Living in an apartment by myself has been very eye-opening. It’s my first time truly living alone, and well, cooking for one is more challenging that I thought it would be, since I always end up making too much food. Leftovers, anyone?! That aside, I love experimenting in the kitchen, so I made a goal to cook as much as I can in this space. As a fun little experiment, I wanted to take pictures of what I was eating on a daily basis and share them here on The Bella Insider, unedited with tips + personal comments. Of course, the food down below isn’t what I eat every day, but I think it gives a good idea of a normal day of meals for some future food inspiration to you gals living on your own. I hope you can excuse the picture quality, as I used my phone for all the pictures in my little experiment! Here we go:
I take breakfast very seriously. After all, it’s the most important meal of the day, right? A typical breakfast for me is quite large, so it keeps me full for a morning of work. Here I quickly sautéed 1/4 of a white onion, a handful of spinach, 1/2 a tomato, and a handful of baby bella mushrooms with two eggs. Shame on me for not scrambling these eggs first before tossing the veggies in! I also like to have some fruit for breakfast. I might be a weirdo, but the white stuff on oranges doesn’t bother me, since I know the fiber is healthy. Finally, I usually just drink water with lemon, but I went to Whole Foods the other day and sampled GoodBelly for the first time. I knew I had to get it! The packaging says its packed with probiotics for good digestion, but I mostly just got it because it tasted really good.
I always get hungry before dinner, so I have to have an afternoon snack to hold me over. When it comes to snacking, I always try to reach for fresh fruits and vegetables. I love mine with lots of color, so I reach for those with a side of hummus. I have to thank my roommate from last year for introducing The Mediterranean Chef’s “grandma’s humus” to me, because it’s so garlicky and tasty – my new favorite! Also, yellow tomatoes are so sweet. If you haven’t tried them yet, you definitely should!
homemade pizza (dough recipe here) | kale salad
strawberries | Wensleydale with blueberries | water crackers
I forgot to mention that if a drink wasn’t shown in the photos, I probably had water with lemon – my go-to. I have to warn you that I’m no nutritionist or health expert, so please feel free to critique what I’m eating if you’re into healthy food! I’ve learned a thing or two from my gymnastics days, so I try to avoid processed foods as best as I can, and I love fresh and wholesome food, but a splurge here or there is totally worth it in moderation. If you have any specific questions about what I eat, recipe details, or general questions about a college girl’s diet, let me know down below in the comments. I’d be happy to answer them! For more food pictures, follow along my food hashtag #sawahthefatty and my Instagram feed @sarah_thebella. Thanks for reading, and have a wonderful day!