Wow, I can’t believe it is already Day 5 of the Visual Food Log Project (it’s amazing how time just flies when you’re doing fun things ).
8:30am: A small bowl of Spicy Red Lentil Dal served over brown basmati rice and a big salad with honey-Dijon vinaigrette. (Although the bowls look like they are the same size in the picture, that is actually very misleading, the bowl that holds the salad is about twice as large.)
11:00am: 1/2 cup of green seedless grapes.
12:45pm: 1/2 cup of Rotini with Sardines and Beans in Tomato Sauce and a big plate of Kale Stir-fry with Onions in Tahini and hot pepper sauce.
6:00pm: 1 medium-sized Ambrosia apple and a handful of mixed nuts.
8:30pm: Tasting at Cooking Class. I signed up for a World Cuisine Cooking class and today is the first class! We made Jamaican food. I had a bowl of Jamaican Pepperpot Soup (nice warm, peppery flavour), one piece of Jerk Chicken thigh (very high, but very addictively yummy )and about a serving of Jamaican Rice with Beans (coconut flavours goes well with nutty flavour of rice). For dessert, we made a Rum-Flamed Pineapple – I had 2 chunks of pineapple and about a 1/2 cup of vanilla ice cream to go with that. All the food tasted fabulous and I took lots of leftover home!
Some thoughts about today
- I knew I was going to be out for the whole afternoon and evening so I made sure to include as much vegetables as I could before I went out (hence, the huge salad at breakfast and the big plate of kale at lunch). By doing so, I still managed to squeeze in about 8 servings of veggies (hurray!) even though I was out for most of the afternoon and evening.
- The time frame between lunch and my “mid-afternoon” snack was too long, I should have had the apple and the nuts earlier. But I also didn’t want to have them too early or else I would have got too hungry during tasting and ended up eating too much.
- Didn’t make time for any exercise today