So, ever since I set my goal to get at least five servings of fruits and vegetables every day, I haven’t really had to overhaul what I eat, but I’ve been more mindful to pick those when given the choice. I make sure to keep fruit around at work for a snack, and I’ve been making sure that my Monday-food is packed with vegetables. Since I was too poor to keep doing WW online, I’ve been using SparkPeople. Along with their nutrition, water and work out trackers, they also have this handy Fruit/Vegetable servings tracker.
This week I made extra vegetarian groundnut stew (aka my favorite food) for Sunday dinner, so I’m off the hook today to do other stuff like.. work, school, meetings, and er… blogging.
A few weeks ago, I asked twitter for some soup ideas, and Tina from Faith, Fitness and Fun replied with this recipe for Tortellini Soup. I made a few changes to make it vegetarian, but I have to say it was really good! I knew I was going to save this soup for later in the week, so I used kale in place of spinach since it is a heartier green. I replaced the chicken broth and sausage with vegetable broth, extra kale, carrots and herbs like rosemary and thyme.
For nutritional info for this version, visit my Spark Recipe page. This recipe is 5 WW+ points if you calculate with the vegetables.
I scooped out at the spaghetti-ish part of the squash and spread in in the baking pan. I tossed it with tomatoes, onions, garlic, bell pepper, Italian herbs and topped with cheese and 1/4 cup of bread crumbs. I’m not sure how long I baked it, but I left it in until the cheesey-top was browning.
I really liked both of these make-ahead dishes more than I expected I would, and I will make them again.
And, because I am such a dedicated blogger, and because I walked around the S.C. State Fair telling my friends “I want to eat something WEIRD!” … I present.. Deep Fried Kool-Aid.
I ate this so you don’t have to. We all split the order, and although it wasn’t terrible, none of us were hankering for more. The next time you’re at a fair, look for something else weird to eat.