Food Diaries: How the Cofounder of 2Armadillos Eats for a Day

Jimmy Edgerton’s company specializes in satisfying, healthy snacks. What does his daily diet look like?

Jimmy Edgerton is a certified personal trainer and nutritionist and the cofounder of 2Armadillos, a DC-based snack company that creates crispy chickpeas with a variety of flavorings as a healthy alternative to potato chips or pretzels. Edgerton and his college roommate, Greg Katz, a doctor and personal trainer, had the idea for 2Armadillos in 2011 when they were looking for a tasty, satisfying snack that wasn’t loaded with calories and fat. Now their products are available in various locations around Washington and in several other states.

To stay in shape, Jimmy does 20 minutes of active stretching or yoga each morning. He also bikes regularly, does resistance training about three times a week, and plays basketball, volleyball, and soccer in pickup games or organized leagues. He also tries for a healthy diet that’s low on meat and refined carbs. Read on for a look at his typical meals and snacks for a day.

Breakfast: Local eggs cooked in coconut oil with spinach, mushrooms, and cinnamon, plus a side of chopped tomatoes. “I haven’t cooked meat for myself in roughly six years, but I have a couple of eggs every morning. They give me tons of protein soon after waking up and keep me energized for the day.”

Lunch: Kale salad with quinoa, carrots, hummus, and avocado. “I’m usually running to meetings most days and lament not having time to make lunch. This Power Salad at Sticky Fingers Bakery is awesome, and while I’m there, I usually munch on a couple of chocolate-chip cookies.”

Snack: Crispy chickpeas. “I grab a couple of bags every afternoon for a snack. Next-level chickpea snacking sophistication: Mix the Cinnamon Toast with Spicy Cayenne.”

Dinner: Stir-fried broccoli with a peanut butter sauce. “Except for the occasional cookie or beer, I avoid most refined carbs, including white rice. For dinner, I like stir-frying a bunch of vegetables with peanut butter.”

Disclaimer: The Food Diaries series is intended to be inspirational and is not an endorsement of each individual’s diet.

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