What I Eat In a Day #4: Paris Edition

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Hi all!

I think you have the same problem I have: being obsessed with”What I eat in a day” posts. Seriously, has it been declared a mental condition yet? I find myself watching YouTube videos of people telling for a full hour what they eat and prepared in a day.

I find it fascinating, especially when it’s people from all around the world. I’ve discovered recipes, foods and spices I’ve never heard about this way.

As those posts are the most popular on the blog, I feel this is fair for me to give back and share another day of eating, the French way.

Here is a reminder of my commitment to you regarding my “What I Eat in a Day” posts, I will:

  • share everything that I ate for the day (including the chocolate, pastries and “carpe-diem” meals)
  • include full recipes as much as possible (if homemade)
  • try to tell you my opinion about my day of eating (was it balanced ? if not, what will I do to compensate on the next day ?)



what I eat in a day

  • a small glass of orange juice
  • a bowl of oats with oat milk, cranberries, mixed nuts, chia seeds, spirulina and cinnamon
  • an apple
LUNCH – 12 am

what I eat in a day

  • Starter : a soup “tajine like” with chickpeas, tomatoes, coriander, carrots et other good stuff
  • Main : a pita filled with spinach, chicken, feta and peppers
  • Dessert : 4 squares of 70% dark chocolate + 1 espresso


GOUTER – 5 pm


  • a handful of mixed nuts
  • a cup of tea
DINNER – 7pm

what I eat in a day

  • Starter : a small bowl of watercress soup
  • Main : mushrooms and onions + brown rice (and a few leave from my Basil plant)
  • Dessert : a yogurt with cinnamon

This was a nice day of eating, I had my daily dose of chocolate and my daily dose of soup. In winter, starter is always a soup (gets the vegetables in!). When the days get warmer, I abandon soup for crudités (raw veggies) or for gazpacho (cold Spanish soup, delicious!).

This was a work day, so my only exercise was walking to work (did I tell you that my new office was close to Opéra Garnier? Sooo nice to walk there).

I did not have to time (envy?) to prepare my lunch the evening before, so I stop by Prêt-à-Manger (A British brand with a French name?) at noon. Their salads, wraps and soups are delicious and they try to do seasonal and fresh ingredients.

To conclude, a great day of eating, I was reasonable but still enjoyed my day of eating!

 Did you enjoy this what I eat in a day post ? Would you like more of them ? What do you eat in a work day ?

Author: Emilie Durand

Emilie is a French food lover, proud Parisian and founder of thefrenchwaytohealth.com. On her website, she shares delicious recipes, health tips and tricks. Her goal is to gather and share the habits and rules that have been used and approved by French people for decades. That means cooking your own meals efficiently, enjoying whole foods, eating mindfully and never ever using the word diet again while losing weight.

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