Thursday, November 04, 2010
Raw Wednesday Menu and Nutritional Breakdown
Yesterday's menu had a definite ethnic feel to it. I was feeling uninspired, so I went back in time via this blog for some inspiration. Fortunately, I found some dishes I wanted to make again, so I went to the store and was thrilled to find an avocado on sale for $.50 and a pint of grape tomatoes for $.99.
Just a note, my son doesn't eat raw on Wednesday. He had veggie burgers, soup, salad and sugar free banana bread topped with chocolate frosting. ( more on the delicious frosting recipe I created tomorrow! )
Breakfast: Green Smoothie
Lunch: 5 Spice Lettuce Wraps with Tomatoes and Avocado
Dinner: Daikon Spicy Noodles and Thai Coconut and Vegetable Soup
Fat: 85 grams ( way way too much in my opinion )
Carbs: 226 Grams
Fiber: 91 grams ( too much of a good thing? I am OK eating this much, but most people would probably have a stomach ache)
Protein: 71 grams ( thanks lentil sprouts!)
According to Fitday, I was deficient is Vitamin D and B-12. I had 50% of Vitamin E and 72% of Calcium. Selenium was lacking at 63%.
I take a multi vitamin that covers all of these, so I'm not too concerned about the vitamins. What I am concerned about is that fat intake. That is just way too much. Next week I am going to do better. I plug the food into Fitday AFTER I have eaten. Next week I will plan my menu the day before and try to keep the fat under 50 grams. I'd also like to get the calories down a bit.
I almost forgot, since I'm sure someone will ask, here is the spiralizer I used for the daikon noodles.
If you want to spend less money, a julienne peeler is great tool for the frugal kitchen.
I'm taking requests for Frugal Raw Recipe Makeovers for next week. Leave a comment or email me ( my address is on my profile ) with the meal you would like me to feature on Raw Wednesday!