Hey hey- it’s What I Ate Wednesday!
Did you like that little rhyme?
Thanks, Sara, for the lovely photo!
The store had just opened, and we decided to go check it out. I was joking that we must be the only women who, when we say “We’re going shopping” mean that we’re going to Whole Foods or Trader Joes (or Dawson’s Market, in this case), instead of somewhere like the mall.
Alright… let’s get on with it
It wasn’t much, but I have a hard time eating anything that early in the morning.
After class, I did a little bit of cardio and then headed over to my favorite coffee shop for “me” time (which involves savoring a cup of coffee and doing some list-making).
I usually bring a cup of yogurt with me, but just wasn’t feeling it this morning. To get a little bit of protein, I added some extra milk to my coffee.
A little while later, I whipped up a batch up perfect oatmeal, sans egg whites (I didn’t have any left). I let my oatmeal to swim a little bit of almond milk and topped it with some almond butter and coconut butter.
I know that the coconut butter isn’t the most appetizing-looking topping, but it sure does taste good! I found these little packets when I went to Dawson’s Market on Sunday.
Buying two of these was much safer than buying a whole jar (but probably not very cost-effective….).
When lunch time rolled around, I made myself a big raw veggie salad with mixed greens, sprouts, pea shoots, tomato, red onion, cucumber, goat cheese and sprouted chickpeas.
Yes- those are sprouted chickpeas!
I successfully grew them in my trusty sprout jar and mixed them with some olive oil, lemon, salt and pepper. YUM.
On the side, a had a piece of toasted sesame Ezekiel bread with smashed avocado and tomato.
I could eat that toast for every meal!
I finished lunch with a delicious, creamy pumpkin pie steamer.
A few hours later, when my stomach started rumbling again, I made myself a snack. Another awesome find at Dawson’s Market was this raw sun-flax raisin “bread.” (It’s more like a thick, chewy cracker.)
Check out the ingredients/stats! And one “slice” is a pretty generous size.
I heated up half of a cut up apple and some cranberries with a little cinnamon and added some Greek yogurt on the side (along with the bread).
Greg had his monthly beer club meeting that night, which usually means breakfast for dinner (or just a smoothie even) for me. But for some reason, I wasn’t really feeling that. I think I was just excited about this tofu that I had just bought (yes, at Dawson’s).
That might be the geekiest statement ever, right? “I was excited about tofu…”
I love Twin Oaks tofu, and had yet to try any of the new “more than tofu” variations. I oven-baked it, along with some butternut squash and sweet potato, and mixed it in with some green beans that were cooked in a red curry-coconut sauce. And just because I love broccoli, I had some of that on the side, too.
I don’t know what it is, but I like to have a sweet bite right after dinner- just something little to balance out the saltiness of dinner I guess? That’s when making these little “fudge squares” comes in handy (which are just cocoa powder mixed with peanut butter and frozen).
For my real dessert, I whipped up some (vegan) pumpkin cheesecake mousse and topped it with carob chips and graham cracker pieces.
Holy tofu- this was delicious! Recipe coming soon…
What’s your favorite plant-based protein?