As I was posting last week's What I Ate Wednesday, I noticed that greens were absent from my meals. Then, I went to a vegetarian food fair on the weekend and was inspired by all the kale and green smoothies that were being served. So, my strategy this week was to buy lots of greens and to try to incorporate them into my meals and snacks as much as possible.
My menu plan for the week called for PETA's Crunchy Vegetable Wraps on Monday night. It's such a nice change of pace to prepare a meal without using a hot stove. Here are the ingredients for the wraps, above, along with a mixed greens and strawberries salad.
After school on Monday I put out two platters for the kids, the veggie platter above, and...
this fruit platter. These platters serve two purposes - they get more fruits and veggies into the kids and I munch on the stuff while I'm cutting it so I get more fruits and veggies too. Come to think of it, so does Jolene the dog, because I always toss her some fruits and veggies as well. She loves them!
I have been enjoying this easy, healthy snack lately. In a bowl, mix 3/4 cup of (canned) refried beans with 1/4 cup of salsa. Microwave for about a minute. Or, if you don't like the microwave (and I really don't), heat the mixture in a small pot. Serve with tortilla chips or crackers. I used gluten-free crackers. My daughter loved this dip and it gives her protein, which is great because she tends to eat mostly carbs.
Now for Tuesday's eats. My husband makes smoothies for himself and the kids in the morning. Yesterday, there happened to be some left for me. He made it with frozen kale and blueberries and I'm not sure what else. I also had a piece of toast with peanut butter and jam.
For dinner, I had tofu baked in a sesame teriyaki sauce, along with a noodle and veggie stirfry. I also had a salad of mixed organic greens, spinach, carrots and dried cranberries.
Are you eating your veggies? What's your favourite veggie?
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