Happy Wednesday! Once today is over you will be able to smell the sweet smell of the weekend at last! I always like to share a food or recipe post on Wednesdays since I can link-up with Jen's WIAW a share in the blogger/foodie love. I never show a real day of eats and it will stay that way but in addition to today's new recipe I have to share with you I wanted to show my typical lunches. During the week my lunches stay the same and I alternate between two things. On the weekend things can be a little switched up since I have more time so I will make a smoothie or something like that, that isn't practical for school. But the two main things I eat are as follows...
A Sunflower Seed Butter + Apple Butter sandwich on Udi's Multi-Grain Bread (this picture is form the Summer so I had time to grill my sandwich on my mini George Foreman Grill...sadly now I don't), some sort of crackers for crunch and a side of easy to cut up and eat fruit (like grapes, kiwi, or berries).
A Hummus sandwich which is made by using two GF corn tortillas, slathering each one with hummus, and stuffing copious amounts of spinach (or other greens and veggies) in the middle. So Good! Plus I will have crackers again for some crunch and a side a veggies (Snap peas and the best!)
These combos are both so good and perfect for me and I never get bored of them since I always switch up the little things in each. But I can tell you I hate wrapping up my sandwiches (especially the hummus sammy...it is so floppy and really hard to handle...but worth it) and getting all my snacks ready for school. I do this all the night before except I make the sandwich in the morning so it stays more fresh. Then I get to eat in my Ancient History class since I have no lunch period. O the joys of school.
Now for the new "recipe". It is really quick and I just threw it together so I hate to call it a recipe but o well. So instead of sprouting lentils again last week, I sprouted black beans! I used the same method although they took one more day to get to the sprout I wanted. But I loved them and even though I have been eating tons of beans and legumes lately my stomach has been pretty good with it. I believe it is the sprouting since that breaks down all the hard to digest compounds. So if you find beans and legumes hard to digest, sprout them and I am telling you your body will be happy!
Spicy Green Sprouted Black Bean Salad
- About ½ Cup to ¾ Cup of Sprouted Black Beans
- A Big Handful of Spinach (torn)
- 2 Small Celery Hearts (chopped)
- ¼ Cup of Cucumber (chopped)
- 1 ½ tsp of Salt-Free Stoneground Mustard
- ½ tsp of Turmeric
- A Few Dashes of both Onion Powder and Garlic Powder
- ⅛ to ¼ tsp of Fresh Cracked White Peppercorns
- Bring a pot of 1 cup of water to a boil and add the beans for about 10 minutes. Remove and set aside.
- Get all you veggies and spices together and then add the beans to a large bowl with all the other ingredients. Toss and coat everything around.
- Next pop the bowl in the microwave for about two minutes, stirring half way through. Take it out, taste, adjust seasonings to your liking, and enjoy!
First up is Smoked Paprika Turmeric and Parsley baked Salmon + a Micro-baked Sweet Potato with Cinnamon and Hemp Seeds. This Salmon fillet was so good. Like the best I have had...ever. I guess sometimes ShopRite's seafood department does get it right!
Next is a random bowl of goodness that consisted of a can of salt-free Tuna, Mixed Greens, Smoked Paprika Plantain Fries, salt-free Stoneground Mustard, Lemon Juice, and more Smoked Paprika. I have been loving throwing together these bowl type dinners! So easy and fun and a nice change from my normal dinners.
Okay that's all for this WIAW! Remember to link up and join in on the fun!
So tell me:
What has been you most stellar dinner creation lately?
Do you like throwing together random bowls of ingredients when you have no idea what you want? I totally love doing this now and will definitely be keeping this idea for a go-to when I am in a dinner rut!