Thanks Jenn for keeping things interesting - you're definitely inspiring me to eat more veggies! :)
This week's WIAW is based on Monday - I seem to always be quite motivated on Mondays to a) get back on track after the weekend and b) take photos of everything.
Monday morning started with a new-to-me granola - well Lidl's version of granola anyway - spiced orange and cranberry. Plus coconut yoghurt and the few blueberries that Toby would "let" me eat = breakfast...
I really liked the cereal. It had a nice orange flavour to it and lots of big crunchy clumps! :)
Lunch was very green, and an example of me seemingly having a teeny tiny bit of self-control left in me! I'd had a couple of wraps for dinner on Sunday night and started getting full as soon as I started eating the 2nd wrap. I did continue eating the first half of it, but saved the last half for Monday's lunch. Normally I keep eating until my plate is clean, no matter what, so I was quite impressed with myself! It made lunch super easy too - half a tub of Waitrose celeriac, spinach and creme fraiche soup and half a Philadelphia, basil tofu and spinach wrap...
The soup was nice, but I couldn't really pick out any individual flavours - I kept forgetting what soup it was that I was eating to be honest! I did like it though - it felt good for me and, well, green!
My camera would have me believe that I didn't eat any snacks on Monday, but I'm sure that can't be true. I seem to remember several cups of tea and a small piece of flapjack.
Dinner was amazing! I cooked a risotto for the others but I didn't fancy that, so I had a whole head of broccoli with peanut sauce.
- 30g crunchy peanut butter
- 5ml soy sauce
- half tsp ground ginger
- 15g peanut flour
- 65g basil tofu, chopped really really finely (optional)
- enough boiling water to thin to your desired consistency
You could use crushed peanuts instead of tofu, or just leave it out. I had it sitting in my fridge so decided to use it up, but it didn't add anything to the flavour, just gave a different texture.
I loved this! I had broccoli with peanut sauce when I went out for a meal at a Thai restaurant, and whilst this wasn't exactly the same, it was definitely delicious and really filling too!
Even though I was really satisfied after this meal, my sweet tooth started calling out a while later. So I finished the day off with a vanilla soy dessert and a few chocolate chips:
Well, as this is the last "love your veggies" WIAW...do you ever just eat a big plate of veggies? There is no way that Liam would have eaten a plate of broccoli like I did. Even with the sauce, he wouldn't have considered it a "proper" meal, and he also just doesn't like eating that much veg with his meals. The veg is definitely the least important part for him! I love vegetables though. I also love eating sweet potatoes with asparagus (and a bit of houmous), lots of asparagus with a couple of poached eggs, a big plate of roast veg (peppers, onions, courgette etc) with houmous etc etc. Sometimes a big plate of vegetables is just what I fancy! Plus that way I can tell myself that I "need" the carbs afterwards...in the form of a sugary treat of course...it's all about balance!! ;-)