Last updated on April 12th, 2017
Working from home today, I put together a meatless lunch. It consisted of fresh avocado, hummus, mushrooms, and full-fat yogurt with blueberries. The yogurt had active cultures (probiotics), which are something I want to get into my diet more.
Here’s the nutritional breakdown for the food shown in the photo:
Calories = 314
Fat = 23g
Carbs = 24g
Fiber = 9g
Protein = 8g
It was a low-cal lunch. Most days, I eat 400 or more calories for lunch. The question is, are 300 calories enough to sustain me?
Well, three-and-a-half hours later, I’m feeling fine, no hunger pangs, but then I’ve just been sitting in front of a computer, grading student papers. That’s a mental challenge, to be sure, but doesn’t burn many calories.
About 66% of the calories in my lunch came from fat. That’s OK, but I should be getting above 70%. The net carbs of 15 grams are more than I usually consume for lunch; just cutting out the blueberries would have reduced that number to 11 grams.
Still, don’t expect me to be going sans meat or fish very often.
It was a tasty lunch, a healthy lunch in many ways, but one that would’ve been improved immensely by the addition of some crispy bacon.
Yes, I know what you’re thinking.
What meal wouldn’t be?