What I Ate in a Day (without meat!)

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!)

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Berry Baked Oatmeal

 

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!

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Chickpea Stew

 

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.

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LaraBar with Superfoods

LaraBar with Greens

 

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!

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Jeweled Beet Salad

 

 

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