Monday, May 30, 2016

May Eats

My blogging may have slowed down this month, but my eating definitely hasn't!  I'm starting to get more hunger cues than I'm used to, but as I'm growing a human, I'm just listening to what the little mung bean wants.

I have been craving SALADS so much lately.  So, I've been requesting lunch trips to Izzy's a lot lately.  I'm still not quite used to cheese, though, so the salad above had wwaaaay more than I wanted.  Oh well.  Now I know for next time.

We have also been doing salads at home.  I tried these Beyond Meat chicken strips, and they were SO good.  I made the same base salad (black beans, corn, cheese, red bell peppers, and romaine), then we topped them with our preferred protein.  Co-meal win!

When I'm not craving salad, I'm usually craving a noodle bowl.  I boil black ramen with a bunch of veggies, then toss it with a little of the broth + miso and cover in sriracha.  YUM!

For Cinco de Mayo, we had a bunch of people over for tacos, and I made lentil and roasted cauliflower ones.  Yum!  For some reason, the baby does not like Mexican food at restaurants, which is a real bummer.  It seems to be ok if I make it, though.

Josh and I had a fun day mid-month at the 2nd annual Maker Faire at the Innovation Hub.  He spotted a new food truck he wanted to try, WunderBus, which had a bunch of German sausage dishes on the menu.  After he ordered, I asked if they had any veggie dogs.  The guy's face lit up, and he told me about their secret vegetarian special, a root vegetable hash with an egg.  I was intrigued, and it was SO freaking good.

Speaking of eggs, that is the one non-vegan thing that I have really enjoyed coming back into my diet.  I've been picking up cartons from the Bernice Garden Farmer's Market, and they're yummy.  I tried eating oatmeal or sweet things for breakfast, but I just ended up puking.  So, most mornings I have either avocado toast or some kind of egg dish.  This was a particularly huge weekend breakfast, but who doesn't love tacos?

I recently discovered these yogurts in the Organic isle at Kroger, and HOLY CRAP are they good.  Plus, 14 grams of protein!  They taste like an amazing curry dish.  They have been an occasional treat lately when I get hungry before an afternoon workout.

It hasn't all been veggies and protein.  I have a raging sweet tooth that I'm trying to mitigate, but one day I had to indulge in strawberry shortcake at Izzy's.  They only have this dish when strawberries are in season, so I wanted to give it a try.  It was great.

I've also been making a lot of vegan cupcakes and peanut butter cookies, so yeah, got to get that under control.  Josh isn't complaining.

Those were my eats and cravings this month.  We hit 23 weeks on Saturday and have started working on the nursery.  I'll hopefully share some before and after of that when we get going.  I'm pretty excited.


  1. Oooh, that Beyond Meat chicken salad looks amazing! Did you bread and fry the strips? I need to try them like that. I love those strips so much. They've gone up in price at Whole Foods (by like $2 a package more than they used to be!), but I've found that Kroger and Target typically have better prices on BM.

    1. They came like that! I would love to think I would put the time into breading them, but I'm way too lazy. These are SO good though. Seriously. I found them in our Kroger.

  2. That chicken salad looks amazing, and I love all of the roasted veg. Do you see yourself going back to vegan after your pregnancy?

    1. I really haven't decided. I definitely feel awesome eating a vegetarian diet, and I'm glad I made the switch for pregnancy. I am just going to see how it goes once we have a tiny human to take care of. I'm not going to stress either way. Vegan food is incredibly delicious, so I still see it being the base of my food.

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