Posted Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, at 8:47 PM
Uh-oh, I'm in trouble. I had to leave the house at 7:45 a.m. and I felt too nauseated to eat, so I brought breakfast with me. I got hungry around 9:15 a.m., but I was out and about and couldn't eat until I got to the office. This is Kashi GoLean cereal with skim milk. Kinda looks like dog kibble, no?
Berries and yogurt shortly after. I tried a different kind of Greek yogurt: Chobani. Not bad, but so expensive!
For lunch, I finally killed the curried black-eyed pea stew. This is a lot of food. That's a 3-cup container. It probably could have been two meals, but I was intent on killing it today. I brought it all, thinking I wouldn't eat it all, but then I did. There's leftover bulghur wheat under there too. Quite filling.
Some cucumber spears for the crunch and the green:
And a delightful banana:
For dinner I made black-bean soup, since I'm going to have to eat it for breakfast, too . Here's one great way I mess up recipes: I decided I should halve every recipe like this one because I end up with leftovers forever (and my freezer can only hold so much). So I commenced to halve it, but then forgot halfway through with some ingredients. So: too much water, not enough beans. It was still pretty good, though. That's low-fat sour cream and blue-corn tortilla chips on top. It looks like Halloween in a bowl.
Healthy? Looks pretty good to me, except it doesn't look like a lot of food now. Could do better on the vegetable front.
Financially smart? The yogurt was pricey. Still eating the out-of-season berries. However, leftovers and large pots of bean-based meals are obviously good for the wallet.
Slowness and mindfulness? Not so much, but it did take me forever to eat all those beans for lunch.
Environmentally friendly/local or organic? The black beans were organic. So was the sour cream.