• Wed, Dec 14 2011

What I Ate Today: I Am Not On A Diet, Day 1

Like I said in my last post, I’ve been trying to eat a little bit healthier without succumbing to any of the bad mojo one generally associates with diet and weight loss. Here’s a record of what I’ve eaten in the past 1.5 days.

Tuesday

Breakfast: Stale pretzels, because I wake up at my boyfriend’s house and he never has any breakfast foods there. (No, coffee does not count as a breakfast food.)

Lunch: On my way home, I grab a big, greasy, delightful sandwich from Champs vegan bakery/sandwich shop. It’s got soy chicken, garlic, onions, hot peppers, and melted Daiya (vegan cheese) on it. I’m a little annoyed they switched out the usual seitan for fake chicken without telling me, but I’m already eating a grinder so it’s kind of a lost cause. I don’t feel bad about eating it, but resolve to make something healthy for dinner.

Dinner: Steamed broccoli and kale over quinoa with Annie’s goddess dressing, and a pan seared seitan cutlet with red wine sauce I make in the same pan. Delicious and nutritious!

Dessert: A clementine. Also delicious.

To drink: Tons of water and a glass of green juice that tastes way too good to contain a very high proportion of green stuff to fruit juice.

Wednesday

Breakfast: Hot hippie 8-grain cereal (Bob’s Red Mill brand) with blueberries, almond milk, and a dash of agave nectar. This is my favorite breakfast as of late, and I’ve gotten my roommate Debbie hooked on it, too. Mug of Earl Grey tea with almond milk.

Lunch: Bowl of minestrone soup with a squirt of Sriracha chili sauce and nutritional yeast, a vegan’s favorite nutritional supplement, sprinkled on top. (B-12, yo.) Piece of whole grain toast with vegan mayo, smoked tofu, tomato, s+p, and balsamic on top. Filling and awesome.

Dinner: I don’t know yet, but I’m getting hungry from all this food talk. Will probably steam the rest of the broccoli and kale over yet more quinoa, maybe adding the rest of the smoked tofu. Scintillating stuff, I know.

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  • Jennifer Wright

    Jamie, I would live on octopus and chocolate covered pretzels if I could. I AM YOUR WHITE CHOCOLATE STAINED SWAN.