Breakfast -- Mango Pistachio Chia Pudding
Lunch -- Salmon, Green Bean and Arugula Salad w/Dijon Dressing
Sorta like a nicoise but different. Good combo of flavor
Skipped carrots since my neighbors keep giving me piles of cucumbers.
Dinner -- Black Bean Chile
OK, this turned out excellent, but only with major changes. I read through the recipe. Not a spice in it. Not one measly thing that would make chile, chile. Celery? Parsley? My New Mexican family would disown me. So, this is what I did. I chopped up a couple of poblano peppers from the fridge. Poblanos are mild peppers, so I just subbed them for bell peppers. Then, because I am New Mexican, I added a couple of peppers from my garden and 1/2 an habanero. Be crazy like me or don't. Skip the celery and the parsley. These ingredients NEVER belong in chile. Just don't. The rest was excellent. Loved the yogurt topping and the addition of the zucchini at the end.
Snack-- I don't remember
Again, some fruit. Whichever one in my kitchen needed to be used.
Breakfast -- Asparagus and Poached Eggs
This was great except that I had a fail on my new microwave egg poacher the first go round.
Instead, I tried baking something called the Healthiest Bread Ever by a blogger called the Clean Eating Goddess. This was my answer to REALLY, REALLY wanting bread without going completely off the rails. BTW, it is delicious and hearty. I slapped some almond butter on one of the slices.
Cause, homemade bread.
Dinner -- Turkey Meatballs over Collards w/Marinara
The sauce recipe is a real keeper. YUM. I was chatting with a friend while preparing the meatballs, and I overcooked them. Oh well, flavor was good and with the sauce you could hide the overdoneness a bit.
Snack-- Coconut popsicle
Left over from last challenge
Remember there wasn't a blueberry in my local Smith's. I used strawberries from the freezer instead.
Lunch -- Shashuska
I liked this more than I thought I would. Of course, I already told you how excellently the sauce was from Saturday's dinner.
Snack --A 1/2 slice of my bread w/ Homemade nutella
Did you know you can make a healthier nutella? I'll share my latest Pinterest madness in a future post.
Dinner -- Eggplant, Chickpea, Cauliflower and
This was good. I still had some yogurt whipped up from chile night, so I didn't bother with the parsley.
Cause fresh fruit gets used before dried. I am NOT going to throw food away.
The greatest news this week is that I am more than 3 pounds down; despite the horrible physical week I had last week. I just need to keep the momentum going!