Anyway, my breakfast yesterday featured no greens at all, but it did incorporate a new nut butter. This raw sprouted hazelnut butter is divine!
I wanted to keep things simple but still delicious, so I paired the nut butter with Love Grown’s Simply Oats granola.
Of course, I added in a sliced banana, cinnamon and coconut milk kefir.
My best lunch of the week incorporated greens two ways. First, I had this small container of Brad’s kale chips. The Vampire Killer flavor is incredible– I am officially obsessed. I paired the kale chips with some raw Dr. Cow cashew and dulse cheese.
In addition to the chips and cheese, I had some Trader Joe’s minestrone soup over greens, grated carrots, daikon, cucumber and pea shoots. After five minutes in the micro, all the veggies were cooked, resulting in what I call a souper-salad! This soup from TJ’s is one of my favorite TJ’s products ever. Vegan and gluten-free, it is chock full of veggies, beans and brown rice.
Here’s a bird’s eye view of my entire lunch! Talk about volume!
The dinner below was enjoyed on Saturday night at Abysinnia, an amazing Ethiopian restaurant in Providence. I started my meal with a vegetarian sambusa (kind of like an Indian samosa) stuffed with lentils.
We also ordered some injera chips (deep-fried injera), which came with the most delicious spicy dip.
For my main meal, I devoured this vegetarian combo plate. I love the emphasis here on veggies and legumes– Ethiopian food not only tastes fantastic, but it is pretty healthy too!
My healthfulness pretty much stopped when dessert rolled around. Darn my husband for bringing home Crumbs cupcakes for me every weekend! This one was cookie dough flavored, with a vanilla cake and cookie dough frosting. It is now my second favorite Crumbs cupcake, just behind my beloved Happy Birthday cupcake.
It is pretty easy for me to get sick of greens. . . if I eat them the same way over and over again. However, I have learned how to mix it up– I now enjoy them raw, cooked and in chip form, so they never get old!
What’s your favorite way to enjoy greens?