I bought Rich & Julie’s new book, The Plantpower Way, and we’re looking at increasing the nutritional quality of our diet.
To get a start point, I thought I’d share how I’ve been eating over the last year.
In running through my diet, I realized that I could buy everything at CostCo! That made me smile. I do love the place.
I also realized that I’m ~85% plant based, at least under my own roof.
I have three meals that I eat most days. I’m not all that particular about when I eat them.
Fruit salad – chopped apple, berries, granola, vanilla soy milk, plain greek yoghurt
Veggie salad – mixing bowl of veggies, avocado, seeds and nuts – served with salmon, chicken or nothing – dressing is hummus or a miso-based product
Eggs and quinoa – scrambled eggs cooked in coconut oil, quinoa, olive oil – toss in 2 cups of reheated frozen broccoli – sometimes I toss a handful of shredded cheese on top
Snacks are: apples, dark chocolate, popcorn, unsalted premium nut mix, toast with almond butter/jam, my wife’s banana bread.
No sports drinks, colas, sodas, juices or sports bars.
I don’t eat processed food and won’t eat anything with trans-fat / hydrogenated oils / artificial sweeteners.
We eat out often. I’m not dogmatic (any more). Over the last three months, I can remember eating pizza, burgers, curries, steak and french fries.
When my wife’s out of town, I’ve been known to crack a couple beers and eat a pint of fro-yo from the freezer. My binges are a fraction of what used to happen as an elite athlete and a finance-guy.
My weight has been stable for a decade, my energy is good and my health markers are excellent.
I have a longstanding habit of zombie eating with electronics. I’ve passed this along to my kids (!) and am trying to sort in myself, first.