Being that I don't have new ideas to share let me show you what I've been up to for the past month. For breakfast I've been having a green smoothie made with:
1 cup of water,
1 cup of almond milk,
ground flax seeds,
green leaf lettuce,
1 banana and
That makes 3 cups of delicious goodness, great way to replenish hydration after a good night sleep. And
two whole wheat toasts, one with cream cheese and jam, and the other with buttery spread and dulce de leche.
Simple but effective, I curb my sweet tooth cravings and I also meet part of my nutrient requirements for the day. Peanut butter and jelly is definitely an option for the coming week.
For lunch I've been having either a sandwich with veggie deli slices and whole wheat bread or some fruit and a serving of almonds. I also cut up some carrots, celery and red bell peppers to eat with hummus if I need a quick snack.When I feel like eating something sweet (sweet tooth, remember?), I make myself some oatmeal with peanut butter, raisins and stevia extract.
And for dinner, I've been making soups and stews, because they are easy and because I got a cast iron Dutch oven for Christmas! :-). The first stews I made tasted like metal, even though the pot came seasoned. I did some research and I found out that flax seed oil works great to season cast iron. I went to Whole Foods Market and I found some flax seed oil in the vitamin section (only $4.99 for 8oz which is more than enough), I scrubbed the Dutch oven really good, dried it first with a towel and then on the fire and spread a thin layer of oil with a paper towel. I put the pot in a preheated oven to 350 degrees F and left it there for one hour. Turned off the heat and I let it cool in the oven. I repeated this for three days. The oil smells a little funny but the food wasn't affected by it. It worked like a charm, yesterday's meal came out perfect!
As you can see on the picture, last night I ate Thai Tofu, recipe courtesy of this blog and Russian salad which is basically potato salad with peas and carrots, yum!!