snack at church hospitality hour: an apple and small piece of orange.
lunch: 3-bean chili over 1/2 cup brown rice. I cooked the rice with some goji berries and veggizest and dulse (seaweed) which I decided I don't like. Now that I haven't done salt for quite a while, I don't really like the dulse anymore. So I threw the rest out. It was old anyway. The goji berries were kind of a fun addition. The chili was from a McDougall newsletter (scroll down the page to get to the chili recipe), by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau. I made it a few weeks ago and froze part of it which we are now eating. I just had 1 cup of the chili. I seemed to handle it okay today. I get too bloated with too many beans. We also had some steamed broccoli, cauliflower and carrots. And I ate some raw carrots while preparing.
Dinner: big easy salad (with olives instead of apple). 1 Tbsp sunflower seeds. a baked beet. yum. some raw carrots while preparing. an orange for dessert. The oranges haven't been good lately. Today's version of the salad was similar to the last one I had: lots of lettuce and arugula, some peas and corn, 4 olives (unsalted) cutup, orange and red bell pepper, and 1 Tbsp Dr. Fuhrman's spicy pecan vinegar.
Total calories: 1426, protein 46 g (10%), carbs 266 (70%), fat 31 g (20%). seems a bit low in calories. This morning I woke up hungry (at 5 am even) so I'm thinking I need more calories. But right now at 7:45 pm, I'm not hungry. Today I wasn't as active as yesterday. So maybe I'm okay. I'll find out tomorrow morning when I wake up. If I need more calories, what should I add in, nuts or sweet potatoes or grains? My taste buds prefer the sweet potatoes.