Happy Friday Eve to you all! I’ve been saving photos of some of my recent meals that I’ve really enjoyed along with new products and other favorites to share.
First up is this delicious toast. Simi share this tasty tidbit on Instagram, and I immediately wanted to try it. Simply add some coconut butter to warm toast before topping with pb. It infused just the right amount of buttery coconut without being overwhelming. I added banana and cinnamon on top and then pumpkin + orange bourbon cranberry sauce swirled on my other slice. Such a good breakfast!
I had another craving for toast, and this time I went with a sweet/savory combo. Hummus and avocado on one slice / orange bourbon cranberry sauce, pb, and yogurt on another.
I added my leftover Mexican rice and kidney beans to roasted vegetables and topped it with salsa. I had this for two lunches during the week, and it had so much flavor!
A pharmaceutical rep catered lunch, and it sure hit the spot. Teriyaki chicken, mac ‘n cheese, salad with cranberries + pear + honey vinaigrette, roasted winter veg + apple, and banana pudding. I went back for more salad and vegetables later.
One evening I made us each a salad with TJ’s cooked frozen beets, avocado, carrots, spinach, GF croutons, and dressing along with a warm bowl of soup. I added the remainder of a can of peas, roasted celery, and sautéed green beans, to a small carton of Aldi’s vegetarian pumpkin chili. It made enough to serve four rather. I was proud to make that little carton go farther. 😉
On that same shopping trip at Aldi, I found organic black soybean spaghetti noodles that I cooked one evening and simply topped with Aldi’s tomato basil jarred sauce. Roasted vegetables to round out our meal. I highly recommend this pasta!
Matt cooked this chicken since I got home later from running an errand, and he did a phenomenal job! I made us salads with hummus and poppy seed dressing. We had tortilla chips for carb-y crunch.
These are the croutons in the above salad. They are pretty good but not as tasty as I had hoped. Yay GF -_- Poor Matt, I keep wanting to find exciting products. Some are fabulous, and some are not. ‘Tis the way it goes for gluten or GF.
I found this beet balsamic dressing at Aldi, and while I wish it was just a tad thicker, it’s super flavorful! I just love beets. Look at that color <3
Ellie Krieger is my idol and one of the first RD’s I learned about when I decided I wanted to pursue a career in nutrition. She shared my meal that included her meatloaf and mashed potatoes, and I was so excited!
I finally found an affordable and effective natural deodorant! I got Kaci the rose scented variety, and I’ve been using the coconut water and mimosa flower. It glides on like silk, does not bother my skin, does not stain my clothes, and it works.
This message resonated with me so much! As I continue to realize I have less control over things in life than I once thought, I have felt some fear over that. But remembering that I still can make numerous choices that align with my needs is so reassuring.
I stepped outside barefoot in the freezing cold to take this because I’m a dedicated blogger like that. 😉
Please share your favorites with me in the comments!