I’m participating in Leng’s Salad Challenge – eat one salad a day for 2 weeks, starting yesterday (Sunday the 16th). So far I’m doing well! Yesterday I started out the day (in the early afternoon – we slept in) with a plate of delicious leftover salads and some fresh green tea:
- crab and mango salad
- hijiki seaweed, mushroom, and konnyaku salad
- wasabi potato salad
- fruit salad with lemon juice – apple
I snacked on more apples and persimmons throughout the day. Then we went to dinner:
- seafood soup
- papaya salad (seconds)
- shrimp pad thai
- volcano shrimp (seconds)
- veggie brown fried rice
And of course after dinner I had more fruit salad – apple, persimmon, and lemon juice. I think I had another persimmon at some point. And I had 2-3 clementines.
Around midnight I had a carb attack and ended up eating about half a baguette dipped in whipped real butter. I don’t know what possessed me to do this, but it sure was delicious. The baguette was whole wheat and it was so soft and flavorful. Bobby was making ramen and I was bored and feeling munchy, which is how I started.
This morning we were up at 4am eastern time (which is 1am pacific time, which is where I am currently!). I didn’t eat anything til we were on the first plane, at which point I had a nice first breakfast/snack:
- apple cinnamon Zbar
On the second flight they had better food and I ate this:
- total cereal (I actually had 2 of these because I saved mine from last week’s flight)
- about 6 ounces of lowfat milk (I had some of Bobby’s)
- a sliced banana
When we got home I tried to replicate Bobby’s mom’s hijiki/mushroom/konnyaku salad and I got pretty close. The recipe’s not quite ready yet; it needs tweaking. I’ll post it when I have it right. So this was my lunch spread:
- hijiki/mushroom/konnyaku salad
- 2 crisps with smart balance
- an apple with lemon juice
We’ve been napping for the last couple of hours in an attempt to return to normalcy – traveling is so exhausting! I think we’re going to head out and do some grocery shopping (I’ll update you on the Thanksgiving Challenge later tonight) and possibly use our meal out this week for dinner.
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