Day 263: Is Cracker bread?

Posted by Paola

Today’s Abel & Cole box came with a big bag of kale again. Cury Kale Yum.

8:50am  Egg, bacon and tomatoes + orange + fresh coffee

Pre-picked fruit – I need citrus after the cloying of egg.

1 serving calories protein carbs fat fibre
spray oil 4 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0
cherry tomatoes 15 0.6 2.7 0.3 1.0
tomato & onion relish 30 0.4 6.7 0.1 0.5
orange 45 0.9 11.3 0.1 0.9
large organic free-range egg 93 7.8 0.0 6.8 0.1
vegetarian bacon 100 13.1 1.7 4.5 1.7
Total 288 23 22 12 4

12:30pm  Sweet tomato soup with mozzarella + apple

I felt nicely stuffed afterwards.

408g serving calories protein carbs fat fibre
wholemeal Crackerbread 40 1.4 7.8 0.4 1.2
apple 64 0.0 17.7 0.0 4.0
mozzarella 93 10.6 0.4 5.3 0.0
sweet tomato soup 178 7.4 30.4 2.9 6.4
Total 376 19 56 9 12

3pm  Cabbage with cottage cheese + pint of fizzy squash + prunes + tea

1 serving calories protein carbs fat fibre
lemon juice 12 0.2 4.1 0.0 0.2
sun-dried tomatoes 46 1.5 5.4 3.1 1.5
soft prunes 47 0.8 10.5 0.1 2.4
cottage cheese w/ onion & chives 71 10.9 5.0 1.3 0.2
cabbage 82 5.2 12.5 1.2 7.6
Total 258 19 37 6 12

4:30pm  Banana + hot chocolate

Stressed – not hungry – comfort eating.

7:20pm  Kale with cottage cheese + tea

Um, after finishing this, I then had a second bowl of much of the same because I was still hungry. I felt too full afterwards and wish I could un-eat the second bowl. *sigh*

2 servings calories protein carbs fat fibre
sun-dried tomatoes 40 1.3 4.7 2.7 1.3
cottage cheese w/ onion & chives 142 21.8 10.0 2.6 0.4
fat-free yoghurt 144 25.1 8.6 0.4 0.0
kale 152 9.1 30.4 1.5 6.1
Total 478 57 54 7 8

Evening drink: hot chocolate

Day 263 calories protein carbs fat fibre
Breakfast 288 23 22 12 4
Lunch 376 19 56 9 12
Snack 258 19 37 6 12
Snack 63 1 16 0 2
Dinner 478 57 54 7 8
Other drinks 100
Total 1,562 119 186 34 37
31% 49% 20%
Allowance 1,200 75 – 105g
25 – 35%
120 – 165g
40 – 55%
33 – 40g
25 – 30%
18 – 30g

*sigh*

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7 thoughts on “Day 263: Is Cracker bread?

  1. That kale looks delicious and fresh…. but, I love Savoy Cabbage :)
    Its on the top of my shopping list for Saturday.

    Have you ever tried just a bowl of steamed cabbage with some Bisto gravy on top? Its yummy!! (*note to self – check calories on Bisto…. *sigh* we don’t get gravy granules here…. *sigh*)

  2. Oooo yes, cabbage and bisto is a lovely combo, especially if there’s a few dregs of mashed potato there too.

    Bisto actually isn’t *too* evil – 30 cals per 100g made up – and if you think about it, you don’t actually have extremely large portions as so much of it remains on the plate!

  3. Paola: totally know what you mean when you wish you could un-eat something. Eating for habit/comfort/boredom is surely one of the harder traits to change.

  4. Oh, I assumed that Bisto was made with meat products.

    I just looked at the Bisto web site. Only “The Original” Powder says “suitable for vegetarians” and so I’ll try that.

    That particular product is made from potato starch, salt, wheat starch, dried yeast (huh?) and onion powder. It’s 257 calories per 100g dry weight compared to 398 for the Favourite granules (and the reduced-salt version of 413 calories), which both have MSG (E621) and E635.

    @Georgina, I see that the other flavouring, E635, should be avoided by asthma suffers according to Wikipedia.

    Given that’s it’s essentially a thickening agent with flavourings (onion, celery, spices, herbs), it’s be interesting to try to have a go to make it ourselves.

    @Ginni, let me know if you’d like me to send you any gravy granules.

  5. Coo – I never knew that it had no actual meat product in it – how bizarre! No wonder they call it “original” rather than “beef”, lol.

    I don’t think Bisto has ever been an asthma trigger for me – I usually need a combo of two triggers (e.g. cat fur and a bad cold, or artificial sweetner and some orange colourings (sugar free squash is a major no-no!)). As you say though, shouldn’t be too hard to make an equivalent.

  6. Thanks Paola …. I like your idea of trying to create our own version though….hmmmm that’s a nice thought. Corn flour as a base and some spices. I shall be experimenting this weekend…. :)

    I wonder if there’s a recipe online somewhere to give us a start?

    Paola – thank you for your offer to send me some granules…. I will wait until you guys visit us :) *good luck with your BBC pitch!*

    Paola – you MUST try this for once! I agree with Georgina, some potatoes and cabbage with bisto is fantastic! .. . just a touch of pepper on top and you are in heaven :) *can you see me drooling? *

    I am off to an Indian Restaurant buffet for lunch with colleagues from work *sigh* it will be VERY hard to be good, as its the BEST buffet in town and it was hard to get a table. We waited a whole week to get our table reserved for this afternoon.

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