Jan. 30: What I Ate. Plus, Are Veggie Burgers Safe?
Jan. 30: What I Ate. Plus, Are Veggie Burgers Safe?
Outrageous experiments in sensible eating.
Jan. 30 2011 7:56 PM

Jan. 30: What I Ate. Plus, Are Veggie Burgers Safe?

Breakfast: I'm still digging the Kashi GoLean, with skim milk and banana slices.

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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.


Snack: a Jonagold apple from the farmers' market. Sweet!


Lunch: leftovers from last night, more or less: tortilla, black beans, brown rice, corn, salsa, scallions, yogurt, avocado.


Snack: yogurt with granola and a chocolate turtle.



Dinner: a veggie burger on whole-wheat with baby arugula, tomato slices, onion, avocado and a side of roasted white and sweet potatoes. Yum!

A word on veggie burgers: There may be some health risks associated with eating them, but there is not yet enough data. Also these are Boca burgers; my husband eats Gardenburgers. Both are produced by large companies , but you'd never know that from reading the boxes.


And chocolate No. 2: dark chocolate caramel with coarse salt. Eaten slowly.

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