A little behind in blogging my recap of week 2, excuse me folks.
Week 2 – Day One: Go Meatless!
My recipe included:
- 1 jar of canned tomatoes (1 quart)
- 1 can of black beans (I used 1 1/2 cups using this method)
- 4 potatoes washed and cubed
- 3-4 cups of frozen mixed vegetables (I just threw in 1 bag)
- 4 cups of low sodium chicken broth (I always use chicken bouillon powder and water)
- 1/2 cup brown rice
- salt and pepper
- bay leaf
Cooked on high for 3ish hours in the slow cooker, or until the rice is cooked. YUMMY.
Week 2 – Day Two: Take Your Lunch to Work Today!
Tuesdays are my day at home all day, so this one was easy. I had some leftover cauliflower pizza from Monday night’s dinner, broccoli, and I tried some Greek yogurt. (Not that I haven’t had Greek yogurt before, but it’s been awhile, and I hadn’t tried the WW endorsed yogurt yet.) I must say, it was good.
The cauliflower crust I got from here. The first bite was definitely…cauliflowery…but you got used to that very quickly and it was pretty tasty. I’d eat it again. I wouldn’t say it was necessarily super healthy, it’s made with a fair amount of cheese, but you can pick it up and eat it (no fork necessary), and it’s gluten free.
Week 2 – Day Three: Write it down! Journal your food today…
How appropriate? This week I started tracking my food using both the Weight Watchers etools app, and MyFitnessPal. As a Weight Watchers leader, I’ve obviously used the etools app before (although I must admit, it had been awhile since I’d tracked everything), but I’d never tried calorie counting. And now that I’m writing this, a week later, I will say that I’m still using MyFitnessPal. It’s just…interesting. And the app seriously has EVERY FOOD included in there. There was only one thing I couldn’t find already in the app’s food list, and it was something I picked up at a bulk Mennonite store in rural MO.
Week 2 – Day Four: Smoothie Day!
Hi, my name is Kate, and I love smoothies. Also, I’m not very creative, and I have the same smoothie all.the.time. For smoothie day I whipped up the old faithful strawberry chocolate smoothie. I might’ve even thrown in some Dole Dipped Strawberries. (Found in the freezer section, strawberries dipped in dark chocolate? Yes, please.)
Week 2 – Day Five: Go Raw Friday
Friday I was feeling a little under the weather, so all I wanted was some soup – which isn’t really “raw”. So my participation in Raw Friday only lasted while I dipped carrots in hummus. It’s the effort that counts, right?
I definitely enjoyed Nourish Week of the Move Nourish Believe challenge. It made me cook some new dishes, which is always good. I always have plans (and pins) of new recipes to try, but sometimes lack the motivation to actually DO IT.