I don’t usually buy Saturn peaches because they’re more expensive than “normal” peaches, but they were on sale this week, making them the cheapest option! Yay! I ate all of them for breakfast this morning.
- 6 Saturn peaches
- 1/2 c. gooseberries (see last post)
I’m counting 1 Saturn peach as half of a serving of fruit because they’re pretty small.
Checklist items: berries, 3 other fruits (4 out of 18 servings)
I’ve got to take advantage of all the beet greens in my garden! I can’t seem to eat them fast enough, so some are going into the freezer, but I want to eat as many as I can while they’re fresh out of the garden. Today, I’m going for a beans & greens salad.
- 1/2 c. cannellini
- 1/2 c. garbanzos
- 1/2 c. peas
- 1/2 c. yellow bell pepper, diced
- 1/2 c. cucumber, diced
- 1 c. raw beet greens, chiffonaded (my favorite way to cut greens, partly because it’s so easy!)
- 1/4 c. sunflower seeds
- 2 basil leaves, also chiffonaded
- My Basic Dressing
Throw everything together in a bowl. I refrigerated it for 1 hour to let the flavors really blend together, but you could eat it right away.
Checklist items: 3 beans, 1 greens, 2 other vegetables, nuts, spices (8 out of 18 servings)
I’m trying a new kind of pasta today. It’s made from corn & rice and it’s bright yellow, so I think it’ll make a pretty plate. (Read my review of the corn pasta here.)
- 1 1/2 c. cooked corn pasta
- 1/2 c. cooked beet greens (yep, more beet greens!)
- cauliflower alfredo sauce
- 1 T ground flaxseed
Follow the instructions in the link above with 3 simple changes: add flaxseed to the alfredo along with a little extra water, use corn pasta in place of whole wheat pasta, and beet greens in place of peas.
Checklist items: 2 cruciferous, 1 greens, flaxseed, spices, 3 whole grains (8 out of 18 servings)
Taking account of the day:
We got at least the minimum recommended servings of everything.
In addition, we had 1 extra serving each of cruciferous and spices.