#surviveon35 Eats: Day 3

Hi Friends!

Let’s take a look at Friday eats shall we?


Berry Breakfast Couscous

Usually I use quinoa to make this. CLICK HERE to see the recipe.
Yesterday I used whole wheat couscous instead of quinoa,
left out the vanilla and topped it with blueberries.
I was going to add peanut butter as well, but skipped it.

AM Snack 

Hardboiled Egg
Triscuits w/ Peanut Butter


Curried Lentil & Veggie Soup

2 cups mixed vegetables
1/2 a russet potato
1 clove garlic
2 Tbsp onion
1 c lentils
4-5 cabbage leaves, sliced
3 c veggie broth
1 c water
1 c brown rice
curry powder & cayenne pepper to taste

Saute the onion, garlic and potato until tender.
Add the veggies and saute another 3 minutes.
Add the broth, water, cabbage, spices and lentils.
Bring to a boil reduce heat and simmer for 20 min.
Stir in the rice  and heat through.
Serve warm.


Served with applesauce and blueberries.


PM Snack

Green Monster Smoothie

1 banana, cut into chunks and frozen
1/3 c skim milk
2 big handfuls spinach
1/4 c applesauce
1/2 c plain greek yogurt
1/4 c blueberries

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend well.


Black Bean & Sweet Potato Quesadilla

1 c black beans
1/2 a sweet potatoes diced, microwaved until soft
1/3 c green pepper, diced
1/4 c onion, diced
cayenne pepper, to taste
2% shredded Mexican cheese
2- 8 in whole wheat tortillas

Saute onion and green pepper until crisp tender.
Add black beans and sweet potato and heat through.
Spoon mixture onto tortilla, top with cheese.
Cook in a pan, oven or panini press.


This made 2 quesadillas with enough filling leftover to make one more.
I cooked them on our George Foreman grill.


I also had a late afternoon bowl of cereal!

All together now:


P.S. In case you’re interested in getting involved with #surviveon35, now you can! Anytime Fitness is trying to raise $10,000 to donate to the Cooking Matters program. I actually volunteer with the Cooking Matter program here in Columbus through our Local Matters program. I’m a nutrition instructor and it is SUCH an awesome program. A nutrition professional and a chef teach each class together and the participants learn SO MUCH about healthy eating and cooking. They have classes for both adults and kids! I love Cooking Matters and think Anytime Fitness has chosen a great organization to raise money for!  CLICK HERE to read more and donate if you’re able.

P.P.S Happy Weekend!

About Lindsay

Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian and new mom from Columbus, Ohio. On her blog, she shares simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life. Follow her on Twitter @LeanGrnBeanBlog and Instagram @TheLeanGreenBean and be sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a post!


  1. I love looking at your eats. The smoothie sounds similar to the ones I love to make, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE triscuits (I might argue that they are my favorite cracker!)
    Gina (The Candid RD) recently posted..Clean Eating’s Panko and Sage-Crusted Pork Cutlets

  2. I love the way you rare using many of the same ingredients to make different meals. way to keep it interesting!
    Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table recently posted..Boycotts and Friday Finds

  3. Love your quesadilla idea! Looks deeeelish :) All your pics are great

  4. Question about how you eat your hard boiled eggs. I recently have been trying to add more protein to my diet and know eggs are a great source. I want to start taking them to school with me in the fall because hard boiled seems to be the most portable, but how do you eat them? Straight up? Salt and pepper? Hummus? Catsup (is that gross on cold eggs)? Eat the whole thing? Just the whites?

    • i actually just eat them plain. i know a lot of people sprinkle salt on them. i think they’d be really good with hummus! personally, i only eat the white and give the yolks to my dogs, they’re a favorite treat! but you can eat the whole thing if you want!

  5. You are doing so awesome!! (Not that I expected anything less! ;)) THat dinner looks awesome!!
    Linz @ Itz Linz recently posted..The Minis

  6. As usual… I love your eats! I’m always in the mood for soup!
    Brittany @ Delights and Delectables recently posted..Protein Buckwheat Muffins

  7. Oh, everything you make always looks so appetizing! Delicious as always :)

  8. I love that you’re detailing every step of this challenge! Some weeks we find it challenging to eat on a budget (though ours isn’t quite so restrictive). I am saving each of your posts as an inspiration remind me how to make budget-friendly, yet very creative meals!
    Amber @ The Cook’s Sister recently posted..Five Favourites for Friday

  9. I’ve never tried sweet potatoes in a quesadilla before. Great idea!
    Shay @ Whine Less, Breathe More recently posted..Rockin’ Summer Night


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