Wednesday, February 6, 2013

What She Ate

Just a quick reminder:
There is only a little time left to enter my Valentine's Day GIVEAWAY!!!
Better check that out!

I love to cook, but seriously try to avoid spending too much time in the kitchen.

Mainly because my kids FLIP OUT when I cross into the room with the refrigerator.
They start chanting like ancient warriors: "EAT! EAT! EAT!"
Or whining like hungry hyenas: "Smoooooooooothies!"

They just don't seem to get the message that climbing up my legs
or throwing themselves on the floor in desperation
doesn't bring the food out any faster!

One of the most frequent questions I am asked is,
"What do you eat on a plant-based/whole-foods diet?"

With my most serious face I reply, "McDonalds."
It's a joke.

I decided to keep track of what we ate for lunch all week with pictures...
(actually a 2 week project because I failed to take pictures some days!).
Here's a sample of what's been served up...

::: vegan mac n cheese :::
rice noodles
Daiya pepperjack shredded "cheese"
sea salt + pepper + ground mustard
a dab of Earth Balance
a shot of rice milk
added tomatoes & broccoli

::: guacamole-chicken salad :::
shredded romaine + kale
baked chicken pieces
homemade guacamole
tomatoes with lime
tortilla chips

::: stir fry :::
you name it... it's in here.
we're talking asparagus, carrots,
peppers, onions, garlic, green beans,
mushrooms, squash, and zucchini
+ extra virgin olive oil to saute
+sea salt to taste

::: veggie wrap with strawberry poppyseed dressing :::
gluten-free spinach tortilla
romaine, cucumbers, apples, carrots, yellow pepper
banana peppers, crushed sweet potato chips
+ Marzetti's Simply Dressed strawberry poppyseed vinaigrette

::: eating out... SPLURGE :::
this is just being very honest...
sometimes we NEED or just WANT to eat out.
SMOQUE hooked us up here. that meat is for FOUR people BTW.
i called ahead - no gluten, no dairy, no corn syrups in that BBQ!!!

::: Pad Thai :::
found this recipe from Big Bowl.
i tweaked it a little bit - added less animal and waaaaay more veg!
oh and who puts dried shrimp pieces in their pad Thai?! Not me! *shivers*

::: Homemade Veggie Burger & Smoothie :::
stay tuned for this recipe. i LOVE, can't get enough of these, black bean burgers!
served on romaine
with onion rings
+homemade bbq sauce
(smoothie ideas here!)
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So yea... we're not just gnawing on raw carrots over here!!!
Wanna come over for lunch?!
If you do, you must promise not to start chanting, "Eat! Eat! Eat!"

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  1. Mmmm...pad that stuff! Found you through Ms. Carolyn at Perspective and your Leibster Award nomination.

    1. Hi there! Yes, I was just browsing through your blog as well!!! Glad we could meet up!! XO

  2. Wow! I just started following your blog & let me tell you... You have inspired me... I just finished my Hershey's bar, had Zaxby's for dinner last night and everything I cook is terribly unhealthy. Feeling so guilty now! HAHA. Loving your blog so far! :)

    1. awww that's awesome, Ashle! And welcome!!! Oh man - I have been known to put away a Hershey's bar... or two...!!! Can't resist.

  3. Oh yummy!! I have always been tempted to try going the "whole food" route...this has inspired me to give it a try. Maybe I'll start with one meal a day and go from there...just need to get the husband on board ;)

    1. it has been such a WONDERFUL adventure for my family, Erin!!! we have definitely not always eaten like this. the benefits have been AMAZING! that's a great idea - one meal a day... baby steps!!! thanks for stopping by XO

  4. I saw this and thought of you....
    :), Rosie

    1. yea, Rosie!!! Thanks! Can't wait to check it out! XO

  5. Brittany!!! I just finally wrote you back today from your adorable Christmas card!! So we are basically doing the same exact diet for our families! I am so excited to see these pictures and need these recipes!!

  6. Can I get your guacamole recipe, the tweaked pad Thai recipe,black bean burger, andwhat kind of spices do you use in your stir fry? Also what do you serve for breakfast and snacks?

    1. Hi Jess! The guac recipe is just avocado + fresh minced onion + jalepeno + sea salt! the Pad Thai recipe is linked above - found it from a favorite restaurant! ... and I'm currently putting together more ideas and recipes for what you requested! STAY TUNED, friend!!! XO

  7. Cool!! Did you use the fish and peanut oil in Thai pad?


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