There are no short cuts.
That doesn’t seems to stop people from trying .
Satisfries? Really Burger King? According to this article, the fast food chain has developed a lower fat french fry.* One serving is 190 calories, 8 grams of fat, and 210 milligrams of sodium.
*Yes, they are really called Satisfries
Apparently Satisfries taste like regular fries – they are made with the same oil as the full-fat version. The trick is that Burger King uses an oil-repelling agent in the better that lowers the fat content.
This is kitchen wizardry, not a nutritious french fry. I can’t stand when companies do this because it’s misleading to consumers. Yes,ultimately it’s up to the individual to do their research… but they DON’T. They see these products come out and think eating fries for lunch every day is a good choice (with a burger and a diet coke).
Right or wrong, the timing couldn’t be better. The U.S Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is requiring restaurant chains to post calorie counts on their menus next year. I wonder how many more menus items like these will be popping up?
This is WIAW was crazy. I was in back to back meetings and pretty much only left my office long enough to pee and run to the fridge for more food. Thank god for food prep. I’m sure people think I’m nuts.
Read on for my San Francisco treats, and then check out Jenn’s blog. for some more “normal” days of food.
The food part… well, let’s just say I won’t be leaving the house without tasting my breakfast first ever again. This was going to be a genius idea – mixing ingredients for an oatmeal mugcake the night before so all I had to do was nuke it in the morning. 2 mistakes: I tried a totally new recipe and I microwaved it WAY too long.
At least the Cats mug made me smile.
Porgy with celery sticks and my lentil hummus. Porgy was a new fish to me. I really liked it – it’s heartier, more similar to chicken than a flaky fish.
Bonus: Progy is fun to say.
This was salmon sashimi with lavar, Ezekial bread, and a massaged kale salad.
The dressing (massage lotion?) was my take on Heather’s Creamy Chickpea Salad. If you’ve never use tofu in dressing before, you MUST try it. I can’t believe how creamy and delicious this was!
Creamy Asian Kale Salad
- 1 bunch of kale
- ~10 shiitake mushrooms, diced
- 1/2 C chopped asparagus
- 3 ounces firm tofu
- Fresh lime juice (from 1 lime)
- 1 tsp dijon mustard
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 1/2 tsp dulse (seaweed flakes)
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp nutritional yeast
- 1/2 tsp coriander
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- Red pepper flakes, to taste
Toss together kale, mushrooms, and asparagus.
Blend together dressing ingredients, and massage into kale mix.
Can eat immediately, but best if allowed to marinate overnight so that veggies soften and flavors infuse..
Pork Belly of the sea! Sea bass is my favorite fish. Hands down. I ate it in my office with roasted cauliflower and sweet potato (topped with the cinnamon I keep in my desk).
Dinner continues to be more snack-like on my new schedule. I snacked on some (unpictured) granola before hustling to the gym. When I came home after 9p, all I wanted was my chocolate-beet smoothie.
I was out of beet powder (my Whole Foods quit carrying it!!!), so I tossed in a raw beet! The Vitamix blended it like a champ. Topped with more granola, then inhaled.
Then I needed round two. Double roasted kabocha and peanut flour sauce.
I could eat this every meal.
I’m so sad about this… I made my Carrot Cake Batter Protein Bowl using French Vanilla Designer Whey. Was planning to top it with a Banana Nut Quest Bar. And I did. But not before I burned it. I ate it any way, obv. Note to self: Don’t put your Quest bars under the broiler and walk away.
Topped with cocoa powder-coconut flour sauce and Nuttzo. Because that makes everything better.
Don’t forget to enter the Designer Whey giveaway for a 1 year supply worth $500. Contest ends tonight at 11:59p!
Satisfries. Do you buy it? Would you buy it?
Do you keep a stash of spices in your desk or purse?