Friday, August 21, 2009

lady (butchers) who lunch

I've been on Project: Weight Gain for a while now. It really isn't going that well, but in the last few weeks, I've been asked by my nutritionist to keep track of my eating and calories. In beginning, it was novel, but I'm getting bored with it. And possibly obsessive.

Maybe I should combine Project: Weight Gain with Project: Food Stylist!

Here's what the project would look like in regards to today's lunch:

-organic boneless skinless chicken breast (180 calories) sauteed in 1/2 tablespoon olive oil (60 calories), lemon juice, basil, oregano, and one clove of garlic (20 calories)
-1/4 red bell pepper (10 calories)
-organic green leaf lettuce with onion and white wine vinegar (20 calories)
-organic brown rice cake* (70 calories)
-1/3 cup organic frozen strawberries and blackberries with fresh mint from my windowsill mint plant that I've somehow managed to keep alive (25 calories)
Total: 385 calories (I've been trying to eat every three hours, so that's about what I can handle per "meal.")
Totally boring? Probably. But maybe I can improve my food photography and my diet simultaneously?
*I am lazy and don't often have the patience to cook a pot of brown rice, so I've become quite dependant on Lundberg brown rice cakes. Excellent and super convenient for you gluten-free people out there.


  1. I am terrible at cooking rice. Even in my rice cooker it just doesn't turn out that great. I don't know what the heck is wrong with me. However, Trader Joe's has an excellent microwavable rice that comes in brown and white. Each bag has about 2-3 servings (depending on your portion sizes) and it only takes 3 minutes in the microwave.

  2. Oh I should probably also mention that it is in their freezer section.

  3. Thanks, Lisa! I should look into that. I love regular brown rice and am so satisfied when I actually take the time to make it, but it doesn't happen too often. Isn't TJ's great? :)

  4. I think I would not eat as well as I do if TJ's did not exist. :)