…won’t kill you- as long as we’re talking about vegetables!
First things first- I made the chocolate oatmeal that I bought from the grocery store a few days ago. It was only a dollar and had five servings. 20 cents for breakfast? I couldn’t resist!
Sadly, I wish I had. These certainly weren’t bad, but they just didn’t compare to my normal oats. I could have easily made these myself, and I would have had a way bigger portion! It sort of tasted like someone just dumped a packet of instant hot chocolate in there. They come in little individual packets that you can supposedly measure the water in as well, so they would be good if you were traveling, I guess. Lesson learned- just because something is cheap does not make it necessary to buy 🙂
After breakfast, I headed to a 9:15 cycling class. My friend actually text messaged me last night and suggest a 5:30 (am!) class, and I agreed to it and set my alarm. However, I woke up at 5:20 with no word from my friend- my phone hadn’t sent the text message! I don’t think she woke up either, so it was all good. 🙂
The cycling class was great! The instructor was late, so I was getting worried that I wouldn’t be able to take it, but I really enjoyed the style of the class. It left me good and sweaty- such a good feeling! I also met my goal of taking a group fitness class once a week for this week, too.
I had an apple and peanut flour butter when I got home- that tiny bowl of oats just didn’t cut it!
I bought that plate for a dollar at Target, and when my sister saw it she said, “But nothing you eat will fit on that!” Even my apple was sliding off. Touche, sister, touche.
Before lunch, I got to work on making my dinner.
I’ve got a confession- I don’t really like vegetables. It’s not that I HATE them- but lately, I feel like I’ve been struggling to eat them. I could eat squash until I’m orange in the face (oh wait- I have!) and I can eat potatoes by the ten pound bag, but most of the time, I just can’t get excited about green beans or brussels sprouts.
When I saw Kathleen‘s post last night about sneaky ways to incorporate fruit and veggies into your diet, I jumped all over it. Have I mentioned I’ve considered buying the cookbook ‘Deceptively Delicious’- for myself? I figure I could use all the help I could get 🙂
I was missing some ingredients to make her crazy spuffins, so I found another way to sneak some veggies into my day. Without a recipe or any idea what I was doing, I started throwing every vegetable I had in my fridge into my Dutch oven.
I sauteed carrots, kabocha, red bell pepper, eggplant, mushrooms, and celery until it was brown and soft and then dumped in two cans of black beans. A few pulses with my immersion blender later, I had a
soup stew stoup! (Thanks, Rachael Ray!)
Not going to lie- this is a great way to force vegetables on someone. If you really blended it up, you wouldn’t even be able to tell there are any in here! I prefer mine chunky, but all the tastes go together surprisingly. It’s also full of Vitamin C, Vitamin A, fiber, iron, and more. Yay for eating your veggies!
For dinner, I topped mine with Greek yogurt and Fritos. Not the healthiest topping, but back off! I’m eating vegetables and loving it! (Where did my picture go?!)
Are you a veggie lover or do you have to force yourself to incorporate them into your meals?