Food Log

Last week I said I would keep track of what I eat each day and calculate the calories. I also wanted to put the full nutritional details — protein, sugars, vitamins, etc. — but that would have taken far too much time! Because most of my food is prepared by myself, I had to use this Recipe Analyzer in order to determine the nutritional value of my home-cooked food.

See the full food log by clicking “Continue reading…” below.

As you can see from the food log, I eat a mostly vegetarian diet. My average calorie intake is 2126 calories per day, though I think the numbers are somewhat skewed because I ate much more than usual on Wednesday because F. and I were hiking in the snow.

At any rate, it was an interesting experiment. No wonder I’m always hungry by 11.30 AM — I need to find something to supplement my hearty porridge at breakfast!

Week of 22-28 Jan 2013

(Yes, I left out Monday, 29th January. That night was a dessert reception for PGCF and I’m too lazy to calculate all the different desserts I ate.)

Tuesday

Breakfast:
1 apple (95 calories)
Porridge: 1/3 cup oats, 2/3 cup milk, 1 Tbs of brown sugar, 1 mashed up banana (324 cal)
Beverage: one cup of Yorkshire tea with milk and one glass of water (11 cal)

Lunch:
Salad: lettuce, sweet red peppers, chestnut mushrooms, baby plum tomatoes, feta cheese, and a drizzle of homemade dressing: lemon olive oil, olive oil, white wine vinegar, and a dash of salt and pepper (131 cal)
A piece of toast (whole wheat; with butter and orange marmalade) (134 cal)
Beverage: one glass of water

Dinner:
Polenta with tomato and black bean sauce, and steamed carrots (820 cal)
Beverage: one glass of water.

Daily total: 1515 cal

Wednesday

Breakfast:
Porridge: 1/3 cup oats, 2/3 cup milk, 2 spoons of brown sugar, 1 mashed up banana (324 cal)
Beverage: one cup of Yorkshire tea with milk and one glass of water (11 cal)

Second breakfast:
Half of Felix’s porridge (400 cal)

Lunch:
1 banana
Hummous and salad sandwiches (1 and a half) (438 cal)
Beverage: water and one cup of Redbush tea

Snacks:
2 KitKat bars and half a packet of peanut M&Ms (500 cal)

Dinner:
Stir fry with peanut sauce (300 cal)
Dessert: strawberry yogurt with double cream (300 cal)
Beverage: one glass of water and a cup of Redbush tea

Daily total: 2273 cal

Thursday

Breakfast:
Two pieces of toast (whole wheat; with butter and marmalade) (268 cal)
Two scrambled eggs (with double cream) (126 cal)
Beverage: one cup of Yorkshire tea with milk and one glass of water (11 cal)

Tea break:
One cup of Yorkshire tea with milk and two biscuits (175 cal)

Lunch:
Polenta with tomato and black bean sauce (805 cal)

Dinner:
Spinach and ricotta tortellini with lemon olive oil (940 cal)
Salad: lettuce, olives, baby plum tomatoes, chestnut mushrooms, sunflower seeds, and a drizzle of homemade dressing: lemon olive oil, olive oil, white wine vinegar, and a dash of salt and pepper (90 cal)

One cup of lemon and ginger tea

Daily total: 2415 cal

Friday

Breakfast:
Porridge: 1/3 cup oats, 2/3 cup milk, 2 spoons of brown sugar, 1 chopped up apple, chopped walnuts (507 cal)
Beverage: one cup of Yorkshire tea with milk and one glass of water (11 cal)

Tea break:
Beverage: one cup of Yorkshire tea with milk (11 cal)

Lunch:
Spinach and ricotta tortellini with lemon olive oil (940)
Salad: lettuce, olives, baby plum tomatoes, chestnut mushrooms, sunflower seeds (90)
Beverage: one glass of water

Dinner:
One and a half vegetable enchiladas: flour tortillas, cheddar cheese, red bell pepper, onion, courgette, carrot with refried beans and sour cream
Homemade salsa: chopped tomatoes, jalapeños, garlic powder, minced onion, white wine vinegar, salt and pepper
(765 cal)
Homemade guacamole: avocado, minced onion, tomato, garlic powder, salt, and pepper (222 cal)
Dessert: strawberry yogurt with double cream (300 cal)
Beverage: one glass of water

One cup of lemon and ginger tea

Daily total: 2835

Saturday

Breakfast:
Porridge: 1/3 cup oats, 2/3 cup milk, 2 spoons of brown sugar, 1 chopped up apple, chopped walnuts (507 cal)
Beverage: one cup of Yorkshire tea with milk and one glass of water (11 cal)

Tea break:
Beverage: one cup of Yorkshire tea with milk (11 cal)

Lunch:
Leftover one and a half vegetable enchiladas, with salsa, guacamole, and sour cream (765 + 222)

Dinner:
Breakfast tacos and a chocolate chip cookie (310)
Beverage: one glass of water

Daily total: 1826

Sunday

Breakfast:
Porridge: 1/3 cup oats, 2/3 cup milk, 2 spoons of brown sugar, 1 chopped up apple, chopped walnuts (507 cal)
Beverage: one cup of Yorkshire tea with milk and one glass of water

Tea break:
One cup of Yorkshire tea with milk and two biscuits (175 cal)

Lunch:
Pookie wrap from Butler’s (400? cal)

Dinner:
Spanish omelette, tomato tart, salad, and bread (800? cal)

Daily total: 1893

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