Hey everyone! Welcome to another episode of WIAW! This month’s theme is love your veggies, and while my foods did not contain any more veggies than normal, I do indeed love veggies. If you had asked me that 10 years ago when all I ate was macaroni or hot dogs, you might have gotten a different answer. Just maybe. It’s funny how much people change, eh?
Anyway, on to the day:
Breakfast was one of my old favorites: oats! Yep, I’ve made it through three weeks on the low-carb -anti-candida diet, and I am really needing a break from the meat and veggies. So I am trying to slowly reincorporate grains (but still no sugar, sorry fruit) back into my diet. I started with just a half serving of rolled oats–cooked with an egg! If you’ve never tried cooking an egg into oatmeal, I recommend it! It’s a great way to add a super nutritious boost of protein, and it makes your oatmeal so thick and filling. All you do is let the oats boil for a few minutes in a saucepan, then crack the egg over the pan and quickly whisk it into the oats. The heat of the oats will cook your egg completely!
I also heard great things about putting Greek yogurt on your oatmeal (‘yoatgurt‘)–people like the contrast of the hot oats and cold yogurt. Can’t say I was in complete agreement on that one.
I ate an early lunch before lab, which was leftovers of a delicious recipe: Turkey vegetable pasta sauce over spaghetti squash! The sauce was so good and simple, I had to share it with y’all.
Turkey Vegetable Pasta Sauce
Serves 4-6. Gf, paleo, ACD
- l lb ground turkey
- 2 cups tomato sauce
- 2 Tbsp tomato paste
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1/2 onion, chopped
- 2 medium zucchini
- 1 cup chopped broccoli
- 1 bell pepper
- 1 Tbsp oregano
- 1 Tbsp basil (or 1/4 c fresh basil!)
- 1/2-1 T. coconut (or olive) oil
After I get back from teaching my yoga class, I will probably enjoy some more homemade nut butter. . . I have already made a second batch of it! Too, too good.
Questions: Are you a fan of veggies? What is your favorite way to eat them? Have you tried yoatgurt?? What do you think of calling foods ‘Reduced Guilt’? Kendra over at Veggie Dancer made an excellent post about this the other day!
Oh and if you are curious: the green pan is the basic pH, pink is acidic, and purple is neutral. Science!