As a dietitian, the food I eat is constantly being evaluated by friends, family, and co-workers. I get the comment "If you’re eating it, then it must be good for me". That’s a dangerous statement, since I don’t ONLY eat healthy food!
At one point, I started a food diary to share with one of my co-workers who was particularly interested. When I mentioned the food diary to a healthy lifestyle class I teach, they each wanted a copy! It is curious to me that anyone would be that interested in what I eat, but I guess when it comes to an anticancer diet you would look to the cancer dietitian!
With that in mind, I thought I’d share the foods that I ate this week. I did my grocery shopping on Monday and bought some staples along with the foods to have with 3 dinners I planned to make. Menu planning is one of the keys to eating healthy.
The 3 dinners I planned for were Tofu Curry (see my post on Curry for the recipe), Spinach Lentil Soup and Mexican 5 Bean Soup. Both soup recipes came from Zonya’s Lickety Split Meals. This is the best practical, healthy cookbook I’ve ever come across.
The Grocery Trip:
The staples I bought this week include:
- Granny Smith Apples
- Gala Apples
- Fresh spinach
- Baby Carrots
- Plain Yogurt
- Green Peppers
- Low-fat Cheese
- 100% Whole grain bagels
Julie’s Anti-Cancer Meals:
- Breakfast – 100% whole wheat mini bagel with laughing cow lite cheese, a banana, and hot tea.
- Lunch – Lentil Spinach Soup, 8 oz. plain yogurt with sugar and cinnamon added, apple, green pepper slices
- Dinner- Stir fried spinach, green pepper, and tofu
- Breakfast – 100% whole wheat mini bagel with laughing cow lite cheese, a banana, and hot tea
- Lunch – Lentil Spinach Soup, 8 oz. plain yogurt with sugar and cinnamon added, apple, baby carrots
- Dinner – Tuna salad on mini bagel with Cabot lite Monterey Jack cheese
- 2nd Dinner – 1 cup leftover lentil soup
- Breakfast – fried egg on 100% whole wheat English muffin, strawberries and tea
- Lunch – Kashi granola bar, nectarine, apple juice
- Dinner – Tofu Curry
- 2nd Dinner – 1 cup leftover lentil soup, 1/2 cup pineapple
- 3rd Dinner – 100% whole wheat mini bagel with laughing cow lite cheese, 1/2 cup pineapple
Since my husband and I are training for a triathlon in 2 weeks, we’ve
been swimming every night at 7pm. That means that I have a small dinner
around 6pm, and then I eat again after we get home around 8pm.
I think there were some snacks in there that I left out, but you try to think about what you ate the last three days and see if you don’t forget something! Also of note, I was in a hurry for lunch on Thursday and didn’t have a chance to eat, so I had to throw together a few snacks to make my lunch.
I typically have a lot of variety from week to week, but this is my cancer prevention diet for this week.
Have a great weekend, be sure to get your fruits and veggies!