My (Almost) Vegetarian Life – Healthy Breakfasts and Packed Lunches

HellOooo! I hope you’ve all had a lovely week and tried some of the meals in this Blog. I didn’t lose any weight this week (might have been the chocolate bar I wolfed down over the weekend!), but I didn’t gain any either, so that’s a good thing. I’ve been managing about 2,500 steps a day mainly because my little dog can’t walk too far. This week I plan to walk the dogs in the morning and then go again in the afternoon by myself so I can walk a bit further.

The snack foods that I made last week were a huge hit, so we’re going to continue with those this week. I bought a baguette, cut it up into thin rounds and then toasted them which made a great alternative to store bought crackers. They lasted about 5 days in a plastic container and were perfect for dipping. I love that I can change the flavour of them by adding a little bit of garlic or some herbs before toasting.

This week I’m including some foods for hubby to take to work with him. He doesn’t have access to a microwave or kitchen (he’s a truck driver), so I have to make lunches that keep in his little lunch box cooler thingy without going soggy.  I chose a four-bean salad and an Italian salad from the Thug Kitchen Party Grub book and put the dressing into a separate little container for him to add just before eating.

We also decided on fruit salad and granola for breakfast. I made very delicious Granola from Jamie Oliver’s recipe

Jamie Oliver's Granola

It was so easy – I just mixed everything together and toasted it in the oven for 25 minutes. It was so good I had a handful as an after-supper snack! 🙂

Home made Granola-Jamie Oliver

and this delicious Melon and Mint fruit salad which is surprisingly filling and lasts about 3 days in the fridge (although it was gone before that!)

Melon & Mint Fruit Salad

I’ve also been rethinking my use of plastic and how I can use less of it when storing my food. So imagine my delight when I saw a lady at the supermarket selling the Beekind reusable food wraps.  They work very similar to cling wrap but are reusable (and washable).

Beekind reusable storage wraps

We’re ramping up the vegetarian meals this week :

MondayVegetarian Shepherd’s Pie

TuesdayMediterranean-Style Steamed Salmon with Lemon & Fresh Herbs,  Steamed Asparagus, New Potatoes, Salad

Wednesday – Family-Style Roasted Vegetable Pasta – from Thug Kitchen Party Grub

ThursdayKenyan Braised Collard Greens and Ground Beef, Rice

Friday – Vegetarian Sloppy Joes – from Thug Kitchen Party Grub

Saturday – Date night!

Sunday – Pierogies (from Thug Kitchen Party Grub), sweet potatoe fries, cole slaw,


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