This week I made a goal.
Eat. More. Veggies.
I came to the conclusion that my veggie consumption has been lacking a bit lately. Simply out of pure laziness, really.
I decided to fix that by buying more frozen veggies (quick and easy to prepare) and more fresh and easy-to-prepare veggies too.
A few examples of my delicious veggie eats this week:
I threw a bunch of stuff in the pot and it turned out yummy.
Kitchen Sink Veggie Lover Stew
- 1/4-1/3 cup leftover pesto (who knew this would be good in a stew???)
- 3 cups frozen beans and baby carrots
- 3/4 cup lentils (adds a ton of protein)
- 1/3 cup Chickpeas
- Tons of Curry + Paprika spices
- Fresh Ground Black Pepper
- 1 cup + crushed organic canned tomatoes
- 2-3 T hemp milk (to make it creamier)
- Probably other things I can’t recall ;)
- Hummus and crackers for garnish
This was pretty much the perfect stew, especially given the chilly fall temperatures we have been having. I crushed some Mary’s Crackers over it and put a dollop of hummus on top. It was divine! Hummus makes soups and stews sooo creamy.
Another example of a veggielicious snack:
C + C Vinaigrette Salad
- 1 English Cuke, peeled & chopped
- 2 organic carrots, peeled & chopped
- tons of fresh ground pepper
- 2-3 T of Balsamic Vinaigrette
Another version of this Salad is to mix in 2 T of hummus along with the vinaigrette. It makes it super creamy. It is my favourite way to eat cukes. Try it!
This was last night’s dinner.
I love the lone Green Bean with a red hat saying hello. Ha!
Veggie Stir-fry & Sol Spicy Black Bean Burger
- Cook a Veggie burger in a skillet (I used up a Sol Spicy Black Bean Burger- not my fav but ok in this salad)
- Stir-fry Frozen veggies of your choice in a bit of olive oil
- Mix in 3-4 T of tomato paste (hello lycopene!)
- Add a glug or two of red wine Vinegar
- Add spices of your choice
- Crumble cooked veggie burger over stir-fry and serve
Don’t judge a book by its’ cover…mmm, kay?
I have some peppers and zucchini to use up today. Zucchini boats may be in store.
Of course, I have also been having my green monsters each morning.
My favourite mix this week is:
1 T chia seeds, 1 T peanut butter, pure Acai juice package, 2 black kale leaves (cooked), 4-5 dandelion pieces (cooked), 1 cup hemp milk, 1/2 a banana, and 3-4 cubes of ice.
Next up, the winner of the Barney Butter giveaway prize package!
“6 Jars??? need to pinch myself to see if I’m dreaming… :)
I don’t have any babies, but I’d definitely buy the Green by DE Diaper clutch for my cousin who is 8 months along now!”
Mallory please email Bree your address (Bree@BabyEnchanted.com) and let her know what combo of crunchy vs. smooth bottles you want (for a total of 6).
Thank you to everyone who entered! Don’t despair if you didn’t win, as we have another fun contest that you can enter.
Whole Foods Giveaway
Bree from Baby Enchanted had so much fun doing the Barney Butter giveaway, she wants to do another huge Whole Foods giveaway so you have even more chances of winning some cool gift cards. This just may be one of the coolest contests we have had on OSG!
Up for grabs are:
1st Prize: $200 USD Whole Foods gift card
2nd Prize: $100 USD Whole Foods gift card
3rd Prize: $50 USD Whole Foods gift card
What you need to do to enter:
The contest is to see who can get the most people to become a fan of the Baby Enchanted Facebook page.
Leave a comment on this post. Tell me your favourite foods/products at Whole Foods. Give me a reason to go back REAL soon! ;) Or tell me some random comment about this post if you want.
Send this Baby Enchanted Facebook page to your friends and ask them to join the group. By Sunday evening (Sept 20 @ 9pm EST) you need to email Bree at Bree@BabyEnchanted.com with a list of all the people who joined the Facebook group because of you. The individual with the highest number of referred fans will win the 1st prize, the second highest will win the 2nd prize, etc. [Note that you cannot count yourself in the total list.]
If you tweet this message on Twitter, you get yourself another 5 bonus points!!
Tweet: “Enter this contest http://bit.ly/U6csW @ohsheglows for a $350 Whole Foods giveaway!”
US and Canadian Residents only please.
Sunday Sept. 20th at 9pm EST (your email must be in by this time for it to be valid)
I wish I could participate!!! I’d be all over this contest. ;)
Vegan Peanut Butter and Jam Glo Bites are on the move
Check out another fabulous Vegan PB + J Glo Bite spotting! This time they were made successfully with Whole Wheat Pastry Flour.
Well, I’m off to bake my little heart out for Fresh. I made attempt #2 of my new vegan biscotti recipe last night and it turned out better than I ever expected. I just need to make a couple tweaks on the cooking time in attempt #3 today and I should be able to perfect it. This is the flavour I whipped up:
Vegan Dulce De Leche Brownie Bomb Biscotti
Oh, and is there any fun way to name Biscotti for Glo Bakery? I was thinking Glo-scotti but I thought that might be taking it a bit too far. haha! Lame? Any other ideas??
Enjoy your Thursday! Don’t forget it is OFFICE SEASON PREMIERE NIGHT!!!!!!!!