Breakfast: banana and 2 walnuts. cooked mushrooms and spinach. 3 raw carrots.
lunch. 1 raw carrot. 1/4 small butternut squash (cooked yesterday), BBQ beans and greens (cooked yesterday), salad with dressing from yesterday (orange, mango, grape, seeds). frozen grapes for dessert.
Dinner. 1/4 small butternut squash, BBQ beans and greens, salad and dressing. dessert: frozen cherries and blueberries with soy yogurt.
Exercise: 1 hour class at the Monkey Bar gym (torture).
1. It was an easy food prep day since everything was made yesterday. I just had to make the salad (lettuce and orange bell pepper and a little raw red onion).
2. This time of year you can get fresh walnuts in the shell. I get them raw from nuts.com and they are the best I’ve ever tasted.
3. I don’t like flax seed. It slimes everything. But I’m open to suggestions if anyone has any. In the meantime, I decided to try out some hemp seeds in the shell from nuts.com. They are really crunchy and good toasted. They are probably an acquired taste because of the crunchy shell but I like them. I just eat them alone. 1 Tbsp of the hemp seeds has only about 1/2 the omega-3 fats as 1 Tbsp of flaxseed. I’m happy to eat 2 Tbsp. I also have the shelled hemp seeds, aka, hemp hearts. Those are good blended into milks and creams for recipes—I use them instead of cashews.
4. A local farm here specializes in growing carrots and supplies my co-op with fresh carrots from about Sept. - Mar. They are really good so I eat a lot of them. I should rename myself the carrot lady. When I saw my relatives a few weeks ago they were alarmed by my orange hands and feet. I told them I was alarmed by their pale hands and feet.
5. the frozen berries and yogurt are fun because they yogurt freezes. I don’t know why that is fun but it is.