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Here Is What A Registered Dietitian Eats In A Typical Day

Jessica Jones, M.S., R.D., co-host of Food Heaven Made Easy, shares what she eats and drinks for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks.

Hi. I'm Jessica Jones. I'm a registered dietitian with a master's degree in nutrition.

Degrees and experience aside, the thing that makes me feel most official is my DIETITIAN badge.

My goal is to eat as healthy as I can. But like everyone else, some days are better than others. Today, I’m going to show you everything I eat AND drink from dawn until dusk. You ready?

It’s 7 a.m. and first things first: hydration station.

Say hi to my mint plant. I call her Mindy K.

I try to eat breakfast within an hour of getting up. Since I’m usually in a rush, my favorite go-to breakfast is a green smoothie.

Here’s the recipe for my smoothie, and all the ingredients all laid out:

When I don’t have time to be all cute with my Mason jar, I pop on the lid to my personal blender, hop in the car, and call it a morning.

After breakfast, my first snack of the day is a Greek yogurt parfait.

Here's what's in the mix today:

12 p.m. means it's time for a workout.

Now. Time for lunch.

OK, the pot stickers are donezo. I sprinkle on some fresh cracked salt 'n’ peppa and a couple of squirts of Bragg's Liquid Aminos for the win.

At 3 p.m. I have a sliced apple with a tablespoon of chunky almond butter for a snack.

Here's a quick note about all these snacks!

You may be wondering whether you should eat three large meals versus five to six smaller meals throughout the day. Research has shown that unless you have a digestive disorder, there isn't a significant difference between eating three meals a day and eating five to six smaller meals. It all comes down to what works best for you. If you haven't caught on already, I live for small meals and snacks. This is a personal thing. It might not work for you, and that's OK.

What’s for dinner? Call me a Golden Girl, but I like to do dinner before 6 p.m., every day. I’m hungry by 5:30 p.m., and 6 is primetime in my world.

Needless to say I made it again today and I’ll be eating leftovers during the week.

OK! Now it's time for dessert.

And HERE is the aftermath!

And there you have it — a day in the food life of a registered dietitian.

If you want more healthy recipes and cooking tips, you should check out Food Heaven Made Easy With Wendy and Jess.