week 22

nori_rolls2We’re doing it! Baby steps toward a more whole-foods diet. The good old days, when we could prepare meals & eat them at a table & use produce before it went bad.

Well. Except last night, when for the third day in a row I felt like all I could do was sleep. I made Joe go to the store for a frozen pizza. The bright side: It was $5 instead of $20 to order a pizza. So still. Thinking differently about our food, being more frugal, and acknowledging that we’re not perfect.

We tried some great new foods & went back to some classics. So far, the semi-vegan adventure is feeling pretty good. I even WORKED OUT this week. I’m a whole new woman! What did you eat this week that just made you feel good? For us, it was those nori rolls. Fresh, tasty & filling.

MENU

Breakfast: smoothies or cereal & milk or oatmeal

Meals: 
Sat. lunch: brunch at a post-graduation reception
Sat. dinner: bread, cheese, grapes, leftovers from Feast
Sun. lunch:  pasta (with Parmesan, sausage & garden veggies), salad & garlic toast
Sun. dinner:
 grilled cheese
Mon. lunch:
 leftover pasta (with Parmesan, sausage & garden veggies)
Mon. dinner: nori rolls with edamame wasabi spread
Tues. lunch: leftovers
Tues. dinner: fried rice with veggies & eggs
Wed. lunch: grilled cheese with mozzarella, tomato, basil & avocado on Italian bread
Wed. dinner: eggs & toast
Thurs. lunch: tortilla chips, carrots & hummus + a strawberry-banana smoothie
Thurs. dinner:
I plead the fifth. Okay, okay. It was frozen pizza.
Fri. lunch: leftover pizza, carrots & hummus, strawberry smoothie
Fri. dinner: spicy lentil rolls

Snacks: almonds, carrots

ALL ORGANIC GROCERIES ($60)

eggs
yellow tomato
2 avocados
tortilla chips
fresh mozzarella
cucumbers
grapeseed oil
bulb of garlic
hot chili paste (my new favorite condiment)
nori (seaweed wrappers)
2 lbs. wheat bread flour
1.5 lbs. beets
.5 lbs. carrots
can of beans
cilantro
1 lb. Indiana asparagus
green onions

WASTE

  • a moldy, disgusting old yogurt
  • cup of milk that went sour–way, way sour
  • part of a salad I couldn’t finish
  • a cup of soup I forgot at work… for two weeks
  • lots of compost
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About meganbetz

human geography PhD Student at Indiana University; wife, reader, writer, baker, gardener
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2 Responses to week 22

  1. great way to recycle waste those nori rolls sound and look so delicious…

    • meganbetz says:

      They were amazing! (But most of the things from that blog are–I highly recommend it.) Thanks for stopping by the blog. Hope to see you here again soon 🙂

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