Today was a pretty easy day to meet the challenge: we have a lot of leftovers in the fridge, and they all need to be eaten. And, since I knew we'd be doing the challenge this week, and since I knew I'd have leftovers, I made sure the meals I made last week were up to this week's restrictions.
Dependent clauses notwithstanding, this is what we ate yesterday:
Breakfast: I'm out of yogurt, and I'm out of berries, so my go-to breakfast was out of the question. Instead, I turned to one of my favorite snacks.
I love Granny Smith apples and almond butter. The apples are in season in Washington, so they're plucked close by, and the almond butter is fresh-ground at the co-op (they have both peanut butter and almond butter machines). Filling, since the almond butter has fat and protein. Healthy too.
Lunch: Shanti had last night's lasagne. I heated up something a bit older in the fridge.
Last week I made butternut squash soup, and it really was on its last legs. I had a bowl with two slices of the whole grain bread and a small glass of juice. Again, very filling. The soup uses leeks, squash, thyme, butter, and vegetable stock. I make my own vegetable stock, so no worries about preservatives or unwanted anything.
Dinner: I had the lasagne for dinner, but Shanti heated up some of the vegetarian chili I made last week. Beans (from our garden!), tomatoes I had canned, spices, and two jalapeños -- there's nothing in this chili that's "not allowed." Shanti shredded some cheese in the hopes that it might cut down on the spiciness (I'll not be using 2 jalapeños again).
Along with coffee and tea, Shanti had a beer with dinner, and I finished off the wine.
Day 2 in the bag!