What we ate 2/1/15-2/7/15

Hello! We are back sharing what we ate this past week. I’m glad people liked last weeks, so we are going to continue to share our meals of the week. I love to read other people’s post like this as it gives me inspiration for new meal ideas and it’s also just fun to see inside people’s daily schedules and plans. Does that make me sound creepy? Probably, but oh well!

This week was one that was a bit hectic as we didn’t pre-plan our meals too well. We didn’t need much in terms of veggies and fruit at the grocery store so we only bought the necessities to get us through the week. The week was full of lots of leftovers and random meals, but it also shows you what you can whip together when you having nothing planned. Which, let’s face it, happens more often than not. Without further ramblings, here is what we had to eat last week.

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Sunday: Superbowl Sunday! This meant nachos, and lots of them! We cut up a big sweet potato into thin slices and then baked it in the oven. While that was going, we cooked some ground turkey with taco seasoning and a yellow onion. Once everything was done cooking, we spread out some chips with the cooked sweet potato slices and then topped the nacho pile with the ground turkey, onion, tomatoes, corn, pinto beans, and cheese of course! We stuck that into the oven for about 5 minutes and then enjoyed it with some fresh lettuce and avocado/salsa on the side. It was a perfect game day treat that wasn’t too heavy.

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We also snacked on some popcorn and a homemade dark and stormy as the game wore on.

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Monday: Leftover nachos, because we are just 2 people and always cook wayyy too much, and because leftover nachos. We had another big snow storm on Monday, which meant we had to trek through a lot of slippery snow and shovel out our parking spot. We worked up quite a hunger and were glad we had more nachos to warm us up.

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Tuesday: Veggie burgers and random sides we could throw together. So, as mentioned, it snowed a lot yesterday. Like a lot a lot. Like sit in traffic for 2 hours and get home ravenous a lot. Yesterday it seemed liked no one was on the road as it was still snowing, but today all of a sudden everyone and their grandma was driving. Traffic was horrendous and so our 4 o’clock snacks didn’t quite hold us over long enough to cook a decent meal. Instead we did our go to meal: veggie burgers. These ones are our absolute favorite, especially with avocado all smooshed on top. We cut up some veggies and an apple for the side and grabbed some hummus to dip in. We also had some cheese puffs because we snack like we’re 10.

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Wednesday: Pasta and veggies. We had a lot of veggies that needed to be used up so we boiled up some water and made pasta to go with them. We used zucchini, broccoli, cauliflower, snap peas, carrots, and tomatoes. All we really do is steam up the veggies and toss them in with the pasta and sauce or pesto as you please!

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Thursday: Brussel sprout salad with bread and butter and a blood orange. We were both really craving crunchy bread so we bought a baguette at the store and had that with a little bit of butter and some fruit and veggies on the side. We sautéed some Brussel sprouts just with oil and salt and pepper then sautéed on the side some corn and tomatoes. We also just bought some very very delicious blood oranges so we each had one of those as well.

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Friday: Big salad. As we still hadn’t planned any meals or gone to the store we were left scrounging and both ended up with big salads. I put some leftover pasta in mine.

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Saturday: Pizza! We had this black bean pizza crust from Whole Foods in our fridge so we decided to make it pizza night. This pizza was topped with Brussel sprouts, carrots, tomatoes, corn, and mozzarella cheese. We were scared that the dough was going to be very bean-y but it wasn’t, and it turned out delicious.

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