Lunch: Cabbage salad, baked sweet potato, steamed broccoli and cauliflower. and skin of housemate's baked potato--I like potato skins. This was a really good lunch. The cabbage salad was really good and I love baked sweet potatoes. Here's a picture:
Dinner: Okay, I thought I needed more calories to I tried to eat a lot: cabbage salad, 2 baked beets (sooo goood!), arugula with edamame and vinegar (super easy and good!), a kiwi, a small orange. I just baked the beets at 350 for 1.5 hours, and ate them after they cooled. I didn't bother to peel them, just cut off the ends and ate them with my fingers--the peels protected them from the beet juice. I'm going to be eating a lot more baked beets. I love them, and they are still local in Wisconsin. Here's an ugly picture of the half-eaten dinner, showing the cabbage salad and beet.
Here's a prettier picture of the arugula and edamame.
Total calories: 1274. ack! protein 37 g, carbs 207 g, fat 44 g (31%). This does not seem to be enough calories. I was hungry at dinner time but I'm supposed to be. I am not hungry at 10 pm. Maybe I just need fewer calories than I thought. Maybe this explains why I am on the thin side. My fat intake was reasonably high (a good thing) because of the walnuts in the cabbage salad. So I probably had 2.5-3 oz of nuts and seeds. Should I try to eat more calories? The way to do that would be to eat grains. But I think grains are boring and take time to cook. Maybe I could have some oatmeal with dinner. I'd be willing to do that.