I’m about to do something I’ve been meaning to do for a long time.
Yes, that’s right! I’m jumping on the bandwagon. If you’re not on it, go read about it on Jen’s blog, Peas and Crayons! I decided to take on the veggie challenge.
Let’s start with yesterday’s lunch, shall we?
I had leftover roasted sweet potatoes and knew that I was hungry for eggs, since breakfast was on the sweet side. I made a mushroom, asiago cheese, and spinach omelet with 1 egg and 3 eggs whites.
Mmmm..cheesy! I used the sweet potatoes as “home fries”. Really, I just warmed them up and plopped some ketchup on them. Lastly, I had a side of ezekial toast with almond butter.
Nothing like BFL. Break fast for lunch? Isn’t is supposed to be dinner? Same thing!
Veggies involved: spinach, mushrooms, and sweet potato
Speaking of dinner, I had more leftovers. I incorporated the brown rice and bean mixture from the day before with roasted green and yellow squash. I added some pepperjack cheese to spice it up and topped it with avocado. Random, but satisfying.
Veggies Involved: zucchini and yellow squash
Today’s breakfast was protein filled after an upper body strength training workout.
I stole the cup that I bought Joe and filled it with a smoothie made with banana, ice, almond milk, vanilla SunWarrior protein powder, flax meal, 1/4 cup oats, a large handful of spinach, and a handful of blackberries. Talk about a smoothie packed with nutrients! This is one of my favorites.
Veggies involved: spinach
I worked the lunch shift today and got cut for dinner, since we didn’t have that many reservations and 3 of us were scheduled. That was totally fine with me since I have been feeling under the weather and I had last week’s casserole on my mind. I attempted a similar version tonight.
This time, I subbed some ingredients. I’ll give you a hint: it has the aroma of truffle! What smells better than truffle? Not much if you ask me. It’s intoxicating.
Needless to say, it involved mushrooms as well.
If you don’t let the casserole sit for a while after it comes out of the oven, it falls apart when you try to scoop it out. Clearly, I couldn’t wait.
I paired it with roasted brussels, what’s new? I’ll post the recipe soon. For now, you can try the cheesy brown rice, bean, and caramelized onion casserole.
Veggies involved: mushrooms, brussels sprouts
Getting off work early makes me feel like I should be studying or getting stuff done, but my throat is still a bit sore and my head is starting to feel a little woozy. I’m thinking rest may be a better option since I have work the next 3 days! Although, I whipped out my Garmin to charge because I feel with this warm weather, I may be heading outside for a run tomorrow! We’ll see.
Happy hump day!