hemp protein shake (frozen pineapple, TJ’s vanilla hemp protein, Silk unsweetened coconut milk, water, SP Fiber) [2.5g]


Rice Dream carob-covered “ice cream” bar [4.5]


Spinach salad w/ two leftover chicken fingers (cubed), 2 tsp pumpkin seeds, 1/2 apple (cubed), and a drizzle of honey mustard [1g]

1/2 pomegranate


tuna salad w/ celery, green onion, pickle relish, made with dairy-free, soy-free, egg-free mayonnaise! [1.5g]

rice crackers


dairy-free egg-free chocolate pudding from Cooking Free by Carol Fenster [2g]

Total sat fat: 11.5g


I went to a local health-food store, and unfortunately the prices were quite high, so I wasn’t going to buy anything.  But I felt kinda bad about that, so I picked up a single Rice Dream frozen treat.  As I was rather mindlessly munching away on it, and thinking “this doesn’t really have any flavor”, it occurred to me to check for saturated fat grams.  Yikes! 7!  Good thing I only ate 3/4 of it.  Totally not worth it, since it wasn’t that great anyway.  And carob is a legume.  Lesson learned:  always read the label before you buy!

The mayonnaise is homemade.  I will post the recipe after I see how it holds up for a couple of days.

My 11 yr old son, who has never before shown any interest in cooking, was flipping through Carol Fenster’s book, and decided to make the chocolate pudding.  It was really good!  We made it with coconut milk, which has 5g sat fat per cup, so I’m going to guess 2g for what I ate.