Let’s take a look at Friday eats shall we? I was selected to participate in a challenge sponsored by Anytime Fitness and given $70 to buy groceries for this challenge.
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.
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.
Served with applesauce and blueberries.
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!
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Gina (The Candid RD) says
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!)
Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table says
I love the way you rare using many of the same ingredients to make different meals. way to keep it interesting!
Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile says
Love your quesadilla idea! Looks deeeelish 🙂 All your pics are great
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!
Linz @ Itz Linz says
You are doing so awesome!! (Not that I expected anything less! ;)) THat dinner looks awesome!!
Brittany @ Delights and Delectables says
As usual… I love your eats! I’m always in the mood for soup!
me too! luckily it’s been a bit cooler here so soup has been nice!
Avery @ Texas Teen Keeps Lean says
Oh, everything you make always looks so appetizing! Delicious as always 🙂
thank you so much!
Amber @ The Cook's Sister says
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!
awesome!!! so glad to hear that!
Shay @ Whine Less, Breathe More says
I’ve never tried sweet potatoes in a quesadilla before. Great idea!
so good! i love them with black beans!