Is everyone getting their extra cup o’veggies for this month’s What I Ate Wednesday theme? Has it been a challenge or basically what you do already?
Avocado takes the
As I mentioned last week, getting extra veggies is never a problem for me. Not trying to brag or say I’m better, I just like a lot of vegetables. Plus, they add an inexpensive and healthy heft to any recipe that needs bulking up!
Breakfast – Leftover Spicy Smoked Tomato Salmon with celery utensils; cubed jicama; Quinoa Almond Protein Cookies; French Press coffee with cinnamon and nutmeg
Everyone should use celery utensils!
Snack – Dehydrated okra; Brewed green tea and vanilla roobios tea mix (one bag of each)
Yep, these guys again....crunchy veggie delight!
Lunch – Surprise! It’s not the usual puree today (that’s tomorrow). I made tuna barley with edamame and vegetables cooked in broth with a little ginger. First time to make this, but the outcome was delicious; think I’ll add more cayenne next time though. I had a side of Corn Thins and an apple too.
This is the best picture I have; forgot to take one actually plated...
Snack – a few large gulps of air; just my usual mini-fast (if you will) before sitting down to dinner; eating at work is just not enjoyable!
I'll let this plastic egg represent my gulps of air....
Dinner - Corn Thins topped with arugula, microwave scrambled eggs, salsa, and avocado (soooo gooooood; review below); big bowl of roasted Brussels, carrots, garlic, and sweet potato on top of mixed greens; puree of frozen pineapple, zucchini, and spinach with vanilla whey protein; of course I had to have more Quinoa Almond Protein Cookies because…errr…..why wouldn’t I?
Have to eat fast before the salsa makes it soggy! Not a problem!
Topped with a few kale chips = veggie bliss in a bowl
I have only tried the original and sesame versions since I like a neutral base to add whatever toppings I choose. Both are great plain or broken to pieces and used for a snack or dipping, but its fun to experiment with different toppings on a whole corn thin.
I contacted Real Foods (the manufacturer) about a minor concern I had with one of the packages I bought. After using the code on my package to run a sample analysis (yes, they keep samples of each batch to test for quality!), they found nothing wrong with the batch of Corn Thins I purchased.
It turned out the package had a small hole that probably occurred while on the store shelf, and more my lack of attention than anything. But Real Foods cares about customer satisfaction and wanted to make sure I was happy; they shipped me a few new packages directly from their operations in Australia (they have cool stamps) just because.
I am extremely pleased with this company’s quick response and attention to the quality of their product; make sure to pick up a package next time you are at the store. Here is a link of recipe ideas on their website; I loved the toppings I added to mine, and want to try something with peanut butter next.
What would or do you use for topping things like rice cakes or corn thins? Do you think they are better as part of a meal or dessert?
I say both!
Happy What I Ate Wednesday………eat your veggies!