what I eat in a day for GUT HEALTH | healthy meals + snacks

what I eat in a day for GUT HEALTH | healthy meals + snacks


Good morning everyone, or afternoon or
evening, whatever time it is for you I’m sharing another what I eat in a day
video today and I wanted to share some of the foods I typically eat to support
my gut health which as many of you know is really, really important to me. So I’m
just starting out my morning today with some green tea, one of my favourites. This
one is by Yogi and it’s their decaf green tea which I’ve been enjoying since
I’ve been reducing my caffeine intake these days. For breakfast this morning I’m making
some simple avocado toast with soft-boiled eggs. I’ve been loving this
combo lately; I just make a really quick guacamole with mashed avocado, some cumin
and some lime juice. Give that a good mix and then I spread that over some
gluten-free toast. This time of year I like to take cod
liver oil which is a really great source of anti-inflammatory omega-3s and also
vitamins A and D. I also take vitamin D separately which as you can see here I
just drop a few drops onto my hand and then I lick it off, that works really
well for me. And a little while later this morning I’m making myself a
smoothie. So this one’s got banana, navel orange, pineapple, some mixed greens, fresh
ginger, hemp seeds, some water and ice and it’s just such a zesty, refreshing
smoothie. This is the same one that I shared on my Instagram last week. So a little snack that I’m having today
is kind of a random concoction I made of some coconut yogurt, some homemade mixed
berry chia jam that Sean’s sister made for me that I love so much, some crushed
pecans, and a little bit of raw creamed honey that a lovely viewer of mine sent
to me and this was so yummy honestly. Like I just kind of threw these things
together in a bowl it was just really good, I actually wish I had a bigger bowl
of it for a snack but I only had a little bit of the yogurt left. But yogurt
is definitely a great way to get a good dose of some probiotics into your diet.
This one here is a dairy-free coconut yogurt by President’s Choice. And then
lunch today is one of my favourite salads it’s actually my attempt at a remake of
a salad recipe from one of our favourite restaurants, and basically it’s just some
sautéed red bell pepper and mushrooms on a bed of arugula and some chickpeas. The dressing I made is olive oil, apple
cider vinegar, a little tiny bit of sesame oil, and some herbs like oregano. And I
just kind of mixed that all together. Over the years I haven’t eaten a ton of
beans because of having IBS but since my gut has improved so much
I find that chickpeas get along pretty well with my digestion, so do green
lentils, and I like getting a boost of their prebiotic fiber, too. Prebiotics
being what help to feed our gut bacteria. So this salad is just so, so good,
it’s also really great with some feta cheese. Dairy is another food that I have
avoided for many, many years due to digestive issues but I find that I can
tolerate it a lot more now. I don’t go overboard with it, but I didn’t have feta
cheese but I did have a little bit of organic cheddar cheese that I decided to
grate on top. For dinner tonight I’m making a really easy turkey and sweet
potato scramble. Usually I actually make these into sausages but I just kept
things really easy tonight by stir-frying ground turkey with some sage,
thyme, and fennel seeds. Fennel by the way is fantastic for digestion and
especially gas and bloating, but I just love their taste and they’re kind
of essential for making really yummy sausages. While that was cooking though
by the way, I was just eating a chocolate muffin that I had made. I made a batch of
them with coconut flour and collagen. They’re grain free and I just kind of
mixed things into a bowl they turned out pretty well but I’ll try and share the
recipe on my blog soon. Then I’m just mixing in some leftover steamed sweet
potato into the mix here and giving it a stir. I also really wanted some green
beans but I didn’t have any so I just steamed up some frozen cauliflower and
that’s what we had for dinner. I’ve also got here some Korean kimchi by the
company ‘Wild Brine’ which is again a great source of just some probiotics.
Fermented foods like this are a great source of probiotics. This one was
actually really spicy and usually I’m not someone who likes spice. The flavour
is really good, it’s got ginger in it, but definitely, definitely spicy. And lastly,
just speaking of probiotics, at the moment the one that I’m taking is by
Genestra. This is the HMF Multi Strain 50 and I love this probiotic. Not
trying to recommend anything here, everyone is different,
not everyone necessarily needs to take a therapeutic dose of probiotic supplement
but this is the one that I am currently taking and I just take one before bed.
And that’s it for today’s video, I hope that you got some easy meal inspiration.
This was a pretty typical day of meals for me I’d say especially with regards
to gut health. Thanks so much for watching and I will see you all in my
next video!