What I Ate Today: Episode 11, Gluten-Free


What I Ate Today: Episode 12, Gluten-Free

And we’re baccccckkkk! Back by popular request, there’s a new episode of my What I Ate Today series up today on my YouTube channel.

In this episode, you’ll see me cook from the new Inspiralize Everything cookbook, whip up a raw spiralized veggie wrap for the blog, and enjoy some pre-run workout snacks (I’m training for a half marathon if you missed all about it in yesterday’s post!)

I’m so happy you all enjoy these videos, because they’re fun to put together – I rarely chronicle what I eat in a day, so it’s interesting to do it and look back and see what I actually eat in a day.

And I am NOT a calorie counter (it’s a prison sentence in my opinion!), but I did count the calories for this day and it equals to around 1,300-1,400. I’ve been trying to lean out for this half marathon training, so I’ve been keeping it full of veggies, complex carbs, and low/no sugar. Looking through my other videos, I tend to stick in the 1,200 to 1,800 calorie range.

In this What I Ate Today video, you’ll see me eat the following meals:

  • Breakfast: Daily Harvest green smoothie (use code inspiralized on checkout here to receive three free smoothies!)
  • Lunch: Spiralized raw vegetable wrap (recipe coming to the blog soon!)
  • Snack 1: Pesto caprese bites with pesto zucchini noodles (recipe coming to the blog soon!) + 1 cranberry Kombucha
  • Snack 2: Almond butter + banana (nut butter packets here)
  • Dinner: Chicken Tagine with Apricot Golden Beet Rice from the new cookbook, using butternut squash instead of golden beets
  • Dessert: A nectarine (and Lu also had a KIND bar!)

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Carol says:
This looks delicious. I could almost smell it through the computer! There is no way golden beets will be available to me, so thanks to Lu for helping me find a good alternative!. I'll use the squash and love it.
Ali Maffucci says:
Thanks Carol - I'll let Lu know he's off the hook ;-)
Always enjoy reading your blog & watching your videos.....Just keep them coming!!
Kate says:
1200 - 1800 calories per day? That really does not seem like enough to support all of the activity that you do - high intensity workouts, weight training, marathon training. An average sized female needs at least 1200 calories as a basal requirement. Any activity in addition to that is an added amount of caloric needs - ranging from 1600-1800 calories for a very sedentary person, more if you are even moderately active. It seems like you are portraying an unrealistic/unsustainable way of eating.
Ali Maffucci says:
Kate - we are all very different and that's what works for me and is clearly sustainable for my body. I have high-energy all the time, great focus, and feel nourished and never hungry. Also, I only did a 3 mile run yesterday... no need to eat more calories than I normally do, but if, say, I do a 9 mile training run, I will definitely be consuming extra calories. Hope you've found what works for you!
Kayte says:
Everyone is certainly different. I'm busy and on my feet all day, start at 5:30a and go until usually 9:30. While my "workout" may only consist of 20 minutes on the NordicTrac, if I ate more than about 1600-1800 calories a day I'd be a blimp. As it is, I have to be sure I don't overeat which I find easy to do because I love food! I'm vegan, eat only whole foods, so don't have a high fat/sugar calorie diet either. I have tons of energy, am 60 years old and can out work any 24 year old. And I can still lift 100# feed bags, albeit not as easily as 10 years ago. :) Do what works!
Camille LoParrino says:
Thanks so much for taking us through your entire day. You certainly are super productive and very creative too. The food looks delicious, and I may try the dinner even though I'm a bit lazy. An hour of cooking seems a bit much but this meal does seem so very worth it. Only question I have is why eat are you eating so late? It must have been 9:30 p.m. before you guys actually sat down to enjoy it. Not that either of you have a weight problem. I just try to make sure I do not eat past 8 p.m. and do not have breakfast until 8 a.m. so that I could fast for 12 hours and give my insides a rest.
Heather says:
Wow that looks good. I see you were struggling with the gluten free wrap. You used a collard green in one of your other recipes for a wrap wrapper. I've seen others blanch a collard green for a wrap. Could it work for this?
Carla says:
Thank you for your videos. Some times I see pictures of food, and I think I would never be able to do that, but seeing you actually DO it, I can follow along! I'm the only one in the family eating this way, so I'll have lots of left overs, ha ha. Just getting started, so you are a great motivator. I would love to find those wraps as I need gluten free as well. Have a great day! Looking forward to MORE.
Cassie says:
Now I want to create a veganized tagine! You two are so adorable together!
Karen says:
I'm waiting for my copy of Inspiralize Everything: An Apples to Zucchini Encyclopedia, but it won't get her for another week. I got most of the recipe for Chicken Tagine w/Apricot Golden Beet Rice, but only up to Add 1/2 cup broth to pan, scrapping up the bits from the bottom . . . seriously can anyone give me the last part of the directions?

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