Starch Solution, Years Past: Food & Exercise Diaries

Day 29 of Higher Carb Starch Solution: May 12th

Day 29/28

For my last meal in Berkeley, I finally tried the deli I had mentioned in my first post of this series: The Butcher’s Son, an all-vegan sandwich shop! I had been eyeing their meatball and fried mozzarella sandwich for awhile, so I finally went and got it for lunch after a very active morning of moving all my stuff.

I wasn’t a huge fan of the mozzarella because it didn’t have much texture for my taste (or maybe I just don’t like fried things anymore?), but the meatballs and bacon macaroni salad on the side were amazing. Although, while eating the sandwich, I actually thought to myself, “I wish I were having baked potato rounds instead.” And I’m usually a huge junk food lover!

I also got a cronut there because I’d never had one and had never seen a vegan one before–I figured it was my only chance. It was so oily I could hardly take it.

So all in all, I think that The Butcher’s Son is a fantastic restaurant for people with normal tastes, but I just can’t stand too much oil anymore! And I’m actually very happy about this fact, because it means that my natural preferences have finally shifted towards healthy food! In high school, I had 3-4 Dr. Pepper sodas a day, and subsisted off of cookies and french fries–so this is an amazing change for me.

Simple, healthy, high carb food is what I crave these days! (Besides the occasional vegan pastry 😉 )   

Airport tip: Auntie Anne’s pretzels are vegan if you ask for no butter!

Macros: 70% carbs, 17% protein, 13% fat

Exercise: Walked 6.5 miles


  • Blueberry banana oat smoothie
  • Coldbrew coffee


  • Vegan meatball and fried mozzarella sandwich*
  • Cronut*
  • Caesar salad*
  • Mango


  • Butter free, salt free pretzel (at airport)*
  • Yukon gold potato rounds

Calories eaten: 2260 | Calories burned: 2310 (according to Fitbit data)

(*Everything is made by me except those with a * –feel free to request recipe posts for anything you’d like to know about 🙂 )

Thanks for reading!


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