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Hey, y’all! Welcome to the first edition of what will hopefully become a new series here on the blog! I’ve entitled it, “What’s on My Plate?” (“WOMP” for short), and I’m hoping to make it a weekly feature published on Wednesdays. While enthusiasm lasts (on your end and mine)….
Basically these posts are meant to give you some helpful visual inspiration for easy, real-life healthy food. I’m not going to be sharing all my meals, but if I have a camera handy I’ll snap a quick picture. Every week I’ll compile my shots and post them. I think you’ll soon find out that while I’m definitely a foodie (a disease exacerbated by my blogging occupation), I value quick and easy just as much as, and probably even more than, most people. A high school teacher of mine calls it “smart lazy.”
Since these posts include pictures from what I’ve made in the past week, you’ll often get sneak previews of recipes that will appear on the blog (or in my next cookbook, which I’m already thinking about…). Some of the pictures in these posts are taken in my makeshift “studio” for the purpose of looking good for the blog, but quite a few will just be snapshots taken in the kitchen under awful incandescent lights. I would apologize for the quality – but hey, it’ll show you what life is really like back here. 😉
Do you have easy meal/recipe ideas to share? Please do so in the comments! If you enjoyed this post, please do share it with your friends! (Social media share buttons are located under the title at the top of the post.)
(E) Oatmeal with cocoa powder and sweetener topped with half a sliced banana and a splash of skim milk (I use this occasionally in an E setting; you could use unsweetened almond milk as well.)
(E) 2 slices Homemade Bread, toasted, with a teaspoon of butter; low-fat cottage cheese with a few peach slices
We often have leftovers for lunch. Sometimes we repurpose them, as you see below. Sometimes we just heat them up and eat them as-is. The pictures you see below don’t necessarily represent my whole lunch – just the main part that I actually took a picture of.
(S) Lettuce, grilled chicken, cheese, black olives, tomatoes, a sprinkling of chickpeas, thinned-down Ranch dressing (it’s lighter this way, and it coats the salad better!), Bri’s Sweet & Spicy Rub (recipe coming soon!)
(S) Leftover roast beef on Joseph’s lavash with cheese, salt, and pepper (baked until heated through and the cheese melted)
(E) Low-fat cottage cheese with a little pineapple canned in its own juices (drain the juice off)
(S) My go-to Sunday evening after-church snack/supper: a low-carb wrap with shredded mozzarella, pepperoni slices, and horseradish, folded and fried in coconut oil until crispy
(S) Bone-in chicken thighs with Bri’s Sweet & Spicy Rub (recipe coming soon!)
(S-side dish): Stir-fried zucchini, onion, banana pepper, and okra in butter, seasoned with curry powder and garlic salt, topped with a little cheese
(S) Perfect Barbecue Sauce (recipe coming soon!) with pulled pork, roasted okra, salad
(S) Strawberry Cardamom Superfood Ice Cream (recipe coming soon!)
Other pages you might enjoy:
- Starting THM
- my picture recipe index
- my recipes organized by fuel type/allergy info/theme/ingredients
- my healthy eating tips posts