Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Plate Dynamics

One of the methods I teach clients to ensure they are eating a healthy, weight-loss promoting diet, is what I call Plate Dynamics.  It goes like this:  Take your plate and divide it in half.  Fill one half with non-starchy vegetables, cooked or raw.  On the 2nd half, split it in half again.  Fill 1/4 with protein and 1/4 with starchy carbohydrate.  Do this whenever you eat.  It's that simple and it looks like this:
That's Red Lentil Stew, Mashed Potatoes with loads of garlic and onions, and Steamed Swiss Chard with scallions and sesame seeds.  (Somehow this entire meal was mushy?)

Here are today's other eats:

Smoothie Ingredients:  Red Cabbage, Blueberries, Pear, Coconut Milk and Flax-Pumpkin Seed Blend

It blended up like this:

By the time I remembered to photograph my lunch, which was Vegan Caesar Salad from the 21-Day Detox Program, the bowl looked like this:

It was super yum.  Come to the next 21-day Detox if you want the recipe!

And here is a creation by my youngest son.  I didn't see him make or eat this, or photograph it, but here it was on the camera when I uploaded the other pics:

Isn't that cute?!  I think I see a cucumber mouth, an avocado nose, radish eyes with mustard eyeballs, alfalfa sprout hair, and believe it or not, I think those are horseradish cheeks!  My little one is a spicy freak - the spicier the better.  He has certainly not inherited this trait from moi.

OK, so enough food talk.  I NEED A NEW CHALLENGE PEOPLE!!!
(See this post to understand why I am so addicted to challenges.)

A bunch of my friends are doing a Dr Fuhrman Eat to Live Challenge, and I am tempted to join them.  But Dr Fuhrman scares me ever since the Anti-Cancer Soup kitchen fiasco.  Perhaps I could overcome those fears?  Engine 2, another low-fat vegan plan, has online meal plans and that could be fun...

But I'd also love to do another 40-day yoga that I actually finish this time...

I'm going to give this some thought and see what I can come up with.
If there is anything YOU would like to read about, please let me know!


  1. Emily - The food looks SO good! Your son is quite creative. Kudos to him! I'd love to see you cooking up the Eat For Health recipes.

  2. Hi Emily ,it was nice meeting you the other night at Mimi's. You have some nice things here,that smoothie looks really yummy!
    I am glad that it is easier to find kale these days,before I could not find it here.

  3. I bought some curly kale at the farmer's market in Namal Tel Aviv.And it was organic:-)