This Is What Health’s Food Director Eats in a Day (Dark Chocolate Made the Cut!)

Because of my work as Health‘s Food Director, people will sometimesask if I either cook elaborate, multi-course meals every night, or if I never cook at home sinceit’s part of my job. The reality is actuallyneither of these-I’m a busy working mom, and I cook oftenfor my family (my husbandis an excellent cook and does a lot of it as well), but the meals we make are usually pretty quick and simple. Here’s what I eat in a typical day.

Breakfast

Every morning, the first thing I do isdown a big glass of water and take my vitamins. Water just helps get me going. I drink a lot of water all day (I don’t count glasses or ounces, but I’m always sipping), and that glass first thing is a good jump-start. After that, I makea cup ofBulletproof coffee: in my Vitamix, I blendabout 12 oz.coffee with 1 oz. grass-fed butter, 2 tablespoons of Brain Octane Oil($23; amazon.com), and a few scoops of collagen peptides, such as Vital Proteins ($40; amazon.com). It sounds a little weird, I know, but I absolutely love it-Bulletproof coffeetastes delicious, and I findIget asteady stream of caffeine instead of the jolt-and-crash I used to get from having just coffee with milk. Plus, it’s satisfying,and I don’t get hungry until about 11 a.m.

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Lunch

If I’m not meeting anyone for lunch or attending an event, I usually eat pretty early, between 11 a.m.and noon.I’ll usually have a big salad with someraw vegetables and whatever cooked ones are lurking in the fridge, plus a moderate (around 4 oz.) portion of protein andlots of healthy fats,such asavocado,olive oil, and maybe a sprinkling of nuts or seeds.Thesalad below is a pretty typical lunch for me: mixedgreens, beets, fennel, leftover grilled artichokes, cherry tomatoes, carrots, cucumber, olives,avocado, androasted rock shrimp. Often there’s something fermented in there, too, usually some kind of sauerkraut. Of course, if I’m developing recipes, they mightsneak into my meals.

Snack

If lunch is going to be later, I’ll have a snack, usually a few macadamia nuts or a spoonful of coconut butter. Or I’ll grab a handful of olives.

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Dinner

I try to eat a little lighter at night, though not always with success.My dinnertends to followthe same theme as lunch:lots of vegetables, moderate protein, plenty of fat, and sometimes a carb like sweet potatoes or rice. Sometimes dinner is a piece of fish cooked in lots of grass-fed ghee with a salad or cooked vegetable on the side, orone of my favorites: spaghetti and meatballs made with 100% grass-fed beef and zoodles (below).

Treat

I likereally dark chocolate-70% is the absolute lowest-and I look for organic, fair-trade chocolatethat has very little or no refined sugar withtasty add-ins like nuts, coconut, sea salt, or cacao nibs. Some of my favorite brandsare Hu Kitchen ($8; thrivemarket.com), Taza($5; thrivemarket.com), Raaka($70 for 12; raakachocolate.com), and AlterEco($4; thrivemarket.com).I also love Eating Evolved’s Coconut Butter Cups ($35 for 9; amazon.com).

I have a piece of dark chocolate every night. Every. Night. It’s a ritual for me.Seriously, do not attempt to get between me and my chocolate.

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Emilia Clarke Is “Optimistic” That Daenerys Will Survive On Game Of Thrones

With Game Of Thrones slowly coming to a close (there’s only two more – short – seasons!) we are wondering now more than ever which characters are going to die before the end of the show. Due to the nature of the plot, they can’t all succeed (unless Cersei, John Snow, and Daenerys suddenly decide sharing is caring), so who can we root for? Emilia Clarke puts her money on Daenerys.

“Right now, I’m sort of feeling – with her – optimistic,” the actress told the Belfast Telegraph. “She’ll probably need some help, though. I’ll definitely be disappointed if she doesn’t make it.”

As for this season, Daenerys has her eyes on the prize, but Clarke truly believes she has the best intentions.

“I think that there was always that idea that she would know where she was going to, but the reality is frightening,” she continued. “I mean, I always believed that Dany had the highest of hopes for what kind of impact she could leave on this world.”

The only thing that could mess this up, however, is Daenerys’ heritage. Her father and brother were both power mad, and Clarke is nervous that it runs in the family.

“Dany is exploring every avenue that her kind of bloodline has been to,” she explained. “People have an idea of what her father was and everyone has vague idea what her brother was. She knows what those things are but it could be very easy for her to do something very rash.”

As for Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa, she’d welcome a more evil side to her character.

“I can totally see her becoming a Cersei and kind of driven mad by it, by the threats against her family,” Turner told Yahoo Movies Singapore of Sansa. “At the end of the day, that’s why she does the things that she does, because she’s terrified of losing the people she loves. And so she’ll stop at nothing to protect them. If that means becoming like a ruthless killer, leader, sadistic woman or evil lady, then so be it. I don’t think it matters to her, and I can see Sansa swinging that way too.”

We’ll get our first glimpse at these powerful women – good or evil – when season 7 premieres on July 16.

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