Tuesday, March 6, 2012

WIAW #7- Keep it green

Hello again. We are now into the month of march, so this month over at Peas and Crayons it is...

Normally my What I Ate Wednesday posts are based around what I ate on Tuesday's, however on Monday night I ended up driving up to Christchurch (about 4.5 hours away) with hungry male to look at a jet ski. Hungry male now has a fun new toy to play with as will I, but it did mean that Tuesday was spent testing the Jet ski then driving home. I did get to visit my grandma though which was great. As a result my food was quite random and not photographed today at all.

Today I decided to give Green Month my all and I am very proud to say that all of my meals and snacks had something green in them. A plus side to all my green food is that I actually feel great today. Its probably because in my effort to eat green I automatically reach for lots of great fruit and veg.

Breakfast didn't start out overly green. I had a glass of hot water and lemon and then had a piece of toast with some homemade chocolate almond butter on it.

However, this was followed by a beautifully green, tropical smoothie. This was made with some banana, mango, greek yoghurt, chia seeds and a handful of baby spinach. For all of you who are afraid of green smoothies, I tested one on my flatmate and the verdict was that despite the scary appearance, you cannot taste the spinach at all!

My mid morning snack was a piece a yummy, green fruit that is just coming back into season... a pear. The pear was also eaten with a few crackers to tide me over until my very green lunch...

This delicious but strange looking thing is a red quinoa salad. I tossed together some cooked quinoa, some roasted cauliflower, some broccoli and some dried cranberries together. I then made a very vibrant dressing from some plain yoghurt, a couple of handfuls of spinach and some cheddar cheese. This was very tasty and very satisfying! I will post a proper recipe tomorrow.

My afternoon snack was an oatmeal cake thing.... not so green. But I also had some kale chips with it. Ok so they don't look quite so green anymore :).

And then we come to dinner time. As both hungry male and I were working late no one could be bothered cookie, so I hauled some leftovers out of the freezer. I had some cauliflower mac and cheese drizzled with apricot sauce and some Pizza pie. On the side I had some strips of green capsicum.
After tea just to change up my colour scheme a little I had an orange

I actually really enjoyed the challenge of adding lots of green to my food and can't wait to see what great ideas other people have come up with!


  1. great job including those green foods!!! Green monster smoothies are definitely my favorite way to get my greens in. :D

  2. I actually love the look of that salad - and how smart are you, using spinach in your dressing?! Anything that has quinoa in it will get two thumbs up from me :)

    1. Thanks! Check in tomorrow and I will have posted the recipe for the salad. I love Quinoa too but for some reason I havn't had it in ages

  3. That's an awesome idea to make your own dressing like that.

  4. I can't wait for that recipe - sounds intriguing especially since I want to try more quinoa.



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