200g mixed vegetables,
OK, let's see how much veg we can get in!
You can either use this to boast or (if you're none too fond of plant matter) to keep track of how much veg you're getting in.
-whole leafy veg
-whole "fruit" veg (pumpkins, courgettes, peppers...)
-whole root veg
-frozen veg (anything that's just chopped and flash-frozen, no more processed)
-fresh leaf herbs (a handful or more)
Not valid "vegetables":
-nuts (coconut included)
-processed stuff (purees, compotes...)
-beef "that ate grass"
-herbs and spices in small amounts
You can either say what you had today or what you had in a specific meal.
Mine today is:
200g seasonal squash
a handful of dates
(not as good as usual, but I had steak and eggs for breakfast )
200g mixed vegetables,
I'll play! Even though I definitely DON'T eat more vegetables than a vegetarian. I haven't had any today yet, but yesterday I had a bunch of gai lan and a bunch of bok choy. Fruit-wise: had 1 apple, and a cup of blackberries.
More vegetables than a vegetarian? Definitely. Certainly more than the vegetarian I was a few years ago.
Typical daily menu back then:
Breakfast: oats with orange juice and raisins
Lunch: pasta with a vegetable and cheese sauce
Supper: something like this (yum, right?) with rice and veg
Total helpings of vegetables: 2
Typical menu nowadays:
Breakfast: fruit, greens & kefir smoothie
Lunch: vegetable & tinned fish stir fry
Supper: salmon & 2 (or 3) veg
breakfast: bacon, eggs, green salad
lunch: an apple + nuts
supper: lamb casserole (full of root veg/ onions/ tomato) & greens
Today: 1 pear, bowl of green salad, big helpings of broccoli and carrots to come. (Not eating that much today, after two good meals yesterday.) Usual number of helpings of veg: 5-7, depending on how you count it.
*high-fives to all 3*
You're doing fab.
As for you, EOR, reference Hilary's previous vegetarian diet. A lot of veggies eat like that, some eat worse. You're eating more better, real veg than many a veggie I know!
Not a typical day for me... a lazy day with no cooking as I am going on a short holiday tomorrow.
Breakfast: 2 apples (free fruit provided by my employer)
Lunch: white potato and onion
Dinner: carrots, onions, green peppers, bamboo shoots, spring onions, ginger, lemongrass, chilli - OK, hands up - I am eating a thai green curry with shrimps take-away ... my first take-away in a few months.
F 5 ft 3. HW: 196 lbs. Primal SW (May 2011): 182 lbs (42% BF)... W June '12: 160 lbs (29% BF) (UK size 12, US size 8). GW: ~24% BF - have ditched the scales til I fit into a pair of UK size 10 bootcut jeans. Currently aligning towards 'The Perfect Health Diet' having swapped some fat for potatoes.
Breakfast: IF or Bulletproof Coffee or Eggs & Bacon + a veggie or two (brussels sprouts, spinach, broccoli, mesclun mix or baby arugula salad, seared tomatoes, mushroom/onion sautee, etc.)
Lunch: Leftovers or some variation of salad: Lettuce/Greens + MEAT (beef, chicken, pork, fish), tomatoes, etc., avocado/sourcream/olive oil for fat.
Dinner: A Meat (often the dish is cooked with veggies - cabbage, tomatoes, onions, carrots, etc.) + veggie and/or sweet potato/potato.
Snacks (as needed): homemade kale chips, apples, bananas, oranges, olives, avocados, tomatoes carrots, cucumbers, smoked salmon, bits of cheese, super-dark chocolate, salami/sausage/other pre-cooked meat.
Drinks: water, bubbly water (sometimes with ACV, or a wee bit of unsweetened cranberry or a lemon squeeze), berry smoothies (fresh or frozen berries + coconut milk or full-fat unsweetened yogurt + ice - this is somewhere between a drink and a snack), kombucha w/chia... more occasional: red wine, whiskey on the rocks.
My vegan friends' diet:
Breakfast: bowl of cereal with soy milk
snack: some sort of soy bar
Lunch: veggie crumble tacos
dinner: veggie burger with fries
snack: some sort of sugar laden dessert.
drinks: juice (not necessarily 100% juice, either), soda, beer, mixed drinks...
all of these things, of course cooked with margarine, veggie oils, soy, yadda yadda, and I'm totally not exaggerating the lack of veggies in their diet...
Last edited by PrimalMama; 11-21-2012 at 02:26 PM.
1.5 pounds of leeks. 2 pounds of kabocha. I've been eating that daily for ages.
F 28/5'4/100 lbs
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I haven't eaten everything I will be for today, but for Monday, I had:
1 whole leaf lettuce (about 6-7 cups worth of leaves)
2 lbs spaghetti squash
1/2 lb of potato
On a regular basis I will at least have a pound of some kind of vegetable. Lately, I've been trying to fit in more, and it adds up to several pounds on a daily basis.
Well, I've always loved and eaten lots of fruit and veggies, but even more so now. Today the veggies that I had (along with plenty of meat and fat!):
Breakfast: a big bowl leftover soup that included onion, celery, carrot, garlic, kale, tomato, zucchini
Lunch: green beans cooked in coconut milk with slivered almonds, and a "throw-together" of chicken, peas, shallots and cauliflower
Snacked on a couple dried apricots while making a dish for tomorrow's Thanksgiving feast
Dinner (will be): ground beef mixed with salsa, served over chopped romaine lettuce and topped with diced avocado and sliced radishes