Happy WIAW! I love that this month’s theme is eating more vegetables. This is something I’ve been consciously trying to do for the past couple of weeks. As you’ll see from Monday’s eats below, I could still use a few more vegetables in my life, but I’m getting a little better:
It finally happened – my local grocery store no longer stocks P28 bread. When it comes to getting enough protein at breakfast, P28 bread had become somewhat of a crutch for me. It’s so much easier than making an omelette or cooking meat for breakfast, plus it allows me to eat my favourite breakfast of nut butter on toast while still getting a big serving of protein, which really does keep me fuller longer.
But I’ve since found a simple solution – egg whites! You can get a decent 10 grams of protein for only 50 calories, so I simply add a side of egg whites to my usual nut butter/toast/milk/fruit breakfast combo and – BOOM! – 30 grams of protein.
For Monday’s breakfast, I had almond butter on toast, a glass of milk, blueberries and egg whites (which I basically just poured into a small greased bowl and nuked for 90 seconds, leaving my lazy morning routine firmly in tact):
Over the weekend, I made baked ziti from The Biggest Loser family cook book. I bought that cook book over two years ago when I first learned how to cook and while I’ve since graduated to more sophisticated recipes, I occasionally still refer to it from time to time. I have to admit, this recipe was pretty delicious and since it serves 8 people, I had lots of leftovers. I brought a slice to work for lunch on Monday.
Breaded pork chops with a side salad of spinach, avocado, grape tomatoes, olive oil and lemon juice.
Here’s some exciting news – I tried a new snack combo on Monday morning. My snacks tend to be the same day in and day out, to the point that my
cell cubicle mate actually makes fun of me for it. Today, instead of apple slices and peanut butter, I ate strawberries with ricotta cheese and cinammon. My co-worker was very impressed.
Mine looked just like that, except in Tupperware.
Other snacks – Greek yogurt with granola and raspberries and crackers with peanut butter (I had to get the peanut butter in somewhere!)
Have you discovered any new and amazing snack combos lately?
What are your strategies for increasing your veggie intake?