Weekly Eats 2

Hi Friends!

Time for another edition of Weekly Eats! In case you missed last week, you can click here to read about why i’ve chosen to start doing Weekly Eats posts instead of WIAW posts (plus see lots of good eats!). Now, let’s take a look at what I’ve been eating for the past week.

Lunch Time

1. Leftover shrimp and black bean enchilada stuffed pepper
with carrots & hummus, an apple and some chickpea bites (recipe coming!)
2. Leftover lazy girl soup, carrots & hummus, an orange and tortilla chips
3. Spaghetti squash and quinoa topped with lentil veggie curry
plus chips, carrots and a pear
4. Spaghetti squash w/ spaghetti sauce & cheese,
red pepper strips, pb & j and an orange

For the soup:
Take a can of Amy’s light in sodium lentil veggie soup. Add spaghetti squash, extra frozen veggies & lentils, plus more spices. Microwave til warm.
Devour half for dinner, save half for lunch!

Snacks and treats

1. Roasted chickpeas
2. Fun size packs of m&ms for dessert
3. Fro yo date with on of my girlfriends
4. Grapes to be frozen…one of my fav snacks!

For the chickpeas
I’m working on an update post with my new fav method-
perfectly roasted without burning them!

Morning stuff

1. Experimental cottage cheese pancakes
2. Green tea on a rainy day
3. Coffee and muffins
4. Post crossfit eggs and toast with frozen grapes

For the pancakes
This was an experiment. And still a work in progress. I put 2 eggs, 1/2 c low fat cottage cheese, 1/2 a banana, 1/2 tsp baking powder and 1 cup oats in a food processor and blended for a little while, then cook like regular pancakes. Topped with 2 frozen strawberries that I defrosted and smashed up. The pancakes were alright..but I know I can do better. So stay tuned :)

Dinner Time

1. Mexican Wheatberries
2. Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers with quinoa & cranberries
3. Sweet and Spicy Tofu over quinoa with veggies, lentils and black beans
4. Lentil Veggie Curry with Quinoa

For the Wheatberries
Cook some wheatberries, roast some sweet potatoes, saute some peppers, onions, garlic, black beans and lentils. Add cumin, cayenne pepper and paprika. Stir in the wheatberries once cooked. Put some of the mixture on a plate. Top with sweet potatoes and cheese. Add tomato, avocado and salsa. EAT!

For the burgers
RECIPE SOON! They’re vegan AND gluten-free :)

For the tofu
I used this recipe but just cut the tofu into four pieces instead of cubing it. Then I grilled it on the george foreman.
Verdict is, we both like it better cubed and baked.
The marinade covers more of the tofu, and we cut it up anyways.
Lesson learned.

Eat your veggies

1. Carrots and hummus
2. Spaghetti squash WITH seeds (love them)
3. Veggies for the win!

Odds and Ends

1. Pita pit before the OSU game
2. Lots of these Cranberry Sweet Potato Cottage Cheese muffins
3-4. Lunch so good I had it two days in a row:
Spaghetti squash and quinoa topped with leftover curry
with carrots and hummus, a pear and some chips!


So there you have it! What have you been eating lately?!


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. It’s like you read my mind and made all of my favorite things this week – roasted chickpeas, cottage cheese muffins, fro-yo… and it is weird that I am fascinated by and now craving that toast cut into little squares?
    Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table recently posted..What I Ate Without a Plan + NuttZo Winner

  2. I need to git me back to roasting chickpeas…
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  3. I have been totally overdosing on squash, cupcake quiches & roasted cauliflower salad. I haven’t been this ‘in love’ with food in a long time!
    Erica { EricaDHouse.com } recently posted..5 Minute Calorie Blasting Video & Gymboss Giveaway

  4. you eat the seeds of spaghetti squash? interesting!
    Linz @ Itz Linz recently posted..Silk Pajamas

  5. Wait…really? You eat the seeds too?? Do you eat them raw, or do you bake them like with pumpkin seeds?
    I also LOVE wheatberries. Just discovered them last year and I’m really into them. Too bad Nick hates them :(
    The Candid RD recently posted..Slow-Cooker Texas Chili (With beans!)

  6. I’m excited for that burger recipe! I’ve never tried making my own veggie burgers (they’re one of those foods that intimidates me for whatever reason) but sweet potato and black beans are two of my favorite veggies :)
    Danica @ It’s Progression recently posted..my struggle: is it enough?

  7. I love you’re food. This week what I’d like to try is your experimental pancakes and the sweet potato burgers, so I’ll be waiting for that recipe.
    Lisa @ RunWiki recently posted..Malibu Marathon Race Recap- November 2012

  8. I’ll say this again, because I know I’ve said it before, I LOVE how colorful your meals are. You’re a BEAUTIFUL example of how we should all be eating. I don’t think I can ever recall you making a number of protein concoctions or anything like that, just simple whole foods. And I love that you call them snacks and treats…showing there IS a difference…and you don’t call treats “cheats”.
    Melissa @ Live, Love, & Run recently posted..Recipe: Chicken & Chorizo “White” Chili

  9. I like how you cut up your toast!

    Fro-yo…you just reminded me to check out the new place in town!

    Awesome eats!
    Kierston recently posted..Body Maintenance!

  10. Live your cottage cheese pancake idea! I saw a recipe similar to yours on Pinterest and have been meaning to give it a try! I love using ingredients in unconventional ways! All your eats look great! :)

  11. Somehow I missed the muffin recipe. Going NOW!!!!!!! brb
    Kelly @ No Sugar Sweet Life recently posted..Thanksgiving: {White Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Bites}

  12. I don’t care that it’s 40 degrees out, I now want froyo with M&Ms! YUM!
    Elle | nutritionella recently posted..the best salmon salad sandwich you’ll ever have {+ giveaway}

  13. I am so intrigued with the fact that you eat the spaghetti squash seeds!!
    Mo recently posted..Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes

  14. Delish eats, as usual–especially that spaghetti squash! Question– does you hubby eat the same way you do?!
    Alexis @ Hummusapien recently posted..To Meal Plan or Not to Meal Plan

  15. Mmm, I want to try your wheatberries and lentils. My husband was traveling the last five days, so we’ve been eating lots of salads, eggs, wraps, sweet potatoes, beans, etc… enjoying the break from cooking, but now I’m ready to cook again!
    Laura recently posted..22 Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

  16. I love that M&Ms are in your snacks and green beans are in (most) of your dinners.

    Great photos and your meals always look way better than mine. Want to cater the rest of my year?
    Pavement Runner recently posted..Running Up and Down California

  17. Pita Pit! Yum! There was a Pita Pit I frequented during my college years, but sadly there are none around where I live!
    Erica @ For the Sake of Cake recently posted..WIAW – Week 33

  18. Sometimes I look at what other people eat and feel like I don’t eat enough. My lunches are no where as near as large as yours. And I mean that as a compliment because I realize that apprpriate calorie intake is critical.

    I still need to try your muffin recipe. It just looks so good!
    Carli recently posted..It’s All On the Plate #WIAW No. 7

  19. those fun size packs of penaut m and ms are such a tease. I ate 2 bags from my daughters halloween stash and it was 10 total! All of your meals so look fresh, you can come cook for me anytime!

  20. This all looks so delicious. I love all the colors, soup and “fall” food :) Thanks for the inspiration and ideas.
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