Day three of the vegetarian challenge seems to have been another success. My husband asked me if I had cheated by sneaking meat and I declared no! This has been a lot more trying for me than it has him – he’d eat anything where I’m a little more particular.
Tuesdays are what we call “YOYO Night” in my house (you’re on your own). I do dinner on my own on Tuesdays, usually some leftovers or some fruit and cheese, but last night I didn’t want to cop-out of the vegetarian plan. Watch now as I prepare one of my favorite personal recipes, a Southwestern Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette.
- Breakfast – Cheerios. My morning was busy, but I never let that interfere with breakfast. Today it was just a bowl of Cheerios with skim milk.
- Lunch – chips and salsa. At least I can admit it! A busy afternoon where choices were slim. I was not prepared, but will say the salsa was very fresh, full of veggies. Lunch – fail!
- Dinner – Southwestern Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette. This is a favorite recipe of mine that I usually prepare with chicken, but of course skipped that and just added extra black beans (lots of protein and fiber!). I also make the vinaigrette myself, it’s super simple and literally takes seconds to prepare. I serve this with a cheese quesadilla – one whole grain tortilla folded with about 2 Tbsp. of low-fat cheddar cheese inside, grill in a skillet, and put a half with each salad.
- Snacks – post-gym I had a reduced-fat cheese stick and after dinner a bunch of grapes.
3 Responses to Vegetarian for a Week Challenge – Day Three
OMG…I am so going to make this salad. I have been LOVING your veg food all week. Thanks for all the ideas!
You’re welcome!! Glad to hear someone else is enjoying them!
That salad looks beautiful…except for the dressing…I hate cilantro more than almost anything.