Yesterday was better on the vegan front, if not quite successful. I was able to fast until about 7:30pm, and I might have made it a bit longer except that we were nearby a place we wanted to eat and knew we could get good food that would (technically) fit into the diet. That’s the interesting thing about a vegan, wheat-free diet. It doesn’t leave a lot of options, but one of those is french fries 🙂 So we went up to Burger Bar in Union Square here in SF and split an order of regular fries and one of sweet potato fries. Of course, we gave in and ordered the aioli so technically it was a vegetarian meal.
Then a couple of hours later I tried out the peanut butter and 100% fruit jam on brown rice cakes, and yeah… rice cakes are not any better than I had remembered them. Sort of like chewing on styrofoam, but on the other hand it successfully conveyed PBJ to my mouth, so I’ll keep them around just for that. I was still hungry after that, so I snacked a little until I went to bed. I think they key is definitely more hydration, because that keeps me less hungry – and I need to remember my vitamins! That and choosing vegetable-heavy dishes, because they’re better for me and are far less caloric if done right. That didn’t happen today because I was out of the house, but in the future that’s the way I’m trying to eat more. French fries and PBJ might technically be on my list of foods, but it definitely isn’t in the spirit of this new diet to eat that way.
Food Diary, 9/5/12
- 7:30pm, fries + aioli – 480 cal
- 10pm, PBJ rice cakes – 460 cal
- 11pm, manchego + 2 dates – 330 cal
- Total ~ 1270 cal
Recipe: Lime Corn
This corn oddly tasted quite a bit like lemon bars – you could almost eat it for dessert if you wanted to.
- 4 ears corn
- 2 tbsp. butter (or olive oil)
- 1 lime, zested and juiced
- Preheat butter or oil in saute pan over medium heat. Cut kernels off corn cobs and add to the pan. Salt and pepper to taste and cook until kernels are crisp-tender, about 20-25 minutes.
- Add lime zest and juice and mix to combine thoroughly.