This week was kind of a bust regarding Meatless Monday. I tried, I really did. I just didn’t like it.
First up, I tried making vegetable quinoa stir fry.
I was really excited to try cooking quinoa. What a strange word, isn’t it? It’s a grainy, rice-like texture that has the same amount of protein as a chicken breast.
|This box was about $6. Doesn’t seem much cheaper than a chicken breast.|
I was also excited to see this colorful pan of vegetables. How pretty is this?
|carrots, broccoli and mixed bell peppers|
I was a little too stir fry sauce-happy and unfortunately the quinoa soaked up the sauce to become a bit overwhelming. I missed the texture of meat in this meal. It was healthy and not disgusting but I would never crave this without some meat.
Fortunately for me, I also made banana muffins from scratch that night and they were delicious. I ended up eating those to finish up my meal. Can’t always be healthy, am I right?
This is the last of my Meatless Monday posts, at least for now. Instead, I will continue to experiment in the kitchen with healthy meals simply because I truly enjoy cooking. Especially now that I’m moving, I will have a little more room in our budget to afford groceries and a little more room (and more appliances) in our kitchen to cook more. Matt has already agreed to be open minded and try everything that I cook (muahahaha what an adventure that will be!) and I have agreed to not get mad if he doesn’t like it. Just call me Emeril!