May 2, 2014

Fruitbowl Friday

Finals means everyone is CRAZY and doesn't have time for much of anything, let alone meal planning. This is the first time all semester I've been to the grocery store without a meal plan and comprehensive grocery list in hand. That's why the fruitbowl is so spare; although, it still found a way to brighten the room. Most of these meals are extremely simple and take little to no preparation.
  • Saturday lunch: leftover Ham Bone Soup
  • Saturday dinner: Rosemary Grilled Porkchop (or chicken) topped with Sauteed Onion with Rosemary Roasted Sweet Potato
    • Sprinkle meat with garlic powder and crushed rosemary. Grill or fry in coconut/olive oil.
    • Cut sweet potato in half and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with rosemary. Bake for about 30 minutes at 400-425, or until tender to a fork.
    • Slice 1/2 yellow onion. Sautee until caramelized in coconut oil, sprinkled with sea salt and pepper.
    • This meal is really simple, but the flavors pull together really nicely to make a tasty homemade meal in about 30 minutes.
  • Sunday lunch: Shrimp Salad
  • Shrimp Salad
    • My friend and I went to the grocery store to get food for lunch. We didn't feel like cooking, so we needed something simple. I was pretty proud of what we created! We got steamed shrimp from the fish counter... This is a great trick that not everyone knows about! The grocery store will steam shrimp for you. Then, a bag of lettuce, 1 cucumber and mini sweet bell peppers. Slice the cucumber and bell peppers and throw it all together with a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Yum!
  • Sunday dinner: Salmon, Zucchini & Squash & Green Beans
    • This was a potluck-sort of study group dinner. My friend had frozen salmon patties that come pre-marinated and only require 30 minutes in the oven. I'm not sure how 100% paleo the marinade is, but one of the two variations she had was gluten-free, so I ate that one. Then, another friend brought zucchini & squash, and another friend brought green beans which we made in the microwave: Put green beans in a microwave-safe bowl. Sprinkle with lemon juice, garlic powder, sea salt and pepper. Put 1-2tbsp. water in the bottom of the bowl. Microwave for about 5 minutes.
  • Monday breakfast: Egg whites with Chicken Sausage and a Sliced Peach
    • I really like this chicken sausage. The brand was "al fresco" and it's Apple Maple Chicken Sausage. Yum!
  • EXAM: I brought a Coconut Macaroon Uberbar and Turkey Jerkey into the exam with me.
  • Monday dinner: Baked Tilapia with Brussel Sprouts
    • Combine 1 tbsp. dijon mustard, 1/2 tsp. tarragon, & 1 tsp. rice vinegar. Pour over tilapia filets. Top with sliced almonds. Bake at 375 for about 12 minutes. 
    • The brusssel sprouts were Green Giant frozen - no bad ingredients!
  • Tuesday breakfast: WholeFoods Cafe: scrambled eggs & pork sausage with a small cup of oatmeal (not paleo)
  • Tuesday lunch: Chicken Breast with Salsa and Plantain Chips
  • Tuesday dinner: Spicy Turkey Sausage with Red Peppers & Onions and a Sweet Potato
  • Wednesday breakfast: Scrambled Eggs (2) with Coconut Milk Yogurt (So Delicious) and Strawberries
    • This coconut milk yogurt is awesome! I had a coupon and picked up one container, Vanilla flavor.

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