What I Ate Sunday
As I mentioned on Monday, this past weekend was full of house projects which meant that my meals were pretty simple. We were actually planning to take it easy on Sunday but we still ended up doing quite a bit of finishing touches and clean up. But before the work began, I started with breakfast.
More Siggi’s vanilla yogurt + more frozen berries. I’m still not sick of this combination and it does a pretty good job of keeping me full until lunch. After breakfast, I touched up a few spots of paint in the kitchen and repainted a few spots in the living room where we had repaired the plaster. Once I wrapped those things up, I went on a quick run. This fall weather has been perfect and I’ve been trying to run at least a few times a week.
By the time I got home and showered, it was almost 1:00 and I was super hungry. We’ve been kind of low on produce since I haven’t been cooking much so this was a what-can-I-find-in-the-pantry kind of lunch.
I ended up making these Easy Baked Gigantes beans with a leftover piece of naan that Alex and I shared, plus a Hilary’s Eat Well quinoa burger. Random, but it got the job done. I finished painting the trim in the kitchen and then got ready for church.
After church, I attempted to make a vegan butternut squash mac ‘n cheese that I had found on Pinterest but neither of us really liked it. (That’s actually putting it mildly. We both hated it.) So decided to pick up a quick dinner from Ellwood Thompsons, a local market down the street. It’s our go-to spot for an easy dinner because they have tons of vegetarian options and their meat is locally sourced and ethically raised, so Alex enjoys getting his fix there. I ended up not being super hungry so I just grabbed a salad.
It wasn’t anything fancy but it ended up hitting the spot. We spent some time putting the kitchen back in order but once we finally relaxed, I ended up feeling snack-y. I made a huge bowl of popcorn.
We ended up sharing this while watching TV before bed. It was a nice way to end the day!
What have you been eating?
I’m linking up with Laura for What I Ate Wednesday!
I love how you took that recipe that you didn’t like in stride and just got something else. That’s something I need to get better at; I usually take recipe fails kind of hard.
Lately, I’ve been loving making little baked goods like a pumpkin apple cake yesterday; so good. I had to limit myself to one piece. 😀
I really need to get back to yogurt bowls. Yogurt is just so expensive!! But I do miss it. Maybe if I actually learned some portion control? 😉
Yum! All of your meals look so good!
Those beans look delicious!
That’s definitely a risk with trying new recipes–sometimes they just don’t work out.
Fun fact: Hilary’s Eat Well burgers are made in my hometown, Lawrence, Kansas! I used to think they could only be purchased there, so I always get really excited when I see them around the nation.
That’s so cool!! I LOVE Hilary’s veggie burgers!
I have been curious about vegan mac and cheese mostly because dairy doesnt agree well with me these days and I sometimes miss mac and cheese. Maybe another recipe will be more of a success. I havent been doing as much meal planning as I am moving soon so trying to eat through my freezer and pantry and reduce the grocery bill.
Yeah, I wouldn’t write off vegan macaroni and cheese entirely but this one just didn’t do it for us! I’m going to see if I can try it a different way and come up with a winner!
I’ve seen vegan butternut recipes like that and wondered if they were any good. Now I know! haha. I have been eating whatever is convenient. I’ve been a failure at planning actual meals since I got home from NYC, so I need to get it back together!
So sad that the mac and cheese was a fail…i hate when that happens! Question…when you have the frozen berries in your yogurt do you thaw them for a while or do you like to crunch on the frozen berries?
I actually really like them frozen! The one exception are strawberries because those things are like rocks when they’re frozen haha. Normally I just buy blueberries/raspberries and I can pretty much eat those right out of the freezer!