The healthy food blogger took a snapshot of every bite that passed her lips.
As a holistic nutritionist and vegetarian chef, Sarah Britton creates perfectly healthy, mouthwatering meals—all without counting calories.
"One of my goals is to demonstrate that by eating whole foods, we are relieved of having to obsess over calories, fat grams, and carbs," she says. "If you are enjoying a healthy and balanced diet, you are truly free! I believe our obsession with the 'elements' of food has forced us away from what is truly important in what we eat—simplicity, taste, beauty, and pleasure."
Britton keeps hunger pangs at bay by noshing on wholesome snacks throughout the day, and by drinking water in between (never with) meals. "I consume about 1.5 to 2 liters in total [per day], depending on my activity level," she says.
Check out Britton's visual food diary during one 24-hour period, then head to her award-winning blog My New Roots more of her amazing recipes.
"I crave smoothies but tend to only drink them in the warmer months, as they are very inappropriate for a winter breakfast! This morning, I just needed it. I pretty much throw in anything I have in my pantry. Blending a lot of these foods together is the best way to consume them, as eating them on their own can be quite abysmal. My smoothie was delicious and energy-packed."
"I eat my biggest meal of the day at lunch, because that is when I need the most energy. Today I had leftovers from last night's dinner, which is typical for me," she says.
"Short-grain brown rice is best for winter, as it is more concentrated, whereas long-grain rice is best for summer. Mung beans are highly nutritious and fast-cooking. Lentils are a favorite legume for the same reason: they cook quickly and are so great in soups and stews. I enjoy them Indian-style often in daal with plenty of immune-boosting spices."
"I eat kale almost daily when it's in season. I am obsessed with it! Massaging it before eating breaks up the starches, making the leaves tender and more digestible. I pair it with avocado and lemon for healthy fats and to effectively absorb the iron it contains."
"This soup is a breeze to whip up and is light yet satisfying. I try to eat lots of green food at dinner if I haven't during the day, and here I haven't since breakfast."