Today’s “What I Eat in a Day” post is a little different. I had unconventional meals and homemade chocolate cake for dessert! I typically have oatmeal or smoothies for breakfast, but decided to have some yummy leftovers this morning instead. My lunch is a tasty Meg’s Mishmosh Meal that I threw together using some leftover gravy, fries, a can of chickpeas, and warming up some frozen mixed veggies. We decided to make roasted Brussels sprouts and baked potato chips with pizza hummus for dinner!
PLEASE NOTE: If you choose to purchase through any of the links below, we receive a small commission from each sale at NO extra cost to you. All proceeds go back into making more content.
As Amazon Associates, we earn from qualifying purchases.
Breakfast – Water, Tamari Peanut Tempeh with Black Rice and Broccoli
I drank some water before my run this morning, and continued to drink more water when I got home. I didn’t get around to breakfast for a while since I was getting my son set up for online learning. Our area is still in lockdown, so he’s doing virtual schooling (which will likely continue until the end of the school year). I decided I wanted to have something savoury for breakfast for a change. I decided to warm up some yummy leftovers.
Yesterday, we prepared our black rice in our Instant Pot. We love using the pressure cooker for rice. It turns out perfectly every time! For black rice we cook it at a 1:1 ratio of rice to water on high pressure for 18 minutes, with a 10 minute natural release. We also made our Tamari Peanut Tempeh which is so flavourful and delicious. I warmed the rice, tempeh, and some frozen broccoli, and added a touch of sriracha over the top of everything. I thoroughly enjoyed my unconventional breakfast!
I enjoyed a coffee with a splash of soy milk and more water while playing outside with my kiddo.
Lunch – Meg’s Mishmosh Meal: Comfort Fries
I was so excited to throw together some simple ingredients for a comforting and tasty lunch! I combined fries, mixed veggies, chickpeas, and topped it with gravy for a healthy comforting and delicious meal. Putting together ingredients in different ways is fun and sometimes you come up with a meal that is surprisingly delicious! This meal may not be for everyone, but I absolutely love it and have made it many times for a quick, yummy lunch!
Dinner – Baked Potato Chips, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, and Carrot Sticks with Pizza Hummus
We love to make our oil free hummus in our Vitamix blender. It blends to a smooth and creamy consistency and we love to use it as a delicious dip, a salad dressing, a sauce for sandwiches, on top of whole grains and more! We also like to mix our hummus with other ingredients to make other yummy sauces. After posting our pizza post and video, we really wanted to make our pizza hummus. Pizza hummus is great on top of pizzas, but we also love to use it as a veggie dip! We doubled the recipe so we could all dip as much as we wanted and still have some leftover as well. We roasted Brussels sprouts with Italian seasoning and nutritional yeast, baked some oil free baked potato chips, and chopped up some carrot sticks for a delicious dinner meal. I enjoyed two plates before moving on to dessert!
Dessert – Chocolate Cake and Earl Grey Tea
We made cake on the weekend for Mother’s Day. We modified our chocolate zucchini cupcake recipe slightly based on what we had in the house and to make it work for a cake.
|Modifications to original recipe|
-mix dry ingredients, add shredded zucchini to wet ingredients and mix
-omitted chocolate chips (we didn’t have any)
-baked for 1 hour
-1 cooked, peeled sweet potato
-1/2 cup date syrup in place of dates
(we ran out of dates, but still had some date syrup on hand)
-1/2 cup water
I also had a few dates and more water in the evening. I drank lots of water in between meals (and with my meals) too.
I hope you enjoyed this What I Eat in a Day post! Let me know if you try any of these recipes!