In case you’ve just tuned in, every Wednesday I share some of the foods I eat in a day. Thanks to Jenn at Peas and Crayon for hosting What I Ate Wednesday!
Since I have a Meatless Monday series on TTB, some of you have asked me how I go meatless for a day. Is it difficult? What do I eat for breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner? Well today, I’m going to use this WIAW post as an opportunity to show you what a meatless day looks like for me.
For breakfast today, I needed all the energy I could get because I had three meetings on my agenda before noon. Phew. A hot breakfast of Almond Butter and Banana Oatmeal kept me full and helped me stave off mid-morning hunger. That’s old-fashioned oats simmered in fat-free milk for a few minutes until the oatmeal is nice and creamy, and then topped with banana slices, a drizzle of honey, and a big spoonful of roasted almond butter. Why, this is a breakfast I’ll be seeing more of in the near future. :)
I worked through the morning before it was time for a breather: carrot slices and celery – James calls them my rabbit food :) – with white bean dip. I make it the same way I do with hummus using cannelini beans and adding in a teaspoon or so of chopped fresh rosemary.
The rest of “lunch” consisted of few more things to snack on. I’ve got cheddar cheese and multigrain crackers.
And a handful of dried apricots and pumpkin seeds
After work, I headed to the gym and cranked out 4.5 miles on the treadmill, then finished off with the Yoga for Runner: Cool Down Sequence with Adriene. I have been doing this routine for two weeks now and can totally feel the difference between the days when I do stretch afterwards and the days when I don’t.
Dinner was quick, easy, and delicious. Earlier this week, I managed to pry myself away from the second…and third helpings of Pasta Alla Norma and reheated some of the leftover for dinner. It’s basically pan roasted eggplants simmered in a quick tomato sauce with capers, then tossed with cooked whole wheat pasta. Recipe will be up soon!
So that’s what a meatless day looks like for me. Have a delicious meatless recipe you love? Please share in the comments!
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