Recently, my weekday routine has changed quite a bit. For the past year and a half, my husband was working from home, so he was on dinner duty during the week. But now he has taken up a new project for which he has to travel a lot. That means that I have to make dinner myself again, after coming home from a long day at the office. I know, I’ve been spoiled!
I’m still trying to optimize that whole weekday dinner process. One of my favorite strategies so far is preparing a big batch of grains, soups, stews, and salad dressings, and put the leftovers in the fridge or freezer, to feast on later.
But before I get my new routine figured out, I’m going to show you what I ate last Saturday.
This is still my favorite weekend breakfast: whole wheat bread with peanut butter, veggies, and cherry preserves. Not all on the same slice, of course.
Summer heat is in full force, so I’m craving lots of cold dishes. For Saturday’s lunch I mixed some quinoa with sweet corn, edamame, kidney beans, and ajvar, and served it with a side salad.
While I do try to make most of my meals from scratch, I also enjoy some pre-made food, like those frozen mandu (Korean vegetable dumplings). I paired them with brown rice, steamed broccoli, and black beans, and called it dinner.
Hardly any day goes by without a snack. Three square meals are just not enough for me. But I do try to choose healthy, filling snack options. At least most of the time.
I just love fruit salad! I simply chop up all the fruit I can find in my kitchen, add some lemon juice, maybe a squirt of agave syrup, and a dash of cinnamon, and top it all with (soy) yogurt and/or granola.
A while ago I discovered chocolate covered rice cakes. They are amazing! Paired with a cup of coffee they are a great afternoon pick-me-up, when fruit won’t satisfy my cravings.
It’s a miracle that I managed to snap a picture of this frozen chocolate banana bite. I made a small batch and inhaled it instantly. The combination of chocolate and banana has always had a special place in my heart.
Did you notice something? Everything in this post is vegan! I don’t want to label myself as a full-time vegan (yet?), but I still enjoy mostly plant-based foods, when I make something for myself.
Please, share your favorite summer time snacks! Healthy or indulgent or both!