Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Fall Food Chart

So you know, I've had in mind this admittedly demented project to devise One Food Chart To Rule Them All for most of the life of this blog, and I'm starting to see how maybe this isn't going to work. Because I remember thinking last fall that my plan was coming together and I really liked last fall's food plan, I should have been able to pick that right back up and run with that. But, no. Last fall's food plan doesn't work for this fall mostly for life reasons (more work, more play, less time for cooking or more to the point less energy for cooking), and it's like what Mo said about pants: thighs aren't made for pants, pants are made for thighs. Lives aren't made for food charts, food charts are made for lives.

Also I never did come up with an early fall food chart, it's been such a struggle, I figured I'd just shoot for having a fall food chart in place after champs. And well, man's reach should exceed his grasp or what's a heaven for. Is how that went.

Here's what I have so far:

  • Morning Drink - green tea with apple cider vinegar
  • Breakfast - eggs and vegetable - eggs shakshuka with avocado
  • Lunch - chicken and vegetable - I took a couple recipes out of the vaults, baked chicken and creamed vegetable soup, still experimenting though
  • Afternoon Snack - black tea and chocolate - actually I am way about black tea, chocolate, and fruit IN THAT ORDER
  • Dinner - meat, vegetable, and sweet potato, or fish and vegetable - still korean ground beef or chinese ground pork or also turkey meatballs, sauteed kale, but with baked sweet potatoes instead of rice for VARIETY, and on nights I don't work out, which are only two so I'm not going to fit in three fish dinners, salmon and broccoli, fish lechos with mayo, avocado, and tomato, and also sushi and edamame that the sweetie man can pick up at the Jewel
  • Workout Drink - tart cherry coconut water
  • Post Workout Snack - fruits and nuts - I hit the wall with greek yogurt and switched to nuts for protein

But anyway the main thing is that I fairly significantly changed my cooking practices, where I cook one meal for the week per practice, so four practices total. So shakshuka for the week on Sunday, chicken and soup on Tuesday, meat, greens, and sweet potatoes on Thursday, and baked fruit on Saturday. Summer was so easy, I find that I don't have the patience for a long cooking practice. I still haven't run through all of them, so I will be doing that and talking about that coming up.