A day of raw, vegan eats for meeting your needs on the go.

April 16th, 2010 · Lisa · book review, Review · Comments

So, we made it to Friday again! This month I’ve been sharing a photo round-up of one of the meal plans in Becoming Raw each week. The meal plans have been designed to meet all of your dietary reference intakes for vitamins and nutrients while maintaining the optimum balance of protein:fat:carbohydrates. 

This particular menu was created with ease and portability in mind. So, I decided to test that theory on a busy weekday (full of meetings, commuting and training).

Here we go:

Raspberries, dried figs and romaine lettuce all blended together was a fresh start to the day.

I had a banana at my desk mid morning
Followed by an Orange

For lunch, I had a large salad of broccoli, carrot, zucchini, and corn all dressed with equal parts tahini and orange juice (I saved some of the dressing to add to my dinner since the menu calls for 1/4 cup of each)
Later, back at home I ate another Orange!
Dinner was a Brazil nut, almonds, cherry tomatoes and snow peas (tossed with the tahini dressing from lunch)
In the evening, I finished with a Banana and an orange (and some nuts reserved from dinner).

This menu was really easy to eat, although the amount of fibre is still fantastically high, I found that I was full throughout the day but never overstuffed. The tahini and nuts provide slightly greater calorie density, so you can actually eat a little less in quantity.

Nutritional information:

1650 calories, protein 11%, fat 25%, carbohydrate 64%

(This analysis includes currants, 1 banana and 1 cup of corn not included above)
Calories: 2057, protein: 60g, fat: 64 g, carbohydrate: 361 g, dietary fibre: 78 g, calcium: 1025 mg, copper: 3430 mcg, iron: 21 mg, magnesium: 676 mg, phosphorus:1613 mg, potassium: 7087 mg, sodium: 262 mg, zing:11 mcg, thiamin: 3.3 mg, riboflavin: 2 mg, niacin:32 mg, viatmin B6: 3.8 mg, folate: 1108 mcg, pantothenic acid: 11mg, vitamin A: 1874 mcg, vitamin C: 838 mg, vitamin E: 10 mg, vitamin K: 374 mcg, omega-6 fatty acids: 30 g, omega-3 fatty acids: 4.3 g.

Training Update:
I’ve been behind with the updates this week.
Wednesday was a 10 km run at at 4:45 pace (that’s per km people) after work
Thursday was a 6 km morning run (5:30 am)
Tonight I did this video before meeting up with friends for dinner.

Other Updates:
Tomorrow I will be posting the Mango Pie recipe you requested. 

On Sunday, Heathy will be announcing the winner of her Moon Pie Challenge. I hope my entry receives at least an honourable mention (keep your fingers crossed). All of the entries are beautiful and have such creative flavour variations. 

If you’re a beet fan and you have some time this weekend then I suggest you join in the SOS Kitchen Challenge hosted by Ricki and Kim. Ricki has been actively advocating for a spot on the Ellen show, so if you get involved you can say, I knew her when she was hosting beet-based blog challenges and look at her now.

Do you have any interesting weekend plans?


  1. Posted April 17, 2010 at 1:03 am

    I'm in awe of the fact that you manage to consume that volume of fruit. I'm sure it's healthy but I just could never do it!
    Unfortunately my weekend plans include working. Boohoo, although have a job so shouldn't complain, so many others are unemployed.

  2. Posted April 17, 2010 at 8:53 am

    I am jealous/super impressed by your 4:45 pace : )

  3. Posted April 17, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    I am also impressed with your pace! No wonder you have time to fit in such long runs during the week! 🙂

    Weekend plans, I am actually just about to look up what open houses are going on in the neighbourhood today and I believe I'll be seeing you tomorrow at a baby shower! My dog Heidi came over to visit last night though, so that definitely wins out for excitement!!! She is getting so grey. 🙂

  4. Posted April 17, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    Your raw day sounds great to me, though I also couldn't eat that much fruit (even if I were allowed to!) 😉 And thanks for the plug re: SOS challenge and Ellen! 🙂

  5. Posted April 18, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    Ali and Ricki, I actually love eating a lot of fruit. I find I need to drink a lot more water when I don't eat a lot of fruit. I love how refreshing it is.

    Lindsey and barbee, you're both very sweet. I wish I could go faster but 4:45 is pretty much as fast I can go for a sustained period at the moment and I much prefer 5 min/km instead.

    barbee, I hope you had a lovely visit with Heidi.

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