I'm more than halfway through my Challenge now- I think it is going quite well. Despite my failures at meal planning, I have been coming up with interesting things to eat every day, and my tummy is happy!
Yesterday for breakfast I had:
I have been lacking in my greens lately so for lunch I had:
Raw "Tabbouleh," which was just a chopped up bunch of parsely, along with one diced tomato, a teaspoon of ACV, and sea salt and cracked black pepper. After a drizzle of olive oil, this was yummy! I ate half of this.
I also had 2 slices of whole wheat bread with olive oil spread, and an apple:
Tabbouleh- 2 servings
1 bunch parsley: .88
1 tomato: .36
2 slices whole wheat bread: .18
1 apple: .61
That lunch kept me full for quite a while and I made a very late dinner around 8pm. I found a recipe online for Ethiopian Ginger Vegetables and I knew I had to try them!
I halved the recipe and used coconut oil instead of olive oil, and sautéed the onions and jalapeños together:
I then I added ginger powder, minced garlic, salt, and pepper. The fresh ginger I had in the fridge was leftover from my Indian cooking last week and it had gone all spongy. Ew. I sautéed the spices with the onions and peppers for a few minutes, then added my pre-boiled carrots and potatoes:
I made a rookie mistake of not using a big enough skillet and had to transfer the entire mixture when I added the green beans:
This dish came out so well! I loved the flavors and the mouth-watering smell. I can't wait to try it with fresh green beans and fresh ginger. I also think this would be great made with sweet potatoes and a sprinkle of cinnamon- I will be trying that soon! This recipe would probably be amazing prepared in the oven- Roasted ginger veggies anyone?!
I'm not a huge fan of white potatoes, but I wanted to stick to the original recipe the first time I made it. Also, Raine likes potatoes so I made it this way in case he wanted any.
I had my serving with a whole wheat tortilla. The recipe made about 3 servings.
Ethiopian Ginger veggies (3 servings)
3 small potatoes: .77
can green beans: .64
2 carrots: .22
2 jalapenos: .24
wheat tortilla: .20
If you're wondering why today's total is so much higher than totals from previous days, it's because of the Tabbouleh recipe along with the Ethiopian Ginger Veggies. The Tabbouleh made 2 servings, and the ginger veggies made 3. Gotta love leftovers :)
Have you tried Ethiopian food? I have been to an Ethiopian restaurant in Dallas and it was outstanding! I love injera bread and all of the flavors in the veggie dishes.