I’ve neglected this blog terribly — but I am actually in the middle of doing the six week plan again. My sister Jane and I decided last year that we would do it again in January, and maybe make it an annual tradition as a way of resetting our habits for the new year. I… Read More Today’s Lunchbag
I haven't done one of these in a while, and today's menu is pretty stellar: mango avocado salad with chickpeas for lunch, strawberries and walnuts for my mid morning snack, veggies with homemade hummus for the afternoon and an apple to fill in any corners. My breakfast this morning was watermelon so that takes care… Read More Today’s Lunch Bag 7/25/2017
I decided I really shouldn’t call it “Today’s Menu” when breakfast and supper aren’t pictured. I’m out of “hand” fruit (apples, oranges, pears, bananas) so I will just have to suffer through having cut up mango for my afternoon snack. Mangos were two for a dollar at my store — two for a dollar! They… Read More Today’s Lunch Bag
I’m going straight from work to the dance studio so in addition to my green salad for lunch I have a nutritarian-style three bean salad for supper. I’ll be posting the recipe for that later! My salad is pretty basic. That little pile of dust is a tablespoon of flax meal. I’m planning to use… Read More Today’s Menu 6/7/2017
Just a quick post– I hope to add a “Friday Facts” post later. Earlier this week I made a butternut squash soup using a recipe from the Forks Over Knives cookbook. There was not quite enough left for a meal so I supplemented it with a package of steam-in-the-bag frozen cauliflower. I’ve also packed up… Read More Today’s Menu 5/12/2017
My salad has a bit of an Italian theme with tomato, cucumber, parsley, red onion and a sprinkle of oregano. I have some low cal Italian dressing to go with it that is also very low fat. It is important to eat some fat when you eat greens but mine will come from the tablespoon… Read More Today’s Menu 5/10/2017
There was a great story on NPR this morning about prescribing a “fresh foods pharmacy” to patients with diabetes and other health issues. I’m not going to recap it but it certainly brought a smile to my face as I was chopping veggies for today’s menu. I hope this idea catches on! My salad today… Read More Today’s Menu 5/8/2017
Today was pizza day at work, and my pizza was a hit! I’m so happy about this! “Pizza day” is when a few co-workers and I bring frozen pizzas that we cook in a “Pizza Pizzaz” machine for lunch. We started this last year before I became a nutritarian, and since then I have spent… Read More Pizza Update: It’s A Hit!
I’m traveling for work again today and for these super early flights out of O’hare I prefer to eat breakfast after I get to the airport. Especially now that I know that O’hare has such good options. Breakfast this morning was this delicious little bean salad: Shockingly this is actually a different bean-salad maker than… Read More Breakfast Beans
I’m going straight from work to the dance studio tonight so I have lots of stuff packed to get me through the day: The big tub is my salad. I will add some low-cal blue cheese dressing when I get to work. Upper left is a fairly nondescript bean salad made with white beans, zucchini,… Read More Today’s Menu 4/25/2017
Yesterday I hosted my annual Easter Dinner for friends. Because of my recent trip to Costa Rica I decided to serve a Costa Rican inspired menu: Appetizers: Fruit Kabobs Mango Avocado Toasts Zucchini, Bean and Tortilla Chips with Pici Di Gallo Main Meal Ham Tico Rice Black Beans Roasted Plantains Steamed Broccoli Green Salad with… Read More Nutritarian Easter Dinner
Today is a lunch-and-dinner-at-my-desk day. Lunch is of course salad. Dinner is some left over moroccan stew with some extra cauliflower thrown in. Looking forward to a good day! If you are wondering about the change in background, I’m getting ready to host Easter Dinner on Sunday and this is my super-Eastery tablecloth.
I’ve been drifting away from my good habits of the six week challenge, so I’m starting my own little personal 21 day challenge. Dr. Fuhrman markets a version of this called “Lose 10 In 20” and part of this is also a desire to loose some pounds before I perform in the Glenwood Dance Studio… Read More 21 Day Challenge
The six-week plan is over, but I’m still keepin’ it nutritarian. For breakfast I had Summer Vegetable Soup (I often eat soup for breakfast). My lunch salad is a bit boring with just romaine lettuce, red pepper and chick peas, but I will brighten it up with some red cabbage I have in the fridge… Read More Today’s Menu 2/27/2017
It’s Friday, but I still had some good stuff in the fridge, including a mid-week strawberry purchase that is nicely rounding out my fruit component for today. This way of eating has become so normal to me that I forget that most Americans don’t eat even one piece of fruit per day! I felt I… Read More Today’s Menu 2/17/2017