So You're Telling Me Victoria's Secret Models Don't Just Eat Lettuce? What Sanne Vloet Eats in a Day
BY MORGAN GILL
Let’s get real for a minute: we aren’t Victoria’s Secret models, and we probably never will be. Statistically, it’s just not happening.
Although we aren't getting ready for the VS runway show and eating our way towards the perfect body, promoting body positivity and motivating our generation to be healthy is something we can do, and it’s exactly what Sanne Vloet, a young Victoria’s Secret model, does with her Youtube Channel.
I watched one of her “What I Eat in a Day” food vlogs (which I will link at the bottom of this article), and knew I had to create and share physical recipes of the meals she made in her video.
Healthy, delicious food that we can duplicate at home!
A simple trip to the grocery store will supply you with everything you need to recreate these yummy meals by Sanne.
Sanne starts her day off with homemade granola (which she noted makes her house smell amazing) and a protein packed smoothie bowl! Smoothie bowls are super yummy, and I definitely agree with her breakfast choice! (You can make the granola ahead of time, and it will last you awhile!)
Sanne’s Homemade Granola Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a baking pan, spread the following ingredients evenly: (use clean hands to mix thoroughly then spread evenly over pan before baking)
¾ cup of rolled oats (plain oatmeal)
⅓ cup of pecans
⅓ cup of hazelnuts
3 tablespoons of chia seeds
2 tablespoons of flax seeds
2 tablespoons of pumpkin seeds
½ teaspoon of salt
Teaspoon of cinnamon
2 heaping tablespoons of coconut oil
Bake for 20 minutes! CHECK at 15 minutes to prevent burning! Take it out if they start to smell burnt!
When you think they're ready, take the pan out to let it cool. Once cooled, add the following ingredients:
1 tablespoon of dried Goji berries
1 tablespoon of dried coconut (unsweetened is healthier)
And that’s it for the granola!
On to the smoothie!
Sanne’s Smoothie Base
For the smoothie bowl, mix the following in a blender:
1 cup of frozen berries
1 cup of rolled oats (plain oatmeal)
½ of a banana
1 cup of almond milk
1 serving of nonflavored protein powder (she used hemp protein!) *one serving is either one scoop or two, according to the label.
1 tablespoon of chia seeds (optional, affects texture)
1 tablespoon of flax seeds (optional as well)
Blend together and pour into bowl.
⅓ cup of your homemade granola
1 sparse tablespoon of coconut flakes
1 sparse tablespoon of Goji berries
Snap a pic of your beautiful breakfast and enjoy!
Sanne headed for a grueling workout after breakfast in a studio that looked similar to Starkville’s own Midtown Pilates!
Sanne walked from her apartment to her workout studio to burn some extra calories, and walked to her lunch destination as well!
(To copy her lifestyle, take steps like scheduling a workout into your day. Take the stairs. Walk to class. Go for a walk with friends/spouse rather than catching up on the couch. The options are seriously wide open.)
For lunch, Sanne went to a restaurant and enjoyed a veggie bowl with a cappuccino!
Sanne’s Veggie Bowl
All topped with a poached egg
If you want to duplicate this, you have the option to add chicken.
(Google or Pinterest “veggie bowl recipes” for tons of inspiration to create a veggie bowl just like Sanne’s!)
If you want to use these ingredients, fill a cereal-sized bowl with equal portions of each ingredient and top with the poached egg.
For an easier duplication, head to your nearest Pita Pit and create a bowl without the pita. You’ll have the option to add in tons of veggies and meat if you desire (at a super affordable cost)!
I put the veggie bowl to the test and ordered the Chicken Bacon Ranch Salad at Pita Pit! Here’s how I ordered it:
(THE TRICK: Go light on the sauce. Paying attention to condiments makes all the difference. A 300 calorie dish can inflate to a 500 calorie dish, just by adding ranch.)
SIDENOTE: By signing up with the Pita Pit rewards program, you’ll get a bag of chips and a drink FREE with your first meal. However, I didn’t even eat my chips since my veggie bowl completely filled me up! Here’s what it will look like for around $9.
When supper time rolled around, Sanne had a beautiful meal planned out that only takes 20 minutes!
Sanne’s Stuffed Salmon
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, then get together your ingredients!
1 large foldable salmon filet
2 tablespoons of fresh Dill
2 tablespoons of dijon mustard
¼ cup of spinach
1 tablespoon of feta cheese
½ teaspoon of salt
½ teaspoon of pepper
First, grab a baking sheet and pour just a little olive oil on to prepare the pan for baking. Then, place the salmon on the pan, and season the salmon filet with salt and pepper. On the top of the filet, spread the dijon mustard evenly. Lay the spinach on one side of the filet and top with the feta cheese.
After you’ve finished the filling, fold the other half of the filet over the filling to create a wrap! (To hold the wrap together while cooking, grab some dental floss and create two bows around the folded salmon filet.)
Season the top of the folded filet with salt and pepper to taste, along with about half a tablespoon of dijon mustard.
Finally, place your salmon on an oiled baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes! (This will create a medium rare fish. If you prefer your fish well done, cook for just a few minutes longer.)
As the fish is cooking, create your sides!
¼ cup of pine nuts
2 cups of spinach
½ cup of golden raisins
1 cup of brown rice
¼ cup of your choice of hummus
To begin, start by browning your pine nuts in a skillet over low heat with a teaspoon of olive oil. Cook over low heat until the pine nuts begin to turn golden brown. (This will not take long.) Once done, place the pine nuts on a paper towel to cool.
In the same skillet, add half a teaspoon of olive oil and cook the spinach and raisins over low heat for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly! Spinach should be wilted and cooked, while still retaining it’s fresh appeal.
For the brown rice, grab a pot and add the rice. Fill the pot with water to just above the rice and then cook over high heat for about 10 minutes. Drain the rice, then get all your sides together - your salmon should be almost done!
Place your salmon wrap on a plate, ½ cup of your brown rice, all of your spinach and raisins (top the spinach with the pine nuts) then add ¼ cup of hummus.
Cut off the dental floss from your wrap, snap another picture of your meal (because you should be proud of this), and enjoy!
Sanne Vloet's Vlog (AKA the inspiration):
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