I think this is my most favorite 100 calorie snack so far. Wow! I am soo going to turn this into a meal. These are raw mexican wraps, or RAWcos... as I've seen this sort of dish referred to in the raw community. I am feeling a calling towards raw foods. I think this summer (or as soon as I clean out my pantry) I will do a 30-60 day RAW challenge. It just feels like the right thing to do.
Now, to the snack. Here's the recipe:
1 c cauliflower
1 t nutritional yeast
1 clove garlic
1 t chili powder (or less if you wish)
1 small jalapeno
juice of 1 lime
1 T walnuts
salt/pepper to taste
1/4 head boston bibb lettuce (5 large leaves)
4 large cherry tomatoes
Process the cauliflower, yeast, garlic, chili powder, jalapeno, lime juice, walnuts and most of the cilantro (in a food processor) until it is combined, but not quite a paste. Add the salt/pepper to taste and serve on a mound of lettuce leaves, topped with the tomatoes and the rest of the cilantro. Wrap up and enjoy! You could also serve this in endive and I'll bet it would be delicious and even easier to eat.
6 g fat
10 g carbs
5 g protein
5 g fiber
How's that for a fabulous 100 calorie snack?
This was a simple dry fried tofu sammie. I toasted my homemade bread from last post and topped it with the jalapeno hummus, baby arugula and tomatoes. The tofu was sprinkled with smoked sea salt and pepper. It was a fairly bland sandwich, but hit the spot last night for dinner.
I also had a bowl of my favorite broccoli soup, but didn't take a pic. Basically, I just sauted an onion and garlic and added broccoli covered with stock. Brought it to a boil, then stirred in some hummus and blended it with my immersion blender. I finished it off with a tiny bit of umeboshi vinegar, truffle oil, paprika and black pepper.
We got yet another snowstorm yesterday.. the big fluffy flakes. This was at dusk.. the sky was an amazing color and the flakes were so big. I don't think the pic does it justice, but It was beautiful.
Yes, another 100 calorie snack. This was baby arugula, cherry tomatoes, nutritional yeast and a homemade very low fat balsamic vinaigrette. I used some leftover chickpea cooking liquid, dijon, garlic, thyme, balsamic vinegar, salt/pepper, stevia and 1 T evoo for 12 oz of dressing. It is very satifsying and I think this salad had less than 100 calories (per 3 c arugula) which is pretty amazing.
I want to thank everyone for their awesome support in my last post. Now that I've had a couple days to decompress and let the reality of the situation sink in I think that it may have been a blessing in disguise. It has pushed me way out of my comfort zone and into what I'm really doing in this weight loss venture. It is about SOOO much more than a number. It is about becoming healthy and really listening to my body.. and treating myself well. I can honestly say that at this moment I don't care that the number is more than I thought it was. I KNOW that I am doing a great service to myself by eating such healthy foods.. and I have been enjoying getting back in touch with myself... I am thinking I may stop weighing myself once a week and goto once a month. With my new scale being the number I go by. As I begin to exercise more, I know my body will hold onto water a bit and I don't want to get discouraged by a number. I KNOW if I'm doing the "right thing"... I KNOW if I am treating myself right and that is what this is all about, not a quick fix on the scale.
I'm thinking March 1st I will weigh in and again April 1st. I will still continue to track my calories in fitday because it keeps my portions in check. When I do the raw challenge, I will not be logging my calories in the first 3 weeks.