Getting In Our Fruits and Veggies
One thing that Ryan and I agree on about our “healthy living” challenge is that it has prompted us to eat a LOT more fruits and veggies. Since we’ve been doing it, we’ve both had a huge smoothie every morning, packed full of fruits AND veggies (as opposed to the smoothies we’d usually make with a fruit or two and maybe some spinach). This morning, I had one with apple, carrot, spinach, blueberries, pineapple, and raspberries—whoa. That’s a lot of produce. But it was delicious!
Lunch and dinner have had a heavy emphasis on produce as well. Here are some of the meals we’ve enjoyed lately:
A grilled veggie flatbread sandwich, with grapes for lunch
Homemade individual vegetable lasagna, plus salad for a Valentine’s Day dinner. Ryan made the lasagnas, and they were SO good—he used a Giada recipe. Yum!
Flatbread, topped with hummus, sauteed shrimp and veggies, and chopped up treats from Fresh Market’s olive bar (olives, cheese, roasted garlic, etc.)
Asparagus, tempeh, and cabbage stir-fry. Served over brown rice.
And, finally, some king cake:
Definitely the most delicious color-filled part of the week.
Have a great weekend!