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.
But I really like blueberries, and they have antioxidants. We need antioxidants, right? Sure we do, and active cultures, too.
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?
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