What I ate yesterday (4/13)

So, I’ve started all this talk about nutrition. Maybe that means I better fess up about what I eat. So here’s what I ate yesterday, a pretty representative day, all in all.

Breakfast: Scrambled eggs (one whole egg plus two whites from a carton) with spinach and feta cheese, one slice of sprouted grain toast with natural peanut butter, fresh strawberries, coffee with a splash of whole raw milk, water, vitamin D and salmon oil supplements.

Mid-morning snack: 6 ounces low-fat cottage cheese with one orange, chunked up, more water.

Lunch: Large mixed green salad with oil and vinegar, cubed turkey breast and 1/2 avocado; side of fresh veggies with hummus; hot chai tea, more water.
Mid-afternoon snack: Sliced apple with a slice of white cheddar cheese and six raw almonds, and more water.

Dinner: Red lentil and spinach soup with a dollop of plain whole milk yogurt, cafe Americano with steamed raw whole milk. (Note: This recipe, from my brand-spanking-new-delivered-by-UPS copy of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, saved my bacon. I’ve been a bit of a meal planning slacker the last week, which does not excuse me from my commitment to put healthy meals on the table. This recipe was super fast…I’ll post my adaptation of it later in the week.)

Dessert: Fresh strawberries with plain whole milk yogurt.

In case anyone is wondering, no I do not have calorie counts for what I ate. I ate enough so I was no longer hungry, but was never full. I ate a ton of fruits and veggies, and the most processed food I ate was the slice of toast with breakfast. My pants are fitting fine, and I’m getting enough exercise, so I’m not currently counting calories. That said, I do employ food journals and calorie counting from time to time, when I feel they are warranted. They are valuable tools, but I’ve reached a point where I don’t need to have them in heavy rotation.