First off, I want to thank everyone for all of their kind words after yesterday’s post. Y’all were so sweet, and reading all of your comments and tweets made me smile! 🙂 Now let’s get to the food!
I haven’t posted in a while, so I thought I would just show some pictures of what I have been eating lately and then share a recipe I tried out this week and loved! These are all just pictures from the last few weeks, so I haven’t eaten all of this today. 🙂
I have been on a smoothie kick lately. It is still in the 90’s during the day here in Texas, so the cold drinks still taste so good! This was Melissa’s Apple Cinnamon Protein Oat Smoothie. I highly recommend it.
I tried Zeggs after reading this post over at the littlehoneybee. (You will notice I have been trying a lot of Amy’s recipes! After making her banana protein muffins from Heather’s blog, I had to try more of her creations!) My first picture was the zeggs before I added anything in, and the second picture is when I mixed in half of a banana, strawberries, blueberries, and peanut butter. My thoughts, it was okay, but I made it a second time and it was much better because I shredded the zucchini into smaller pieces. I think oatmeal tastes better, but I love knowing that I have a whole zucchini with this breakfast! Talk about full of nutrition! I have had it twice and will have it again.
Some more of Amy’s recipes! I made her cranberry almond bars, which were seriously to die for!! I made them two weeks in a row I love them so much! The second picture was Amy’s black bean brownies. I am not really a big chocolate fan, so I really made these for Ryan so that he could have a healthier dessert or snack. I followed the exact recipe for the brownies except I didn’t use chocolate chips since I knew Ryan would like them better without that extra ingredient. I wasn’t sure if he would like them, but he loved them! I was so glad they were husband approved!
I tried this new flavor (well new to me) of Oikos Greek yogurt, and I think it was my favorite flavor I have ever had. The banana cream felt like I was eating froyo. I was sad that I only bought one of this flavor that week. (First world problems, right?)
Eggs with veggies never gets old. 🙂 I always have more vegetables than eggs, but I love it that way! Topped with avocado is what really tops it off though! And then a piece of Ezekial bread with sugar free grape jelly.
Football season is here, so on the first Sunday that the Dallas Cowboys played I made Ryan and I some healthier football food! Homemade chicken nuggets, sweet potato fries, and zucchini fries!
This week I made my spaghetti squash casserole again. This recipe is definitely a winner. Ryan and I both love it! I
I did a little experimenting with this recipe, and I was extremely happy with how it turned out! These are pumpkin cranberry nut bars, and they are so good! Perfect for fall! (Actually perfect for anytime of the year, because I think pumpkin is too good to not eat year around 🙂 ) I am going to make this one more time to get my exact measurements down and then I will be posting the recipe!
Lastly, this week I finally tried a black bean veggie burger!
I ate mine on a bed of spinach with a tomato and avocado. Then on the side I had a sweet potato, broccoli, and corn. No meat for this meal! Coming from a traditional southern family, I have grown up almost always having meat, potatoes, and bread at almost every meal. As I have gotten older and researched more about nutrition and health, I have definitely started adding more vegetables into my diet, and I am still trying to add more. I definitely think having vegetarian meals like this one are good to have sometimes because you end up eating more vegetables than you normally would otherwise. More vegetables is always a good thing! I am not saying meat is a bad thing, I just don’t think we have to have it at every meal like we so often think.
I want to post this recipe because I think a lot of you might want to try them, but this is not my yummy creation. Go here to check out the Dreaming Foodie’s smoky black bean and cilantro veggie burger!
So there’s just a few things I have eaten lately and really enjoyed! Now it’s time for a date night with the Hubs!
What have you ate lately?
Do you like to experiment in the kitchen or always go off of a recipe?
Do you enjoy having vegetarian meals? If you have any favorite recipes please share them with me! I would love to incorporate some more of them into our menu for the week!