mini-breakfast before appointment: about 1/5th serving of housemate's smoothie. 1/2 cup beans.
late morning snack: carrots (1 lb), sugar snap peas (1/2 lb).
lunch, 1 pm: baked oriental yam (the BEST sweet potato!). 1 lb strawberries and homemade soy yogurt.
snack to get me home after evening yoga class: 6 oz blackberries. yum
Dinner, 8:30 pm (a little later than I'd like): big delicious salad: fresh local salad greens, fresh local baby bok choy, cabbage, red bell pepper, 1/2 cup beans, seed mixture, and 2 Tbsp of date vinegar, all mixed together. I guess you could call this dessert: some orange remainders after making housemate's OJ. it's more of a flavorful nibble but I kind of enjoy it, kind of like nibbling on meat from bone scraps which I use to enjoy too.
Calories: 1356; protein 56 g; fiber 80 g.
Exercise: evening yoga class. bike commute 14 miles.
- "wing-it" Wednesday worked well! All I prepped the night before was baking the oriental yam. To work I brought along a jar of soy yogurt, a bowl, spoon and knife (for prepping the strawberries). I stopped at the grocery store on my way in and got strawberries, carrots and sugar snap peas. I ate lunch with a friend in the cafeteria. I followed Shanna's advice on one of my previous posts, and got some salad greens from a bag, so no chopping of that (did chop the bok choy and cabbage). Dinner prep took all of 15 minutes! yes! good thing 'cause I got home late.
- dinner salad was really good. I usually only use 1 Tbsp of date vinegar but as a treat had 2 today. yum yum. The bell pepper was tasteless though. They came from far away (Holland) and have a big carbon footprint since they are airlifted, so I won't feel pain avoiding them for a while.
- I don't like exercising at night as much as the morning. I was tired, late, and didn't get in my meditation/flute playing. I decided I want to go to bed and read, instead of staying up late doing everything on my list. next time I'll skip the evening yoga if I can't make the morning class.
- this was lower calories than usual. I was more hungry during the day than I'd like, but dinner was so late I don't feel hungry now.