Thursday, November 21, 2013

Acorn Squash Risotto

Tonight's dinner was a nice break, and a meal I make often.  For a break down on what you need, check out my post here.  All you need is an acorn squash and a box of vegan risotto.  The garlic biscuits are a bonus.

Stressed + lack of sleep = carb cravings.  I hit up Whole Foods this morning for some tofu scramble and a probiotic drink.  It really hit the spot.  Work is still crazy, but it does seem to be getting better.  For lunch, I had to give a presentation about our LEED Certified Fire Station, so I got a boxed lunch before I had to give my speech.

I had requested a vegan lunch, and seeing as this was a presentation on sustainability, I am always baffled that vegetarianism isn't pushed more in the menu.  Oh well.  They informed me that all the vegetarian lunches were vegan, which I was pleased with.  I thought the cookie was probably suspect, though, so I left that alone.  The wrap and fruit were good, but I was nervous about public speaking, so I didn't eat much of the wrap.  Everything went great, though.

My snack was almonds as usual, but I'm thinking I'm going to switch back to raw almonds instead of roasted ones.  They're good, but I think I like the raw ones better.  I'm working on a plan to clean up my diet for the new year (while still not going crazy during the holidays), and I think raw almonds will be a huge part.

Do you start gearing up about what you're going to do at the beginning of the year in November?!  Maybe I'm weird.  Anyway... on to dinner.

This really hit the spot, and it was super easy.  Do you have any go to dinners that you can whip up easily?


  1. I estimate the calories of my meals, so I tend to rotate ones that I feel comfortable with like tofu scramble loaded with veggies. Also I try to find recipes that would be just as good without oil. I couldn't eat those biscuits because they look to be high in calories and I know I would not eat only one.


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