Goooood morning and happy WIAW. This What I Ate Wednesday post was Monday’s eats. Yum yum.
If we’re being honest (and that’s what WIAW is all about right?), I would tell you that I had fully intended to have a complete Meatless Monday. It’s been ages since I did, and I had plans to fill the day with vegetarian goodness. I was going to meal-prep on Sunday and have an amazing Monday (and other days this week) of eats.
Sunday meal prep didn’t happen. We did make it to the West Side Market but since we had walked there, we only picked up a few items. And then we watched the Browns game and went to B’s parents house for dinner so productivity went out the window (full weekend recap is here).
So here you go. A not-so-Meatless Monday for What I Ate Wednesday (are you still following?).
Breakfast started with egg whites with hot peppers and some pepperoni in the eggs. B makes my breakfasts and surprised me with the pepperoni (leftover from our pizza night Saturday). So I guess you could say I was doomed for my Meatless Monday from the start? It was very delicious, though AND had some great veggies on the side.
For lunch, I had no groceries. (see above – no meal prep and not much food from the Market …) SO I opted to take a walk with some coworkers to one of my favorite and most-underrated downtown lunch spots – Stone Oven! I picked up Janea’s Salad, which is my favorite. I know I’ve shared it before. It’s chicken, feta, roasted red peppers, sundried tomatoes, croutons, tabbouleh and great dressing and bread. It is a hearty salad and I ate the entire thing over about the course of 2 hours in between and during meetings. And yes, there was chicken so again, not-so-meatless.
Snacks that afternoon included some fruit and nuts. Yum!
For dinner, I finally got my act together and hit up Heinen’s on my way home from work to pick up some supplies and I made a vegetarian curry dish. It was really good! I stir fried some veggies (green beans from the local farm stand, onion, pepper, sweet potato and carrots) and topped them with a green coconut curry sauce and mixed in some freekeh. I’m definitely going to be sharing the recipe soon – so easy and so good. I even had enough for leftovers for lunch the next day!
No day is complete without dessert. For dessert I made myself a mini ice cream sundae with vanilla maple Arctic Zero. I topped it with some chocolate and white chocolate chips, as well as some peanut butter and a bite of a Take Five.
And that was it! A pretty good Monday – even if it didn’t end up being meatless after all.
Some questions for you:
- Do you participate in Meatless Mondays?
- Do you meal prep or plan in advance?
9 thoughts on “WIAW #33 – Notsomeatless Monday”
vanilla maple arctic zero is my fave, too!
Yay! Are there other flavors you like? I’ve enjoyed the strawberry too but not too in love with the others.
I like the cookie cream one… That’s the only other I’ve tried besides the peanut butter choc (not into that).
Meal prepping … I should really start. Or at least plan my meals so I know what I want to eat each day rather than wing it.
While I’m vegetarian I don’t want to pressure anybody to do the same yet think it’s great when people consciously reduce their meat consumption. And ssh: tomorrow’s World Vegetarian Day so you could ‘make up’ for Monday if you felt like it. (:
Lately I’ve been loving Halo Top vs. Arctic Zero but I’ve never actually tried the vanilla maple flavor!
I love your not-so-meatless eats! That salad looks epic.
I didn’t know Arctic Zero had a maple vanilla flavor! I’ll have to look for that!
Yes! It’s my fave flavor. Are there others you’ve tried that you like?
The vanilla maple one is the creamiest, but the choc pb one isn’t bad. I didn’t like the cookie dough one–pretty flavorless and no cookiedough or chocolate chips in mine…