Posted by: Sara S. | November 19, 2009

Calories. Who knew?

Just got back to my apartment after working out this morning, and I decided on the elevator ride that I would start recording calorie counts for my meals—or, at least, counting calories and guesstimating calories where appropriate. I think this is a good idea because I have absolutely NO idea how many calories are in what I eat. That is, except for how many calories are in a Five Guys regular fry order—thanks, City of New York, for making 5G inform me flat out that I’m a porker.

Here’s a sampling of what I’ve eaten this week, with calorie counts listed below the line. Based on my calculations, yesterday I consumed 1,550 calories. See if you can guess how many calories are in each item (I couldn’t).

A. 1 tablespoon peanut butter

B. 1/2 banana

C. Blueberry smoothie

D. Almonds and apricots

E. Cottage cheese and applesauce

F. 1.5 cups frozen vegetables + 2 tbsp. Asiago cheese

G. 1 sweet potato + 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

H. .6lb salmon fillet

I. White bean dip and carrot/celery sticks

J. 2 glasses of red wine

K. 1 hard-boiled egg


A. 1 tablespoon peanut butter=75 cal

B. 1/2 banana=53 cal

C. Blueberry smoothie=340 cal

D. 70 cal for almonds + 70 cal for apricots=140 cal

E. 90 cal for cottage cheese + 50 cal for applesauce=140 cal

F. 150 cal for veggies + 100 cal for cheese=250 cal

G. 180 cal for sweet potato + 240 cal for EVOO=420 cal

H. .6lb salmon fillet=734 cal

I. 220 cal for 4 tbsp. dip + 20 cal for veggies=240 cal

J. 2 glasses of red wine=260 cal

K. 1 hard-boiled egg=77 cal


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