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Here's Exactly What I Cook And Eat While Working From Home

Houston native Jazzmine Woodard, 30, sticks to a work-from-home meal routine that's nutritious and under-budget.

Meet Jazzmine Woodard — she's the Houston-based blogger behind Dash of Jazz.

Jazzmine Woodard

Cooking is a passion of hers, but Jazzmine says her daily food habits — especially now, at home — are based on practicality. She sees the food she eats as the fuel she needs to get through the day.

Because Jazzmine has found a way to eat well even with her busy schedule, we were curious about what she eats on the regular. Below, you'll find Jazzmine's food diary from a recent day in her kitchen! 🍋

8 a.m.: I'll start my day with a large glass of lemon water.

At 9 a.m, I'll make a breakfast smoothie with fruit, veggies, vegan protein powder, and a kick of cayenne.

In the cooler months when I want something cozy that doesn't take a ton of time, I'll have an oatmeal muffin or instant oatmeal — both of which I prep ahead of time.

Around 10 a.m., I'll drink a gingerade — made with ginger, turmeric, and mint — that's inspired by an old family recipe.

At noon, it's time for lunch! Today is leftover spaghetti and meatballs with extra veggies thrown in.

Around 3 p.m., I'll snack on a plum and some cherries.

Dinner is usually around 7 p.m — and tonight I'm treating myself to take-out. I order roasted gulf fish, gumbo greens, and hoppin' John from my favorite restaurant in Houston: Lucille's.

Finally, around 8 p.m., it's time for a nightcap of golden milk and honey.

This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

For more from Jazzmine, visit her blog or find her on Instagram!

'What I Eat In A Day' is a meal-by-meal look into the food lives of bloggers, families, fitness pros, and more. Find past editions here, here, and here.