Monday, 30 April 2007

Craving Pizza!

Deborah posted a pic on her blog of a dish in a restaurant that looked like a flatbread / pizza-like concoction, with roasted veggies and goat's cheese and balsamic and it gave me an immense craving for similar. I even went and bought some flour tortillas this morning to serve as a base for my own recreation...

In the end, though, I resisted the demon carbs because I ate so much bread over the weekend. So the tortillas are in the freezer and my lunch today was pizza without the pizza - arugula topped with grilled red and yellow peppers, grilled zucchini and grilled asparagus, olives, borettane onions, eggwhites, flax oil and balsamic vinegar. It tasted great and it doesn't look too bad either, does it? And it does make a change from steamed spinach.

However, it wouldn't be a CRON day for a Sara without some spinach, so here is what I ate for my early dinner before my pottery class (which I really must go to this time even though I really should be weeding the allotment patch out).

Steamed spinach, asparagus, chantenay carrots, broccoli, low-fat cottage cheese with LLBY.

It's been one of those LOT of food days; I also ate almonds and yoghurt and soya milk at 2am during an attack of insomnia; blueberries, pumpkin seeds and goji berries for breakfast at 7; salsa mixed with LLBY, mushrooms and zucchini sticks for snacking after the gym; strawberries and walnuts as a dessert after lunch.

I can't be bothered to enter the salsa into CoM so here is the report without 100 cals or so of that.

Nutrition Summary for 30 April 2007

General (83%)
Energy | 983.6 kcal 82%
Protein | 83.0 g 92%
Carbs | 123.4 g 103%
Fiber | 35.2 g 117%
Fat | 26.3 g 66%
Water | 1567.9 g 58%

Vitamins (99%)
Vitamin A | 52514.4 IU 2251%
Folate | 1035.4 µg 259%
B1 (Thiamine) | 1.7 mg 153%
B2 (Riboflavin) | 4.4 mg 398%
B3 (Niacin) | 20.8 mg 148%
B5 (Pantothenic Acid)| 6.8 mg 135%
B6 (Pyridoxine) | 3.6 mg 277%
B12 (Cyanocobalamin) | 2.2 µg 92%
Vitamin C | 597.6 mg 797%
Vitamin D | 440.9 IU 220%
Vitamin E | 21.5 mg 144%
Vitamin K | 1483.1 µg 1648%

Minerals (98%)
Calcium | 1216.2 mg 122%
Copper | 2.6 mg 289%
Iron | 21.0 mg 117%
Magnesium | 513.3 mg 160%
Manganese | 4.9 mg 270%
Phosphorus | 1243.4 mg 178%
Potassium | 5019.6 mg 107%
Selenium | 160.7 µg 292%
Sodium | 1185.6 mg 79%
Zinc | 9.8 mg 123%

Lipids (59%)
Saturated | 3.5 g 35%
Omega-3 | 2.8 g 254%
Omega-6 | 6.7 g 152%
Cholesterol | 7.0 mg 2%

I was just in a mood for snapping my food today. I won't continue!


Deborah said...

OH! MY! GOSH! I'm so sorry to have given you a craving..I was in such a rush to post that I didn't even caption my photo and you nailed it!

You creation looks just beautiful and sounds so good. I need to start making these pizza's too. Can you find a decent low-carb tortilla somewhere?

Great job resisting and sticking with your plan to clamp down.

Take care and have a great evening


Sara said...

Have had no luck in searching out a low-carb tortilla, no. The one I found would have had 116 cals and I think the ones you and April have access to are only 50 cals... so probably just not worth it for a base for so much veggie goodness.

Clamping down on food is never the problem. *sigh*

Deborah said...

I have a similar issue with loving the wine..for me it's not tied into socializing as much as it is a 'relaxing glass after a rough day' kind of thing.. Maybe you can set a rule for 'never on weekdays' and be sure to not even have any in the house..I know you've got so many events coming up..or perhaps the rule could be, 'only in social occasions'. I dunno, something to try.



Jake Silver said...

Wow, those are some delicious looking dishes.

Deborah said...

Hold up! Salsa should be like 15-20 cals..not 100! Or are you counting the Brewers Yeast in there? I"m confused :)

That second meal looks really good too.

Hmm, pottery. I love pottery.


Sara said...

If you eat an entire pot of salsa at 25 cals per quarter pot though... :-) I had a lot of mushrooms to dip.

Mizzi said...

What a beautiful CRON day Sara!

I might have to try to adapt your diet today to what I have available here - no berries here unfortunately.

And your photos are making me hungry :)

Sara said...

Mizzi, I will swap you berries for one day in Bali - deal? :-) (I think you are in Bali?)

Mizzi said...

Hi Sara. Yes I am in Bali! We have so many other wonderful fruits here too - mangosteen and papaya in abundance, so I'm happy to appreciate the berries as an occasional treat in a smoothie at a cafe.
I'm still searching for a supply of frozen berries here but no luck yet.