Shh, you can't tell, but there's veggies in this cup, which makes getting an extra cup more of a treat!
With my first full month of WAIW posts, I’m eager to continue strong into this month. What I Ate Wednesday posts for April will entail “serving up an extra cup” of veggies. This is no problem for me, I have some form of veggie with or in every meal.
Where to begin?? Oh yeah……at the beginning
Breakfast – Small cup of tuna barley and edamame medley using long celery sticks as my utensil (makes the meal last longer!); baby carrots, baked overnight oatmeal crisps; French press coffee
Snack – No snack today, I forgot it at home…..*sigh*
Lunch – I tend to have a puree every Wednesday, so I had another today…..spicy red lentil veggie puree; celery and carrot sticks, organic ambrosia apple, green and red vanilla rooibos tea
Not my apple or photo b/c I forgot to take a pic before eating!!
Beverage – brewed green and peppermint tea after lunch
Since the day’s not over, I’m sure I’ll have a nice helping of plain Chobani Greek yogurt and more overnight oatmeal crisps; a perfect end the day!
Adding extra vegetables poses no challenge for me; I love adding them to whatever I blend with frozen fruit for a nighttime treat. The blend usually consists of a winter squash variety, but lately I have used summer squash, carrots, and spinach with great success. Mixed with frozen fruits, protein powder, and stevia make a great alternative to ice cream and a way for extra nutrition.
Acorn squash with NuNaturals stevia, peanut flour, and protein powder
My chocolate veggie puree ready to be chilled and consumed; don't tell Kelley!
Another way to get more veggies is to just throw your favorites in a pot on the stove with broth and any herbs and spices you enjoy; then cook and puree into a creamy dip (less broth) or soup (more broth). I sometimes use the puree as a thick dressing on a cool, crisp salad; good health never tasted so good!
Do have any special ways to incorporate veggies in your life? I’d love to hear some new and interesting ideas, so please leave comments as you….please!