Today I logged my food and calories--see the bottom of the post for a breakdown by food category (some of my nutritarian friends were interested to see how my diet has changed).
I was going to take pictures of all my meals, but I forgot to take my cell phone to work, so lunch is missing.
Breakfast was buckwheat, cinnamon, mango, and a bit of soy milk. I combined buckwheat groats and buckwheat cereal. I won't post a recipe until I improve on it.
Lunch was red beans and rice-yum yum yum yum, steamed broccoli and cauliflower, and baked sweet potato (topped with pumpkin pie spice). Snack was baked kohlrabi and 2 big carrots.
Dinner was potato fries, using Jeff Novick's method for cooking (awesome!):
I seasoned them with Penzey's mural of flavors, and dipped them in soy yogurt. yum yum yum;
and a giant salad: head of romaine, big yellow tomato, cucumber, 1 T ground flaxseed, d'angou pear and some other flavored vinegar). I snacked on this while doing a whole bunch of food prep.
Now this food prep I did is something I'd prefer to do on the weekend. But we decided to go shopping tomorrow at lunch and Wednesday is usually a rush too, so I decided to make a bunch of stuff ahead. I made Jeff Novick's kasha burger which I really like! I just taste-tested it. I pan-grilled (just heated it in a pan) one of them for tomorrow. I'll split it in 2 for collard wraps at lunch and dinner. Here are the other three for later. I'll freeze two and probably eat the other one on Wed. They almost look too much like real burgers...
Then I had to make all the fun toppings. An excellent salsa with a little mango and grapes and corn for added flavor (and used the rest of the tomatoes from the can---I only needed 2 T for the burger recipe). yum yum:
I also prepped onions and cucumbers soaked in a little fruit-infused vinegar. and some fried mushrooms. it will be fun tomorrow!
Here is the calorie summary of today's food: The total was 1465. protein was 60 g (12.5%), fat 12 g (7%).
The percentage of calories from different food groups was:
starches: 626 calories, 43% of total
grains: 293 calories, 20% of total
vegetables: 354 calories; 24% of total (3.55 lbs!)
fruit: 112 calories, 8% of total
seeds: 27 calories, 2%
vinegar: 28 calories, 2%
So you can see that starches and grains dominate the calories even though I ate 3.55 lbs of vegetables. I prefer having starches dominate my calories rather than fruit and nuts. It feels more satiating. It is almost impossible to have non-starchy vegetables dominate your calories.