We’ve made it into day two of our vegetarian for a week challenge, and so far so good. Yesterday seemed to go more smoothly than day one, mostly in that the feelings of hunger all day were absent.
- Breakfast – egg white veggie omelet. This is a staple around here, I have this most mornings anyway. A very filling and nutritious way to start the day. Served with a banana and cup of skim milk.
- Dinner – Delicious Lentil Salad. This was the recipe that won our vegetarian recipe challenge, submitted by Shannon Marentette. The name really does say it all. It was simple to prepare (took about 20 minutes) and includes several fresh, colorful ingredients like bell peppers, parsley, lemon juice, cumin and sun-dried tomatoes. We used dry red lentils and tried to cook them to an al dente stage, similar to pasta, but missed the mark. Nevertheless, this was a very satisfying dish. We had half a crusty wheat roll on the side.
- Snacks – Skipped the snacks altogether yesterday. See, I really didn’t feel as hungry!
April 7th, 2009