It’s Friday (yay!) and it is Day 2 of my Visual Food Log Project.
9:45am: Oatmeal with Mung beans and sweet potato chunks (sweetened with a generously scoop of condensed milk…I love this stuff!). [I didn't have school today so I slept in, hence the late breakfast ]
In between breakfast and lunch, I did a quick brisk walk on the treadmill, 25 minutes. Nice and easy, just enough to trigger my brain to produce endorphins to keep me in a happy mood for the rest of the day.
1:45pm: Broccoli and Bamboo Shoots warm salad with brown rice, drizzled with Peanut Sauce. This is the nice looking picture before I stirred in the sauce (the one I took after I added in the sauce looked like a mess, so I decided to post this picture instead, much more appetizing).
4:45pm: 1/2 Ambrosia apple. It was really big so I split it with my brother and only ate half. This apple was delicious, very crunchy, juicy and sweet.
6:45pm: Typical Chinese dinner. I had a bowl of cilantro soup with a few pieces of fish. Then a 2-3 servings of the broccoli & corn stir-fry, few bites of the Chives and Tofu with BBQ Pork and about one serving of the steamed halibut in chili black bean sauce. Along with those, I had about a serving of rice too (mix of brown, red and regular white rice).
At around9:30pm, I decided to end the day by doing 20 minutes of yoga (since I pledged to do it for my “Do What You Don’t” Challenge). I haven’t done yoga for a long time and so the routine was kind of hard, good thing it was only 20 minutes long (phew!).
Some thoughts about today…
- Fulfilled and exceed the daily recommended servings of fruits and vegetables. I think I had about 8 – 9 servings (This would be a good example that demonstrates that as long as you include some fruits or vegetables with each meal and between meals, it is actually not that hard to meet the daily suggested 7+ servings!)
- More than 1/2 of the grain servings were whole grain (oatmeal, brown rice)
- Excellent lean protein sources: Mung beans, peanut butter, fish and tofu