Hello peeps! How are your weeks going? So far mine has been very productive and generally just great!
It’s Wednesday…it’s time to partttttty!
This week’s WIAW is all about the veggie love. Now I love me some veggies in every which way, whether they are baked, roasted, stir fried or just steamed. Since I’ve been a busy little bee this week I thought I would show you how I pack my veggies and take them on the go with me like I did yesterday.
But before all sharing all of my foodie delights of yesterday I had an awesome workout session in the gym which involved a 30 minute hill climb on the cross trainer and a 10 minute session of high intensity intervals on the bike followed by 200 ab crunches (8 different exercises of 25 reps each). I felt great afterwards. I now love incorporating cardio and some strength work in one session. Cutting down my cardio time to include strength as well is definitely something that I am looking to do in the very near future.
After getting ready at home it was time to hit the road. To save time I decided to take my breakfast to the library with me…
I made a lovely green smoothie which included spinach, 2 plums, an apple, water, rice milk, vanilla stevia, maca powder, chia seeds and lucuma powder…so good! Some Kashi Go Lean Crisp also made the perfect acompliment to the smoothie. This kept me full for hours!
Lunch was another packed affair in the form of a salad. It contained mixed salad leaves that had been massaged with lemon juice, half an avocado, tomatoes, carrots, red pepper and some Raw Health crackers. I also ate an unpictured pink lady apple, persimmon and plum…it was one of those snack happy kind of days! 🙂
In the afternoon my poor stomach was growling so I made it happy with some delicious banana soya milk and a chocolate chip cookie Lara bar…delicious! I’m still not sure which Lara bar flavour I love the most-perhaps all of them?
Once I got home after a day of thesis writing I was exhausted. Luckily I had been sure to leave some leftovers from Monday nights dinner, where would I be without leftovers?
This was the best meal ever!!! I had dug out some tempeh from the freezer (I had forgotten that it was in there) and marinated it in some sesame oil, soy sauce and ume plum vinegar and baked it in the oven. Also, I made some sweet potato chips dusted with black pepper and roasted some brussel sprouts in some coconut oil and maple syrup. To make the sauce I whipped up some peanut flour, sweet chilli sauce, water, salt and pepper and warmed it in the microwave so it goes all creamy and thick..love it!
I haven’t had much experience with tempeh before, but now I’m in love with it. It’s definitely going to be featuring on my shopping list in the future as it makes a great alternative to tofu.
And then there was dessert…
A chocolate chia seed pudding made with chia seeds, vegan choco-a-lot protein shake, water and honey with a warmed chopped banana and topped with more Kashi Go Lean. The perfect end to a great day of eats.
Just a quick mention about the Foodie Blog Swap. I know a lot of you enjoyed it last year and I was thinking of running it again. For those of you who are not in the know it involves the exchange of foodie gifts between a UK blogger and an American blogger. It worked really well last year and I just wanted to gauge how many of you would be interested in doing it again. Please let me know! 😀
It what forms do you have your veggies on the go?
What is your favourite meal to pack to take to work with you?
What is your favourite way to cook your veggies-stir fry, steam or roasted?