Hi guys! I'm here with another edition of "Bits & Bites"! Does anyone else feel like this week is flying? Work has been especially busy lately and I've been trying to make sure that my lunches are organized so that I'm not hitting up the Whole Foods hot/cold bar. Even though I make pretty healthy decisions when I buy lunch at Whole Foods... I know that I still make better decisions AND save money when I pack a lunch.
Speaking of packing a lunch... I think it's a good time to share ideas from "Bits & BItes" because I've been noticing all of the delectable little treats in the supermarkets lately. There's cider donuts, egg nog, chowders and creamy soups, pumpkin flavored friggin' everything (could care less about pumpkin - I know - it's basically un-american). Anyway, it can be hard to avoid this stuff this time of year because not only is it delicious but, it also has a seasonal/emotional connection that is tough to ignore. My advice? Stick to your guns, only dabble in what you love, and save it for the weekends.
Now, let's get into my eats as of late, shall we?
Simple lunch... HB egg and baked sweet potato. This is very easy to food prep and is a great source of fuel for pre and post workouts.
Random dinner: Tortillas with hummus, swiss chard from my garden, other veggies, feta, and crushed red pepper. This one is vegetarian and so simple.
Whole Foods Hot/Cold Bar Lunch: Lettuce, pulled chicken, quinoa, veggies, salsa, and a sprinkle of cheese.
This lunch has been a staple for the last couple of weeks because it's so simple and surprisingly filling. Two HB eggs, 1 honeycrisp apple and a generous tbs or so of almond butter.
This dinner is becoming a staple, as well. My mom's quinoa and ground turkey stuffed peppers. So good, so healthy, and so filling.
Dinner: Randomly put together Asian noodle bowl with ground turkey, rice noodles, arugula, and tomatoes. The seasoning staples I use for Asian noodle bowls are as follows: generous amount of rice vinegar, low sodium soy sauce, sriracha, garlic, sesame oil, and ginger if I have it.
Lunch: My mom's butternut squash soup. Mmmmmmmmmm.
Lunch: Two fried eggs over mixed greens with pecans, goat cheese, balsamic vinegar, and a drizzle of EVOO.
Lunch: b.good's roasted butternut salad. It was really delish!
Lunch: Told ya this was a staple lately. I ran out of almond butter the other day so I ate skinny pop with it instead.
Dinner: These are coming to the blog soon... buffalo chickpea roll-ups.
Dinner: General Tso's quinoa bowl. Similar here. SO GOOD and so much PROTEIN.
That's about all for now, my friends! I hope this helps to provide a few healthy ideas to add to your rotation. Have an awesome rest of your week! xo