What I ate Wednesday 8/31/11


Look at me, remembering to take photos of my food and all.

Breakfast -

Oats in a jar.

Specifically, 1/2 cup oat bran with 1/2 sliced banana, 1/4 cup of egg whites (mixed in while cooking), 1 Tbsp. Crofter’s jam, and the best part: almond butter residue.

Lunch and afternoon snack all packed up and ready to go to work with me.

Lunch -

A GI-normous salad of: spinach, arugula, cherry tomatoes, carrots, pea shoots, celery, artichoke hearts, red bell pepper, garlic hummus, and a Dr. Praeger’s California Veggie Burger, as well as a Pink Lady apple for sweet ending.

 

Afternoon snack - 

A chocolate protein plus homemade sunflower seed butter

Dinner - 

A massive amount of veggies incorporated into a tofu stirfry: eggplant, red bell pepper, onion, mushrooms, fresh basil, tofu, salt and pepper.  

I topped the whole thing with marinara and paired it with a side of roasted red okra.

Dessert was a bag of 100 calorie Pop-Secret and hot chocolate made with almond milk, unsweetened cocoa powder, and NuNatural’s Stevia.

Brad picked this popcorn up at the store, per my request.  When he got home he informed me that when he read the label of the first popcorn he picked up it had hydrogenated corn oil in the ingredient list, so he found one that did not.  I was so proud! :)  I’ve turned him into a label reader, for sure.

Have you influenced anyone in your life to be a label reader or recently became a label reader yourself? 

8 Responses to What I ate Wednesday 8/31/11

  1. I taught my husband to look for ‘high fructose corn syrup’. He gets so excited when he finds it (which is probably not too hard nowadays). :)

  2. Awwww – he actually checked for you! Cute. I have yet to roast okra. I’m not sure why I’ve been putting that off…

  3. I ate the same popcorn last night. :) I’m very impressed with Brad’s label reading! Michael doesn’t read labels because I do all of the shopping, but he has been great about reading menu item descriptions carefully. It always makes me proud. :)

  4. Pop Secret homestyle is a staple in our house for sure. I read labels religiously and now my husband does too. It’s crazy what you’ll find even in the natural section of the store. So many companies add “natural” because there aren’t any real guidelines, but you really have to read.
    Love your lunch spoon fork, I have the same one!

  5. I love that you make your own sunbutter too. It’s the bomb, right?!

  6. Jen

    my sweet husband told me all about how long it took him to find an acceptable bottle of ranch dressing at the grocery store because they all contained MSG (the major name brands – kraft, hidden valley). i was so proud of him!!!!!!

  7. wow I just have to click the link for homemade sunflower seed butter!! It is probably my favourite nut butter and to be able to make it myself would be fab!! I tried homemade nut butters before but I think my mini ancient food processor is less than fab.
    oats in a jar need to make their way back into my life.

  8. Great eats! I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease a couple of years ago and have adopted an all-natural, preservative free diet [with a slip-up every now and then] and as a result my fiance also did too! I ate a fairly healthy diet before so the change affected my fiance more but he frequently tells me how much better he feels :)

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