"Eat Food. Not too much. Mostly plants." -Michael Pollan

Wednesday, September 12

Picnic in the Park II

Another beautiful picnic in the park with my husband! He packed a wonderful array of things today:
  • Tuna salad with celery, peppers, jalopenos, tomatoes and spices (and smidge of mayo and walnut oil)
  • Fresh bananas, apples, and peach
  • Cherry tomatoes with basil leaves and hummus
  • Yogurt for me; cottage cheese for him
  • Millet chips (more info below!)

Tuna salad with pita chip:


1 cup apples, peaches, banana:

Tomatoes and basil with hummus glue (I had about 4 of these)

Bad habit:

These chips are amazing. Sami's Bakery Millet and Flax chips. Only 66 calories for 1 oz (about half the amount of other chips/crackers). They're made with millet and brown rice flour. And 8 grams of fiber per oz! I had 2 oz, so that's a LOT of fiber! I found the at Earth Fare and Talley's, so I bet any healthy grocery store would have them.

Lunch: ~ 450 calories.

I ignored my 10:30 hunger with a piece of gum until 11:15. Then I had 3 almonds and a dried apricot. Too small to bother photographing, but I'm blogging for the record :)

Snack: ~ 35 calories : )

Tonight the first of two college frat brothers is arriving to spend a few days with us before homecoming this weekend. Husband is home preparing roasted chicken pieces with potatoes, parsnips, carrots, zucchini and squash. And making homemade biscuits! I think we're having wine with dinner too. Biscuits should be about 150 calories, chicken I'll stick to white breast meat, and veggies - I will eat abundantly (although I'm not sure about the chicken fat that will drip on them and how that will affect their caloric amounts). I"ll also have a glass of wine :) Should be around 500-600 calories total, I'm hoping.

Until then!


Anonymous said...

How do the millet chips taste...maybe that is a silly question... - Meggers-

Kath said...

They're SO good!! Buttery but without butter. Very thick. Like a very thick tortilla chip. A little salty, but they're more tortilla-y than corn chip-y. See if you can find them! The company also makes Lavash bread (basically thick tortillas) that are only 50 calories each. They're delicious too! The spinach ones have herbs and taste like a thin crust pizza.

Kirsten said...

I'm definitely going to look for some of those chips. I would hope I'd be able to find them in town, which has a high hippie - no pun intended ;) population.