Recent Eats + Go-To Meals (WIAW)



I’ve got some recent eats and go-to meals to share today!

Chopt for lunch! I know it doesn’t look like much but I do love this salad. Lately my go-to combination is romaine, spinach, quinoa, avocado, spicy peppers, charred onions, hearts of palm and spicy tahini dressing (on the side).

Chopt salad

There’s something about walking around while eating a Red Mango parfait that makes me happy. I love to get a Red Mango parfait and walk the mall as I eat.

It’s so rare that I eat this parfait sitting down. Maybe it’s because my friend Lisa and I started our Red Mango habit years ago when the kids were still little and we always ate on the fly? I don’t know.

red mango parfait

When I don’t know what I want for lunch, I end up with an English muffin with peanut butter. You really can’t go wrong with an English muffin with peanut butter (and jelly)!

English muffin with peanut butter

It’s too bad my pizza bagel doesn’t look more photogenic. I told you I was brining back pizza bagel night! I love using a whole wheat bagel to make my pizza bagels – it gets so crispy! With a sprinkle of parmesan after it cooks, it’s just perfect.

pizza bagel

My usual go-to Panera salad while working. It’s all about the cilantro hummus!

panera salad

I’ve been making an effort to cook more often when I am home for dinner.  My idea of cooking means really easy meals so please don’t confuse me with the meal prep/involved recipes for meals type of person.

I’m back to making my quick and easy plant-based stir fry. This stir fry “recipe” has always been one of my favorite go-to meals.

It’s basically just a bag of steam fresh vegetables with brown rice, organic chick peas, Trader Joe’s Island Soyaki and avocado. I just pull a steam fresh bag of the freezer, heat it up, add everything else and dinner is served.

Plant Based Stir Fry Using Success Whole Grain Brown Rice

I’m probably most proud this week of making my black bean & quinoa chili though!

This vegetarian chili is definitely a go-to meal for me.  It’s super easy to throw together and great for freezing. You just sort of dump everything in, let it cook and then it’s done. I also added lentils to the recipe this week!

black bean and quinoa chili vegan and plant based

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Linking up with Laura for What I Ate Wednesday!

What are your go-to meals lately? 

Are you trying to cook more often now that summer is ending?

Do you buy steam fresh vegetables to keep in your freezer?

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  • Lisa @ Mile by Mile August 30, 2017, 7:04 am

    Ive been keeping my meals really simple lately and stir fry is one go my go-tos. Although I cook the rice on the weekend to save time during the week. I also like to make meatballs ahead of time to keep in the freezer so we can have pasta one night a week.
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  • Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real August 30, 2017, 7:57 am

    I’ve been keeping meals kind of simple lately. I feel like I’ve been in a recipe rut and make the same thing. I’m hoping I get some inspiration soon to try out new recipes! While I try to cook at home 90% of the time, I’m going to do my best to not eat out until mid September to save money.

  • Marina @ Happy Healing August 30, 2017, 11:26 am

    I LOVE CHOPT!! I go every time I’m in NYC. Looks like so many yummy, healthy eats!

    I am trying to cook a lot more now that summer’s over. Need to find some new, yummy fall recipes ASAP!

  • Patrick@looneyforfood.com August 30, 2017, 1:05 pm

    I always have like 5 steam fresh frozen bags of cauliflower in my freezer. I love pizza bagels. When I owned my coffee shop i would bring day old ones home to freeze and make pizza with them all the time.
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  • Laura @ This Runner's Recipes August 30, 2017, 4:49 pm

    I am really excited for when it’s cold enough to have chilis and soups. And I want a pizza bagel now! I used to make pizza Trisuit snacks as a child/teenager and the pizza bagels seem so similar to those.
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  • Meghan@CleanEatsFastfeets September 1, 2017, 1:33 pm

    chili weather is defintely here.

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