I didn’t do a proper meal prep this week because I’m travelling and knew I was going to be having meals with other people, so this will be more like a recap of what I ate.
I mentioned last week that there were some birthdays and I ordered a vegan red velvet cake. I think everyone liked it, despite knowing it was vegan (I wasn’t able to keep it a secret!)
We also went out for dinner to an Italian place for my boyfriend’s birthday. I ordered penne arrabiata, which is penne in a spicy tomato sauce with olives and red chili peppers, cooked in olive oil. It was so good, especially because I love pasta and rarely have it. I ate half of the serving (which was plenty), a trick I learned from The Skinny Confidential.
For breakfast throughout the week, I made overnight oats mixed with canned pumpkin, cinnamon, and walnuts.
This plate has half a bag of the Beefless Tips, half a small avocado, and brussels sprouts. I pan fried the brussels in olive oil, sprinkled them with garlic salt & chili flakes, and squeezed lemon on them.
Brussels sprouts seem so boring, but the lemon + garlic salt + chili flakes combo makes it so good.
I also found a party tray of cut fruit at the store that was 50% off (so $5 CAD) and snacked on that.
One night, I had dinner at my sister’s place and she grilled a crap load of vegetables: zucchini, eggplant, sweet potatoes, and portobello mushrooms. I brought some marinated tofu as well.
On Friday night, we took a trip a few hours outside of Toronto to visit some relatives. I didn’t have time to cook, and I didn’t wanna be all up in their kitchen cooking, so this is what I made…
… I bought a container of cut up veggies meant for stir frying, but I just ate them raw. I also got a package of Soyganic Smoked Tofu, which I simply microwaved. It’s already so flavorful that you can eat it just like that! I threw some guac & pesto on the side, and it made for a really, really, REALLY fast and convenient meal that only requires a microwave.