A Day In The Life: Tuesday Foods Co-Founder, Lisa Cohen

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A Day In The Life:  Tuesday Foods Co-Founder, Lisa Cohen

“True beauty comes from within.” It may sound cliché, but it holds true: The kind of beauty that makes you feel like your best possible self – confident, strong, powerful, inspired, and ready to conquer the day – starts on the molecular level. And that means it truly begins with what you eat.

We've dedicated years to crafting a nutrition program that cleanses, nourishes, and fuels the body, allowing you to radiate true vitality from the inside out. Through our journey, we've discovered that a diet rich in colorful fresh produce, healthy fats, whole grains, plant-based protein, and nutrient-dense superfoods is the ultimate beauty secret.

Moreover, incorporating daily wellness rituals is vital – they provide an opportunity to slow down and show ourselves some well-deserved love. The key lies in placing equal emphasis on our wellness routines as we do on selecting the food we fuel our bodies with.

To kick off the summer feeling my best, I am diving into our “Next Four Signature Program” - 4 weeks of our Tuesday Foods deliveries, plus daily fresh juices to help me re-energize and get back to my healthiest body.

Link here for our next Juice Delivery! You can do a summer juice cleanse, or just stock your fridge with fresh juice, like I do.

Here’s what a typical day looks like for me on the program!

A Day In The Life: Tuesday Foods Co-Founder, Lisa Cohen

7:00 am – Rise and shine.  I usually wake up naturally at 7 am. I love the luxury of sleeping in until my body naturally wakes - and sometimes I can even sleep until 8 (or 9!).  Now that we are empty nesters, the only days I set an alarm for an early morning wake up is on Tuesdays – Delivery Day!

First things first. I use a rose quartz ice roller (kept in the freezer) over my entire face, focusing on eyes for a few minutes. Skin rollers are excellent for draining lymphatic fluids, reducing puffiness from sleep, and firming the skin (YES!).

AM Skin Care: I've tried a lot of products over the years, but this is the routine I've been loving for a while to give me that fresh glow: Oak Essentials Moisture Rich Balm, Oak Essentials Conditioning Lip Balm, and Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen

Then I make coffee with a splash of Nut Pods, Almond + Coconut Creamer. I don’t love drinking coffee on an empty stomach, so I’ll have a teaspoon of nut butter, too.

Meditating every morning is a must for me - I have a few different practices that I love…either a simple mantra meditation, a breath practice or a guided meditation from one of my favorite teachers like Dr. Wayne Dyer, Gabby Bernstein, Thich Hhat Hanh or Depak Chopra. Lately I have been loving this Mantra Sound Meditation from Dr. Wayne Dyer.

8:00 AM - Eat Breakfast (my favorite meal!) 

Today on the Tuesday Foods Menu: “Get Up and Goji“ Smoothie

One of my favorite smoothies. It’s delicious and energizing - without feeling heavy or too sweet. I like to make my smoothies thick and eat with a spoon, topped with crunchy nuts, hemp eeds or granola. (Smoothie bowl style)

Ingredients: Goji berries, raspberries, sweet dark cherries, cauliflower rice, hemp seeds, Your Super Energy Bomb + K’achava Vanilla Protein Powder

AM Supplements:

I take Vitamin D3 + Folate + B Complex + 16 ounces of water now, and I continue to chug water during the rest of the day :)

I have the MTFHR gene variant. MTFHR is jokingly called the “The Mother F***er Gene”, but it’s essential for the body to process and metabolize Folate and B Vitamins and for detoxification. So, Methylated Folate and a high-quality B complex supplement are so important to my health, energy, vitality and mental health too.   I take Vitamin D3 in liquid form and usually just drop it right into my smoothie.

8:15 AM I sit down with my smoothie at my desk, and hit the ground running!  Go through inbox, respond to emails, make phone calls, work on current projects. For example:  We are currently researching the nutrient benefits of blueberries and their effect on brain health, as well as promoting our 5 year anniversary special - more details to come, so stay tuned! I like to work at my desk and tackle any writing projects and communication in the mornings, when I feel the most creative.

11:00 am Tuesday Foods “Walk & Talk” Meeting:

Kelly and I hit The Rio Grande Trail. It’s a ritual we started during the pandemic, and it’s become a break in the day I look forward to! Instead of meeting at the office, kitchen or on zoom – we take our business talks to the trail - and get some fresh air and exercise at the same time. There are usually a lot of belly laughs involved (and sometimes, frankly - a few tears!), but we always get a lot accomplished.

