Vegetarians for a Week

Garren and I have been trying very hard to eat healthy since Blair was born, and it’s slowly but surely paying off. I feel amazing. This last week we decided to eat vegetarian every day during the week. We personally feel like we were relying to much on meat, to make a meal feel complete. I have blogged about skinnytaste.com before and we got all of our vegetarian recipes from her as well. (Note: I am not a professional photographer, and these were all taken in my dimly lit kitchen when I was very hungry (nursing probs) so yeah. OH well. There are prettier pictures on the actual site that I have linked as well)

Monday

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Egg, Tomato and Scallion Sandwich– I would say this was the most surprising because I generally do not like eggs. I will eat hard boiled eggs so I thought I would give it a try. It was delicious. Very easy to make and didn’t leave you feeling greasy or gross afterwards. Garren and I decided it would be an awesome breakfast (and totally worked as dinner as well)

 

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Portobello Mushroom Burgers– By far our favorite meal of the week. Who needs meat? These burgers were so juicy and savory. I never would have thought to use a mushroom cap in place of a burger but I am so glad we tried this recipe. If you try any from this blog post make it this one. We don’t have a grill and think that would have made them even better. Garren and I were dying over these. We may have eaten two each. (There’s no meat so it’s healthier right?)

 

Wednesday

 

IMG_2980Quinoa, Chickpea and Avocado Salad–  This is a favorite around our house. We have made this once a week for about a month now. The flavor is so fresh. You just feel healthy eating this, but there is definitely no compromise on flavor. This picture doesn’t do it justice. Click the link and look at her pictures. Guarantee your mouth starts to water. This was the easiest to make, which is why we had it Wednesday. Garren doesn’t get home till a little after six on Wednesdays and then I have activity days at 7.

Thursday

IMG_2995Egg White Spinach Enchilada Omletes– This was a close second to the burgers. The reason this one didn’t win was because it was a lot more time consuming to make, and because it required more skill. I love cooking, and am a very good cook, however our kitchen is a tiny hallway so I don’t love cooking here. You make “tortillas” out of egg whites and then roll the stuffing in them, pour the sauce and cheese over it, bake, then top it with avocado and greek yogurt. They melt in your mouth, they are so good. Garren was so impressed. He was a little skeptical at the idea of them, but quickly jumped on bored.

 

Friday

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Greek Nachos- We love feta cheese so we were excited to try them. These were also delicious. Let’s be honest. I have been cooking from skinnytaste exclusively for over a year now and there has been ONE recipe we didn’t like.These tasted really fresh, but was also very filling. I would add kalamata olives next time. I personally think it would be better as a lunch than a dinner though. I don’t know why. I just decided.

 

Overall it was a great week and we didn’t miss meat at all. That being said vegetarian isn’t a lifestyle choice we are planning on making. We do want to incorporate it into the meal rotation though. I honestly believe we eat way to much meat as a society but that’s a rant for a different day.

What would be an Allred blog post with out pictures of our cutest family member?

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She is obsessed with my water bottle lately. She know it’s supposed to go into her mouth, but she doesn’t understand how to get water yet.

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Playing with Lucy’s “peek-a-boo” bear.

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Garren was kissing her on he cheek over and over again. So when he pulled her away from him she attacked his nose. So cute.

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