then I add a mix of Bare Snacks coconut chips and hemp seeds as toppings.

I’m obsessed with these Bare Snacks coconut chips, by the way. They come in a few different flavors and are the best crunchy topping ever! Great for oatmeal, yogurt, ice cream, etc.

smoothie-bowl

I kept things on the lighter side for lunch as well by grabbing a Truffle Green Protein Salad and Summer Kelp Noodles from Juice Press. JP is a great healthy “fast food” option with tons of locations across the city (it can be a bit pricey, though).

Juice Press Truffle Protein Salad and Summer Kelp Noodles

And now…the reason I kept things so light during the day 😉 I knew I had a dinner at Sons of Essex, and I wasn’t going to hold back on all of the delicious comfort food they have. Can you tell I was excited?

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We enjoyed:

Kale Caesar Salad – brioche croutons, anchovy, parmesan, meyer lemon vinaigrette

Mini Lobster Rolls – fresh lobster, old bay aioli, herbs, crisp brioche

Pan-Roasted Chicken – bone-in chicken breast over cauliflower puree, sautéed brussels sprouts, onions and oyster mushrooms

Essex St Burger – premium black angus beef, cheddar, applewood smoked bacon and paprika mayo on a warm brioche bun topped with Truffle Mac and Cheese

Mushroom Truffle Pizza – three cheese blend, roasted seasonal mushrooms, arugula

Sons Of Essex - Kale Caesar Salad Sons of Essex Mini Lobster RollsSons of Essex burger with mac and cheese Sons of Essex - Truffle Mushroom Pizza

Everything was absolutely delicious, but I’d have to say my favorites were the Mini Lobster Rolls and The Truffle Mushroom Pizza.

…and now here I am, sitting on my couch about to eat a bowl of cereal for dinner. Once again, it’s all about that balance, you know? 😉

See you next for the next WIEIAD post! xoxo GG