Wednesday, November 20, 2013

WIAW...#HBBC2013 Week 1 Eats

This week is the first week of the Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge with Amanda at Run to the Finish. 
One part of the challenge is to get in 7 servings of fruits and veggies each day.  In order to do this I try to incorporate veggies into each meal of the day....
Breakfast is a big ole green smoothie!  This week's smoothie was a banana, carrots, pumpkin, spinach, almond butter, chai tea, protein powder, and a splash of pumpkin pie spice.  Yum!!!
Lunch was 2 cups of roasted veggies with grilled chicken (not shown).  On Sunday I cut up a bunch of veggies and roast them with balsamic vinegar and a little bit of olive oil.  Then I portion it out for the week!  This week's roast was zuchinni, summer squash, portabella mushrooms, onion, and kabocha squash.  I also have an apple for dessert!
Dinner is usually veggies and some kind of meat.  Yesterday was turkey meatballs with spaghetti squash.  I made brown rice pasta for the hubby! 

I've been planning meals veggies first usually with what is on sale at the grocery store.  It's a challenge at times but I do feel much better as the day goes by!

How do you incorporate more veggies into your meals?  Any fun/unexpected ways?


  1. Looks good Nancy! I'm a huge veggie lover so I usually try to sneak them in to everything.

  2. I love sneaking veggies into regular recipes (broccoli into my spaghetti sauce) so no one is the wiser if they're a picky eater!

  3. Nice job chica!!! I am all about sneaking vegetables in to every meal!

  4. I love adding veggies to random things, I make a mean spinach and applesauce muffin!

  5. Great job! I try to have a salad at lunch and dinner, but lately veggies have been a fail.

  6. Looks like you'e doing a fabulous job! I love sneaking veggies into almost any meal - even if it's just adding spinach to my eggs or smoothies. Simple :)

    Have a lovely day & rest of your week.