Sometimes I get in moods/phases where meat just doesn’t appeal and I want to eat a little lighter. This day incorporates a couple of my favorite vegetarian (or even vegan) recipes!
Breakfast: Berry Baked Oatmeal
You can make this at the start of the week and cut squares to warm up all week long! It’s also pretty decent cold though 😉 Consider adding flax or chia for some extra protein (or add collagen to your tea or coffee like I did!)
Lunch: Slow Cooker Chickpea Stew with Apricots
I loooove this dish (although I must confess it is not husband-approved in this house). Unique Mediterranean flavors, chickpeas for protein, and turnip is hidden in there (you won’t notice it at all). I serve over jasmine or Basmati rice. Don’t skip the fresh cilantro and a squeeze of lemon juice when serving!
Snack: Lara Bar
Lara Bars make a terrific snack, but I think it’s well worth it to seek out the superfoods and/or greens versions. The regular ones are tasty, but all dates and fruit are a bit high in sugar.
Dinner: Jeweled Beet Salad and Roasted Butternut Squash
You merely have to search a few posts earlier on my own blog for the recipe for the beet salad! Today I also roasted some butternut squash, wilted spinach, and threw it together with some pumpkin seeds, currants, and spices. It still needs some tweaking but if/when I perfect the recipe I will share it!