Have I mentioned how much I love fresh, unprocessed food?
Today my body is happy, and here’s why…
(rewind to yesterday…)
For breakafast, a simple homemade granola over yogurt!
I rummaged through my cabinets to find ingredients for a “poor (wo)man’s granola.” What I found: oats, coconut, cinnamon, slivered almonds, and a little bit of maple syrup straight from Vermont (Thanks, Ray and Michelle!) I baked it at 325º for about 25 minutes, checking often (coconut burns really quickly!) and Voila! A warm, cinnamony breakfast–and leftovers–with no yucky ingredients.
Served over So Delicious coconut milk yogurt with a teaspoon of Bionaturae Organic Bilberry spread. So yummy!
Sadly, no homemade lunch. But I did have a frozen Lightlife meal. This is the only frozen meal I’ll eat, besides Amy’s. No funny stuff at all, no meat, just veg.
And, a mango avocado roll from Mt. Fuji sushi. A little splurge, and totally worth it. Sorry, no picture. I ate that sucker way too fast.
For dinner, quinoa! I just can’t get enough quinoa. It’s packed full of nutrients, easy to cook, and a little really goes a long way. Plus, it has a beautifully delicate little crunch that I love. I like the red variety best.
Then, some sautéed asparagus with onion, fresh garlic, sea salt, and lemon-infused olive oil. I also threw in the rest of my slivered almonds. The lemon brightened it up and made all the difference…
Here is the finished product, with the last minute addition of some organic black beans and steamed baby carrots.
I’ve heard many people say that they have to eat processed food because cooking from scratch is too difficult, and too expensive.
It doesn’t get any easier, or more affordable, than this.
Really good food = one really happy mama!