{I apologize if this is a duplicate in your feed – technical difficulties!}

Most of us, no matter how varied our diet is, eat some of the same foods every single day. (I, for example, eat a LOT of eggs!) So I reached out to some of my favorite Dietitians and Nutritionists to find out what they’re eating every day! Their answers aren’t necessarily surprising, but I love the ideas on how to incorporate these foods into your diet. (It’s time to stock up on greek yogurt!)

 

Plain nonfat Greek yogurt is my go-to food. I eat it with fruits and nuts for breakfast, use it to make dips for veggies, and stir it with various mix-ins like shredded coconut and honey or peanut butter and jelly, to make dessert. It’s a great source of calcium and protein, and at 100 calories per serving, it’s a real calorie bargain too!

Samantha B. Cassetty, MS, RD
Nutrition Director, Good Housekeeping Research Institute
@nutritionistsam

 

Cruciferous vegetables. Cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, kale, bok choy, Brussels sprouts – I eat at least one of these veggies every day. Along with their vitamin and mineral content, they are loaded with phytonutrients that are known cancer-fighters. I like to use them in cooking because they hold up well in vegetable stir-fries, on pizzas and in pasta. They also add a great crunch to salads. The best part about these veggies is that they are fall, winter and spring crops so when fresh summer produce is scarce they are almost always available.

Lori Rice, MS
Nutritionist & Freelance Writer
fakefoodfree.com

 

Since I eat a mostly plant-based diet, I rely on plant proteins every single day. At least one meal a day I feast on beans or lentils. Sometimes I sprinkle chickpeas on my salad, other times I have a pinto bean burrito with veggies for lunch, or I will make a thick bean stew for dinner.  They supply me with protein, as well as slow-burning carbs, vitamins, minerals and lots of fiber.

Sharon Palmer, RD
sharonpalmer.com

 

I definitely believe that everyone needs a varied diet and that you shouldn’t focus on just one particular food or food group, but my day just doesn’t feel complete if I don’t eat some kind of fresh leafy green. There is just something about eating a nice cold salad that makes me feel so good and healthy inside. Whether it consists of romaine lettuce, kale or mixed greens, a fresh salad is something I strive to include in my diet every day.

Ben Troung, RD

 

It’s hard to pinpoint one single food that I eat every day (other than my desperately-needed morning cup of coffee), but if I had to choose one, I’d pick low-fat vanilla Greek yogurt – and for many reasons. For starters, it satisfies my sweet tooth without packing on unhealthy fat and calories and it’s a great source of protein and calcium. I often layer it with fresh fruit, toasted nuts, and whole grain cereal (AKA, parfait style). Greek yogurt is filling because it has double the protein of regular yogurt, and it has a rich and creamy texture which I love. I use it as a mayonnaise replacement in recipes like chicken salad, add it to fruit smoothies, and use it in baked goods like muffins and quick breads. It hits the spot!

Liz Weiss, MS, RD
Founder, Meal Makeover Moms’ Kitchen
Author, No Whine with Dinner: 150 Healthy, Kid-Tested Recipes from The Meal Makeover Moms
Co-creator of new recipe app, Meal Makeovers

 

What foods do you eat every day? 

 

10 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Amy @ The Little Honey Bee
    Oct 16, 2013 @ 7:22 am

    Yay for formatting! Glad you figured it out.. hope it was not too big of a pain :)

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    • emily (a nutritionist eats)
      Oct 16, 2013 @ 10:28 am

      Thanks, I had to start completely over which is why your initial comment isn’t showing up! Thanks for coming back.

      Reply

  2. Megan (The Lyons' Share)
    Oct 16, 2013 @ 9:26 am

    So glad this post is now up, because I saw it in Feedly yesterday and then it disappeared! In general I like variety, but there are certain foods (my Greek yogurt + chia + pumpkin + cinnamon combo, and cruciferous veggies like Lori mentioned) that I eat virtually every day. When I was young, I ate eggs almost every day and then developed an allergy/ intolerance, so I’m always interested to hear if people have any research/ opinions on whether we need to be worrying about eating the same things frequently. I’m going to keep eating them because I love them and keep my fingers crossed :).

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  3. Mercedes
    Oct 16, 2013 @ 10:19 am

    It was fun to see some familiar names in your list of contributors and also I was pleasantly surprised that I eat most of those foods in my diet too! I love having yogurt every morning for breakfast!

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  4. Maria Tadic
    Oct 16, 2013 @ 11:52 am

    These foods are all in my diet too! It’s funny, whenever I go out with some fellow RD’s I notice we all have very similar food choices and preferences. There is definitely something to be said about that!

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  5. Dan
    Oct 17, 2013 @ 7:11 am

    Good to see Ben’s name and comment, hope everything is well with him.

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  6. Stephanie @cookinfanatic
    Oct 17, 2013 @ 9:06 am

    Banana, oat bran and lots of greens! Definitely have a hard time doing a greens free day, it just doesn’t feel complete :)

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  7. Karla @ Foodologie
    Oct 17, 2013 @ 10:05 am

    Love this. I’m always curious to hear what others are eating. I think pretty much everyday I have a banana (whether in a smoothie, on its own w/ almond butter, or some other form). I usually have spinach of some sort as well. Those are the two things that I always have to have in the house.

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  8. Liz - Meal Makeover Mom
    Oct 17, 2013 @ 8:11 pm

    Great post. Thanks for including me!

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  9. Lisa
    Oct 24, 2013 @ 11:31 am

    I eat eggs 5 days a week, veggies of some kind every day, fruit every day and I alternate days with snacks of plain Greek yogurt or cottage cheese.

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