What day is it? Well, somehow it turned out to be Wednesday and I’m just now sharing Monday with you. Also somehow I have no breakfast photos for you. And by somehow I mean because Michael fed me while I was still half asleep and my foggy brain didn’t even register consuming food let alone digging out a camera.
It’s OK though because my lunch and dinner were far prettier than our leftover French Toast with jam anyway.
Bringing back the bigass salad! I made a trek to Root Cellar, stocked up on gorgeous fresh veggies, raided my cupboard for some black beans, and splurged on a store bought salad dressing for something fun.
In the big silver bowl: red leaf lettuce, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, red pepper (all LOCAL!!), black beans, Citrus Honey Poppy Seed dressing, and a handful of Tostitos Multigrain Scoops.
Found on sale: Rainier cherries. BC for the win.
Michael bought six bags of homemade kale chips from a co-worker and sent me home with one. I now understand why so many bloggers make these…interesting, delicious in a out of the box kind of way, and super duper healthy.
For dinners this week I really wanted to focus on extra veggies, reasonable portions, lean proteins, and meals that would make leftovers.
When I found boneless, skinless chicken on sale a stir-fry plan was born.
I whipped up a batch of my favourite homemade go-to stir-fry sauce and added it to a pan of sautéed chicken, zucchini, mushrooms, and onions with garlic and ginger.
Sprinkled with pan-toasted sesame seeds and served over brown rice.
After dinner I settled in to watch terrible reality TV (I see having cable is certainly going to help rot my brain…I love it) and eventually made my way to the freezer for a blue Creamsicle.
If I’m going to be watching inane things like Bachelor–freaking–Pad I’d better start finding healthier dessert alternatives. I’m going to need all of the brain food I can get.