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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?