Hope you all are having a great week. It's that time of the week, good ol' Wednesday when I tell you what I'm eating, what Avery's up to, and everything else in between. For this month's What I Ate Wednesday, we are looking to add an extra cup of veggies each day.
To help get my veggies up this week, I had a veggie-loaded burrito...this recipe is included below if you'd like to try it to increase your veggies!
Let's jump right into my gluten-free, vegan food for the day...
|5:00 AM Just woke up snack: 2 slices of Rudi's Multigrain Gluten-Free|
Bread with Earth Balance Butter and organic strawberry jelly.
Workout: 1 hour of pilates with 10 Minute Solutions: Rapid Results Pilates
|7:30 AM Breakfast: Chocolate Ice Cream Smoothie|
|10:30 AM 2nd Morning snack: Gluten-free, vegan pancakes|
from Cinnamon Quill with Maple Agave Nectar.
|12:15 Lunch: Chickpea and Sweet Potato Stew. I love|
the flavors in this! Cumin, cinnamon, and turmeric...who
knew they could taste so good together? This stew
helps crank up the veggie count as well with tomatoes,
onions, celery, and obviously sweet potatoes!
|2:15 PM 1st Afternoon Snack: 1 organic apple|
3:15 2nd Afternoon Snack:1 Amande Strawberry
Almond Milk Yogurt
4:15 Green Juice: Apple Juice +
|5:00 PM 3rd Afternoon Snack:|
"Grape Juice Green Smoothie"
After my smoothie, we headed outside to play with the dogs and enjoy the awesome spring weather.
|Avery did some walking with Dad.|
|Fence time with Mom.|
|We watched our dog Jilly, chew on a stick. Very entertaining.|
|Then she enjoyed some "air time" before we headed in for dinner.|
|7:00 Dinner: Veggie Sizzle Burritos (see recipe below) on corn tortilla|
shells with Cheddar Daiya cheese. Alongside some homemade
guacamole and organic corn tortilla chips.
Avery is definitely her mother's daughter, as she dove right into that guacamole!
|Get in my belly guac!|
|"Oh?!" This is her favorite thing to say right now, other|
than "Dog". Like that curious face that goes along with it?
|Aside from the guacamole, she ate up the veggies as well,|
way to get your extra cup of veggies in Avery!
|Dessert: 1 gluten-free, vegan chocolate chip cookie from|
Enough rambling, here's those veggie burritos!
Veggie Sizzle Burritos
Modified from "Veggie Sizzle Burritos" from Eat, Drink & Be Vegan by Dreena Burton
- 1 zucchini chopped into "half-moons"
- 1 yellow onion chopped
- 1- 8oz pkg. mushrooms (I use baby portabella) chopped
- 2 Tbs. Braggs Liquid Aminos or soy sauce
- 1 Tbs. chili powder
- 1 Tbs. paprika
|Ingredient group shot...so small it fits in my cast iron|
|1. Chop the onion into small pieces|
|2. Chop the green pepper into big or small pieces, I like small.|
|3. Chop the entire package of mushrooms into as big|
or as little of pieces as you like.
|4. Time to chop the zucchini into half-moons. To do this|
I chop the zucchini in half, cut off the ends, and then
scrape out the seeds.
|You'll end up with two, "U-shaped" zucchini "logs". I then|
chop these into "half moons".
|5. Turn your skillet or cast iron to medium-high and|
saute the onions until softened.
|6. Now add your spices: 1 Tbs. chili powder, 1 Tbs. paprika,|
2 Tbs. Braggs Liquid Aminos. Saute for a minute or two.
|7. Now add all the other veggies, and saute for an additional|
5-6 minutes until veggies have softened and absorbed the
|If it starts to get dry or stick to the bottom of the pan,|
add some water or more Braggs.
Curious what this Bragg's Liquid Aminos is all about? Click here to learn more. Basically it is a nice substitute for traditional soy sauce or tamari (that are not gluten-free). On top of that it also has tons of great aminos...hence the name.
|When veggies have softened to your liking, take off|
the heat and serve in burritos or just with chips.
|I use small, corn tortilla shells, which don't roll up so well,|
so I make them flat like this and just fold them up when I
Oh yeah, and that amazing guacamole you see sitting there, well since I don't have the time or money to go to Chipotle every day, I've been determined to find a good recipe I can make here at home that tastes similar. I try about once a week, and sometimes it tastes good and other times not so much. Here's this week's attempt, which was awesome!
|Here's a link the recipe I've been using to get me started.|
I've made some tweaks, but I'm still working on getting
it just right!
Enjoy the Veggie Sizzle Burritos and maybe a little guacamole on the side. ( : See you next week!