Wednesday again? I feel like I was just watching fireworks! This week has been full of great eats and amazing foods, many of which are from my garden:) It’s also been packed with new and perhaps strange combos and foods that I can’t seem to get enough of!
As always, thanks to Jenn!
I’ve been so impressed with them that they are threatening to put me in a food rut. Example one: I have had the exact same breakfast for 4 days in a row now. Crockpot Oatmeal. It’s so creamy and fluffy, but the best part is that its waiting ready for me in the morning! Since the temperatures have been over 100, I have been putting my bowl in the freezer for 10 minutes before I eat it, which chills it down and makes it so refreshing.
On the few days before my Crockpot Oats obsession struck, I was enjoying Overnight Oatmeal with raw coconut butter and flax seed. Such a good combo!
explosion abundance of kale in my garden, my lunches have been featuring a whole lot of these “kale wraps”, which I fill with egg whites, chicken, tempeh, vegetables, or hummus. Iv’e been eating massive amounts of hummus lately, spreading layers on everything from bagels to bananas (so weird, but so delicious!)
Hippie bowls with tempeh are becoming staples around here, too! I throw every leftover vegetable in the fridge along with tempeh, quinoa, and my avocado dressing, which I have been drowning everything in. I can’t believe I had only tried tempeh once before! It’s much more tense than tofu and is so healthy:) I try not to eat too much soy, but when I do I make sure it’s in whole, delicious forms like tofu, tempeh, and edamame, rather than icky soy isolates and oils.
Simple Avocado “Dressing”
2 T. vinegar
1 tsp sesame oil
All you have to do is blend or process the ingredients for a few seconds.
As for snacks, I really don’t have much to show as I’ve been eating these Pumpkin Parfait Bowls every single day along with Galaxy and Love Grown Granola (review to come!)
I combine a big spoonful of canned pumpkin with greek yogurt, stevia, vanilla, and cinnamon, them mix in flax and chia seed, pepitas, bananas, and granola. Yes, between the oatmeal and pumpkin, I realize I’m a bit mixed up on my seasons.;)
I had to feature these Journey bars again, since I can’t seem to get enough of them. Such a nice break from sweet snacks! P.S.- Keep checking back for an amazing giveaway soon:)
Remember last week’s grill obsession? That has slowed down a bit as cleaning the (big and heavy) grill plates isn’t the most fun activity. The highlight dinner from this week was spaghetti squash “pasta” with homemade marinara topped with organic chicken sausages and a bit of Parmesan. I don’t think I’ll ever go back to using noodles when I make pasta for the family. Spaghetti squash is so light and delicious, not to mention ten times healthier! Not the most photogenic of dinners, but definitely a keeper!
I also made healthy turkey meatballs by combining lean turkey with Bragg’s, a piece of crumbled Ezekial bread, garlic powder and cumin, and an egg. Super simple!
Finally, my Product Lovin’ for this week…
ProBars- They’re a little sugar and carb heavy, but so addiciting! Plus they keep you full for hours
French Meadow Bakery Hemp Bagels– the healthiest sprouted grain bagels I could find! Amazing with hummus and egg whites
Cedar’s Hommus: I need to go stock up right now! This is the best hummus I’ve had…and thats saying a lot!