Hey greenies! It's What I Ate Wednesday time again (or WIAW as we like to call it over on Peas & Crayons).
Here's my gluten-free, vegan food for the day, as well as some adventures with Avery...
|Remember last week when I told you about my new favorite|
veggie burger, by Sol Cuisine? Well, they also have these
rockin' Breakfast Patties that taste just like real sausage,
but minus little piggies. Even better, they're gluten-free!
|7:30 AM Breakfast: Chocolate Ice Cream Smoothie|
|9:15 AM First Morning Snack: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Larabar|
|10:15 AM 2nd Morning Snack: 2 gluten-free vegan pancakes |
with Agave Nectar as syrup. Recipe from: The Cinnamon Quill.
Time to load up on some veggies...
|12:15 PM Lunch: "Yammy Burritos" with sweet potatoes, red peppers, |
tomatoes, onions, salsa, and cilantro on 2 corn tortilla shells.
On the side? You guessed it, good ol' homemade
guacamole and corn tortilla chips
|2:15 PM 1st Afternoon Snack: 1 organic orange|
|3:30 2nd Afternoon Snack: 1 Strawberry Amande |
|4:30 PM: "Green Juice" (aka green powder + apple juice)|
|5:30 Just-got-home snack: "Chocolate Vanilla Smoothie": vanilla |
coconut milk, Chocolate Sun Warrior Rice Protein Powder,
spinach, 1 1/2 frozen bananas, 3 frozen strawberries.
Shortly after getting home, I got started on dinner...lasagna!
What does everyone else do with their baby/babies while cooking dinner? When Brandon's home we usually "tag team it" but on times when I'm by myself, I try to come up with activities for Avery to keep her happy and busy, as opposed to pulling at my legs to be held and crying.
Tonight's choice: put her in her high chair and feed her, followed by letting her explore in the kitchen.
|She had some strawberry almond yogurt of her own as she|
tried out the spoon.
|"Look what I found in the fridge!"|
|She took it everywhere she went|
as she walked around the kitchen.
|She then volunteered to help me with the dishwasher, her|
2nd favorite kitchen appliance.
|"Oh Dogs, where are you?"|
|She doesn't mind getting dirty.|
|Just having some porch fun with Avery.|
|7:00 PM Dinner: Lasagna: based loosely on this recipe |
from Peas & Thank You with a gluten-free roll.
To make this lasagna gluten-free I used Tinkyada rice noodles. To make the sauce more "meaty" I skipped the Field Roast sausage suggested (since it has wheat in it) and used this "Meatless Meat Sauce" recipe of mine. I've also found that if I used 1 1/2 jars of spaghetti sauce it helps to keep the lasagna from getting too dry (as opposed to just one).
Avery chowed down on this lasagna, as you can see...
|She's a "pasta girl" like her mama!|
|Dessert: Chocolate Chip Blondies (actually made from chickpeas) |
from Chocolate-Covered Katie topped with a sugar-free, vegan
vanilla frosting. Can't wait to share this recipe with you soon...
I discovered it while preparing for Avery's 1st B-day party!
See you all next week!