My grocery haul, which came up to around $60. I went back to the store later in the week to get more mangoes, since the ones I got on the weekend were so ripe and delicious!
For breakfast I made steel cut oats cooked with cinnamon and turmeric. I was worried it would taste strange, because I’ve only ever had turmeric in curry, but it was actually pretty good. Turmeric has some awesome anti-inflammatory super powers and I wanted to start including it in my diet more. I also added sliced almonds and strawberries.
For lunch, I had a really simple shaved brussels sprout salad. Brussels sprouts are one of the most nutritious greens. I bought like 2.5 lbs of brussels sprouts and cut them really thinly along with walnuts and red onion. The dressing is sweet and made with dijon mustard, maple syrup, olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt and pepper. Similar to kale, using brussels sprouts in salads are great because they don’t wilt like lettuce would!
I also made these veggie burgers wrapped in collard greens to supplement my lunch. It looks really weird, especially because I’m terrible at wrapping anything AND the patty is white instead of brown. I would say these were ok but I probably wouldn’t make them again unless the patty was cooked fresh.
I didn’t post this on Instagram because I didn’t know how to make the photo look pretty, but for dinner I made a giant pot of Chickpea, lentil, quinoa and spinach curry. It tasted amazing and right on the edge of how much spice I could tolerate. Also, I was able to use some up really old lentils I had sitting in my pantry for like 2 years (ssshhhh).
I had a huge fiasco in the middle of cooking where I rubbed my face with my hands just after chopping some hot peppers and I was on fire. This is the 2nd or 3rd time this has happened to me, and I’ve learned my lesson — always wear gloves when cutting hot peppers.
I made some “Nori Power Sticks” randomly one afternoon because they’re so good. It’s basically sundried tomato mixed with walnuts and spices, wrapped in nori (seaweed). Then you dehydrate it and it ends up kinda like beef jerky.
My main snack was these bags of assorted veggies, including adorable baby cucumbers, dipped in homemade microwave hummus. I also snacked on smoothies and fruits!
What are you making this week???