Day 240: Sun-dried tomatoes

Posted by Paola

1:45pm  Cottage cheese salad + apple + tea

No olive oil. I would never have imagined that I’d have a salad with no olive oil, but 5ml of oil isn’t discernible in my big salads and I’d rather use the 40+ calories elsewhere.

1 serving calories protein carbs fat fibre
spring onion 11 0.6 2.5 0.1 0.9
lemon juice 12 0.2 4.1 0.0 0.2
tomato 19 0.8 3.3 0.3 1.3
lettuce 21 1.1 2.4 0.7 1.3
sun-dried tomatoes 22 0.7 2.6 1.5 0.7
apple 32 0.0 8.9 0.0 2.0
Thin Crisp 42 1.4 8.2 0.3 2.5
cottage cheese 76 11.7 4.5 0.5 0.0
Total 235 17 36 3 9

It occurred to me to put my sun-dried tomatoes in the food processor to make them easier to sprinkle on my meals. The Julian Graves “health food” chain are the cheapest source of dried tomatoes that I know of – much cheaper than the small supermarket packets.

4:30pm  Beef, beans and tomatoes with dumplings + figs + pint of squash

452g serving calories protein carbs fat fibre
sun-dried tomatoes 20 0.7 2.3 1.3 0.7
extra virgin olive oil 25 0.0 0.0 2.7 0.0
fat-free yoghurt 36 6.2 2.1 0.1 0.0
soft figs 79 1.0 17.6 0.5 4.2
beans, beef and tomatoes w/dumplings 272 18.7 39.7 5.0 10.8
Total 431 27 62 10 16

6:30pm  Warmed apple + coffee

With Marcus, after trying an apple on my new cheese grater box from Ikea.

8:40pm  Braised cabbage with cottage cheese + frozen banana

322g serving calories protein carbs fat fibre
sun-dried tomatoes 20 0.7 2.3 1.3 0.7
honey 30 0.1 7.2 0.0 0.0
extra virgin olive oil 33 0.0 0.0 3.7 0.0
balsamic vinegar 34 0.1 7.4 0.0 0.0
cabbage 70 4.4 10.6 1.0 6.5
cottage cheese 72 11.1 4.3 0.5 0.0
banana 80 1.0 20.6 0.3 2.4
Total 339 17 52 7 9

The day’s totals:

Day 240 calories protein carbs fat fibre
Breakfast 235 17 36 3 9
Lunch 431 27 62 10 16
Snack 32 0 9 0 2
Dinner 339 17 52 7 9
Other drinks 100
Total 1,137 61 160 20 36
23% 60% 17%
Allowance 1,200 75 – 105g
25 – 35%
120 – 165g
40 – 55%
33 – 40g
25 – 30%
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2 thoughts on “Day 240: Sun-dried tomatoes

  1. I love your idea of putting the sundried tomatoes through a food processor. It looks yummy on the salad. I will try that too.

    I found that by buying the pre-made (one portion) sachets of dressings I could monitor the portions much easier and did not miss putting my own olive oil on top. I love olive oil and could not imagine making a salad dressing without it. The pre-made sachets are very low in calories, and taste fab.

  2. There’s a really nice salad dressing here that only comes in sachets. My problem is that they are two portion sachets and so I have to try to measure out half. I’ve always grumbled about it but you are right, it does make it much easier to monitor the portions. If I had a bottle, I would probably put half again as much on my salad.

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