Wednesday, April 18, 2012

WIAW: Minus the Veggies


I seriously bombed in the veggie department yesterday. I'm much more prone to a fruit preference, and often forget that veggies make great snacks, too. For example:

Nine times out of ten, I eat an apple with some nut butter when I get hungry in the afternoon. But why not munch on some carrots and hummus? I love carrots and hummus. Or any veggie and hummus, really. I should stop buying apples for awhile. (Yeah, right.)

Breakfast was a two-fer again as I'm still waking up really early to pump. First up was a boring bowl of yogurt, strawberries and blueberries. I'll spare you the picture. A few hours later, I ate this:

Banana slices over honey-peanut butter on a cinnamon raisin English muffin. You know how much I love cinnamon raisin goods.

Lunch was not the typical salad, which is one of the reasons I lacked in the veggie department today. I almost always eat a salad, but wanted to try Roni's avocado and pinto quesadilla. 

It did not, by any means, disappoint me. I followed her recipe exactly, adding some of the leftover chicken breast I had in the 'fridge. Why not, right? Seriously, you need to make this. I imagine it would be good with black beans, too. I tend to favor black beans, though. Case and point:

Black bean chips and salsa, my pre-quesadilla appetizer. I found them at a health foods store in South Bend. They were on sale for 79 cents and I had a $1.00 off coupon. It was a no-brainer, obviously. They were good, too.

Dinner was made for the husband. I sometimes take one for the team. Translation: We had Hamburger Helper. But it didn't come from a box:



It was actually Rebecca's no-helper cheeseburger macaroni—decidedly not my typical meal, but when I saw the recipe, I knew it'd be a winner with the husband. And it was.

That's what I ate on Tuesday (plus maybe a few peanut M&Ms).

Question: What's your favorite veggie-based snack? I need some ideas!

13 comments:

Kara_a_cullen said...

In the summer I love to snack on tomatoes and basil with a dash of salt and pepper...and a little olive oil!  Wait, I guess that's a fruit, oops!  I do like to throw whatever fresh veggies I have over some whole wheat pasta with olive oil, garlic, and salt/pepper...that's more of meal though than a snack.  

Laura said...

That quesadilla looks amazing... beautiful picture, too! Carrots, peppers or cherry tomatoes are my go to veggie snacks... but like you, I lean toward fruit for snacks and try to pack more veggies into my meals. 

Rebecca Blueberrysmiles said...

Beautiful pictures.  You can never go wrong with a pb and banana on raisin english muffin- so delish!

adailydoseoffit said...

I've always thought of tomatoes as a veggie. Mostly because they aren't sweet. Thanks for reminding me to eat them with some basil, etc. Great snack!
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adailydoseoffit said...

Thanks for the compliment! I just bought some cherry tomatoes at the store. I'll be eating them up, for sure!
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adailydoseoffit said...

Isn't it the best?!

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adailydoseoffit said...

I've always thought of tomatoes as a veggie. Mostly because they aren't sweet. Thanks for reminding me to eat them with some basil, etc. Great snack!

adailydoseoffit said...

Thanks for the compliment! I just bought some cherry tomatoes at the store. I'll be eating them up, for sure!

adailydoseoffit said...

Thanks, Rebecca! Isn't that combo the best?!

Sara @my less serious life said...

yum that english muffin combo has my heart pumping!

adailydoseoffit said...

Sounds like food cardio to me. Excellent!

Jessica said...

Quesadillas are my favorite food ever, and yours looks delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe, I can't wait to try it at home!

adailydoseoffit said...

You will love them! I wish I had come up with the recipe myself...it's a good one!

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