Tasteful Lunch!

December 13, 2007

Unlike yesterday, this lunch tasted great!! I’m stuck inside today with no walk because I have to cut lunch short so I can leave early for my class tonight. My shoulders HATE sitting at a computer all day (well, I guess my whole body does!) and they are aching already. I did, finally, get an Epsom Salt bath last night. If a workout is the best way to start the day, a hot bath is definitely the best way to end it. Wish I could take them more, and I wish I had a beautiful garden tub instead of a standard tub/shower combo :(

On to Lunch

Smoked salmon on Ezekiel bread with avocado, spinach, zesty mustard, and dill:



Apple slices with cinnamon:


Edamame. I found this in the frozen section and it defrosted in the fridge all night. Add a little kosher salt, and microwave for 30 seconds for a hot side dish!


Pumpkin yogurt with Fiber One:


Hot tea to drink:


All together for 585 calories (The edamame upped the calories a bit since I guess they are more protein and less vegetable – I logged as 85 kcal for half a cup? I’m not 100% sure on how to do these – in pod vs. beans only? The quick internet searches I did suggested 85-90 per half cup in the shell)


Back to work 😥

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1 Anonymous December 13, 2007 at 1:09 pm

Baking powder activates the minute you put it in contact with wetness and starts releasing gases (which poofs up your pancake batter). Usually it stops about 15-20min after sitting in batter, so you are right in keeping the baking powder and egg whites apart until you use them! You can mix everything together and just add baking powder in the morning, or mix all the dry stuff together and just add egg whites in the morning.


2 Kath December 13, 2007 at 1:23 pm

Exactly what I thought – thanks!


3 Maran December 13, 2007 at 1:34 pm

my internet at home has been giving me problems so I STILL haven’t gotten to yours… sorry. what a good sandwich idea, I’m going to have to try that. also thanks for posting that you get your teas from the Teet.. I guess I always just kind of pass them by! Good luck on the test!


4 andrea December 13, 2007 at 2:22 pm

what a great sandwhich idea! I love smoked salmon but never bought it. I need to add that to my grocery list for next week.


5 andrea December 13, 2007 at 2:24 pm

It’s me again. Thank you so much for the pumpkin yogurt idea. I tried it last night (made it and packed it for lunch but of course had a taste) it is yummy.
Is there a reason why you use the low-fat plain yogurt as opposed to the nonfat? I bought Stonyfield plain nonfat.



6 Emily December 13, 2007 at 2:29 pm

This may sound dumb but what exactly is smoked salmon? Do you just buy it like lunchmeat or do you get it at the meat counter?


7 Kath December 13, 2007 at 2:43 pm


With the exception of skim milk, I hate most fat-free dairy products. I just think you need the fat for a little flavor! I will eat fat-free flavored yogurt, but I prefer the texture and taste of low-fat plain. Same goes for cottage cheese and regular cheese! If you like the taste of non-fat, by all means eat it – you’ll get all the benefits and save a few calories.



8 Kath December 13, 2007 at 2:45 pm

It’s raw salmon that has been smoked! I’m not sure how else to describe it. Have you had Philadelphia sushi rolls before? They are made with smoked salmon. It’s kind of an acquired taste, but I LOVE it. The one red flag is that it usually has a lot of sodium, but since I have low blood pressure and don’t eat high-sodium fast food, I think it’s fine to have once or twice a week.

I buy it near the fish counter. It’s usually with the crab meat. Just ask your grocery store if they have it. One more warning – it’s expensive!



9 stephanie December 13, 2007 at 4:22 pm

I think in the CK database the edamame that they have listed is without the pods, not with. If you compare nutrient values with the beans you get sans pods at the grocery store – it matches up.


10 Brenda December 13, 2007 at 5:29 pm

Hi Kath, you’re new blog is great! Just wanted to let you know the CK database shows edamame both shelled and in the pod.

Also, the raw smoked salmon you buy is called Lox.

Have a good one!


11 mel December 13, 2007 at 6:46 pm

hey kath! Hope your final went well today- I had my last one today also! What are the negatives of using sweetners? I use a packet of equal in each cup of coffee I have in the am (I have 2) and maybe one in my oatmeal, but thats the only time all day and I usually stay away from a lot of sodas and juices. I know you don’t really like them but I wanted to know why- incase I’m harming myself or something!! thanks so much


12 ashle18 December 13, 2007 at 7:34 pm

Just wanted to say what a great idea for lunch!!! Another meal idea I will have to steal from you. I’m going to try to pumpkin yogurt too. :)


13 ashle18 December 13, 2007 at 7:35 pm

oh…question…did you eat the edamame, pod and all? or did you pick out the soy beans?


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