Weekly Eats 3

Hi Friends!

It’s Wednesday. I have the rest of the week off from my internship and I couldn’t be happier :) Hope you get to enjoy some time with your family as well! Let’s take a quick look at what I’ve been eating lately! (PS…don’t forget to sign up for Elf for Health if you haven’t already. We have 325 elves signed up already!)

1. Lunch with hubby :) Lentil Veggie Curry over quinoa and spaghetti squash plus carrots & hummus & a pear to share
2. Lentil veggie curry with quinoa and spaghetti squash underneath,
plus carrots, a pear and chips!
3. Tuna salad with chips, green beans, pear and an egg
4. Tuna salad with crackers, green beans and an orange

The tuna salad is tuna, wheatberries, red peppers, onions, hummus and salsa.
Add your favorite spices- I use curry powder!

 1. pb and j toast with apple slices for a light weekend lunch
2. weekend bfast- scrambled eggs w/ veggies, topped w/ salsa & toast
3. breakfast for dinner- fritatta with black beans and veggies
4. Mexican night! Wheatberries, black beans, lentils, peppers & onions, topped with roasted sweet potatoes, tomato, avocado and cheese!
Plus some cayenne pepper, cumin & paprika

1. Black bean sweet potato burgers with quinoa and cranberries- recipe soon!
2. Cranberry Sweet Potato Cottage Cheese Muffins
The hubby is not a breakfast eater, even though I’m constantly bugging him about it…but he’s started eating these for breakfast during the week-
3.Leftover night- hubby’s plate- stir fry veggies, leftover veggie burger with cottage cheese, and some tofu :)
4. Leftover night- my plate- spaghetti squash with sauce and cheese, wheatberries, frozen grapes and hard boiled eggs.

 1. Lentil Veggie mac and cheese
I always add even more lentils and veggies than are in the recipe…
and this time I subbed quinoa for half the noodles!
I also made fish cakes- similar to the ones in this post
2. Lunch was leftover mac and cheese, carrots and an apple
3. Beans, peppers and onions, sauteed, plus quinoa
and topped with a scrambled egg and salsa
4. Same thing (my new fav combo!) with chips for scooping it up…
plus broccoli with italian dressing and apple with pb

1. Candy Stuffed Peanut Butter Bars- yep…I went there. Recipe soon!
2. I heart fun-sized packs of m&ms :)

Practicing what I preach. In the internship rotation I’m at right now, I spend all day counseling obese kids. One of the things we talk about is making half their plate fruits and vegetables, and eating healthy sides even when they eat things like pizza. Over the weekend, hubby and I wanted pizza…so we picked one up from our favorite restaurant…and then we brought it home.
We each had a couple of pieces and we filled the rest of our plate with healthy sides likes apples and green beans :)


Happy Eating!

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. Wow! So many healthy eats here! Great inspiration :)
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  2. OOOH Id love a post on your counseling experiences…just general not revealing/sharing anything private.
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  3. I live salsa on eggs! Everything looks amazing(as usual)!

    I’m with Carla, I’d love to hear more about your rotation right now!
    Angela @ Happy Fit Mama recently posted..Thanksgiving “Earn Your Feast” Workout & More

  4. You’re amazing for documenting all your major meals!!
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  5. I agree with Miz! Would love to hear what your experiences have been with counseling!
    Erica { EricaDHouse.com } recently posted..Chickpea Salad with Baked Falafel

  6. i need the black been and sweet potato burgers, like now. Forget turkey!
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  7. yum yum yum all your food always looks soooo good!!! still need to make those cottage cheese muffins!!! xox
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  8. Happy to hear you’ve got some days off!! Today is my last day until Monday, and I’m celebrating inside, so much :)
    I can’t wait to get back to check out some of these recipes, Lindsay. I love that you added wheat berries to your tuna salad. So clever!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you!!
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  9. I love seeing what you eat! Such beautiful & tasty looking eats. :) I really wish my husband would try out eating vegetarian, but he’s strictly a meat & potatoes guy. I was vegetarian for about a year & a half & it made it REALLY tough to go anywhere with him to eat & hard to always have to accomodate me. So now I’m back to eating SOME meat. I’m envious you have a partner that’s into the food w/you, that’d be so much fun.
    Gotta love pizza & great idea w/pairing the healthy sides! :) Happy Thanksgiving!

  10. that’s a good idea to add healthy sides with your pizza… when we get pizza we usually just fill our plates with too many pieces :)
    Alysia @ Slim Sanity recently posted..WIAW #28: sweet potato soup

  11. Great eats! I love that fun size pack of m&ms! I’ve never seen them so small!
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  12. When I have a craving for pizza, I usually try to load it up with tons of veggies. I used to be a plain cheese pizza girl, but now I feel like I can enjoy a few slices and still get some veggie nutrition in there. Good idea just having some veggies on the side, as well.
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  13. My mom always used to serves us apple slices with out (homemade) pizzas growing up. It never occurred to me that it was an usual combo until years later when someone commented on the choice of a side of my slice.
    Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table recently posted..Sources of Protein: Vegetarian and Vegan

  14. That’s always my plan of attack–fill half of my plate up with fruits and veggies :)
    Danica @ It’s Progression recently posted..WIAW #45: operation clean out the fridge

  15. I LOVE the Elf for Health Idea! What a great program! Your graphics are adorable – the ideas is brilliant and I love all of your resources!
    :) ali

  16. I would love the opportunity to help children like that but I can only imagine it’s hard for them if their parents are not eating that way. I heard the other day that we are on the third generation of people who have not been taught to cook at home. Since we’ve not been taught those skills we tend to go for convenience. Sad for the kids.

    I’m liking that you use salsa for your tuna salad. If I used a SW salsa do you think I should put any other veggies in it.?
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  17. I love that you practice what you preach! :) You are going to be the best dietician friend! Come be a dietician in Louisville?? 😉
    As usual, your eats look amazing! I can’t wait to see what you make for Thanksgiving!
    Happy Thanksgiving love!
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  18. Everything looks so yummy! I love the 1/2 plate fruits and veggies idea. Great tip for everyone :) the veg burger looks great too!


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