1 PM: lunch:

Today on the Tuesday Foods Menu: Ojai Nourish Bowl with Basil Vinaigrette.

I love the nutritional benefits of eating “the rainbow” and we try to incorporate as many colors into our meals when possible. The powerful phytochemicals and antioxidants found in this colorful bowl are amazing for the body - they decrease inflammation, improve immunity, reduce risk of chronic disease, and give your skin the healthiest, youthful glow.

Like all of our homemade sauces, the dressing is seriously good - It’s herby, tangy and OH-SO delicious! I’m normally not satisfied by eating plain green salad for lunch, but this grain bowl leaves me feeling full, energized and happy.

Many of our salads and bowls can be turned into a stir-fry, which adds a bit of flexibility to the program that I LOVE. You just preheat a pan with a bit of oil, empty your Tuesday Foods meal  into it, and heat the whole thing through before adding the dressing to give it a flavorful punch.  Sometimes I add a hardboiled egg (or leftover chicken or fish from the previous night) for additional protein power.


Most weeks I alternate my fitness routine with my outdoor workouts (walking, hiking or biking) and hot yoga at my local Yoga studio. Vimana Yoga. (Working on my handstand below!)

A few times a week, I roll out a mat for a weight workout with the Peloton App – (You don’t have to have a bike to access the Peloton library)  I love the full-body, strength classes, but Peloton also offers yoga, Pilates, boxing, and meditation, not to mention cycling classes if you have the bike.  My favorite teachers: Cody Rigsby for bike rides. Jess Sims for Strength Class.

3-6 pm: Back to my desk, and TIME FOR A JUICE

Today on the Tuesday Foods Menu: Emerald City {cucumber, celery, green apple, kale, collard, parsley, ginger, lemon) A fresh juice makes me feel light, bright and energized!

Answer more emails, brainstorm ideas with the team, schedule nutrition consultations with clients, and map out tomorrow’s list of To-Do’s  Current projects: Marketing, blog content, photography and social media strategies for July!

Link here to sign up for our next Juice Cleanse

6 PM Early Dinner:  

Today on the Tuesday Foods Menu: Cauliflower Steaks w/ Roasted Chickpeas + Lemony Kale Salad

A dinner-time dream for this girl…..Roasted, golden brown cauliflower steaks, oven-crisped chickpeas, layered over lemony kale - topped with a drizzle of tahini dressing and slivered almonds. Delicious with our house made Romesco Dip….a match made in heaven! 

I grew up in the south, so I really appreciate a hearty meal (made with love!) that’s comforting and filling without making me feel bloated and heavy for the rest of the evening!

And the BEST PART……I didn’t have to shop, chop, cook or clean up!

7 pm: Time to chill.

Watching on Netflix – “Stanley Tucci Searching For Italy” -  The  scenes of Italy and culinary adventures are the ultimate inspiration, plus I have a small crush on Stanley Tucci! Steve and I really enjoy watching a show or two at the end of the day. Recent favorites: Life And Beth, Money Heist. Old favorite: Better Things

If I want a sweet treat after dinner, one of our Bliss Balls does the trick!

Today on the Tuesday Foods Menu: AMAZE-balls

Made with 100% healthy ingredients - unsweetened coconut flakes, raw cocoa, almonds and medjool dates. The perfect bite-sized, mineral-rich option to satisfy a sweet craving.

9-11 pm: Night time ritual.

Cup of herbal tea and a hot shower or bath.

PM skin care:

I wash my face in the shower and then apply RetrinAl Cream on clean dry skin - helps reduce pore size, fine lines, sun damage, fade age spots and give skin a healthy glow. Next, Epionce Renewal Facial Cream. Because my skin tends to be dry I will add in a few drops of Oak Essentials Ritual Face Oil for healing and hydrating skin  – a  winning combo for sure.

PM Supplements.  I take Magnesium, L-theanine and a Probiotic before bed. Magnesium and L-theanine both promote relaxation and a high-quality probiotic heals the gut, helps with digestion, reduces bloating, strengthens immunity – It helps with just about everything! 

By 10 PM (hopefully) I crawl into bed with a book – Currently reading Table For Two, by Amor Towles


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