Snack after workout: 3 date nut pop'ems. celery with raw almond butter. I got an order from Dr. Fuhrman's website yesterday. I decided to try out his date nut pop'ems and almond butter along with replenishing my vinegar and vitamins. The date nut pop'ems are a bit too rich for my tastes I think. They are packed with calories and sugar, so if I eat a little, I feel okay but it doesn't seem very satisfying to me; and if I eat a lot, I get a sick feeling from the richness and sugar high. The chocolate ones are really good but I don't like the caffeine. However I really like the raw almond butter. That was great with celery. So I think that will be a good morning snack.
Lunch: baked sweet potato (mashed with a fork), leftover pureed rutabaga and turnip and parsnips, steamed cauliflower, edamame. How's that for a colorful dish? As I said yesterday, the only reason the pureed rutabaga is pink is that I didn't clean out the blender after making a beet dressing. But it's pretty! For dessert I made baked apples stuff with date nut pop'ems (a Fuhrman recipe--core the apple, stuff 'em, bake 'em). They were good, but I'm not sure it was worth the effort. I think I don't like sweets as much as I used to.
Dinner: chopped arugula and spinach topped with cashew-orange dressing and orange slices. Wow, this was really good! For dessert I had two date nut pop'ems. For someone who says she doesn't like sweets and desserts, I ate a lot of date nut pop'ems today. Well, I wanted to try them out.