Menu Monday

Back to Picture Journaling My Food.

I am so excited my husband was able to fix the camera on my iPhone.  Now I can take pictures of my food and truly report what it is I am consuming.  I haven’t gotten on a scale, but the most exciting thing happened today.  I put on some shorts I haven’t worn for a year and I was actually worried all day that they might fall off.  Good thing I have hips fro them to rest on or my pants would have been around my ankles!  Seriously!  There is space between the waist band and my waist.  Still not sure I want to get on a scale, but it is encouraging all the same.

Monday I ate a salad around lunch and some cherries from the farmer’s market.  I had some crackers and peanut butter too.  Not the best choice, but not the worst either.  For dinner I made a Greek pizza with a whole wheat pizza crust, hummus, mushrooms, zucchini, tomatoes and vegan cheese.

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Tuesday was a crazy day.  I had berries and a salad for lunch.  I was too busy to go home and make food at dinner time, so I stopped and got a veggie burrito from Muchas Gracias.  Again, not the best choice and also not the worst.

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Wednesday was the 4th of July.  I was busy with the parade so my husband brought me some nuts and a veggie smoothie for lunch.  I had watermelon, blueberries, and cantelope for dinner.  My husband also brought me some grilled veggies and a piece of grilled corn as well.

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Thursday was another long day of work.  I had a vegan Mexican bean dip and some salad throughout the day.  I also finished off the cherries from the farmer’s market.

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On Friday it occurred to me that I could take a picture of EVERYTHING I put in my mouth in the day and make a collage of the photos.  I decided I would do that for awhile to increase my accountability.  I was noticing that I was “snacking” a little too much… all plant foods, but I know I could do better if I were to keep a completely honest and transparent account of EVERYTHING I ate.  But I thought of it to late in the day and started my picture record on Saturday.

But for Friday, I made Zucchini fritters with zucchini, garlic tops and carrots from the farmer’s market.  I also baked egg plant.  I was very tasty.  I was glad that i had left overs for lunch on Saturday.

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So I enjoyed left overs of the Zucchini Fritters and egg plant for lunch.  I added salad to the meal too.  For dinner I had a picnic of a flat bread and veggie sandwich from Subway with my daughter and some Thai lime and rice noodle soup.  AS a treat I had a piece of sourdough bread with smashed strawberries and pears.

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On Sunday I enjoyed 8 oz. of carrot juice, a salad with greens from my garden, tomatoes, cucumbers, green onions, walnuts and olives stuffed with garlic.  As a treat for this meal I had some Marion berries and cherries from the farmer’s market.  Sunday was my one day to have an egg.  I made a frittata with diced potatoes and whipped eggs and vegan cheese and served it with a spoon of pesto.  I also made a whole wheat, sugar free biscuit and enjoyed that with a little bit of honey.  Tasty!  I will have to post recipes on a later day because I don’t have time to type them all out.

So there it is… my week on my plant based life style.  What did you have for dinner this week?

1 thought on “Back to Picture Journaling My Food.”

  1. Cataloging food pics sounds like a good way to track what went in. I’m also a victim of generous intermittent snacking 😉.
    Your food doesn’t look like diet food at all, almost all of those look yummy 😋😀.

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