Thursday, May 23, 2013

Day 74 Some of my favorite meals

I'm discovering that there's a lot of delicious simple food. I used to be a big sauce user: from butter and salt on most things (many foods were basically butter vehicles, like popcorn, baked potatoes, toast) and a variety of curries, ketchups, salad dressings, you name it. Now I eat most things plain and I'm developing a whole different kind of preference for flavors. Here are some of my favorite things on the plan.

Hamburger patty with a little salsa, a baked sweet potato, steamed chard.

A big bowl of vegetable/potato/white bean soup with rice cakes and black bean hummus (can't do the chickpea thing, blechhhh!)

Steel cut oats, blackberries, banana, maple agave, pecans, rice milk

Chicken marbella (boneless/skinless chicken thighs baked with artichoke hearts, zucchini medallions, prunes, capers, and chicken broth), brown rice, kale and carrot salad

Amy's Sonoma Burger (quinoa/walnuts) with avocado, dill pickle, sauerkraut, raw turnips and radishes, and roasted beets

Amy's black bean chili with 2 cups of spinach wilted into it in the heating process. Served with half a small ripe avocado

Amy's golden lentil soup over brown rice and steamed cauliflower and greens

A gigantic organic salad from New Seasons or Whole Foods salad bar with 2 oz of healthy ham chopped and mixed in.

Favorite snacks: heirloom orange, rice cake with almond butter, apple and a few nuts, rice crackers and salsa, a Larabar or Kit's bar (dates, nuts, flavoring), cup of veggie soup and of course, a huge glass of green juice smoothie!

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