HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYBODY!!
Well, at least it is for me anyway! Hopefully there are a few of you out there that get tomorrow off too! Any snow bunnies out there? It seems like the winter blizzards are in full force this week! I’m just glad we didn’t see any of it here. Snow is SOOOO last year ya know! 😉
Before I get into the day’s eats, let tell you that I have been trying to clean out my fridge all week. No, I’m not going on a trip (I wish), more like just trying to make it the whole week without having to run to the store! Plus, I finally admitted to myself that there are some problems in my relationship…with my fridge that is…
1. I open like a bajillion containers of stuff at one time and am always having to reorganize the shelves so that everything fits! I currently have 5 different jars of jam open. None of which I can even eat now due to Sugar-Free Week!
2. I often forget about how much I have at home and buy “just one more thing.”
3. And lastly, I am a produce fiend! I like a lot of variety, but I buy more than enough fruits and veggies for one person to eat in a month and then when I get home from the store…well, refer to problem #1!
Ok, now on to the food!
I thought they turned out really well, especially since I ran out of almond milk halfway through the recipe and had to improvise with some watered down kefir! I also threw in a sad little banana that was on death’s doorstep!
You would never guess these fluffy little babies are gluten-free, sugar-free AND vegan! To make them even better, I topped my little banana cakes with something else a little fluffy!
Sugar-Free Apple Walnut Butter:
- 1/4 cup walnuts
- 1/4 cup natural applesauce
- water to thin
Combine all ingredients into a food processor (or Magic Bullet) and process until smooth and creamy! Mmmm!
After breakfast, I threw a lunch together to take with me to work. Since I’m all out of my regular dinner leftovers, I decided to make myself a wrap. I don’t know why, but I always forget how much I love wraps!
Last time I went to SAMs, I bought a ginormous container of Sabra’s Spinach & Artichoke Hummus so I decided that since I’d been a good little girl this week and polished off both Mama Pea’s Zucchini AND TJ’s Tomato & Basil Hummuses (hummi?) that I would finally crack into the big mamba jamba!
TJ’s whole wheat tortilla (the ONLY bread substance I have in my house with no added sugar!), spinach and artichoke hummus, roasted red peppers, pea sprouts, and sliced cucumber (hiding under the sprouts).
I had this with some plantain chips and raw snap peas and it was
For dinner, the hummus made another appearance! Can you guess where it is?
This dinner was so not a recipe dinner. I just threw a whole bunch of stuff together and in 30 minutes called it a meal! Quick.Easy.Delicious!
Crunchy Chicken Strips: Chicken breast cut into strips coated in spinach and artichoke hummus and dipped in a mix of whole wheat bread crumbs and Italian seasoning. I dipped my strips in some warm sunflower butter…YUM!
Baked Smoked Paprika Potato Chips: 1 medium potato sliced into rounds, drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkling of garlic powder, black pepper, and smoked paprika
Roasted Beet, Cucumber, & Feta Salad: 1 large roasted beet (left-over from my beet experiment) and 1/2 large cucumber mixed in a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar, topped with crumbled feta cheese.
And with that meal, I am now officially out of everything!! Not really, I still have my jars of jam, but I seriously cannot be expected to live in a house without my necessities:
- almond milk
- Greek yogurt
The ONLY thing that is keeping me from going completely over the edge of insanity is the fact that I do have a good amount of nut butter on hand…um, 5 to be exact! What? Only FOUR of them are open! Haha!
What foodie items can you not live without?
It’s only been 2 days since I finished up the spinach and I think I’m already starting to develop and eye twitch! 😉 <- See?