simple meals

It was a pretty low key day in the food department for me!  After getting home so late last night, I didn’t really want to think about meals today, but I made do pretty well.  I decided against a workout because of my lack of sleep!

For breakfast, I was craving a smoothie.  I added mango chunks today, which I loved!

In the smoothie mix:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup frozen cherries
  • 1 cup frozen mango
  • 2 tbsp hemp protein powder
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxmeal
  • 1/2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1.5 cups water

I also munched on a piece of Banana Hemp Manna Bread with almond butter.  I love that bread!

Lunch was leftover Mediterranean Quinoa Salad from yesterday eaten at my desk.

And, a yogurt parfait with cottage cheese instead of yogurt!

A few weeks ago, Daisy Cottage Cheese sent me some of their 2% Low Fat Cottage Cheese to sample.  This is the first time I am digging into it!  I was out of yogurt, since we didn’t get to the grocery store yesterday, so I figured it was the perfect time to try it out.

I have not had a lot of cottage cheeses, but overall I liked what I tried from Daisy!  It was thick and creamy, unlike others that I have had.  I topped my serving of cottage cheese with berries and my homemade Chocolate Coconut Banana Granola.  One serving is 1/2 cup and contains 90 calories, 2.5 grams of fat and 14 grams of protein!  Pretty good.

I plan to try out my samples a few different ways, so stay tuned!

For dinner, I wanted something easy again, but felt like comfort food.  I decided on Zucchini ‘Pasta’!

I broke out my spiralizer, and sliced up 4 zucchini’s.

Then, I threw all of the ‘spaghetti’ in a saute pan over medium heat (already heated with a little olive oil).

Once heated threw, I added 3 laughing cow wedges to the pot and covered it for about 3-5 minutes until the cheese gets soft and melty.

Mix it all up!  The cheese almost makes it like a light Alfredo sauce.

Along with the zucchini ‘pasta’, I made some homemade pita chips.

I took a whole wheat lavash roll-up from Whole Foods and spread it with a thin smear of butter, sprinkled with parmesan cheese and toasted in the toaster oven for one cycle.  Once toasted, I cut them up into squares.  They came out crispy and delicious!  Perfect with our ‘pasta’.

Another super easy and quick meal, if you have a spiralizer.  If not, you could throw the zucchini into the grater of a food processor, or chop by hand (but that would obviously take longer).  These chips would work perfectly with lots of meals, and dipped in hummus!

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3 Responses

  1. Yum that quinoa salad does look delishhh the next day- I love when foods keep well and even more when they are better the next day! The zucchini pasta and chips look awesome! I’ve never wanted a sprializer before but maybe now I do!

  2. I’ve been looking at spiralizers and trying to decide between a few out there. What kind do you have? Are you happy with it? The two I keep seeing are the Spirooli and the Saladacco. Let me know what you think.

    Thanks!

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