What do “Healthy Eaters” Eat? (Part 3 of 3)

I hope you've been enjoying my 3-part blog series where you got to hear 7 fabulous "healthy eaters" share with us what they eat!

My intention with this series of posts is to show you that there are many different ways to “eat healthy” and to shatter the myth that there’s only one way of eating for everyone.

Did you miss my earlier posts? Click on the links below to get caught up!

The bottom line is that there's no one way of eating that works for everyone. What's important is that you discover what foods work best for YOU!

In this post, I have the honor of introducing to you Kimball Willson and Karina Antonopoulos, two awesome ladies I met through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Keeping reading to see what they said!

Kimball Willson

(HEALTH COACH & FOUNDER OF KW HEALTH COACHING)

What do you eat on a typical day?

Breakfast = Pastured eggs over-medium with sea salt, fresh cracked pepper and a 1/2 an avocado (and bacon from the local butcher on the weekends as a treat)... or leftover dinner.

Lunch = Salad of varying greens with sliced beets, cucumber, red pepper, onion and any other veggies in the refrigerator - topped with chicken, salmon, or some canned oysters on the side… with homemade dressing.

Dinner = Veggies and Meat or Fish… such as beef stuffed peppers, chicken over sautéed spinach, steak with an artichoke and homemade mayo, garlic shrimp and broccoli, or salmon and asparagus.

What’s your favorite meal or snack? (Feel free to include a recipe)

Grass-fed Beef Stuffed Peppers.  This is an easy and fast meal to put together!

Ingredients

  • 2 large bell peppers
  • 1 small yellow onion (chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 diced tomato (or 1/2 can tomatoes)
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 3 tsp basil
  • 1 lb grass fed ground beef (can get frozen at Trader Joes)
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp Chili Powder and Cumin
  • Dash of Cayenne and Cinnamon to taste

Directions:

  1. Rinse bell peppers, cut in half, clean out seeds and place face down on a cookie sheet
  2. Bake in oven on 350 for 15 minutes
  3. On medium heat in a large pan, add chopped onion to 2 tbs butter and saute until translucent
  4. Add minced garlic and cook for 1 minute, making sure not to burn
  5. Add tomatoes and ground beef and stir until evenly cooked
  6. Let the liquid cook down for about 5 minutes, then add basil and season
  7. Spoon into bell pepper cups and serve (goes well with cheese on top too)

Do you have any indulgences or vices?

Dark chocolate and Cabernet Sauvignon

Where can we find you?

Are you an equestrian? Check out: www.EquestrianHealthCoach.com

You can also find me at www.kwhealthcoaching.com

Karina Antonopoulos

HEALTH & WELLNESS EFT LIFE COACH AT SYNCHRONIZE WITHIN AND YOGA INSTRUCTOR

What do you eat on a typical day?

On a typical day, I might have granola with hemp seeds, chia seeds, coconut milk, and some berries for breakfast, or eggs.

For lunch, I might have leftovers to save time, an arugula salad with a whole bunch of yummy toppings (sunflower seeds/pumpkin seeds, quinoa, avocado, cucumbers, berries of some sort...), or homemade lentil or vegetable soup (usually with quinoa since I need a lot of protein in my diet to stay full and satisfied).

For dinner I roast a lot of different veggies...thats my go to when I'm stuck. Whatever veggies I have, I throw in a pan and add olive oil, sea salt, pepper, and thyme or rosemary. I also grill a lot, especially in the summer or on a nice day...grilled zucchini is my favorite, and mango. When I grill I usually make fresh corn on the cob, bbq chicken, buffalo burgers, salmon burgers...sometimes with corn chips or some form of rice. For snacks I eat lots of baby carrots, trail mix, guacamole and corn chips, fresh cucumbers, or a smoothie...but usually I tend to eat fully satisfying meals so that I don't feel inclined to reach for snacks.

What’s your favorite meal or snack? (Feel free to include a recipe)

Hmmm...a favorite recipe...my favorite thing about food and cooking especially is that it is a creative process for me. I'm no artist, but I sure can take a fridge and cabinet of random foods and make a damn good meal! I don't usually follow recipes and every time things turn out a little different depending on my mood and depending on what I have. I never want to feel limited or restricted to make a home-cooked meal if I don't have all the ingredients for a recipe. My favorite might be roasted Brussels sprouts with big chunks of garlic, olive oil, sea salt, pepper, and thyme. Always amazing. (I like to keep things basic.)

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

This recipe works well with any veggie. Mix ‘em up or have one at a time.

  1. Clean and cut the vegetable(s).
  2. Put it in a pan and sprinkle with olive oil, sea salt, pepper, and thyme.
  3. Roast in oven until it starts to look brown and crispy. 4. Keep it simple.
  4. Eat Mindfully.
  5. Enjoy.

Do you have any indulgences or vices?

Sure do! When I want to enjoy a nice treat I'll have some coconut milk ice cream (any flavor will do, but I do love dark chocolate or mint chip). Because coconut milk is more rich, I eat less of it and I feel satisfied when it's needed. For salty cravings, I can sometimes gravitate to sea salt and vinegar kettle cooked chips! Ahh makes my mouth water just thinking about it. These ARE vices for a reason!

Where can we find you?

Check out www.synchronizewithin.com (it's in transition right now) or find me on Facebook here!


Did you like this post?

Check out Part 1 and Part 3 for more "healthy eater" interviews!