Still no weight loss today....very frustrating. I think that maybe I'm not eating enough calories. I'm still nursing my 20 mo. old and I've been eating around 1000-1100 calories per day. I know that I should be eating around 1400 calories.
I did have a lot of bread again today, but stayed at around 1200 calories. I fully intended on having a big salad at lunchtime, but I got busy and didn't have time to eat it. I didn't eat very well today.
I made Dr. Fuhrman's Date Nut Pop'em's today, but sort of threw it together. Here's what I did:
About 2 cups of nuts--blanched almonds (skin removed), cashews and sunflower nuts
1 tsp. cinnamon
coconut to roll them in
I put the nuts in my grinder until they were chopped very fine. Then, I threw them into the food processor with the dates and cinnamon and processed until mushy. I rolled them into balls and then rolled them in a plate of unsweetened coconut. All of the kids loved them (including Paul!), but my 14 yr. old wouldn't even taste them because there were "gross" dates in them. His loss!
Here's my menu for the day:
Breakfast: 2 c. pineapple and half of the toddler's piece of toast with white bean paste
Lunch: 6 organic wheat thin crackers, piece of bread (I was on the go and grabbed what I could.)
Dinner: Big Mo Minestrone modified from Feeding the Young Athlete. I doubled the recipe to have leftovers. I served this with homemade bread and had 1 slice.
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 large onion, diced
2 medium carrots, sliced
2 stalks celery, diced
1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes
1 t. dried oregano
4 c. vegetable broth (I used water with vegetable bouillon.)
1 c. fresh or frozen corn
1 c. green beans, cut into 1 1/2" pieces
1 15-ounce can kidney beans, drained and rinsed (or add 1 1/2 c. home-cooked)
1/2 c. chopped fresh basil (optional)
In a large soup pot over medium heat, add garlic and onion. Saute' with water until onion is soft. Add carrots, celery, potato and saute' about 5 minutes more. Add tomatoes, oregano, and veggie broth. Bring heat up to simmer. Cover and cook 1/2 hour. Add corn, green beans kidney beans and simmer for another 5 minutes or until green beans are tender. Stier in fresh basil and black pepper to taste.
Prep time: 45 mins.
Makes 6-8 servings
Evening snack: 1 c. grapes
Total calories for the day: 1154