Tuesday, May 31, 2011

What We Eat: Part 2

The second installment of What We Eat is here! That's right, I'm about to bore you all with more information about our eating habits! Woooohoooo! I'm officially in my 5th week of SayMmm.com usage and I'm still loving it. It made planning meals to take for our trip this weekend much easier. I'm cooking big portions of our normal food for the next couple of days so that we can eat on leftovers while we're gone. I chose things that are good cold or reheat well since we won't have an oven or stove in the cabin. Isn't it surprising how much good a little planning can do??

So, here we go again! Weeks 3 and 4 of our May meals....

Monday, May 16th
Stirfry from Aldi
This is one of my go-to meals for busy weeknights. We buy a big bag of frozen stirfry vegetables and serve it over quinoa or brown rice and we each choose our own sauce. The bag is so big that we eat leftovers for lunch for days...it's a hearty, healthy, super easy and quick meal that we love!

Tuesday, May 17th
Samosa Wraps by Fat Free Vegan
I've made these once before and we both really liked them. We serve the samosa filling in whole wheat Ezekiel 4:9 wraps which definitely makes the healthy score for this meal go way up. And, another plus, this is another meal that makes great leftovers.

Thursday, May 19th
Honestly, I can't remember! I know that I moved the meal I had planned for this night to Friday, and Friday's meal to Saturday but I have no idea what we ate. Oh well!

Friday, May 20th
Tofu Ricotta Gnocchi by Peas and Thank You
I had never had Gnocchi before this meal, much less made it from scratch. Honestly, this is the only recipe from this blog that I haven't been crazy about. I definitely don't blame it on the recipe, it just simply wasn't for us.

Saturday, May 21st
Philly “Cheese” Sandwich on Soft Pretzel Subs by Peas and Thank You

Good. Heavens. Seriously people, do yourself a favor and make this. Please. This is a Philly Cheese Steak imitation recipe and it was incredible. The recipe includes marinating portabello mushrooms, onions and bell pepper then sauteeing them. The vegetables are then served on homemade pretzel subs with vegan mozzarella. I can't sing the praises of this recipe enough. I think it's one of the best meals I've ever made and K totally agrees with me!

Monday, May 23rd
Chili Mac by Fat Free Vegan
Simple, lovely comfort food with a twist. I love the simplicity of a one-pot meal! It could easily be a main course (if you're into that kind of thing) because of the nutritional profile, but would make a good side dish, too.

Tuesday, May 24th
Thai Beefless Stirfry by Peas and Thank You
Another stirfry? Yes. It's one of our favorite things! I ommited the "Beefless Tips" because I don't like using processed meat substitutes very often. This involves a homemade sauce that made the whole meal scrumptious!

Thursday, May 25th
Souper Salad!
We had a coupon that made our total less than $10! We went with friends and had a great time!

Friday, May 26th
Spiral Diner
We very rarely eat out two nights in a row but this was a date so it doesn't count :-) We went to our favorite restaurant in town before going to the opera. This is the only restaurant that we go to where we can choose anything on the menu...it's awesome! I got a Portabello Cowboy Burger (Grilled portabello mushroom cap with bbq sauce, mustard, onions, pickle, and lettuce on a whole wheat bun) with pasta salad as a side. K got the Chopped BBQ sandwich (vegan, of course. I think the meat substitute here was tofu but don't quote me on that...) with pasta salad. For dessert K got a peanut butter chocolate shake and I got a banana split. It was amazing!! I've been wanting one everyday since then....but alas. Spiral Diner is a once a month treat for us and we really enjoy it when we go!


Hil said...

You went to the opera???? Which one! Jealous! Oh, and all the food looked good again!

Beccamazing said...

We went to The Mikado...it was super funny but had very off-color humor!