Since Minh’s been gone, I’ve been trying my best to eat really healthy. That’s not to say that we don’t eat healthy when Minh is here, but .. we don’t.. at least we don’t make any particular effort to do so. Anywho, since I’ll be stuffing my face with all sorts of yummy food when I head home on Friday, I’ve been particularly careful about not overeating in the weeks leading up to my trip home. Here’s a snapshot of nearly everything I ate this week (minus the whole fruit – apples, pears, grapes, nectarines, any duplicate meals and some snacks – seasoned popcorn, pistachios)..
Sunday Breakfast – scrambled egg with red bell pepper, mushrooms, shallots, garlic – apple
Sunday Lunch – spinach salad with mushrooms, carrots, cucumber, beets, pumpkin seeds
Raw veggies – ready for the steamer
Marinade ingredients for tofu
Sunday Dinner – pan-seared marinated tofu and steamed veggies (green beans, baby corn, carrots, sugar snap peas)
Sunday Snack – cottage cheese, nectarine, honey
Monday Breakfast – shredded wheat, banana, almond milk
Monday Snack – carrots and hummus with dukkah spice
Monday Lunch – chickpeas, avocado, cherry tomatoes, hard boiled egg – whole grain and seed toast
Monday Dinner – stir fry (tofu, broccoli, red bell pepper, cauliflower) and rice
Tue/Wed/Fri Breakfast – shredded wheat, greek yogurt, mixed fruit (blueberries, strawberries, pineapple, banana not shown)
Tuesday Lunch – mixed green salad, hard boiled egg, beets, cherry tomatoes, red bell pepper, avocado – apple
Tuesday Snack – celery and crunchy peanut butter
Tuesday Diner – friend rice (rice, chickpeas, green bell pepper, shallot, garlic, chili oil) and hard boiled egg
Wednesday Lunch – tuna sandwich (I added spinach)
Wednesday Dinner – cauliflower and mushroom bake
Thursday Breakfast – whole grain and seed toast, crunchy peanut butter and banana
Thursday Lunch – mixed green salad with beets, feta, yellow bell pepper, avocado, chery tomatoes
Thursday Dinner – Bird’s Eye Simply Breaded Cod and asparagus
Friday snack – yellow bell pepper and hummus
Friday Dinner – fried egg with green bell pepper, mushroms, shallot and garlic – whole grain and seed toast with avocado
So mostly ovo-lacto-vegetarian (that means with eggs and dairy) for my meals… except for two. The tuna sandwich I had to buy at work because I forgot to bring salad dressing for my packed lunch. It’s the first time I’ve had to buy lunch at work this year. I was pretty disappointed since I’ve been really good about making sure my lunches were packed with either leftovers or simple sandwiches or salads. The other non-vegetarian meal was for convenience. I had a late(r) night (than usual) at work on Thursday and was also stuck in ridiculously non-moving traffic on the way home.. so it was just easier to toss the fish in the oven with some asparagus (added in for the last five minutes) than to try to “make” something.
Countdown to my trip home – less than a week! I’ve made a mental list of everything I want to eat when I get home, which consists mostly of stuff that I can’t get here, a few new places that have opened up in the last year, and anything that isn’t pub food.