What I Ate This Week
Sunday: Grilled Turkey Burgers with Wholly Guacamole. Served on a fluffy Whole Wheat Brioche Bun.
Monday: Sauteed Shrimp with Spinach Asiago Polenta Tart
Shrimp was sauteed in butter with some sea salt and cajun spice mix. And I was loving this polenta tart. Recipe will be up soon.
Tuesday: Greek Yogurt Mac n’ Cheese with chicken sausage, spinach and peas. I was inspired by this recipe…but I didn’t use bacon or goat cheese or mozzarella. Just used some sharp cheddar. I loved the idea of adding the pasta water (instead of using milk) to create a creamy sauce.
Greek Yogurt Mac n’ Cheese: Boil 2 cups whole grain pasta. While pasta is cooking, add in 3/4 cup green peas. When pasta is done cooking, reserve 1 cup pasta water and drain pasta + peas into a colander. Pour cooked pasta + peas into the original pot and add in 3/4 cup grated sharp cheddar, 1/4 cup reserved pasta water, 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt, 1 1/2 cup spinach, 2 tbsp dijon mustard, 1/4 tsp sea salt and 1/4 tsp pepper. If needed, add more pasta water. Stir everything together and serve warm.
Wednesday: Black Bean Burger + Sweet Potato Fries. We served the burgers with a greek yogurt sauce made from plain greek yogurt + sriracha + lemon juice.
Black Bean Burger recipe was posted to instagram!
Made with leftover chicken, black beans, corn, broccoli (on my half) & Cabot chipotle cheddar (was sent a sample from Cabot…absolutely loving that cheese). We served the nachos with guac & greek yogurt.
Then we went and saw Divergent. Holy Attractive Male…that actor is good looking.
Saturday: We ended up going to Jimmy John’s for dinner. I hadn’t been before…I was super unimpressed. I didn’t even take a picture. I’m more of a toasty, delicious sandwich person…so Jimmy John’s isn’t really for me.
Leftover spinach polenta tart + chicken sausage. Served with berries on the side.
Delicious parmesan chicken made by Andrew + acorn squash + broccoli.
Saturday I volunteered at an Urban Harvest event. There was a potluck involved and those wonderful people let me eat…so much good food. This zucchini cornbread I had was high on my favorites list! So good! Also, an unpictured scoop of banana pudding was to.die.for.
berries + plain 2% greek yogurt + pb-banana toast
breakfast bake + eggs
This breakfast always reminds me of cake…pumpkin breakfast bake + greek yogurt.
Then a Saturday morning breakfast at Croissant Brioche spent catching up with my sisters. I had a smoked salmon quiche + latte. Such a great morning.
So for my dietetic internship, I recently started my School Food Service Rotation at a school district just outside of Houston. A definite perk is warm chocolate chip cookies…made with half the butter replaced with applesauce.
And now it’s Sunday again and the week is coming at us! I really loved going to see a movie Thursday night though…it makes the weekend seem longer!! I’ll have to convince Andrew that we need more Thursday date nights in our life!