Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles - Hi, I'm Alexandra Cooper and this is "Everything I Eat in a Day." The first thing I do when I wake up is roll over, pick up my phone, and text my boyfriend, "Coffee and Henry," that is my dog. And so I wait and I wait and I wait and then I hear the little pitter-patter and my boyfriend opens the door, my dog flings onto the bed, I cuddle him, and my boyfriend hands me a coffee every single morning. He is a gem. I take my coffee iced coffee usually, unless it's really, really cold. I'm not a masochist, like, I'll have a hot coffee, but I do like an iced coffee and I will put oat milk. Recently switched from almond to oat and it's been a pretty fabulous transition, I will say so myself. It is purely just the milk. I'm not going and trying a new thing at Starbucks, a mocha latte frappe chai, see, I don't even know. It is just regular coffee, maybe like a blonde roast, medium roast, dark roast, I can alternate, but then always with a little bit of oat milk. I grew up never drinking coffee. I went through my entire college experience and I had never had one cup of coffee. I started drinking coffee, honestly, because I think I started going to meetings in my adult life and I was like, they're like, "Do you want a coffee?" "Sure." I like it but I'm not dependent on it, if that makes sense. So I'm never going outta my way to get it, but when it's brought to me, I welcome it and I cherish the moment and I drink the whole thing. Every single morning, unless I'm out of them, I have an everything bagel toasted with cream cheese. I like to do one bagel with regular cream cheese, one side with chive. It was a struggle when I got to Los Angeles when I moved here from New York because New York's bagels. Everyone's like, "Are New York's bagels better or is it just 'cause you're like getting it from a deli and you just like roughing it to get the bagel?" That could be true, but I feel like New York's bagels are better than LA's. So, I've mourned the loss of my New York bagels. Thought about, you know, "Is there a way to get those shipped to me?" No one has shipped them to me, so if you want, my address is, I'm just kidding. (laughs) But, you know, I've gotten used to a bagel is a bagel. I'll eat the ones from the grocery store that are like in the pack. Like I don't care. I'm a very hangry individual and I'm not embarrassed or ashamed by that. That's okay to say, okay? The success of my relationship, I will say, is predicated on whether I've eaten that day or not. My boyfriend will say, "You are a different person when you haven't had food." So I am constantly making sure like I have a snack around me. My day, usually, I go to my office and I'm sitting in an edit room editing whatever episode is coming up, so there's a lot of time to snack, okay? I, in the morning after my bagel, sometimes will go down to the kitchen and maybe get some fruit Welch snacks. You can't just have one, you have to have three, so I usually will have a handful of those, maybe some chips, love some sour cream and onion Pringles. But I'm usually waiting for lunch. You know, I thought about lying because I've watched some of these videos and I saw the bone broth, I saw the tea, and for me it's gonna be a sandwich. It's what makes me feel happy and good and so lately, I have two places that I always get a sandwich for lunch. Joe and The Juice, I will get a Tunacado. Whatever they do to that bread, they have such a crunch. Okay, that crunch that Joe and The Juice has perfected, it's unmatched. And so I almost get Joe and The Juice a sandwich and then a smoothie, it's like this strawberry, banana, almond milk smoothie. It's really good. But then sometimes I wanna heft it up a little bit and I'll get All About That Bread, which is this amazing joint in LA. I basically make my own version of an Italian. It is ham, cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions, peppers, mayo, mustard, salt, vinegar, pepper. I need all the flavors, I can't, and then I'll eat some Cheetos and shove them in there or whatever chip I get. I love a chip in a sandwich. If you don't like that, I don't trust you. I love chips. Cheetos, Lays, sour cream and onions, salt and vinegar. If it's a certain day that I'm needing that kind of vibe. Popcorn is usually being popped at my office, so I'll hit up that. An Arnold Palmer is always a nice go-to. I'm really only snacking on chips. What else would you snack on? Again, I could sit here and lie and say my go-to for dinner is salmon. And that would be true because I did cook that recently and that was one of the first things I've ever tried to cook. It didn't turn out great. It wasn't awful. I ate it, not all of it, 'cause it was kind of disgusting. I think I undercooked it. I'm not a great chef, but I'm going to continue to push myself to get better, if that makes sense. So I'm always ordering out, okay? This is gonna throw people for a loop that live in LA. My favorite meal, if I, it's my dying meal, it's always gonna be chicken Parmesan. Always through and through to the core, I'm going down with chicken parm, okay? (laughs) One day I couldn't order from Dan Tana's. If you live in LA, you know Dan Tana's is iconic. And I couldn't order from Jon and Vinny's. Those are the two go-to places you would get a chicken parm. And so I'm looking on Uber Eats and I see a chicken parm option from The Nice Guy. If you live in LA, or if you don't, let me tell you what Nice Guy is. It's a nightclub, okay? But I was so deperado for a chicken parm that I ordered from the Nice Guy, thinking, "You know what? Expectations are low, but whatever. I need the crunch, I need the cheese, I need the pasta. Let's get it in there." Phenomenal. It truly was phenomenal. I started eating it, again, low expectations, and now I sometimes order that over Jon and Vinny's. It's like I'm eating a chicken parm at the nightclub, but I'm like not at the nightclub. I'm getting to be at the nightclub by myself with the chicken parm at my house. I'm like, "Should I throw one green in there?" If I have to eat a green, I'm gonna gonna go broccoli or asparagus. No, sometimes asparagus is too chewy, and we don't like the after effects of what asparagus does. Broccoli. No one asked me, I'm just saying. I love this new whiskey that I've been drinking, Hibiki Whiskey. Phenomenal. I've gotten some of my friends on it. You don't even need a chaser. On the rocks is the go-to. But recently I just moved to a new home, which is really cool. I have plants that are growing fruits and vegetables. I'm going back to my roots in Pennsylvania, okay? And one of the plants is growing grapefruit. So I've started to do grapefruit and vodka. Huh, health and wellness, thank you. Okay, so McConnell's ice cream is my go-to late night dessert. I would say every six to seven days I restock. I get every single flavor, just in case, and I'll make a bowl of McConnell's ice cream where it's the Salted Caramel Brownie, the ooey-gooey double chocolate chip. There's like all the different kinds and I'll put a bunch of different scoops of different flavors. Who wants one flavor of ice cream? Not me. If I'm coming home from a night out, this sounds disgusting, okay? Recently I've been on a kick of Trader Joe's egg rolls with ranch dressing.