Friday, January 11, 2019

H-Mart Haul & What I Ate In A Day

Hey everyone! I hope that you are doing well! It's Friday again, yay! I'm really excited because I went back to the gym today! It has been a goal for such a long time but I was worried about it because the last time I tried to go back it triggered a lot of Fibro pain and it kind of scared me away. This time I'm just being more aware of the workouts that I do and I'm going to try to avoid anything that tends to trigger pain (the bike definitely was a trigger, for example). Anyway, I'm really glad that I went and I'm hoping to turn this into a consistent habit so I can start getting back into shape and improving my fitness. Supposedly exercise is one of the best ways to manage Fibro symptoms so I guess we'll see!

Anyway, for today I have a small haul from H-Mart and a What I Ate In A Day type of post in one. I meal prepped this week so I've been eating the same stuff for the most part so it didn't make sense to take pics of the same meals every day. So this is an example of how I've been eating!

So here is my small H-Mart haul! I got the rice cakes (!!!), some scallions (for $.89 a bunch), gochujang (you guys, I read SO MANY LABELS!! Every other brand had chemicals and high fructose corn syrup. This was the cleanest brand I could find), some chili garlic sauce, firm tofu (stir fry) and soft tofu (I'm going to crumble that in with the rice cakes). I'm going to make the rice cakes this weekend, I can't wait to try!

I decided to use my favorite Monbento bento box to pack up my breakfast and lunch. For breakfast I have more of my apple crisp and yogurt (go with vanilla yogurt if you are going to use it for something like this - it's SO MUCH BETTER that the plain). For lunch I had some delicious stir fry (sauce made from low sodium tamari, a tiny bit of agave, chili garlic sauce, rice wine vinegar and a little cornstarch to thicken it up) with tofu, mushrooms, broccoli and asparagus with some jasmine rice. When I know I won't get to my fresh veggies in time I put them all in a container in the freezer and use them for stir fries. This is the combination I happened to have now. It was so good.

For snack I had a pear.

For dinner I had this delicious Mediterranean type plate with dolmas, carrot, cucumber tomato salad with olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt and pepper and some hummus. Another awesome meal.

My final snack was some cashews from the Israeli market that I posted about in my last post. All in all I'd say a really delicious day of meals and I'm doing well with not consuming a ton of processed food and chemicals. I'm aware that a few things like sauces have some preservatives in them but I'm cut out most of the packaged food and I'm really glad that I have.

So that is all I have for you today! I am hoping to do my shopping at Aldi's this weekend so maybe hopefully I'll have a haul for you on Tuesday! It kind of depends on the weather though. Anyway, I hope you have a wonderful weekend and I'll see you next week!


vegan peace said...

I can't wait to see what you do with the rice cakes!
I think you're doing great! All of your meals look seriously delicious!!
I can't wait to see what you get at Aldi! I can't believe how much vegan stuff they're coming out with!!

Sarah said...

I can't wait to try them! My appetite has completely disappeared for now but I'm hoping that it'll come back by tomorrow so I can make them.

Aww thanks, I'm really trying to heal myself! I've to the gym two days in a row and so far I haven't had pain which is awesome!

I can't wait to see what I get too! I saw that the came out with vegan Tzatziki and I really hope that mine has it!

Julie said...

Glad to hear your trip to the gym went well! Your lunch looks amazing, and the stir fry sauce sounds great!

The Student-turned-Doctor said...

I'm so glad you got back to the gym! I'm not a gym person but I really miss yoga and I want to figure out how to get back to it.

You know how much I want a Monbento box! Someday soon.

I love that chili garlic sauce. It goes so well with so many things! I don't live very close to H Mart so if I go it seems like I buy out the store. You have admirable restraint!

Jennifer said...

I know it is frustrating with all those gochujang containers! So many ingredients too. The Trader Joe's one is pretty "clean" (for the lack of any better choice of words right now) Sometimes you can find "artisan" ones but they are usually at places like Whole Foods. One Korean restaurant I use to go to in Philly started to make their own stuff, but I haven't tried it.

Unknown said...

Oooh you’re going to love the rice cakes! They’re fantastic in soups. Definitely look up a recipe to follow, sometimes its best to soak them a while before cooking in a soup or a stir fry.
I’m too wimpy for guochujang! I’m jealous you’re close to H mart, i love everything about the place! Last summer i was making the soybean sprout banchan allll the time. maangchi is a great source for any korean recipes, although certainly not vegan many are easy to adapt. Definitely look up her recipes with the rice cakes she has a bunch

Sarah said...

Thanks! It was great!

Sarah said...

Thanks, me too! It's hard to get up that early and motivate myself to get out of bed but I've been feeling pretty good so that is good motivation in itself.

The Monbento is a great bento box! I can't wait to see what you pack in it when you get one!

Haha, thanks, I have to have restraint due to budget so this was all a splurge for me! I don't blame you for going all out when you can get to H-Mart!

Sarah said...

It was so frustrating. There was MSG, high fructose corn syrup and other stuff I'm avoiding. I hope this one is good.

Sarah said...

Ahhh I can't wait to try them! I was definitely planning on trying them out in soups so I'm glad to know that I am in for a treat!

H-Mart is a great store, I need to get there more often. Thanks so much for the recommendation, I'll definitely have to check her out!