1. Yes, the total fat—all heart-healthy fat from plant sources—is higher than the recommended amount set by the FDA. There are different schools of thought about how much fat one should eat, and I’m on board with this particular way of eating simply because it’s what makes me feel healthiest. I can’t stress enough that what works for one person might not be the optimal diet for another.
2. The label’s sugar grams include all of the natural sugars from sweet potato, raspberries, applesauce, etc. Added sugars are only 15g total; very low for today’s standards and well within the daily recommended limit.
3. Everything I ate is in order (listed out below). The coconut flour, cocoa powder, applesauce, coconut sugar, chocolate, flax, and canola oil are the measurements for 1/5th of the melty gooey brownies, equivalent to the amount I ate. The rice and beans are listed in the amount of dry ingredients I used before cooking.
4. I don’t have all the answers and am not a nutritionist, which is why I wasn’t originally planning to post this label at all. I admittedly do not know if the high intake of Vitamin A, fiber, and iron are ideal… I’m only going by how I feel and the fact that my most recent lab results came back all within a healthy range. (If any nutritionist reading this wants to leave feedback, please do feel free.)
5. After posting, I noticed the sweet potato calories should be around double what it lists (a 350-gram sweet potato is closer to 300 calories). But one avocado should be around a hundred calories under the listed amount, so it pretty much still works out.
Below is everything added up after many commenters questioned the total posted on the blog. I think people just don’t realize how quickly calories can add up!