Jan. 15: What I Ate. It's Vegetables, I Tell You! Vegetables!

Jan. 15: What I Ate. It's Vegetables, I Tell You! Vegetables!

Jan. 15: What I Ate. It's Vegetables, I Tell You! Vegetables!

Outrageous experiments in sensible eating.
Jan. 15 2011 6:22 PM

Jan. 15: What I Ate. It's Vegetables, I Tell You! Vegetables!

Well, I thought I was back to regular eating, but it still looks a little spare. Nonetheless, good stuff. Coffee with skim milk at 10. Cost: about 20 cents.

Ellen Tarlin Ellen Tarlin

Ellen Tarlin is a former Slate copy chief and writer of the "Clean Plate" blog. Her essays have appeared in the Boston Globe, the Boston PhoenixBrooklyn Bridge, Bark, and  the RISK storytelling podcast. Follow her on Twitter.

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Oatmeal with raisins and skim milk at 11. Cost: $1.29.

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Cottage cheese and fruit at 1. (The pineapple is gone: boo-hoo. That's banana instead.) Cost: about $2.

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With some Tazo Zen green tea. Cost: 25 cents.

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And finally, the meal you've all be waiting for: a giant salad with hummus and babaganoush. It's vegetables, I tell you! Vegetables! Cost: about $5.25.

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I ate early, but I'm pretty much full, so that might be it for today. Total cost: about $9.