I’m loving this challenge! I find I have days where I pile on the veg and days when I’m more legumes based. On days when my meals aren’t as veg-heavy as others, I up the ante by sneaking veggies in unexpected ways, as I did in today’s post with my green smoothie breakfast and pureed soup lunch. Check it out!
This will also be on my Photo-a-Day round-up post tomorrow, as it was my photo of the day for the “vegetable” prompt in the April Photo-a-Day challenge. Check out that multifunctional breakfast – helping me to fulfill two challenges in one!
Btw, this green smoothie was – as always – delicious. I went with a peanut butter banana flavour. Here’s the recipe ;).
Veggie servings: I crammed 2 cups of spinach into this baby (look how green it is!) so…2
This is an old photo but it was the same meal – I was just so hungry my memory went on hiatus so I forgot to take a pic. It’s a homemade pizza, mine is on the left. I went with a Mediterranean theme so it was artichokes, mushrooms (just cos I love ’em), sundried tomatoes and olives on top of some lowfat mozza. Yummy.
Veggie servings: 1-2
It was an on-the-go kinda day today, so that meant two afternoon snacks – one mid-afternoon and then another to keep me going before a 6pm Zumba class.
A yummy Greek yogurt, honey and strawberry parfait…
Good ol’ LUNA protein bar – cookie dough flavour! Nearly out of these, which means another trip across the border…when are they going to bring these babies to Canada?
Veggie servings: 0
Pureed curried cauliflower soup. I got the recipe off my new love, the Whole Foods recipe app. But I found the recipe online for you too – an amazingly simple recipe, that is made extra-special by the sunflower seed topping :).
I paired this with a fried egg on toast for a hit of protein.
There may have been one or two of these mini Toblerone babies for dessert too…(I know they have sugar in but they were a gift and I need to eat ’em up! I find that if I have just one or two, and at night, the sugar doesn’t bother me as much – I am usually good with white sugar if it’s under 8g per serving. Either that or I sleep off the effects ;)).
Veggie servings: 2
I had a half portion of my new favourite protein shake – my better-than-ice-cream chocolate protein shake. This time I threw in some peanut butter for extra yumminess and some extra healthy fats. I promise, recipe will be up on Friday!
Alas, I didn’t put spinach in it this time (though you absolutely can!), so… veggie count: 0.
Total veg servings for the day: 5-6
Pretty darn good!
- Are you taking part in the Veg Pledge Challenge? If so leave a link to your WIAW post in the comments below so I can check ’em out!