I Tried…It Failed…I Love Cereal

by HEAB on January 12, 2009

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So, for all you new to the site, last week I tried to get out of my food rut by trying a new recipe every night.  It’s not that I was unhappy with my meal choices, but I felt I needed a change from the same foods I was eating everyday.  Here is a recap of the week:

Shirataki Noodle Stirfry with Creole Sauce

The Indian Mishap

Raw Mac & Cheese

Hummusdinger Pizza

Mexican Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers

Thai Tofu Lunch

I can sum up last week in one word: bloated.  Everything tasted wonderful…well, except the Indian dish.  Ooops, my bad. :)  I know I will eat all these meals again…especially the Creole sauce and the hummus pizza.  Hmmm, I bet the Creole sauce would taste amazing on a pizza – ha, new combo!  Anyway, I don’t think my body is used to big meals like this night after night, and I rarely add salt to my food.  I felt like my sodium intake was through the roof after eating all these sauces.   Plus, I refuse to throw out good food, and I was stressing trying to eat all the leftovers before moving onto the next recipe.  Ever had mac & cheese for breakfast AND lunch…two days in a row?!?  Yeah, I probably won’t be making that one again for a loooong time.  For the most part everything was delicious.  However, I definitely missed my normal eats.  All these wonderful meals, but all I really wanted was broccoli and cereal.

Conclusion: Although I enjoyed trying something new every night, and I loved spending hours in my kitchen, I learned that I love my Heather meals.  So I eat the same foods everyday?  Big deal as long I’m getting all my nutrients, right?  I’ll continue to try new recipes; hopefully at least once a week, but until then, I’m going to eat what I really want.  Broccoli and cereal for dinner?  I’m baaaaack!

Ode to Typical Heather MealsI missed you guys!

Brekkie: Cottage cheese with Kashi Honey Almond Flax GoLean Crunch and Cinnamon Puffins with Barney Butter.  Not too pretty – didn’t take a picture.  Use your imagination. :)

Lunch:

carrot & bell pepper with cottage cheese & hummus

Lunch plate #1: carrot & bell pepper with cottage cheese & hummus

carrot with PB & Cinnamon Raisin toast with Laughing Cow Lite cheese, carob chips and cranberry apple butter

Still hungry. Lunch plate #2: carrot with PB. Cinnamon-raisin toast with Laughing Cow Lite cheese, carob chips and cranberry apple butter.

Snack: Usually yogurt or some type of bar, my favorite being Kashi Go Lean Crunchy in Chocolate Peanut or Almond.

Roasted veggies with butternut squash fries

Roasted veggies with butternut squash fries...before I slathered it all in Annie's ketchup of course :)

Dessert: Greek yogurt, Trader Joe’s High Fiber Twigs, Cinnamon Puffins, and a big scoop of almond butter.   Ahhh, heavenly.

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I may have added a dollop of whipped cream after I took the picture, but you'll never know...

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OK, OK, here it is. :)

PS – Here is the trick to crispy butternut squash fries…

Roast them on a greased baking rack.  This allows air to circulate beneath them, preventing soggy fries.  Brilliant!

Roast them on a greased baking rack. This allows air to circulate beneath them, preventing soggy fries. Brilliant!

PPS – Does anyone know a method of cooking  broccoli that will NOT stink up my house?!?