Monday, April 27, 2009

The new veggie girl

Tonight, my dinner was a complete and total Veggie Fest…hence the title of this post, haha. More on that in a sec!

First things first, I started this new week off fabulously with this little gem:


It was delish, obviously :D I then smeared some Mighty Maple on that sucker!

Lunch was the usual: PB and B on whole wheat bread.

After school, I came home and had a pre-workout snack of a babybel cheese and a granny smith apple:

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Then I popped in the 30 Day Shred. I went all out and decided to for level 3! I really liked the first half of it…but I don’t know about the second half because I didn’t get to it! I had the DVD going on my laptop and my battery went dead! Oops! So I finished out my workout on my own and did some variations of walking lunges, jumping jacks and push-ups. Then I decided I didn’t want to stop, so I hopped on the treadmill and did some incline power walking while jammin’ to my Ipod. :) Don’t you just love it when your workout is going great and you want to keep going?! Exercise always makes me feel a million times better.

By then, it was around 5 o’clock and I decided what I really wanted for dinner was sweet potato fries! And I had also made a slaw recipe last night that I couldn’t wait to try. But there was also some zucchini in the fridge that needed to be used…which resulted in this:

Easy Broiled Cheesy Zucchini:



  • zucchini (however many you want to make)
  • shredded cheese (I used mozzarella, but sharp cheddar, swiss, etc would be good, too)
  • seasonings (garlic salt, basil, black pepper, parsely)

Set the broiler on your stove. Wash zucchini and chop off ends. You can cut up the zucchini however you want. Next time, I am going to either make then into skinnier sticks (kind of like french fries) or cut them into little rounds. Place on a baking sheet. Top zucchini with cheese and then with seasonings. Put in oven and broil for 5-7 minutes, or until cheese is melted and lightly browned.

And here is veggie recipe number DOS that I made last night:

If you’re looking for a delicious way to eat more fiber, it’s hard to beat an old-fashioned slaw.

Overnight Slaw:


1/4 cup sugar (or other sweetener, brown sugar, etc)
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup white vinegar
1 teaspoon celery salt
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 small head cabbage, shredded
3 ribs celery, chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh chives

In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar substitute, lemon juice, vinegar, celery salt, and garlic salt. Add the cabbage, celery, and chives, and toss lightly. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Add the radishes immediately before serving.

I also added some chopped carrots to this. It turned out SO GOOD!!!

So here was what my dinner turned out looking like:





Very pretty, don’t you think? I added some cottage cheese for some protein.

Lately, more and more I have been liking not eating very much meat. I don’t really know if I would want to go completely meat-free any time real soon, but I definitely think it could be something I would want to try later down the road. It is just easier right now to have that option for variety, going out to eat, etc. But for now, I want to experiment with more meat-free meals and incorporate them into my weekly eats.

For my evening snack, I had this:



My new love, Oikos with Bear Naked vanilla almond granola and a scoop of Mighty Maple peanut butter. Perfection!

And with that, I’m off to go finish up some homework. 3 more weeks, 3 more weeks, 3 more weeks…come on SUMMER!!!

Give Aways this week:

Fitnessista: Vegan cookbook and macaroons!!

Heather: Vegan cookbook!

YAY for give aways!!

Question of the day: What is your favorite meat-free meal?


  1. Your dinner looks fabulous -- so colorful! My favourite meat-free meal...hmm...anything really as I am a veg! I really have been craving anything tofu lately though.

  2. Ooh delicious eats! I LOVE the zuchinni recipe - might have to give that a try. Think it would work with eggplant, squash too maybe?! Hmm I see an experiment coming along...haha! I hope you're having a veggie-licious filled evening :)

    Love you girl!


    ...oh! And my fave meatless meal would have to be teryaki tofu!

  3. Meg, I bet the zucchini recipe would be really good with eggplant!! I MUST try that!

  4. cheesy zucchini, you are a genius girl!

  5. Kristi,

    I put the 30 day shred on my bday wish list! I'm so excited to try it.

    My favorite vegan meal is a gardenburger over a salad of tomato, onion, ketchup, and mustard. I like it with a side of sp or zuchini "fries"!

    Have a great night sweetie!

    With love,


  6. Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

    Love the zucchini - I have some I need to use as well.

    All my meals are meat free so it would be hard to pick a favorite. Obviously some oat concoction would be at the top of the list since there is rarely a day that goes by that I don't eat oats.

    Baked Tofu is also at the top of the list.

  7. Kristi-

    I will tell you girl you are quite the chef. I am jealous. I have no cooking abilities what so ever. The 30 days Shred has how mnay levels? Love Jillian. That zuchinni looks awesome.

  8. Zucchini with cheese, sweet potatoes, and CC?! That is my dream dinner!! My favorite meat free meals are pita and hummus sandwiches or snobby joe's!

  9. hi hun
    love all the eats!
    excerise ALWAYS makes me feel better too :) must be the endorphins!
    have a nice night,

  10. Kristi- the 30 day shred has 3 levels. I finally made it! :) I really like third one... The exercises are pretty neat.

  11. look at that bfast cookie! i'm so proud, hahah
    thank you for the link :D
    have a great day!

  12. The zucchini looks delish! I need to try that.