Mon., Dec. 27th, 2010 – DAILY MENU

Key to Abbreviations:

Dairy Free – DF
Gluten Free – GF
Dandy Blend- Dandy (coffee sub.)
Macadamia Nut Oil- Mac Oil
NSA- No salt added
Olive Oil – OO
PP – Protein Powder
S & P – Salt & Pepper
Sugar Free – SF
TBA- To Be Announced

Note: Since my daily menu is an integral, if not key, component to my lifestyle, I need to reveal other aspects of how I live, eat, work, etc. Last night I went to bed very late for me, 1:15 a.m. I stayed up to watch the 11 pm news because of the winter storm and still wasn’t tired, so I watched two episodes of Monk reruns. I had never seen either, so I was happy as a clam. And hungry!

I have learned that eating bread carbs late in the evening means cotton mouth in the morning. So I ate a pear, a couple more nuts and 2 spoons of vanilla ice cream. I almost never eat ice cream because it is too cold for my teeth, which are sensitive, so two bites were one too many. But I didn’t have cottonmouth this morning!

7:30 a.m. Lemon juice & warm water
8 a.m. Small glass of green smoothie: blueberries, red Romaine lettuce, dates & kiwi with cold water.
9:30 a.m. 8 oz. Raspberry PP smoothie
Down to the gym to pedal for 20 minutes. Yesterday’s 75 minute flow yoga class was a real workout.
Between 10:30 & noon, while organizing our den and bedroom, I grazed on some of last night’s salad and the rest of the chick pea veggie dish. (Great cold!) Also, one piece of GF/DF bread with Dandy drink.
4 p.m. Organic apple
6-6:30 p.m.- Winter storm soup: carrots, celery,mushrooms, garlic, delicata squash, yam, chick peas, green beans, penne pasta from rice (cooked separately) and herbs.  The recipe will appear tomorrow on my site: www.menupause under Kitchen Nutrition with recipes. Also, tossed salad from last nite. (I made a double batch.) I had rice crackers with tahini with my soup.
Snack: Because I would like to post the daily menu after dinner, I have decided to put my snack at the top of tomorrow’s menu, since I am not sure what my snack will be later. Just this one day there will be a gap, but starting tomorrow, you can use the previous night’s snack I post before breakfast for that evening’s snack.

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