Weekly Meal and Snack Inspiration!
Happy Wednesday everyone!
I feel like time is zooming by and with daylight savings in full swing, my body and brain are thoroughly confused. Just me?
Anyways, I’ve found myself loving other people’s posts of “weekly eats” so, hey, here’s mine. I hope you can find some inspiration in this and if you try anything, let me know because I’d love to hear your feedback! And with that, here’s the food:
Avo toast + tahini + honey + pink salt has been my jam lately. It may seem like a really weird combo, but just trust me on this. You can thank Alexis from Hummusapien later!
The best dang breakfast sandwich: A toasted English muffin + goat cheese + mustard + spinach + a fried egg. I’ve literally eaten this for over a week straight, no shame in my sandwich game.
Baked oatmeal! The texture is so different than stovetop oats and so satisfying for some reason? I just mix oats, vanilla, ashwagandha, flax meal, cinnamon, and maple syrup in a bowl with milk, add chocolate chips, and bake for 20-30ish minutes until cooked; then top it with peanut butter, because that’s just what we do.
Salads have been my jam lately. Quick, easy, satisfying when done right; my go-to has been spinach + goat cheese/feta + kalamata olives + chickpeas + strawberry viniagerette.
I’ve been loving curry for lunch since the cold weather came back! I usually make a super simple sauce with coconut milk + red curry paste + alll the spices (cumin, garam masala, curry powder, turmeric, garlic powder, I could keep going; I literally just throw all spices into the mix and hope it turns out okay) and let it simmer! Then add chickpeas + peas + sometimes tofu and throw it over rice.
Bowls of random things in my fridge: a really good one I had going was sweet potatoes + broccoli + feta + a boiled egg + half an avocado topped with a dressing made with tahini + maple syrup + water. So easy.
My internship supervisors and I hit Best Friends Forever in Richmond for lunch one day and it was too good! I got a burrito bowl with chicken + pinto beans + lettuce + sour cream + cheese + red AND green sauce because it’s like that. We also got chips and guac because we’re extra, too.
I’ve been going out for burgers a good amount lately; not sure why, but I’m not complaining. Two notable features were Beauvine burger in Richmond and Citizen Burger Bar in both Richmond and Charlottesville. Well sourced, well cooked, and delish despite the messiness.
This Vietnamese place in Richmond was to die for! I went the other day with my friend from an old job and was super impressed. Not exactly sure what was in this bowl but I think it was something like noodles + chicken + greens + bean sprouts + a spring roll + peanuts and a side sauce. Highly recommend.
I made this veggie lasagna this week for an event and had a ton of leftovers. Despite its being vegan, it is still AMAZING and had I not made it, I’d probably think that ricotta was real. I serve it with a salad and call it a night.
I also made this bean stew yesterday with cannelini beans + garlic + onion + peas + goat cheese + chicken stock + salt and pepper and it was pretty good? Above all, the texture was satisfying, especially when eaten with bread. This weather’s got me eating all kinds of things.
Most of these are unpictured so my apologies, BUT they’re all delish and super quick in a fix.
Perfect Bars: my favorite bars ever. I am so loyal because they are literally a hunk of peanut butter with chocolate chips and just yes. Super satisfying and filling due to all the healthy phats. If you can find them by you, BUY THEM.
I’ve also been loving yogurt pretzels dipped in PB. You can buy them in the bulk section for SO cheap and snack on them for days.
Banana bread! I went through a long phase where I’d make different banana baked goods each week; definitely missed this week because one of my roommates froze my old-af bananas and now I have to wait until next week but regardless, warmed up with some butter or cream cheese or even eaten with ice cream, I’m kinda obsessed.
Popcorn! I’ve been loving Lesser Evil’s ghee popcorn even though I’m pretty sure it tastes just like any other popcorn. Maybe I just like feeling bougie? Am I spelling that right?
And that’s all folks! Wishing you a week full of wonderful eats and successes in all aspects of life.