I interchange my recipes so that the same food all week long isnt boring.
For lunch today I had a green smoothie w/ a salad.
The smoothie is raspberries, baby kale, baby spinach, 1/2 frozen banana, 1C coconut milk/almond milk mixture, 1 tbsp ground flax seed and 1 tbsp chia seeds.
The salad is a base of romaine and baby spinach, topped w/ red onions, black beans, avocado and broken up pieces of the corn patties. Topped with salsa.
I also splurged today and went to my favorite coffee shop. I got an iced latte w/ almond milk. They make their almond milk homemade and its super delicious!
Complete basically nutrionally void breakfast. Thats what happens when you have 15 min to make my meal and eat.
3 tiny purple potatoes sauteed in a tinsy bit of olive oil and cajun spices. Latte w/ pumpkin spice sprinkled on top & an apple.
I vegan-ized it w/ 2 flax eggs, unsweetened almond milk and soy free earth balance. i used fresh corn on the cob and two jalapenos from my garden. i plan to put these on a salad of baby spinach/romaine, dry cranberries, shredded carrots avocado and top w/ salsa
~Earth balance, whipped on sale for $2.49
~Raspberries, 5 for $5
~4 lbs sweet potatoes, $3.97
~3 bananas, 57c/lb , 1.71
~Corn, 3 ears, $1
~Small pkg organic kale, sale for $1.97
~Lrg pkg organic baby spinach. $4.99
~Org romaine , sale for $2.49
~Org avocados (4 small), $3.99 (cheaper than buying non organic avocados)
~Lrg salsa, $2.89
~2 jalapenos, $1
This weekend will be busy with exams, so I made the meal plan super early when I had a bit of time.
I am currently unsatisfied with this weeks meal plan. I had sniffles, more of an allergy, but I feel in due to this dairy & meat laden week my allergies have turned into a full blown cold. I haven’t gotten a cold in over two years!!!!! That meal plan is probably the last healthy one Ive made and I am not feeling well from it. Need to add more veggies & fruits. I rarely eat meat and this was too heavy on chicken. And dairy… I shouldn’t be eating dairy/soy anyways since I am allergic! I was doing very good with my vegan, soy free, gluten free plans and I felt amazing, unstoppable! Now my body is getting sick. Grr. Unfortunately its the food I have and I cant afford to trash it. Goes to show what you put in is a direct correlation to how you feel, how you react, how you focus, perform, etc.
Hopefully next week will be better:
B: Protein green smoothie: spinach, frozen berries, almond or coco milk, scoop pea protein powder (vegan), spirulina
L: Salad base topped w/ craisins, avocado, carrots and these corn cakes:
I will grill the corn and then chop it off the ear.
D: Small steamed or baked sweet potato topped w/ crunchy pb, cinnamon & granola. Served w/ small salad.
Snacks: Hummus, popcorn, nuts/dry fruit
I’m already longing for next week.
Feeling blue the last few days. Going to nurse my stuffy nose and super sore throat with copious amounts of raw honey and tea