Plant-Based Eating :: Volume II Day 2

Day 2 Volume II

Today I woke up at 4 a.m. and was out the door by 4:50 with my friend Amy. We enjoyed a nice run with some hills and had fun cooling off by running through sprinklers along the way. It really, really makes a huge difference! We went a total of 8.59 miles and I burned about 900 calories; at least according to my Garmin anyway.

Before heading out the door, I ate a banana to help fuel the run. (110 calories, 30 carbs, 0 fat, 1 g protein)


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That last hill is the longest, but then it’s all downhill!Screen Shot 2013-07-06 at 11.46.46 PMAfter the run we changed to our swimsuits and grabbed some ice cold grapes before heading out to the pool. (~104 calories, 2 g carbs, 0 g fat, 1 g protein)


After Amy left, it was time for a real breakfast! I had cooled down finally and my stomach was hungry for eggs! We get our eggs locally from these happy hens. 🙂 I am not of the belief that consumption of all animal protein is bad, but more of the belief that the American culture eats way more than necessary and that factory farming is harmful in a multitude of ways. I choose not to eat meat or dairy because it works for me and I don’t enjoy those foods.IMG_2179

I always add fresh garlic, onions, fresh spinach, and a whole tomato to my eggs. Today I also added some broccoli and mushrooms. 😉 (189 calories, 12 g carbs, 5 g fat, 23 g protein)

I was still hungry, so I ate an EnviroKidz bar – what can I say, I like the kid stuff too! And hey, it supports the Lemurs! 🙂 (120 calories, 18 g carbs, 5 g fat, 2 g protein)IMG_2723

At some point in the midst of making breakfast and saving Lemurs, I also took all my vitamins too.


For lunch it was my turn to cook for Mr. Zucchini Runner and I. We had broccoli, carrots, onions, celery, chopped walnuts and black beans, served with wild rice. (624 calories, 87 g carbs, 20 g fat, 26 g protein)IMG_2725

It turned out really well! The flavor of the celery and walnuts added a nice touch to this veggie dish. I’ll have to remember this… good thing I have a blog where it is documented. 😉IMG_2726

I felt like a bottomless, always hungry, pit today… so I ate some cherries with little graham cracker sticks about 2.5 seconds after finishing lunch. (208 calories, 45 g carbs, 3 g fat, 3 g protein)IMG_2727

Then I had another snack about an hour later (pre-packaged from Costco). (70 calories, 12 g carbs, 3 g fat, 3 g protein)IMG_2728

For dinner it was just me, so I ate some boring sugar snap peas and a frozen Amy’s black bean and veggie burrito. Not very exciting or sexy. Sorry! (325 calories, 51 g carbs, 8 g fat, 10 g protein)IMG_2729

It didn’t look like much (frozen food never does) but it tasted really good and hit the spot!IMG_2731

I realized I was still pretty far from my calorie goal for the day, so I ate 6 almonds while I figured out what else I could eat. haha (34 calories, 1 g carb, 3 g fat, 1 g protein)IMG_2732

I was craving sugar, so I opted for tea with fresh lemon and some honey instead. Good for digestion and tastes great! IMG_2733IMG_2736

Once Mr. Zucchini Runner got home, he made some air popped popcorn, which was a perfect snack for the end of the day. I probably ate more than I should from a fiber standpoint, but it was so tasty! (153 calories, 31 g carb, 2 g fat, 5 g protein)IMG_2737

Grand totals for the day:

1,937 calories

289 carbs

49 g fat

75 g protein

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One Response to Plant-Based Eating :: Volume II Day 2

  1. Amy English says:

    I love seeing the elevation profile!! &how it corresponds to pace and all. Interesting! And you are definitely not a bottomless pit!! Haha. You ARE too funny though! & thanks for the run!!


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