Nick

Kara

9.10.2010

A day of clean eating

2 posts in one day? whoa. That's because I started the other post about 3 days ago... and finished it today!

I've been pretty motivated to eat well  - I just feel better when I do. I haven't been tracking calories or quantities, just eating the amount that I think will be filling enough to tide me over. My weakness has been peanut butter but with this hemp fudge I tried today, I think this will help with my addiction.


protein ice cream topped w/ hemp fudge, pb, coconut and maple syrup

Breakfast was oat bran w/ hemp fudge + Protein ice cream (1 scoop protein powder, 1/2 tsp xantham and guar gum, 16 ice cubes, 1 c almond/coconut milk vitamixed). It was a loaded breakfast.  Lunch was this salad  - peppers, zucchini, avocado, a few leftover walnuts, lentil walnut burgers (recipe below), tempeh and multigrain croutons w/ humnut (hummus, nutritional yeast and water on top).

Snack: more hemp fudge and half a luna bar (that might not be clean eating...)
Dinner: Clean Eating Pizza! I need to add in more fruit but all of this was good today!

 Earlier this week I tried out Angela's Vegan Lentil-Walnut Burgers. I did the vegan version with a flax egg, but would use one egg next time to help bind them better - they were crumbly for me. Either way, they were delicious though!  I forgot to take a picture but check out Angela's and try them!


Lentil-Walnut Burgers  
adapted from Oh She Glows and  Martha’s Great Food Fast Cookbook.
Ingredients:
  • 3/4 cup lentils, picked over and rinsed, cooked
  • 3/4 cup walnuts, toasted
    1/3 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 egg

Directions: Cook lentils according to package directions - drain and rinse. Place the walnuts on a baking sheet and cook at 350F for 10 minutes or until golden brown - cool. In a food processor, process everything except egg, oil and lentils until combined. Now add oil, egg and lentils and pulse to desired consistency. Shape into 4 large patties or a dozen small patties. Cook on the skillet with olive or coconut oil for 3-5 minutes per side or until golden brown. These are delicious!

Clean Eating Pizza w/ half humnut 'cheese' and half mozzarella cheese and eggplant.

 I'm starting to get out of ideas for what Nick eats for dinner. He loved this pizza!  Alot of my dinners are thrown together last minute - veggie burgers and veggies. I don't want to give him the same thing so often, so what are some healthy meals that you serve and your kids love?

5 comments:

  1. wow that pizza looks good!

    I saw the dr(my MIL lol) about my foot today. She gave me some anti-inflammatory cream to try out on it and see how it does. I hope it heels up fast because I want to keep running!!

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  2. That pizza does look good and I like the sound of those burgers. Well done with all the cooking - sometimes it feels like one thing too many but, it's true, when you eat well, you have so much more energy.
    Kaz

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  3. Could you come cook for me? I had hamburgers and french fries twice for dinner this week (well, once was buffalo meet and once was sweet potato fries, but still, not healthy).

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  4. That fudge is crazy addictive right? I love that stuff! My kids eat everything I do, but my biggest surprise was how much they like my split pea soup. Your eats all look delicious!

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  5. Wow! Look how big Nick is! He's absolutely gorgeous. And Kara is such a beautiful little girl.

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