Sunday, June 25, 2006

The Challenge Continues...

The first menu received, just hours after posting my $1,000 Challenge, was created by a VP of Nutrition with one of the major online diet sites:

Breakfast: Oatmeal (regular), Walnuts, Skim Milk and Blueberries

Lunch: Turkey breast, Salad Greens, Tomatoes, Broccoli Florets, Olive Oil & Vinegar

Dinner: Red Wine, Baked Salmon, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Spinach, Hummus, Cantaloupe

Snacks: Yogurt, Orange, Almonds & Raisins

With 1950-calories and less than 7% saturated fat the above menu met the AHA Diet and Lifestyle Guidelines. However, it failed to meet the DRI for Vitamin D, so I didn't analyze further for other essential vitamins, minerals, trace elements, EAA or EFA levels.

Please note, I am not including the quantity of food to eat in the menus I'm posting. The reason - the challenge must be fair. Those seeking to prove a menu can be created with less than 7% saturated fat and provide all essential nutrients must do it themself without starting with someone else's failing menu!

So, the challenge remains open - no menu has been received that meets the new AHA guideline and provides all essential nutrients!


  1. At some point, will you post a daily menu that does provide all the essential nutrients?

  2. Absolutely! That is, of course, if one can be done!