Hello my fit and focused friends! Today’s healthsELF challenge is to eat at least 3 food groups with every meal. This is my plan of attack:
Breakfast: Peaches and Greens Smoothie from the Young and Raw 30 Day Green Smoothie Challenge (recipe will be up soon!). This will get in fruit (peaches), veggies (spinach), and protein (chia seeds). Check out some of the other smoothie recipes from the challenge, like this Warming Blueberry Ginger Smoothie:
Lunch: I packed some of this Pesto Quinoa Salad from Greatist (that I made as part of the weekend’s food prep challenge). I’ll get in veggies (spinach, asparagus, onion, bell peppers, artichoke), grains (quinoa), protein (chickpeas), and fruit (tomatoes). Yum yum! Coming soon to a blog near you: Cashew Basil Pesto (keep and eye out!)
Dinner: I’ve been eating a Cheesy Butternut Squash Casserole all week. It has butternut squash and zucchini (veggies), Tofutti Ricotta and Rice Vegan Mozzarella (which is kinda dairy but kinda not really at all…), and I’ll tack on some fresh fruit for dessert! (Side note: the Rice Vegan Mozzarella says it melts, but I’ll let you assess the truth in that statement from the image of my fully cooked and piping hot casserole below).
Check out the recipe for the Cheesy Butternut Squash Casserole below. I made a few modifications to the recipe that you see in the image above that I think will make it much better (aka uses cheese that melts!).
How are you planning on getting 3 food groups into every meal today? Any fun, food-group-packed recipes you have to share?