Lyndie Greenwood’s Food Diary: What I Eat in a Day
Courtesy Lyndie Greenwood
When she’s traveling for work, Sleepy Hollow actress Lyndie Greenwood takes advantage of her unique schedule by trying out new restaurants.
“It’s a great way to get to know the city you’re in,”says Greenwood. “Atlanta [where she’s currently shooting Sleepy Hollow‘s new season] has been fantastic that way. I’m always up for recommendations,” she says. “So tweet me!”
But if you do send a suggestion her way, make sure the restaurant offers plenty of veggie options. “I’m not always vegetarian, but I try to be mostly,” says the actress, 32.
When it comes to snacking, Greenwood usually opts for fruit, like apple or grapes. But even at the end of a long day on set she manages to keep things healthy: “I’ll make some stove-top popcorn to munch on,” she says. “All you need is a little olive oil and salt but you can add different herbs and spices to mix things up,” she adds.
Check out her daily food log below, and pick up the new issue of PEOPLE (on newsstands now) to read more about her diet.
2 liters of water
Hot water with lemon
1 hard-boiled egg
A piece of sprouted multi-grain toast with butter
Coffee with almond milk mid-morning
Kale and avocado salad with nutritional yeast dressing and marinated tofu
Veggie burger with fries
“It’s great that Lyndie chooses nutrient-dense foods rather than empty calories like white bread, chips or candy,” says dietitian Keri Glassman of NutritiousLife.com. “But the calories may not be adequate to fuel her properly,” she adds, suggesting Greenwood eat a bit more throughout the day.
One thing Glassman loves about Greenwood’s meal plan is that she is not afraid of butter. “A little butter is better than a fake alternative,” Glassman explains. “It’s a super-healthy choice — especially if you go with grass-fed butter which provides omega 3’s and vitamin K.”
And Greenwood gets top marks for adding fries to her dinner. “She needs a little indulgence!” says Glassman, who says she can also “pump up her snacks with healthy fat by adding nuts to her fruit.”
NOTE: It is recommended that women eat at least 1,200 calories per day, and men eat at least 1,800 calories per day.
—Antoinette Y. Coulton, @diamondtennis