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Gabrielle Olya
September 07, 2016 03:05 PM

When Pia Wurtzbach isn’t busy with Miss Universe obligations, she loves taking the time to cook a meal at home.

“I have a busy schedule and am constantly traveling so when I do have the time to grocery shop or prepare a meal, I make it a priority,” the 5’8″ beauty queen, 26, tells PEOPLE. “However, I love sushi so I find myself eating out often for that!”

She also tries to incorporate “lots of protein” into her meals.

“I like to enjoy foods that keep my energy levels stable,” says Wurtzbach. “Otherwise I’d likely crash at some point during the day.”

Check out her daily food log below, and see more celebrity food diaries in our Wellness Issue.

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Hydration
8 glasses of water

Breakfast
Coffee with a splash of cream
1½ cups of Greek yogurt with 3 diced strawberries, a handful of blueberries, a tbsp. of honey and mangoes

Lunch
Grilled-chicken Caesar salad – light on the croutons – with diced cherry tomatoes, 2 tbsp. of dressing and ⅓ cup of low-fat Parmesan cheese

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Snack
Two handfuls of roasted almonds (no salt)
Dried mango with a side of cottage cheese

Dinner
Oven-roasted salmon (with ½ tbsp. of olive oil to coat fillet)
1 cup of spinach topped with feta
1 cup of steamed broccoli with fresh lemon juice, olive oil and garlic
2 red bliss potatoes, sliced, with olive oil and fresh rosemary

Dessert
2 small scoops of low-fat chocolate caramel ice cream

Total Calories:
1,758

The Verdict:
“Love the Greek yogurt for protein, and the fruit is loaded with fiber, which helps keep her full,” says dietitian Keri Glassman of nutritiouslife.com, though she advises skipping the honey. For lunch Glassman recommends swapping the Caesar dressing for olive oil and vinegar. “I’d rather her get the fat from olive oil and skip the low-fat cheese,” she says. Wurtzbach’s choice of nuts for a snack is “excellent for the protein, fiber and antioxidants,” but Glassman cautions about dried fruit because it’s “easily overeaten.” Dinner is “perfect” for incorporating “omega-3s from the salmon and lots of greens.” As for the ice cream, Glassman asks, “could she have done one scoop?”

NOTE: It is recommended that women eat at least 1,200 calories per day, and men eat at least 1,800 calories per day.

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